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Automated payroll systems Q&A

When transferring to automated payroll, the biggest challenge organisations face is the change in culture that the move can bring. Many payroll professionals can feel uneasy about the transition, wrongfully thinking this is due to their lack of appropriate skillsets or underperformance.

Article by: Mark Jenkins, CIO - MHR | Published: 10 July 2023

How HR can overcome the ongoing challenges of IR35?

IR35 tax legislation was designed to identify contractors and companies that were avoiding paying the appropriate tax by working as ‘disguised’ employees or those engaging workers on a self-employed basis in order to disguise their true employment status.

Article by: Kris Simpson, Country Manager UK - Cool Company | Published: 29 June 2023

OUTSOURCING – A NEW ERA – OUTSOURCING 2.0 – Issue 218 – DECEMBER 2022 | Article of the Week

For as long as humans have been organising in groups, we’ve been outsourcing to some degree. When working in family groups was the norm, outsourcing was about teaming up with other families to create larger communities or tribes. As these communities expanded so did their outsourcing reach, teaming up with people further away. Outsourcing from greater distances increased in step with advancements in technology and transportation. In each case, people found they could gain much more together than on their own.


Handling increased customer vulnerability

In the UK, it is now estimated that around 1 in 3 households are struggling to pay bills and of the 67 million people in the UK, over 53% could be in vulnerable circumstances. As such, organisations can expect an increase in call volumes from vulnerable customers and need to make sure that they are able to effectively support them.

Article by: Graham Brown, CRO - HGS UK | Published: 24 October 2022

Outsourcing – a new era

It takes a global village to close talent gaps in technology. Remote work is here to stay and infuses diversity into teams to accelerate innovation and digital transformation.

Article by: Paola Martinez, VP of People - Jobsity | Published: 18 October 2022

Essential guide to IR35

New tax rules for freelance contractors and their clients came into force in April 2021. IR35, or ‘off-payroll working rules’, have caused confusion for contractors and the businesses that hire them. Sole traders are not affected, but any worker providing services through an intermediary such as their own limited company – also called a Personal Service Company (PSC) - will have been following the changes closely.

Article by: Craig Harman Partner and Tax Specialist - Perrys Chartered Accountants | Published: 13 December 2021

Why integration can be make or break for outsourced payroll

As companies continue to develop their digital infrastructure, there is a clear imperative for separate systems to be able to talk to each other – including payroll. By enabling integration, organisations save themselves from huge amounts of unnecessary data input, which reduces manual processing (and the potential for errors) and increases the ability to remain compliant with data regulations.

Article by: Hannah Gilroy - SD Worx | Published: 1 April 2021

The big questions IT contractors have around IR35 answered

The changes to off-payroll working rules in the private sector, AKA IR35, which are set to go ahead next week (6th April) are prompting many questions from IT contractors, so Leeds-based IT transformation consultancy, Iridium, has teamed-up with insurance-backed IR35 status assessment provider, Qdos Contractor, to answer the most frequently asked questions from IT consultants.

Article by: Claire Anderson - Iridium | Published: 29 March 2021

Why outsourcing takes the risk out of payroll

People choose to work for businesses for a whole host of reasons – it might be the company’s values, career development opportunities, or perhaps personal bonds with colleagues. But whatever it might be, this will quickly be forgotten if people experience problems with their pay.

Article by: Hannah Gilroy - SD Worx | Published: 24 March 2021