Crystal Payroll Announces New HR and Employment Advice Service

Crystal Payroll Announces New HR and Employment Advice Service Over time we have been receiving more and more enquiries from existing clients for a HR and Employment Advice Service. We have conducted a great deal of market research and are pleased to announce we will be offering a comprehensive HR and Employment Advice Service to existing… Read more »

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Did You Know National Minimum Wage has Increased?

Did You Know National Minimum Wage has Increased? The National Minimum Wage (NMW) rate per hour depends on your age and whether you’re an apprentice – you must be at least school leaving age to get it. The rates have increased meaning the NMW applicable to pay reference periods starting on or after 1 October… Read more »

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What Are the 3 Most Commonly Searched Questions for Auto-Enrolment?

What Are the 3 Most Commonly Searched Questions for Auto-Enrolment? As a payroll company, we are familiar with Auto Enrolment, but a lot of potential new clients still don’t seem to be aware of exactly what they need to do or where to find information to help them. With this in mind, we are happy… Read more »

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Crystal Payroll Ltd MD Delivers Presentation to Black Country Chamber of Commerce on Auto Enrolment on 27th October 2016

Crystal Payroll Ltd MD Delivers Presentation to Black Country Chamber of Commerce on Auto Enrolment on 27th October 2016 The Black Country Chamber of Commerce are engaging with their members to ensure they have as much information and are as fully prepared for their Auto Enrolment duties as possible. We are delighted to announce that… Read more »

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Are you a New Employer? An introduction to PAYE and how to get started.

Are you a New Employer? An introduction to PAYE and how to get started. Do you know what to do as a new employer? Do you understand what your duties are as an employer? Do you know where to get help from? Obviously, we would like you to use our services to run your payroll… Read more »

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Phasing In of Increase In Workplace Pension Contributions

Phasing in of Increase in Workplace Pension Contributions The new regulations, amending the dates the minimum pension contribution increases take place, have now been passed by Parliament – Phase 2 on 6 April 2018 and Phase 3 on 6 April 2019. So what does this mean for employers and employee’s? From 6th April 2018, the… Read more »

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Sharp Increase in Telephone Scams Reported to HMRC

Sharp Increase in Telephone Scams Reported to HMRC HMRC are aware that some customers have received telephone calls claiming to be from HMRC requesting personal information in order to receive a tax refund, or to demand money for an unpaid tax bill.  HMRC. There is also another telephone scam where a recorded message is left,… Read more »

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Sharp Rise in Fines as Smallest Employers Now Staging

Pensions Regulator issues 96 ‘escalating penalty notices’ in three month period to force companies to enrol their workers. The number of employers being fined up to £10,000 a day for not complying with the rules on workplace pensions has shot up by 300% in three months, official data shows. The figures issued by the Pensions Regulator… Read more »

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What are the National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage Rates

National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage rates The hourly rate for the minimum wage depends on your age and whether you’re an apprentice. You must be at least: school leaving age to get the National Minimum Wage aged 25 to get the National Living Wage – the minimum wage will still apply for workers… Read more »

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Automatic enrolment overview

Automatic enrolment overview – The law on workplace pensions has changed. Whether you’re a hairdresser, an architect or you employ a personal care assistant or a nanny, if you employ just one person, then you are an employer and have ‘duties’ under pensions law. Automatic enrolment means that you – along with every other employer… Read more »

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What are the six steps to Auto-Enrolment?

1. Find out your staging date The date you need to comply with your automatic enrolment duties is called your ‘staging date’. The Pensions Regulator will write to you telling you what your staging date is. Or you can find out yourself on their website – all you need is your company’s PAYE reference. Find… Read more »

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New Rates For Statutory Payments – SSP, SMP etc

You can get £88.45 per week Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) if you’re too ill to work. It’s paid by your employer for up to 28 weeks. You need to qualify for SSP and have been off work sick for 4 or more days in a row (including non-working days). You can’t get less than the… Read more »

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