Payroll services – when the Cloud breaks

Last week saw Intuit’s Quickbooks payroll service in the US stop working and automatic payroll payments fail. It happened at a time that many were still on holiday following Memorial Day so that in many cases alternative arrangements were not available. It seems that the problem started at the beginning of the day in question, was not reacted to by …

Business Payroll – Entitlement to Work in the UK

If you’re responsible for running your business payroll then hopefully you are aware of the Entitlement to Work in the UK Rules. If not, then here is a quick overview of the rules to give you the information you need. You have a statutory duty to check the entitlement of everyone you plan to employ to work in the UK,in …

Default Retirement Age scrapped

Following a consultation process the government has confirmed that the Default Retirement Age (DRA) is to be phased out this year. This means that employers will no longer be allowed to dismiss staff just because they have reached the age of 65. As you would expect in the current economic climate the government believes that “the freedom to work for …