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Hungary Cuts Tax on Payroll – What Affect Will That Have?

After a good look at the wages and taxes that Hungarian workers have had to face recently, the Hungarian government has made some sweeping changes that affect everyone – employees and employers – when it comes to who is paid what, and how. There is a big problem with...

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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...

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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...

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Hungary Cuts Tax on Payroll – What Affect Will That Have?

After a good look at the wages and taxes that Hungarian workers have had to face recently, the Hungarian government has made some sweeping changes that affect everyone – employees and employers – when it comes to who is paid what, and how. There is a big problem with...

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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...

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Creating A Job Application – What Can You Say?

The world of job adverts and applications can be a tricky one to get right. There are so many regulations and advisories about exactly what you can and can’t say in order to find the person you need for the job that it almost seems more trouble than it’s worth. But...

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What Could £1,700 A Month Give You?

If every person in a country was guaranteed £1,700 every month, what difference would that make? What change would that make to society as a whole? We may soon find out. Switzerland is set to become the first country in the world to vote on whether residents should...

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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...

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The Penalties For Not Paying The National Living Wage

On the 1st April all UK employers were legally obliged to start paying their employees the new National Living Wage. For anyone aged 25 or over, this amounts to £7.20 an hour (for those under 25 it is the National Minimum Wage that applies). The intention is for it to...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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How the New NIC Employment Allowance Works

Since the start of April, many employers throughout the UK have benefitted from a new employment allowance. The allowance entitles businesses with employees to an allowance of up to £2,000 against National Insurance contributions. However, many employers are not fully...

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Enforcing the Minimum Wage

As of this month, small businesses with employees will face the threat of fines if they are late reporting Real Time Information (RTI) on their payroll. This system of fines was already rolled out last October for larger businesses (those with over 50 employees)....

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RTI Fines in Force for Small Business Employers

As of this month, small businesses with employees will face the threat of fines if they are late reporting Real Time Information (RTI) on their payroll. This system of fines was already rolled out last October for larger businesses (those with over 50 employees)....

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