Accountant lies over client’s pension duties

Hashmukh Shah has admitted giving the Pensions Regulator (TPR) false information on behalf of  a client. The accountant was providing payroll services for a company running Grancaffe Londra in Knightsbridge. Shah told TPR that Primadell Ltd had put its staff into a workplace pension. He was charged with knowingly or recklessly providing false information to […]

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One click and the payroll’s done!

Processing payrolls can be labour-intensive. So, what would the world look like if we could process payrolls with one click? Today, payroll bureau operations can install a one click solution. Here’s how… Say a bureau practice runs over 300 client payrolls. Half of those payrolls are classed as standard or threshold payrolls (paid up the […]

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How GDPR affects payroll processors

The EU’s General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), which will be implemented in the UK in May 2018, updates the provisions of the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA). The changes place greater obligations on organisations, with potential fines for breaches as high as €20 million or 4 per cent of global turnover. Organisations need to act […]

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ATT welcomes HMRC Brexit delays; IRIS buys Star

Brexit, almost inevitably, has put the brakes on several HMRC projects.  This piece of news has been flagged up pretty extensively this week.  Reaction to it seems to be along the lines of : no real surprise… HMRC overstretching on scale…. goes to show MTD won’t be with us for a long time yet. That […]

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The dangers of a GDPR breach

Businesses must issue notifications of valid data breaches to the “local supervisory authority” within 72 hours of becoming aware of them. Failing to report a breach can result in an investigation and/or penalty. Individuals also have the option to file a class action lawsuit if a business does not comply with GDPR. The legislation applies […]

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GDPR challenges payroll professionals

Payroll offices will need to review and update their data protection policies by May 25, deadline day for GDPR. Any updated GDPR policies should be clearly communicated to all employees. So check with current software providers, data processors and contractors to see what they are doing to comply with the new legislation. You will likely […]

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What to do if you’ve missed the pension deadline

In October 2017 The Pensions Regulator (TPR) introduced step by step guidance for employers that have missed their duties start date (staging date). First, they need to clarify what their automatic enrolment duties are and comply with them immediately. The actions required by the employer depend on how late they are in setting up a […]

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