payroll

Mick Mulvaney Forgot To Pay Payroll Tax

Mick Mulvaney – Donald Trump’s top pick for the job of budget control at the White House – has failed to pay over $15,000 in taxes due on the payroll of someone who worked for him over 10 years ago. Many in the senate suggest that this means he should not be able to have…

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BBC Makes Massive Payroll Blunder

A company as large and well-known as the BBC would, you might think, have no problems at all when it comes to organising its payroll. But it seems that there have been some huge, glaring errors made that amount to something in the region of £1.45 million. This is all due to over-payments to its…

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The Advantages of Outsourcing Your Payroll

Payroll is something that, if you employ even one person, you will need to consider. But it’s not something that everyone is naturally inclined to think about – or even want to get involved in. So what are the options? One idea is to outsource your payroll needs to a dedicated payroll company. But what…

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HMRC Are Cracking Down

Everyone makes mistakes, and business owners know that more than perhaps anyone else in the world. Their mistakes can be big ones indeed. But it’s the smaller ones that are bringing in the cash for HMRC at the moment. Small and medium businesses in the UK account for around 11% (or £96 billion) of the…

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What Is A Ghost Worker?

Ghost workers… there are more of them out there in the real world than you might think. But just what are these strange and seemingly supernatural entities, and why is the government in the UK and abroad (Nigeria has a particular plague of these ghosts) cracking down on them? A ghost worker or ghost employee…

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HMRC Have Found Over £500 Million in Lost Payroll Taxes

Payroll tax fraud is a big problem for HMRC and the government. With millions lost to it every year, something had to happen, and happen it did. Recently, HMRC gathered in over £500 million (£524.6 million, to be exact) in ‘lost’ tax payments. Quite a pay day. The problem seems to lies mostly with what…

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Time to Grieve: What Are The Rules?

When a family member passes away it’s a difficult time for everyone. It’s emotional, it’s frustrating, it’s sometimes impossible to believe. And amidst all of that grief, there’s work to be done too. As an employer, do you know what the rules are regarding time off for an employee who has suffered a death in…

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National minimum wage rates increase – is your payroll ready?

Ensuring that a workforce is paid correctly and on time is one of the most important tasks for any business and from this week it is important that payrolls are set correctly to reflect the new national minimum wage rates. From 1 October 2013 all business owners will have to meet the new national minimum…

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Use Rapid Payroll for a ‘peace-of-mind’ service

At Rapid Payroll, we are more than just a payroll company – we offer a great, low cost service that takes care of every aspect of a firm’s payroll needs. Unlike many other payroll bureau, Rapid Payroll will manage your payroll needs from start to finish and all client a needs to do is send…

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Are Directors Entitled to Statutory Sick Pay?

When you are the director of a small company, you are also considered an employee for many purposes. As such, you have employment rights – a fact that many find it easy to forget. One of these is entitlement to Statutory Sick Pay (SSP), though many directors do not consider it to be worth exercising…

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