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5 Ways how an online payroll service can benefit your business

July 27, 2022

As a small business owner, you'd know the long hours needed to keep your business afloat. From designing winning marketing campaigns to managing inventory, there's always something that needs your attention. Add managing payroll to that list, and it can feel like read more.>>

8 Cash Management Mistakes Small Businesses Mistake

July 27, 2022

Small businesses are the backbone of any country's economy. They create jobs, drive innovation, and contribute to the nation's growth. But too often, such businesses make avoidable mistakes that can jeopardise their success. For example, failing to manage cas read more.>>

The Top 3 Strategies To Improve Employee Relationships

June 10, 2022

When it comes to taking your business to the next level, we truly believe that your workforce plays a vital part. From brainstorming to following the instructions laid by you, they make sure they work well, as a team and as individuals.  But, things can take a read more.>>

Own A Small Business? Here’s Why You Need To Hire A Payroll Service

June 10, 2022

The key to success behind every venture is keeping things organised and getting your priorities straight. While keeping a keen eye on the market trends and identifying your target audience is extremely important for success, it is vital to give your workforce a th read more.>>

Handle Employee Complaints Better Using These 8 Working Tips

May 12, 2022

Your employees are your company's biggest stakeholders. Employee grievance management and appreciation should be your top priority as a business owner. Employees will feel challenged about certain work aspects in a fast-paced working environment. This could be read more.>>

Use These 6 Ways to Appreciate Your Employees to Boost Their Morale

May 12, 2022

Starting a business and scaling it requires time, effort, patience, and teamwork. Take one aspect out of the equation, and managing a business will seem extremely challenging. While we'll talk about other aspects in another blog post, this article discusses the im read more.>>

How can payroll outsourcing help your business to grow!

April 12, 2022

Payroll management is one of the most time-consuming tasks of a business organisation. However, it is one of the crucial business operations for any business firm, and therefore, special attention is to be paid while carrying on this work. Many business organisati read more.>>

Six Reasons To Go Paperless With Your Payroll: A Wise Decision To Make

April 12, 2022

Are you a business owner? You must know how challenging it is to maintain records, including your accounts, salaries, expenses etc. You need a dedicated system to handle the payroll records for your business. The correct system will help streamline the process read more.>>

Breaking Payroll News: Spring Statement

March 23, 2022

Breaking Payroll News Spring Statement On 23rd March 2022 the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, has delivered the Spring Statement and it contained several announcements that will affect payroll for both businesses and their employees. Below is a brief overview of the read more.>>

Changes to the Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Provision from 24th March 2022

February 24, 2022

Changes to the Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Provision from 24th March 2022 The Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, has laid out plans for ‘living with covid’ and from 24th February 2022 individual in England are no longer required by mandate to self-isolate, if read more.>>

Why Payroll Outsourcing Services Are Popular Among Dynamic Organisations

February 24, 2022

The payroll process forms an important part of any business entity and the procedure is undoubtedly very complex. Whether it’s complying with the latest regulations, remitting payroll taxes or even managing the payroll account for the company’s employees – t read more.>>

How A Payroll Outsourcing Service Can Help Your Business To Flourish

February 24, 2022

In simple words, ‘payroll’ is defined by the process of making payments to the employees of a company.  However employers will confirm that payroll can be one of the topmost expenses each month.  The monthly payroll process involves collecting data about read more.>>

How will the Health and Social Care Levy Impact Your Business and Your Employees?

February 18, 2022

Health and Social Care Levy It's the topic on everybody's lips, the ‘National Insurance’ increase, known as the Health and Social Care Levy. With ongoing speculation that it will be delayed due to the cost-of-living crisis, and ongoing pressure on the gove read more.>>

Voluntarily Repaying Furlough Payments

January 24, 2022

Over 3,000 UK businesses have voluntarily repaid over £760m in furlough grants to HMRC that they did not need.   Furlough grant money that many businesses in the UK claimed at the beginning of the pandemic has been paid back to HMRC by 3,777 companies. The mon read more.>>

