Category Archives: Payroll

@CIPP_UK – “grafters not shafters!” – thx.


I woke up this morning to lots of messages telling me I’d won an award! Not just any award but a lifetime achievement award from an organisation I have a lot of respect for – the CIPP, who had their … Continue reading

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Paying pensioners won’t get any easier


In  pensions “freedom” is the buzzword.  People can have what they want- how they want it and we all know what that means! It means that down the line there is potential for administrative chaos. Payroll depends on uniform rules, the … Continue reading

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How payroll can get pension-smart (without really trying!)


Pensions are important. They occupy our press, parliament and they occupy payroll! For better or worse we have wedded payroll to work and unless you are on a payroll, it is increasingly unlikely that you are earning much more than credits … Continue reading

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How can payroll bureaux profit from auto-enrolment?


I’ve recently been asked by the leading payroll trade publication to answer some questions. I’ve enjoyed thinking about them and have set out my answers below. I’m not a payroll manager and I don’t run a bureau – I’m not … Continue reading

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THE RISE OF THE EMPLOYEE – guest blog from Dan Docherty


    The huge increase in internet and smartphone usage across the country is rapidly changing the way people want to interact with the businesses that employ them. As they grow more accustomed to inputting their personal data online, employees … Continue reading

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If your boss doesn’t care about your pension , he doesn’t care about you.


Popcorn pensions We’re used to bosses telling us that we’re the company’s greatest resource.Britain is a service led economy and even in an increasingly digital market, the human resource is expensive to acquire and to replace. If you have a … Continue reading

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What price advice?


The principal purpose of the Financial Advice Market Review carried out by the FCA and sponsored by Harriet Baldwin (Chief Economic Secretary to the Treasury) is to broaden the availability of advice to ordinary people. Critical to the purchasing of … Continue reading

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(Workplace) Isa ain’t gonna wash for a week!


  A radical idea Michael Johnson has published his proposal for a workplace ISA, Michael has explained this to me before and has explained his proposals publicly to the DWP Select Committee. The proposal is not just to include an ISA … Continue reading

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Upstairs Downstairs RIP -today’s domestic employment market has moved on.


As we grow more affluent – British families are outsourcing many of their domestic duties Many of the employers who will be staging auto-enrolment by the end of decade have no idea they have any duties to provide pensions. They … Continue reading

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Time-Cost will prevail


That “it’s all about payroll stupid!” has become one of the axioms of auto-enrolment strategy. It’s a truism you hear mouthed by people who sell pensions but I’ve not hear many in payroll return the compliment! “It’s all about pensions” … Continue reading

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