Category Archives: Payroll

Is Salary Sacrifice a good idea?

pensions, salary

You may have heard the term “salary sacrifice” on occasions and wondered what it is. Have you ever wondered if you should participate in the scheme either as an employee or an employer?  Basically, is salary sacrifice a good idea?   What is Salary Sacrifice? Salary sacrifice schemes are not a new thing and have […]

How not to lose your staff to your competitors?

It seems that every week in the news we are hearing about staff shortages in the UK and when we speak to you about this many of you are confirming the same. So, how do you retain your staff. According to the BBC the shortage has been aggravated by the fact that 400,000 people have […]

What are the best benefits to offer employees

employee benefits, benefit in kind, employees

For a few months now, we have known there is an acute shortage of talented people in the general workforce in the United Kingdom. Some industries such as hospitality are having more of an acute shortage due to other factors such as Brexit, but staff shortage is spreading across all industries and in all parts […]

Travel Expenses – what you need to know

Today we heard the news that passengers returning to the UK will no longer have to take the more expensive PCR test, will that mean more travel for businesses in the coming months or has Covid changed this forever? It is too early to say but we are seeing a gradual return to business travel […]

What happens after end of furlough – are you prepared?

Uncertainty is yet again in the air! Many businesses are likely to face different challenges over the coming months. This could be due to the rising costs of energy, difficulty in supply chains, rising inflation and wages and of course the end of the furlough scheme next week. We have known about the end of […]

Introduction of the new Health & Social Care Levy and how it works

social care

Last week saw the introduction of the new health and social care Levy.  Whilst this came as a surprise to many it was not all that unexpected.  The UK with its aging population has over many years debated on how to deal with the rising cost of social care. It took the pandemic (and the […]