Majority of Employers Think the UK’s Statutory Sick Pay Rate is Too Low

January 17, 2022

Majority of Employers Think UK’s Statutory Sick Pay Rate is Too Low A new report, which includes a survey of over 1000 employers, argues that the Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) system is broken and needs urgent reform. In What Should an Effective Sick Pay System read more.>>

8 Effective Ways You Can Improve Employee Morale

January 13, 2022

Despite state-of-art technology and swanky offices, it isn’t possible to keep your business afloat without a talented workforce. Your organisation cannot neglect the importance of employee morale to ensure consistent productivity and create a positive working en read more.>>

Here’s How Your Business Can Benefit From Outsourcing Payroll Services

January 12, 2022

When you launch a venture, it's typical for businesses to manage all functions in house. However, you probably have to juggle several tasks as an entrepreneur. And as your organisation grows, it becomes necessary to take a few things off your plate. Rather than di read more.>>

HMRC Announce the Return of the SSP Rebate Scheme

December 21, 2021

HMRC Announce the Return of the SSP Rebate Scheme to Help Businesses with Less than 250 Employees The Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) Rebate Scheme restarts again from 21st December 2021 and claims can be made retrospectively from mid-January. The Scheme is open to UK b read more.>>

In-House Or Outsourced? Top Reasons To Consider Outsourcing A Payroll Service

December 15, 2021

Running a business is demanding and time-consuming. Amidst the many processes and duties that you need to complete, taking care of payroll can be a real challenge.  Why not let a payroll bureau take this task on for you and free up your valuable time. Payroll read more.>>

5 Signs Your Small Business Is In Need Of Payroll Services

December 7, 2021

When it comes to processing payrolls, most small businesses find themselves entertaining a dilemma- whether to hire a payroll service or manage in-house. Some businesses opt for the latter option and can  end up making expensive errors. Managing a business wit read more.>>

4 Reasons You Should Integrate Payroll, Accountancy & Bookkeeping

December 1, 2021

Are you managing the payroll, accountancy and bookkeeping for your company in-house? If you’ve answered “Yes” to the question above, you’d know how time-consuming, expensive and hectic it is. Not to mention, the potential risks associated with the same can read more.>>

Is this the end of Teacher Pension schemes for independent schools?

November 30, 2021

Many independent schools are pulling out of the Teachers’ Pension Scheme and former headteacher Michael Evans looks at some of the ramifications. A valuable part of a teacher’s salary package Although many teachers often give little thought to their pens read more.>>

Exam Success

November 11, 2021

Congratulations to Emma Williams Emma joined David Howard Payroll team 5 years ago, straight from college. After a few years in our admin team she definitely caught the payroll bug, and signed up for the CIPP Foundation Degree in Payroll Management (a three year read more.>>

National Insurance rates and thresholds for 2022-23

November 10, 2021

National Insurance rates and thresholds for 2022-23 HMRC has confirmed the 2022-23 National Insurance (NI) rates in an annoucement  to the payroll software developers.  So we are able to pass this information on to you ahead of the officail HMRC website. The read more.>>

Changes to Payroll and Business in the October 2021 Budget

November 5, 2021

Budget October 2021 and EU developments Whilst this year’s budget did not introduce significant changes, it was extensive. There were 42 policy papers produced in the budget, and many of these will only impact a few businesses. Here we look at the key items t read more.>>

Removal of Covid-secure measures

October 6, 2021

Removal of Covid-secure measures Now that the Government has scrapped most Covid-19 restrictions in England, can we revert the workplace to how it used to be? After more than a year of disruption, the easing of restrictions is a relief. Organisations no long read more.>>

Hybrid working: making it work

September 10, 2021

Hybrid working: making it work The latest data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has outlined what many have been saying for a while: a mixture of splitting work between the home and office ― known as hybrid, or blended, working ― is how most read more.>>

How Does Outsourced Payroll Work?

September 8, 2021

From sending salary payments on time to calculating incentives, payroll management is a complicated and time-consuming process. Instead of spending resources on managing an in-house payroll team, businesses can benefit from outsourcing this function. Transferri read more.>>

What Are The Benefits Of Working With A Local Payroll Company?

