Increased minimum contribution rates from April 2018

Increased minimum contribution rates from April 2018

Written by Rachel Hynes, BrightPay Payroll Software: It is without a doubt that auto enrolment has managed to successfully change the public perception of saving. Before the introduction of auto enrolment, just 55% of UK employees were actively saving into a workplace pension. By March 2016, this figure had rose to 78%. As of October 2017, […]

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Restore a Company – What You Need To Know

Written by Adrian Smart, First Corporate Law Services: When companies are struck off the register it is either for failure to file Confirmation Statements and/or the accounts or the directors of the company have submitted the appropriate form to Companies House to have the company struck off. In the case where Companies House have struck off […]

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Thoughts on 2017 & beyond

Written by Zoe Lacey-Cooper, event director of Accountex Summit North: The MTD deferment was by far the biggest news to hit the profession and to be honest it was not a surprise! The practitioners now have some tangible time to ensure that technology and processes are in place to ensure that their clients are up […]

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2017 roundup: Key takeaways of the year

2017 roundup: Key takeaways of the year

We asked a selection of our speakers and exhibitors to share their highlights of 2017.  From news stories that caught their eye to the latest trends and tech that’ll be shaping things to come – here’s their key takeaways from the last twelve months. (more…)

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BrightPay - Confidence in future auto enrolment compliance

Confidence in future auto enrolment compliance

Written By Holly McHugh, BrightPay Payroll Software: Employers continued to be confident in their future compliance with automatic enrolment, though this confidence was weaker among January 2018 stagers. 92% of early stagers admitted that they felt very confident that their organisation would be fully compliant with the new legislation (that’s more than 9 out of 10 people) […]

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BrightPay - UK employer’s pension contributions are considered low

UK employer’s pension contributions are considered low

Written By Holly McHugh, BrightPay Payroll Software: Results from a study of Defined Contribution (DC) showed that when it comes to automatic enrolment, UK employers are only willing to pay 37.5% of the 8% total minimum contributions from 2019. This is considerably low in comparison with the rest of the globe. The Pensions Policy Institute (PPI) […]

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CaseWare UK - How accounting software can ensure accounting compliance and accuracy

How accounting software can ensure accounting compliance and accuracy

Written by CaseWare UK: Producing statutory accounts for businesses ranging from small businesses to large corporate entities can be a time-consuming and labour-intensive process, causing headaches for accountants. With the Making Tax Digital initiative ramping up the reporting schedule to compulsory quarterly accounts updates from April 2019 for new businesses, and updates in the pipeline […]

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BrightPay - UK Living Wage increases to £8.75 per hour

UK Living Wage increases to £8.75 per hour

Written by Debbie Clarke, BrightPay Payroll Software: Living Wage Week runs from 5th November to 11th November 2017 and as part of this week, new living wage rate details are revealed. The UK Living Wage and the London Living Wage are the only rates that are independently calculated every year to meet the real cost of living. […]

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Share Restructures – Requirements & Pitfalls

Written by Adrian Smart, First Corporate Law Services: In our latest blog we aim to explain the process required to create multiple share classes for an existing company, the pitfalls and your legal obligations. Scenario The existing share structure only allows for ordinary shares to be issued. You have been instructed to create a new […]

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Financial Management - the cash flow cup is always half empty

Financial Management – the cash flow cup is always half empty

Written by Neil Robertson, Compleat Software: As all qualified accountants know from day one of their training, the financial cup is always half empty. Whilst optimism and enthusiasm have their place elsewhere in the business, the reality of cash flow and running payroll, paying critical suppliers, VAT and PAYE/NI are the hard realities that keep […]

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