With the UK Government’s recent announcements of new lockdown measures being introduced in England, the Job Retention Scheme (JRS) has officially been extended through to the end of March 2021, meaning furlough is now once again an option for those UK businesses which have been...

Following the recent introduction of localised lockdown restrictions across the UK, the Government have announced an additional round of financial support for those businesses which have been forced to close for a minimum of 3 weeks as a direct result of these restrictions. This funding has...

With the closure of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (furlough) at the end of October, businesses will no longer be able to claim wage subsidy through the furlough program, with the final claim for the October period needing to be made by the 30th November...

There are a whole host of benefits for businesses in outsourcing the internal function to an agency. Payroll is no different in that respect. Increased cost efficiency is perhaps the largest benefit of outsourcing your internal payroll operations to a specialist bureau like Qualitas. When businesses factor...

As part of an ‘unprecedented’ business bailout package worth £350 billion, Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak has announced that additional support will be introduced to pay up to 80% of the wages for employees who are not currently working but are being kept on...

With the growing uncertainty around business and employee rights and regulations Amid the COVID-19 outbreak, the UK Government has implemented a few changes relating to sick pay. The main alteration outlined within The Budget 2020 was that as of Wednesday 11th March 2020, financial support will...

Another change that’s being implemented as part of the proposed legislative reform is that of the Employment Allowance for National Insurance Contributions. The current £3,000 allowance will stand, but with a few differences in the associated requirement around the provision of supporting information. Firstly, under the new...

As we edge closer to the end of the current and beginning of the new financial year – there are certain regulatory changes coming into effect that could have an acutely detrimental effect on businesses without the right level of preparation in place. One of the...

2019/2020 National Minimum Wage Rates   As tax year end approaches it is time for the yearly National Minimum Wage rate changes. These are rates that are reviewed on an annual basis by the government & employers must pay their employees at least these rates. Get your...