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SMEs lack knowledge to provide successful HR

Small businesses in the UK are leaving themselves open to unnecessary risks when hiring new staff due to a lack of resources, according to research carried out by OnePoll. Its survey of 500 SMEs was commissioned by Jobandtalent. It found that only 37 per cent of SME owners have sufficient understanding of employee rights and … Continued

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The benefits of hiring part-time payroll staff

There comes a time in the life of most payroll departments,when the workload can become too much and deadlines usually met are missed.  However well-staffed managers believe their operation to be, it is sometimes necessary to turn to part-time payroll staff. You won’t need us to tell you how busy payroll year-end can be. Trust us, … Continued

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Unpaid work experience to be limited

Unpaid work experience will be limited to four weeks under new legislation being discussed in parliament. Amends to the National Minimum Wage Act 1998 – called the the Unpaid Work Experience (Prohibition) Bill – will ensure workers over the compulsory school leaving age will be eligible to receive the National Minimum Wage when undertaking work … Continued

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How to land a payroll specialist job

If you are applying for a payroll specialist job and think that you meet the criteria outlined in the job description, there’s probably a very good chance that you are qualified for the job. That’s not enough though. Having all the experience in the world is all well and good, but it won’t make a … Continued

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HMRC extends its late payment penalty policy until April 2017

HMRC has extended its PAYE late payment penalty scheme until April 2017, after a review found it contributed to a significant reduction in the amount of late returns over the last year. It also confirmed that employers will not incur automatic penalties for three-day delays in filing their PAYE information. Rather, penalties will be reviewed … Continued

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Payroll fraud responsible for £12bn government losses

It has been revealed that payroll fraud was responsible for £12bn of government losses last year, making up 8 per cent of the total lost in the private sector. The Annual Fraud Indicator 2016, which is based on research from Portsmouth University, revealed the annual cost of fraud in the UK was as much as … Continued

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KEY TAX DEADLINE DATES

Portfolio Payroll & The Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals have put together a calendar helping you establish when your clients’ key tax deadlines are, including the variable deadlines that you need to consider  Follow the link below: https://lnkd.in/dXyu2_i Portfolio Payroll specialise in finding the most skilled candidates for organisations throughout the UK. If you would … Continued

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Five things payroll managers will look for in your CV

Searching for a new job can be an exhausting process but you might want to spare a thought for payroll managers. Recruiting the right staff is important in any sector but these individuals may have one job opening, 100 applicants, and have to pick the right person while fulfilling their normal duties. As a result, … Continued

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International Payroll Recruitment

The Portfolio recruitment team has a proven track record when it comes to finding brilliant candidates for vacant payroll jobs at international companies. If your company is seeking a candidate for a role that needs filling quickly, don’t hesitate to get in contact with us and we will work swiftly get the recruitment process underway. … Continued

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