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...

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...

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...

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...

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...