Nov 5

Living Wage Rate Increased

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The Living Wage foundation has announced that accredited living wage employers will now pay staff at least the new voluntary living wage rate of £8.25 per hour. This contrasts the national minimum wage of £6.70 per hour, and the new minimum wage rate for over-25s of £7.20 per hour which comes into force…

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Oct 28

Is Your Staging Date Approaching?

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Hundreds of thousands of small businesses across the country will soon be reaching their staging date for pensions auto-enrollment. An employer’s staging date is determined by the number of people in the largest PAYE scheme that they use, based on the data from HM Revenue and Customs held on 1 April 2012. An…

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Oct 9

Funding Grants Opportunity Available to Small Rural Businesses in Northamptonshire

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The Northampton and South East Midlands Enterprise Partnerships have announced funding opportunities for micro, small and medium-sized businesses based in rural areas around Northamptonshire. Grants of between £35,000 and £140,000 are available to support projects that will help economic growth and prosperity in the rural and tourism sectors. The closing date to apply…

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Mar 8

Workplace pensions

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The law on workplace pensions has changed. Over the next few years, every employer with staff in the UK must automatically enrol those who meet certain criteria into a workplace pension scheme and contribute towards it. The exact date for your business will be dictated by the Pensions Regulator, however you should look…

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Mar 22

RTI is coming

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RTI is coming but the changeover can be hassle free. What does it mean for your business?

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