Don’t let your business be swallowed up whole

Written by Rachel Gregory, Accountex portfolio: Over the last couple of years there’s no doubt there’s been a lot of change in business – change which is heavily driven by technology, demand, and science. The problem we have is failing to see the obvious, we think our eyes are wide open but they’re closed shut. […]

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BrightPay - The Pensions Regulator is Taking Action Against Pension Scams

The pensions regulator is taking action against pension scams

Written by Cailín Reilly, BrightPay Payroll: A pension scam is where an individual tries to con you and your business out of your pension money. The Pensions Regulator has travelled across the UK to meet with pension advisors to highlight warning signs of workplace pension scams. These preventative measures were taken by TPR to warn payroll […]

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BrightPay - Auto Enrolment is not over yet

Auto Enrolment is not over yet

Written by BrightPay: While many employers have complied with automatic enrolment, the job is far from complete. The good news is over eight million workers are now saving towards their retirement as a direct result of the introduction of the workplace pension. This year we are seeing the largest number of small and micro employers […]

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The Future of Auto Enrolment

Written by Karen Bennett, BrightPay: This year sees the largest number of employers going through the automatic enrolment process.  Over 750,000 small and micro employers will reach their staging date where they must enrol their eligible jobholders into a workplace pension scheme.  Although auto enrolment is being rolled out since 2012, there are many new changes this year […]

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Manchester employers hit with auto enrolment inspections

Written by Karen Bennett, BrightPay: The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has begun to conduct on the spot employer checks across the UK. Inspector teams have visited dozens of businesses across Manchester to ensure they are complying with their auto enrolment duties and check that staff are being given access to a workplace pension scheme. The Regulator […]

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Which social media platforms are best for accountants?

Written by Mike Farrell, community manager at Likeable Local (first published on The Accountex Report in 2016): Whether you’re just starting out or are looking to expand your social presence, there are quite a few routes accountants can take in choosing which social media platform is best for your business. Many accountants fall into the trap of […]

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Big opportunities for forward-thinking accountants

We asked a selection of Accountex London exhibitors for their thoughts on the biggest opportunities for smaller accountancy firms and sole practitioners in the years ahead.  Here’s what they had to say… Andy Bailey, founder & CEO of Octopus Blue: The accountancy profession is going through a period of accelerating change.  When I started my […]

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