Tag Archives: Payroll

A shot in the arm for pension payroll?


I write a regular column for Reward Strategy, formerly Payroll World. This is the last column I wrote for Jerome Small, who has been editor for a few years but is leaving to go freelance. The people who pay us … Continue reading

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CDC and what it means for payroll.


One of the most surprising developments in retail financial services has been the return of with-profits as the way to drawdown a pension. The with-profits drawdown market is owned by the Prudential (though Aviva has recently launched a copycat fund). … Continue reading

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@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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Why #Accountex is so great!


Every year I feel compelled to write something quite uncritical and totally over the top about Accountex. This year is no different.   People know that the accountancy practices- and especially their payroll departments are the true heroes of auto-enrolment … Continue reading

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Payroll as distributor; can payroll win the battle of benefits?


“Payroll is our next distribution channel”, an insurer assured me last week. We were at Sage Summit, inspecting “Sage People” and the employee benefits package that was launched late last year to Sage 50 users, My mind went back to the late 1990s … Continue reading

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Step up or back off – don’t fudge AE for off-payroll workers!


Yesterday I asked “had HMRC solved the AE off -payroll puzzle” and a great number of people have read and opined and generally agreed that they hadn’t – and they were right. The Pensions Regulator, to its credit, has responded … Continue reading

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Has HMRC solved the off-payroll AE puzzle?


  One of the big auto-enrolment issues for employers is deciding who it is that works for them (and who is just an occasional contractor). The issue is generally put in the too-hard box – a dangerous thing to do … Continue reading

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Diversity – (my part in “his” downfall)!


If “lack of diversity” is the problem, I’m part of it! Like the eight panellists at the pension sessions of Sage Summit I was male, pale, grey and stale! Apologies (to our regulators Charles Counsell and Neil Esslemont, to Standard Life’s … Continue reading

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“Income follows member” – how we enrol people with lots of small jobs.


It’s strange how little we know about people with lots of jobs. But thinking about my friends, many have multiple sources of income from multiple employers. At one-end, of the spectrum there are people who have a portfolio of Non … Continue reading

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