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HMRC Tax Scams – An Update

HMRC Tax Scams – An Update

As a new scam starts doing the rounds, it’s worth reminding yourself to stay alert when you receive any call, text or email purporting to be from HMRC. The (not very) funny thing about scams is that, on most days when you’ve got your wits about you, you could probably...

In-house or outsourced? What payroll professionals think!

In-house or outsourced? What payroll professionals think!

We spend a lot of time extolling the virtues of outsourcing payroll. Then again, we’re a payroll company, so you probably wouldn’t expect anything else. But what about a more balanced view? The Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals (CIPP) is able to help with...

Real Living Wage Increase Brought Forward

Real Living Wage Increase Brought Forward

The Living Wage Foundation has announced the next increase in the real Living Wage will be brought forward to September 2022 in a response to the cost-of-living crisis. But how will this affect you? What is the real Living Wage? The real Living Wage (RLW) was set up...

Can Workers Refuse to Return to the Office?

Can Workers Refuse to Return to the Office?

Do you have a legal right to demand your people return to the office? And even if the answer is ‘yes’, should you exercise that right? In April, when Conservative minister Jacob Rees-Mogg launched his one-man offensive to get civil servants back to the office, he left...

HMRC Announces New Fraud Squad

HMRC Announces New Fraud Squad

In late April, the Chancellor announced a new “elite fraud squad” to “crack down on criminal gangs who rip off the taxpayer.” Members of the existing fraud squad who, in late 2021 were lauded for taking back £1 billion from the proceeds of crime might reasonably feel...

Will The Cost-of-Living Crisis End ‘The Great Resignation’?

Will The Cost-of-Living Crisis End ‘The Great Resignation’?

“The rising cost of living is likely to put more people off changing jobs this year, leading to slower wage growth.” That was the view of Gabriella Dickens at Pantheon Macroeconomics at the start of this year, back when cost-of-living concerns had yet to explode into...

Should Remote Workers Be Paid Less?

Should Remote Workers Be Paid Less?

In May, law firm Stephenson Harwood set the cat amongst the pigeons by announcing its staff could work from home permanently, but only if they accepted a 20% pay cut. Staff could, however, retain their full salaries working remotely for up to two days a week. The...

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