September 8, 2021

Whether you run a small business or a large corporation, every organisation needs a robust payroll system in place. Payroll management systems are important for administering different aspects of your employee’s financial records. While manual record keeping may read more.>>

The End of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

August 31, 2021

The End of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) is due to end on the 30th September 2021.  Since 1 August 2021, the amount that the government has been paying was reduced to 60% of wages up to a maximum cap of £1875 read more.>>

Advice for employers carrying out right to work checks

August 27, 2021

Advice for employers carrying out right to work checks The temporary changes to Right to work Checks were made on 30th March 2020 and have now been extended until 5th April 2022 (inclusive). The temporary measure in place are as follows: Right to work che read more.>>

Changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme from July 2021

June 21, 2021

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) has been extended until 30th September 2021. From 1 July 2021, the government will pay 70% of wages up to a maximum cap of £2187.50 for the hours that employee is on furlough. To be eligible for the grant you must read more.>>

Have you filed your P11D/ P11D(b) for the 2020/21 tax year?

May 28, 2021

The deadline is fast approaching for employers to file details of their employee's expenses and benefits for the 2020/21 tax year. You will need to submit a return to HMRC to confirm the Class 1A National insurance contributions due.  Depending on how you have read more.>>

No change to the Employment Allowance for 2021/22 Tax year

May 10, 2021

No change to the Employment Allowance for 2021/22 Tax year Employment Allowance (EA) allows certain businesses who employ workers to reduce their annual National Insurance (NI) bill by up to £4,000 (for the 2021/22 tax year). For eligible businesses, the Empl read more.>>

Mistakes companies make while hiring a payroll provider

March 24, 2021

Outsourcing payroll services is a great option for a lot of small and medium sized businesses, but getting pay, tax and pensions right is critical for the business and its employees, and making the right choice of provider is vital. It is important you follow a ca read more.>>

Does Your Small Business Need a Payroll Provider?

May 18, 2020

Being an entrepreneur means wearing many hats. But once your business grows, it is important to prioritize certain operations and delegate others. Time is limited and to use it judiciously, it’s best to get a third-party provider on board for certain services. read more.>>

Coronavirus Update

March 17, 2020

Coronavirus Update In light of the uncertainty we all face in our daily lives with the outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), we wanted to keep you informed of the steps that dhpayroll have put in place to make sure we can continue to provide a full payroll service. read more.>>

Temporary SSP changes to cover the Coronavirus

March 11, 2020

Changes in the Budget to SSP to cover the Coronavirus Today’s budget gave us more information on the how the government plans to support individuals and business who are affected by the Coronavirus. The COVID-19 Bill will temporarily allow SSP to be paid f read more.>>

Employment Allowance from April 2020

March 11, 2020

Changes to Employment Allowance From April 2020 employers whose employers National Insurance bill was £100,000 or more in the previous tax year will no longer be eligible for Employment Allowance. If you have more than one payroll the employers National Insur read more.>>

Auto Enrolment Pension Contribution Increases

February 27, 2019

Auto Enrolment Pension Contribution Increases The minimum amounts you and your staff pay into your automatic enrolment pension scheme will increase from 6 April 2019. How this applies to you If you have eligible staff in an automatic enrolment pension sch read more.>>

National Mimimum Wage and National Living Wage

February 27, 2019

National Mimimum Wage and National Living Wage The National Minimum Wage was introduced in April 1999 to set the minimum hourly rate that an employer can pay an employee. This is still in place for workers under the age of 25, but from 1st April 2016, a new min read more.>>

Are you ready for Re-Enrolment?

July 30, 2018

What is re-enrolment? Every three years employers must put certain staff back into an approved Auto enrolment pension scheme, even if they have previously opted out. This is called re-enrolment. Re-Enrolment duties must be carried about approximately 3 years a read more.>>

Have you filed your P11D/ P11D(b)

June 19, 2018

The deadline is fast approaching for employers to file details of their employee's expenses and benefits for the 2017/18 tax year. You will need to submit a return to HMRC to confirm the Class 1A National insurance contributions due. Depending on how you have t read more.>>

