Top 5 Things In Payroll To Know This Week – 25/06/2021

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Hello and welcome to my 5 Things To Know In Payroll This Week!



Reward Strategy unveils the 2021 Reward 300 Index

The Reward 300 a prestigious index which reflects the range of leading lights across the profession. These are the most influential leaders and dedicated professionals working across reward, payroll, HR, employee benefits, workplace pensions and associated sectors.

I have been lucky enough to have been included in the Reward 300 every year since 2018.

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Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme changes from 1 July 2021

The CJRS will change from 1 July so that employers will start to contribute to the cost of an employee remaining on furlough.   Employees will still receive 80%, but employers will have to contribute 10% with government making up the other 70%.


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Right to work checks  

The Home Office has amended its guidance again to extend the relaxed rules until 31 August 2021.

The following temporary changes were made on 30 March 2020 and remain in place until 31 August 2021 (inclusive):

  • checks can currently be carried out over video calls
  • job applicants and existing workers can send scanned documents or a photo of documents for checks using email or a mobile app, rather than sending originals
  • employers should use the Employer Checking Service if a prospective or existing employee cannot provide any of the accepted documents

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Bumble closes to give ‘burnt-out’ staff a week’s break

An interesting article I came across this week.  I know a lot of companies are trying their best to support their employees and it is going to be a tricky few months ahead whilst business leaders decide on new working practices.

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Payroll Bureau Association’s ‘Let’s Talk’ series

The PBA will be hosting the first of their ‘Let’s Talk’ virtual roundtables on 1 July at 3pm.  Barry Matthews will be discussing recruitment, on-boarding and internal training.




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