Don’t risk a fine

Many small companies are now being fined by The Pension Regulator. Assuming because staff have opted out that Auto Enrolment is completed is not a defence, you will still be fined if you don’t complete the Declaration of Compliance. Fines start from a fixed penalty of £400 and in addition rises to a daily penalty […]

January 5, 2016 By SGW Payroll | Budget

More Auto Enrolment whistleblowers

The number of reported whistle-blowers from disgruntled employees against their employers for Auto Enrolment irregularities was up in 2014/15 to 1,985; this is an increase of 488 from 2013/14 when 1,497 reported their employers to The Pension Regulator.

October 12, 2015 By SGW Payroll | Budget

Its coming soon

SGW payroll will soon be launching a portal for customers to upload and download their payroll data to and from us. Currently we have an option to upload only but watch this space, soon you’ll have your own secure portal.

September 3, 2015 By SGW Payroll | Budget

Views from the Pension Minister

Pensions minister Ros Altmann has warned the industry against complacency over auto-enrolment, as the project reached its half way point. “With auto-enrolment we have put in place what has been a hugely successful programme with nearly half of the workers in this country having been automatically enrolled and opt outs very low. “But we shouldn’t […]

June 30, 2015 By SGW Payroll | Budget

Health+Care exhibition

We will be exhibiting at the Health+Care exhibition at the Excel arena in London, on the 24th and 25th June. We are on stand P40, if you are in the industry and attending, come and pay us a visit. We will also be speaking about Auto Enrolment on Thursday the 25th at 12 – 35 in the […]

June 10, 2015 By SGW Payroll | Budget

The Voice of SME auto enrolment staging dates

A survey of small businesses with auto-enrolment staging dates between 2015 and 2018 indicate that almost 25% may miss their date, risking penalties or fines by The Pensions Regulator.

June 4, 2015 By SGW Payroll | Budget

National Minimum Wage Increase – Biggest Since 2008

The government has confirmed a rise in the National Minimum Wage from £6.50 to £6.70, as of October 2015. The rise, which is a difference of 3% is the largest increase in the wage since 2008. According to gov.uk, the increase is set to benefit a massive 1.4 million of Britain’s lowest-paid workers. Read more […]

March 18, 2015 By SGW Payroll | Blog

Hot off the Press! Big changes to holiday pay!

Before the changes came into play, voluntary overtimes was not typically included when calculating a worker’s rate of holiday pay. The ruling has clarified that: Workers should have voluntary and compulsory overtime taken into account when they are being paid annual leave. Anybody making a claim must have had an underpayment for holiday pay that […]

November 6, 2014 By SGW Payroll | Budget

Report under s89 of the Pensions Act 2004- Dunelm Soft Furnishings Ltd miss their staging date and encounter huge consequences

The Pensions Regulator has recently issued a case study on Dunelm Soft Furnishing Ltd and their bad experience when they missed their staging date for auto enrolment. Follow the link below to find out more http://www.thepensionsregulator.gov.uk/docs/section-89-dunelm.pdf

September 22, 2014 By SGW Payroll | Budget

Flexible Working Regulations 2014

The new Flexible Working Regulations 2014 came into force on the 30th June this year. Any employee who has been employed for more than 26 weeks (Not just parents of children under 17, or 18 if disabled, and certain carers, as currently is the case), has the right to make a request for flexible working. […]

July 28, 2014 By SGW Payroll | Budget

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