One of the most important tasks in a business’ day to day running is the payment of their employees and it is vital that everyone gets paid correctly and on time. The payroll environment has never been straightforward with frequent changes in legislation. Read more to keep up to date with changes in legislation and how they affect your payroll processes.

A summary of the June 2021 HMRC Bulletin

25 June 2021

HMRC has recently released its latest Employers’ bulletin with the latest updates on CJRS, coronavirus and working from home expenses, and other key reminders.

Best practice process for a streamlined payroll

27 May 2021

A streamlined payroll reduces the burden on internal processes, leaving you and your teams the time to concentrate on growing your business. We explore the best way to achieve this.

What do you need to do to be ready for the new tax year?

26 March 2021

The end of year process is a busy time for businesses, especially those in payroll and finance. Here are a few things that you may want to think about before 6 April.

Formally payrolling benefits for the 2021/22 tax year: deadline approaching

26 February 2021

Employers who would like to formally payroll benefits for the 2021/22 tax year for the first time must formally register with HMRC before 6 April 2021.

How to manage payroll year end: actions and deadlines explained

26 February 2021

Ready to roll your payroll into the new financial year? RSM’s payroll experts summarise Payroll Year End requirements and deadlines.

A summary of HMRC Bulletin for December 2020

28 January 2021

At the end of December HMRC released the latest Employers Bulletin, with more guidance released to support employers during this continued period of uncertainty due to the coronavirus.

Summary of HMRC Bulletin for October 2020

30 October 2020

Here we summarise the HMRC’s October bulletin of updates for employers of any changes to the coronavirus employment schemes, IR35, and other important upcoming changes.

Protecting his payroll data

25 September 2020

One of the most important tasks in a business’ day to day running is the payment of their employees. Of course it is vital that everyone gets paid correctly and on time but it is also critical that that happens in a secure way.

Summary of HMRC bulletin for August 2020

28 August 2020

Here we summarise the HMRC’s August bulletin of updates for employers of any changes and upcoming changes that might impact them. Keeping informed, especially in the current climate is critical.

How outsourcing your payroll can benefit your business

31 July 2020

All businesses who employ staff know that payroll is a must. In the current climate, many employers have found areas where they have risk, payroll being one of them. How can you benefit from outsourcing your payroll?

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme audits: five things employers should check now

26 June 2020

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme claims process is pretty clear now. What’s less clear is how HMRC intends to audit these claims. In this article, we look at how employers can check that they’re compliant.

Forms P11D – a reminder of the approaching deadline

22 May 2020

The coronavirus has brought new challenges to our working lives. Whilst this is a busy time with new tasks to tackle it is important that fundamentals such as P11D reporting are not overlooked.

Demystifying payslips for employees

27 March 2020

It may be a surprise to some employers but the number of employees who do not review their payslips is extremely high. Also, regarding those employees who do review the payslip, do they understand what it means?

Employment allowance – what’s new for April 2020?

12 March 2020

The employment allowance currently provides businesses and charities with up to a £4,000 reduction in their employer NIC bill. In the new tax year drastic eligibility restrictions are to be implemented, make sure you’re not caught out.

Securing your pay and payroll data

29 November 2019

Payroll fraud is becoming more common, with hackers finding different ways to get your data. This article covers some of the measures your organisation should take to protect your pay and payroll data.

Staff retention linked to payroll

25 October 2019

Payroll inaccuracies can have a negative impact on your employees, and therefore your organisation. How confident are you that your payrolls are being processed correctly?

Maternity vs Paternity leave – bridging another gap

27 September 2019

The shared parental leave and pay policy was introduced in 2015, however only two per cent of eligible parents have made use of it. Why are there still barriers?

Hot topics of payroll - August 2019

30 August 2019

In the world of payroll there are regular changes that employers need to consider when payrolls are processed. Here are a few topics for employers to be aware of in the coming months.

Benefits for businesses to consider throughout the year

28 June 2019

Is your business making the most of Employment Allowances and the Apprenticeship Levy? This article explores how your business can benefit from this and the framework for voluntary reporting on disability, mental health and wellbeing.

Prepared for the P11D process?

31 May 2019

There were changes to form P11D reporting for the 2016/17 tax year onwards. Understanding and abiding by the revised rules is important, to ensure ongoing compliance and avoid penalty.

Reminder: payslip changes for 2019

08 March 2019

One key change coming in the new financial year that impacts payroll is the payslip legislation. Read more to find out how this might affect your organisation.

How to prepare your payroll for auto-enrolment contribution increases

22 February 2019

On 6 April 2019, the auto-enrolment contributions will be increasing. Read more to find out how your organisation can ensure a smooth transition.

Could payroll loans replace payday lenders?

30 November 2018

Each month around 300,000 people take out high cost short-term loans. Find out how you can support your workers avoid financial hardship by providing a payroll loan.

How to prepare for Christmas payroll

16 November 2020

As we get closer to Christmas – it is important for organisations to start thinking about what impact it will have on their usual business processes. Here are our top tips to avoid Christmas payroll panic.

Top tips for payroll tackling Gender Pay gap reporting

07 January 2019

As organisations continue to tackle the Gender Pay reports and metrics, there are a few key points to consider. Here are our top tips for payroll professionals running the reports.

Good payroll housekeeping

28 September 2018

For all employers payroll is a critical aspect of their business and yet it is just one of many items that require focus and attention. This often results in processes simply becoming a routine. Whilst this is understandable it is extremely useful to find time and do some housekeeping. This self audit allows for processes to be reviewed to ensure that they are still working in the best way for the business, as well as being the most streamline, efficient and risk free.

Pitfalls of global payroll

24 August 2018

It is becoming more common for businesses to branch out with their global footprint. Here we explore some of the key areas you need to think about when deciding how to run your global payroll.

GDPR – how does this impact your payroll process?

22 June 2018

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force on 25 May 2018 carrying with it a penalty up to €20m or 4 per cent of global annual turnover, how does this impact your payroll process?

P60 deadline: 31 May 2018

18 May 2018

The P60 deadline is fast approaching on the 31 May. Read more for a reminder on who needs to receive a P60.

Happy New Year – 2018/2019

20 April 2018

As we welcome in the 2018/2019 tax year, should time be taken to review your payroll procedures and consider and legislative changes?

Payroll and the changes to termination payments - is your team prepared?

22 March 2018

HMRC has made changes to termination payments from 6 April 2018. What does this mean for your payroll process?

Easement for RTI penalties continues

12 December 2017

HMRC have continued their easement for Real Time Information (RTI) submission, here we give an update on the penalties for late payroll information reporting.

Are you handling the PAYE contributions correctly for termination payments?

10 October 2017

As HMRC can recover unpaid contributions and penalties from the employer, it is imperative that the termination payments are taxed correctly. Here we show what you need to know about the taxation of payments.

General Data Protection Regulation - what payroll managers need to know

08 September 2017

Find out how the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will apply to processing internal personal data and how it will affect ‘the right to be forgotten’.

Protecting your payroll data

18 May 2017

One of the most important tasks in a business’ day to day running is the payment of their employees. Of course it is vital that everyone gets paid correctly and on time but it is also critical that that happens in a secure way.