Carly started her career with Dataplan back in 2013 as a temporary admin assistant. Coming from a background in Graphic Design, she fell in love with payroll and worked her way up to Project Manager just 2 years later. Carly is currently involved in the massive undertaking that is setting up Auto Enrolment pensions, and continues to show her commitment to payroll by studying for her Payroll Management degree.
Employers will be pleased to hear that after last years’ National Insurance letter changes that saw the addition of 4 new categories to bring the total to 11, the 2016-2017 tax year sees the amount of categories being reduced once more to 7. This means less to remember, less confusion and less room for error!
It is approaching pay raise time for many of us and with the cost of living forever rising, many of us look to our employer to increase our wages and “fill the gap” inflation leaves. However, is an annual pay rise a mandatory requirement for an employer?
What is new in 2016?
So, Christmas has been and gone and a brand new year is upon us once more. 2016 looks set to bring an array of challenges and opportunities for both Dataplan and the payroll industry.
There are many things to enjoy about winter; snow, Christmas, reruns of Die Hard, but getting the flu isn’t one of them. With flu season fast approaching and the risk of high staff absences, it is sensible to take measures, especially if your offices are open-plan; if one person gets the flu it is likely to spread like wild fire!
Raising money for Breast Cancer Now research
For the last few weeks Lisa Riley has been helping raise awareness for Wear it Pink day 2015, and today Dataplan Payroll Limited “wore it pink” to do their part in helping raise awareness and funds for research into breast cancer.
It’s that time again, forget the Coca-Cola truck, when the National Minimum Wage increases you know Christmas is imminent. With thousands upon thousands of us getting a little pay rise just before the festive season, what is the new National Minimum Wage for 2015?
The National Minimum Wage for anyone aged 21 and over has gone from £6.50 to £6.70 per hour, 18 to 20 years old has gone from £5.13 to £5.30 per hour and under 18’s have gone from £3.79 to £3.87 per hour.
Voluntary workers are becoming more commonplace in the workforce, and as they are not officially employees there is sometimes some misunderstanding regarding volunteers and employment law. Some people are confused about what rights they have as a voluntary worker and what they can expect. Likewise, some companies are unaware of what responsibilities of any they have toward their voluntary workers and what action they need to take to abide by the employment law.
As previously covered in my blog on zero hour contracts, some people think that these kinds of employment can be a way to exploit their workers. But just because an employee is on a zero hour contract that doesn’t mean they are not entitled to holiday pay.
What is White-Label and is it Practical?
Many of the customers using our services don’t want our logos all over the products their clients’ access, particularly those in professional sectors such as Accountancy. They would rather their clientele not know they outsource their services as it is bad for business, this is where white-label comes in.