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Small business confidence reaches three year high

It seems that the economy is gaining momentum and confidence amongst small businesses is increasing, according to the latest Small Business Index published by the Federation of Small Businesses earlier this week.

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Matthew Thompson
18 September 2013

The cost of automatic enrolment

Meeting the requirements set up by auto enrolment legislation could cost UK businesses £15.4 billion in set-up costs, according to the 'Finding your way out of the auto enrolment maze' report provided by the Centre for Economic Business Research.

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Matthew Thompson
17 September 2013

SMEs will be vital to the success of auto enrolment

The head of Standard Life, David Nish, will today speak at the Liberal Democrat conference in Glasgow to outline how important SMEs will be to the success of auto enrolment.  

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Matthew Thompson
16 September 2013

Adams Morey turns to IRIS for help with RTI

Adams Morey made the decision to use Earnie payroll software, from IRIS Software, after careful consideration of its current software and in context with a significant T&A project due to be undertaken in 2013/14. This combined with a major change to legislation – the introduction of Real Time Information (RTI) had led to a review of the options available in the market place.

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Matthew Thompson
13 September 2013

Only 24% of micro companies have pension scheme

A recent survey by the Chartered Insurance Institute has shown that just 24% of micro companies  (employing less than 10 employees) currently have a pension scheme in place ahead of their auto enrolment staging dates.

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Matthew Thompson
11 September 2013

Automatic enrolment savings warning

A Scottish Widows Workplace Pensions report has revealed that the contribution rates by employees towards their pensions could be set to fall despite an encouraging auto enrolment opt-out rate of only 8%.

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Matthew Thompson
10 September 2013

How Earnie IQ helped The Collinson Group wake up from an admin nightmare

With 500 employees split over 15 different payrolls, The Collinson Group needed a flexible solution to reduce the financial and administrative burden this caused.

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Matthew Thompson
9 September 2013

How secure are your payslips?

Payslips contain highly confidential information relating to salary, bonuses, commission, tax and more. Despite the private nature of this information, a recent survey found that one in ten employees admit to rooting through bins to look for payslips.

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Matthew Thompson
6 September 2013

8 ways IRIS can help you better collaborate and connect with clients

The days of your clients packing up all of their receipts and financial documents once a year and making a trip to see you are behind us. People are used to getting instant access to information direct to their fingertips, so it’s time for practices to offer similar connectivity with their clients. Fear not though, as we are going to explain 8 ways which IRIS can help you better connect and collaborate with your clients.

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Paul Onions
6 September 2013

HMRC begin chasing employers who have missed RTI deadlines

Throughout September HMRC will be contacting businesses across the UK who are still failing to comply with Real Time Information. Employers who have missed one or more of the deadlines for reporting PAYE information in real time will be contacted by the revenue and urged to act now to achieve compliance.

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Matthew Thompson
5 September 2013
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