Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) is payable for up to 28 weeks, at a rate of £94.25 per week. It is paid for the days an employee normally works (called ‘qualifying days’) and is paid in the same way as normal wages, on the same paydate, with applicable tax and national insurance deductions.
Some companies may offer a company sick pay scheme where enhanced amounts are paid (such as full pay) but a scheme can not pay less than SSP.
To qualify for SSP, employees must satisfy the following requirements;Read More
HMRC have designed a new online guide for employers that’s interactive, easy to use and available when you are.
Suitable for new employers and those wanting to refresh their knowledge, the guide covers:
• periods of incapacity for work (PIW)
• waiting days
• qualifying conditions
• linking periods
• how much to pay and for how long
• managing attendance
• occupational sick pay.
From April 2019 employers will be required to include on payslips the number of hours worked by the employee for which they are being paid, but only in situations where the employee’s pay varies as a consequence of the time worked.
The Employment Rights Act 1996 (Itemised Pay Statement) (Amendment) Order 2018 was laid before parliament on 8 February 2018 and comes into force on 6 April 2019.
This instrument amends section 8 of the Employment Rights Act 1996 (c. 18), adding to the list of particulars which must be included in the itemised pay statement which an employee has a right to be given.Read More
You will be aware that the new data protection obligations became effective from 25 May 2018.
As a payroll service provider, we handle daily confidential personal information for you and your employees.
As part of the secure exchange of private data between us, we are pleased to announce that we have launched a new client portal, ‘MyePayWindow’, which is available to all clients using epayslips. This means the days of emailing or posting payslips, P60’s, payroll reports and payroll spreadsheets have gone and the new, secure, GDPR compliant ‘MyePayWindow’ portal will allow for this information to be shared between both parties at the touch of a button. The portal also allows for employees to reset epayslip PIN numbers automatically. You will also be able to provide payroll data through the portal.Read More
By law, the automatic enrolment pension contribution is increasing from 6 April 2018, and again from 6 April 2019. Employers must be ready to implement the changes on those days, so it is essential to start planning now to make sure you comply. (more…)Read More
There is a forthcoming change to the way new employers staging dates occur.
Employing staff for the first time after 1 October 2017, legal duties for automatic enrolment begin on the day the first member of staff starts work.
Please see the below links for further details on how the staging dates work from now up to October 17, and please feel free to contact us if you have any further queries;Read More