Termination Payments

May 23, 2018

Pay in Lieu of Notice (PILON) From 6th April 2018, all payments in lieu of notice (PILONs) – whether contractual or non-contractual, will be fully subject to tax and national insurance. Under previous rules that applied up to 5th April 2018 if a PILON was pa read more.>>

Workplace Pension: AE Update

March 26, 2018

The minimum amount paid into the workplace pension both by employers and employees is going to increase. (See Minimum Contribution Rates table below). Changes will take place in April 2018, and again in April 2019 and is a legal requirement. The change will aff read more.>>

How can I Payroll Benefits for 2018/19 Tax Year

March 9, 2018

If you’re intending to payroll benefits for the 2018/19 tax year you must register them with HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) before the start of the tax year – 5th April 2018. How to inform HMRC This can be done online using the ‘Payrolling employe read more.>>

Should I put Benefits and Expenses through the Payroll?

December 12, 2017

Many Companies are now choosing to Payroll benefits and expenses, rather than report them on a P11D at the tax year – but what does this really mean? Whilst a P11D is no longer required for benefits that have been put through the payroll, the employers still read more.>>

GDPR for agents: What you need to know now

November 10, 2017

The new rules The European Union’s new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will be implemented on 25 May 2018. The GDPR builds on the UK’s Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) and gives individuals further rights than individuals have under current legisl read more.>>

What is the London Living Wage?

October 23, 2017

The London Living Wage is an hourly rate of pay that has been calculated for workers in London that should allow workers to provide for their families, pay for essentials and save. The rate is currently £9.75 an hour This is significantly different from the UK read more.>>

Top 5 tips to save Tax through PAYE

October 13, 2017

We are all looking for ways to make our pay go further, and to pay less tax on what we earn. Here are a few ideas on how to make the most of your salary by saving tax, and maximise your income. 1. Pay into a Pension Scheme The payments that you make into your e read more.>>

Are you paying the right Tax on PAYE

October 9, 2017

For employees that are on Pay as you earn (PAYE) it is easy to think that they are automatically on the correct tax code, and paying the correct tax, however this is not always the case. The standard tax code for the 2017/18 tax year is 1150L which gives individu read more.>>

The Pensions Regulator – Duties for new employers from 1 st October 2017

October 5, 2017

The Pensions Regulator are reminding new employers that they need to sort out their Pension responsibilities before employing staff. Duties for new employers from 1 October 2017 New Employers have tasks that they must complete in order to comply with their a read more.>>

Termination payments

September 21, 2017

HMRC recently published their response to the consultation document entitled ‘Simplification Of The Tax And National Insurance Treatment Of Termination Payments’. This document arose out of a review by the Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) which highlighted t read more.>>

PayDashboard from dhPayroll – a new Interactive Online Payroll Solution !!

August 27, 2017

We are very pleased to announce the launch of our new payroll solution with PayDashboard! 1. The Interactive Payslip has arrived! PayDashboard is a fully interactive payslip platform that offers employers and employees a digital payslip experience.PayDashboard read more.>>

Help with your ongoing Workplace Pension obligations

August 18, 2017

Many companies have successfully set up a workplace pension, however they are not always clear on their ongoing monthly obligations or what to do regarding their re-enrolment date. The legislation remains confusing and difficult to understand. Employer obligati read more.>>

NLW & NMW – Are you compliant?

August 5, 2017

From 1st April 2017 the National Living wage and national minimum wages changed to: £7.50 per hour - 25 yrs old and over £7.05 per hour - 21-24 yrs old £5.60 per hour - 18-20 yrs old £4.05 per hour - 16-17 yrs old £3.50 for apprentices under 19 or 19 read more.>>

The Pensions Regulator Update – July 2017

July 2, 2017

The Pensions Regulator have issued an update this month which some interesting notes as below. Employers warned not to fall for fake exemption certificate scam Employers should be wary of falling for a scam involving the sale of fake certificates that suggest read more.>>

Benefits in kind: changes for 2017/18

April 12, 2017

As an employer, one of your key goals might be to attract and retain the best staff. Employee benefits, or sometimes called ‘benefits in kind’ are often a good way to increase the retention and moral of your workers. Benefits come in many forms depending on read more.>>

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