Tag Archives: Payroll

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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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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Customer care, how pensions can learn from payroll (and Newcastle!)


Steve Cram – what a guy @Cintrapayroll thx for a great day! pic.twitter.com/MPi7BmmD0x — Pension Plowman (@henryhtapper) February 9, 2017  Cue Cintra Steve Cram, closing the Cintra user event on Thursday, remarked that it was unusual to find every table … Continue reading

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Do employers have a duty of care when choosing pensions?


The shadow pension secretary Alex Cunningham has tabled an amendment to the Pension Schemes Bill which could clarify whether an employer has a duty of care in choosing a workplace pension for its staff. There are currently over 80 class … Continue reading

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Pensionsyncopation


      It was good to hear that Pensionsync have dropped their payroll charge this week. Payrolls that run Pensionsync (QTAC, Star, MyPaye and Bond among them) will be able to send and receive payroll data to and from … Continue reading

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