The cost of childcare eats up a large part of your budget so have you checked to see if you are getting what you are entitled to from the government?
All three and four year olds are entitled to 570 hours of free early education or childcare per annum, which most people take as 15 hours each week over 38 weeks.
You can use these free hours at Ofsted registered childcare providers like the following:
An additional 15 hours of free childcare for three and four year olds is also now available nationally from this month.
Those eligible will get a total of 30 hours for 38 weeks a year.
To be eligible for the additional 15 hours of free childcare:
- The child needs to be 3 or 4 years of age when the local scheme begins.
- Both parents must be working – or the sole parent must be working in a single parent family.
- Each parent must earn on average at least the equivalent of 16 hours a week at the National Minimum Wage or National Living Wage.
- Each parent must earn less than £100,000 per annum
- If you want to find out what free early education and childcare is available in your area, then look on the UK website.
Most people can calcualate Holiday pay for Full Time staff, but many of our clients get in a pickle when faced with Part Timers.
Here at Quickpaye we can simplify all of this for you!
Full time staff are entitled to 5.6 weeks every year, which can be built up over each month. It equates to 28 days per year, and on a monthly basis this is 2.33 days per month.
For Part time staff, the easiest way to calculate their holiday is on a monthly basis, using the calculation of 12.07% of their hours worked per month, or for that period.
Tracey worked 45 hours this month, therefore 45 x 12.07% will give her 5.43 hours hols pay.
So if you have a problem with calculating this, give us a call, Quickpaye can take that headache away, and allow you to have a great SUMMER BREAK!
Do all payroll providers guarantee a 24 hour turnaround? Well, apparently they don’t, according to a new client that we recently took on. She was having a problem getting the payroll reports back on time, and it was causing untold grief!
Here at Quickpaye, we understand that you have payroll deadlines and need to pay your staff on time.
Of course, we would need all the necessary information in order for your payroll to be completed, but once we have this to hand, it would be completed in record time!
So if you are having difficulty with your provider, not being able to meet your deadlines, then give us a call and we will guarantee you will be pleased with the results!
DID YOU KNOW THAT 4TH MAY IS INTERNATIONAL PAYROLL DAY???
LET’S PUT PAYROLL ON THE MAP!
This historic occasion is being held to bring together the global and in country payroll community to honour all of our achievements around the world.
We can reflect our growing strategic importance to the business.
Here at Quickpaye we are marking this event with a SPECIAL OFFER!
FREE SET UP FOR THE MONTH OF MAY if you want us to run your payroll for you! THIS IS WORTH £60 + !!!
We pride ourselves on being better than the people next door, we are always here to answer all queries and provide help with especially AUTO ENROLMENT which is a tough subject for all!
If you persistently ignore the penalty notices from the Pensions Regulator, then you risk receiving a COUNTY COURT JUDGEMENT for a failure to pay!
We are starting to see the first employers getting a CCJ, which can risk the future of your business!
Contact the Pensions Regulator before this happens to you. They can help you to avoid serious consequences.
Employers within the food and drink sector have recently been issued with a large proportion of penalty notices. In this sector there are typically employed a large number of temporary workers, with many people employed without a contract.
If you are worried about this happening to you then just call us at Quickpaye for our expert help and advice. We can make this headache dissolve away!
The National Living Wage and the Minimum Wage will be increasing on the 1st April 2017.
As from April 2017 both the MW and NLW will increase each year in April instead of October, going forward.
You will need to prepare for the changes and ensure you are paying your employees the new rates.
From the 1st April 2017 the Minimum Wage rates will increase as below:
- 25+ year olds – NMW (National Living Wage) will increase from £7.20 to £7.50 per hour
- 21 – 24 year olds – MW will increase from £6.95 to £7.05 per hour
- 18 – 20 year olds – MW will increase from £5.55 to £5.60 per hour
- 16 – 17 year olds – MW will increase from £4.00 to £4.05 per hour
- Apprentice rate (for apprentices under the age of 19 or 19 and over but in the first year
of apprenticeship) – MW will increase from £3.40 to £3.50 per hour
N.B. Don’t forget that failure to pay the correct rate could lead to a penalty charge of up to £20,000 for each member of staff underpaid.