Top 5 Things In Payroll To Know This Week – 14/05/2021

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Hello and welcome to this week’s Top 5 Things To Know In Payroll This Week!

1. COVID-19 Right To Work Checks

The UK Government has announced that the temporary adjustments to the right to work checks has been extended to 20 June 2021. This is a change to the original end date of 16 May to align with the planned easing of restrictions and social distancing measures.

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2. Work from home advice could be scrapped on 21 June

Boris Johnson has said the government is likely to scrap its work from home advice on 21 June if its roadmap out of lockdown goes to plan.

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3. Minimum wage enforcement must adapt to a post-Covid labour market, says Low Pay Commission

The Covid-19 pandemic has left low-paid workers more vulnerable and businesses under greater pressure than ever before. This increases the risk of minimum wage underpayment and demands a proactive and strategic response from the Government. These are the conclusions of a report into compliance and enforcement of the National Minimum Wage (NMW), published today by the Low Pay Commission (LPC).

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4. Letters sent to 10,000 employers regarding potential CJRS errors

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5. CIPP’s Annual Benchmarking Survey is now live

The CIPP’s annual benchmarking survey is now live, and this year they are reaching out to the entire payroll profession.

The survey will be open until the end of June and will help develop a benchmarking report based on the activities of the whole profession.

This research will help to establish salaries, error rates and current trends in the industry, so you can benchmark your company against current standards, assisting you in your future decision-making processes and supporting you in your future improvements and enhancements.

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Next Payroll Forum: Apprenticeships – 8 June 2021

In June I will be focusing on the payroll apprenticeship, how it works, why it exists and how you can fund it.  I will also be joined by a number of training providers that you can speak to about your requirements.


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