This is where members of the Numerus team will post blogs that share their professional expertise. We’ll also keep you up to date with industry news, focussing on what it might mean for you and your business.

1.4 million employers use zero-hour contracts

30th April 2014

Workers are not “aware” of what contracts they are on as 1.4m companies are assumed by the Office for National Statistics to use zero-hour contracts. The figure dwarfs previous ONS estimates, which suggested only 583,000 workers were on the controversial employment contracts. Published today, the snapshot survey taken by the ONS over a two week... View Article

SSP reforms affect 100,000 employers

30th April 2014

The Percentage Threshold Scheme (PTS) offered no incentives to employers with high staff sickness levels and so will be replaced, the government has announced. As many as 100,000 companies could be affected by the government’s decision to end the Statutory Sickness Pay (SSP) reimbursement scheme with the Health and Work Service. Employers paying more than... View Article

Making a final 13/14 PAYE submission after 19 April 2014

27th April 2014

HMRC has published a reminder highlighting that the final date for sending Full Payment Submissions for 2013/14 has now passed and those employers who have yet to report information must use an Earlier Year Update. Employers who still need to send PAYE information for 2013 to 2014 that they would normally have reported on a... View Article

Auto-Enrolment: common non-compliance issues revealed

8th April 2014

Most incidents of auto-enrolment non-compliance are down to a lack of employer preparation or poor staff engagement, The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has revealed. The revelation was made following the response by TPR recently to a Freedom of Information request regarding its investigations into the level of compliance around auto-enrolment. The FOI, made by Payroll World,... View Article