Using the Construction Industry Scheme

The Construction Industry Scheme (CIS) isn’t new, but sometimes gets innocently overlooked today. Potentially applying to a whole range of businesses that may only have a small element of construction in their operations, this scheme is something you should not ignore. Construction Industry Scheme explained Originating back in the 1970’s, there is no doubt that the scheme was introduced to …

Looking beyond salary for employee rewards

With wages bills constantly under scrutiny as a way of saving tax and national insurance, employers often don’t think about looking at other ways of rewarding their employees. One of the first stages of planning an alternative way of remunerating your staff is to establish what they may or may not deem to be of value in reward terms in …

Why are payslips such a mystery?

The Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals (CIPP) recently reported that over a quarter of employees are in the dark with regard some of the details on their payslip; almost 15% don’t check their payslip and over one in twenty employees never even look at it. These finding were the result of research carried out by CIPP earlier this year. While …

Employers not paying the minimum wage, watch out

While the vast majority of UK employers respect the rules and pay their employees at least the National Minimum Wage (NMW), there are still a small number of employers who choose to ignore this legal obligation. HMRC are currently in the process of identifying sectors they suspect as falling foul of the rules and targeting them to ensure that they …