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Update on the furlough scheme

By Jackie Fletcher | 22 September 2020

For those of you who jumped on the furlough scheme rollercoaster prior to June, it appears (at the time of writing) that we are approaching the end of the ride. After many twists, turns and updates, the expected end date is 31 October 2020 and employers will then need to decide whether to bring their employees back to work on their normal hours, reduce their employees’ hours or to sadly end their employment. More on this in a moment.

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Employment NI Allowance Reminder

By Jackie Fletcher | 17 September 2020

A reminder that a charitable company cannot claim the Employment NI Allowance when all of the following apply:

  • an employee is a director and
  • that employee / director is the only employee to be paid over the national insurance threshold

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Staff-related matters (including furlough scheme update)

By Jackie Fletcher | 5 June 2020

There are two major updates for staff-related matters at this time.

The first relates to employment contracts. On 6 April this year, new regulations came into force with significant changes to the rules on written statements of employment. The first major change is that employees, and now also paid workers, have the right to a written statement of employment on day one.

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A question of pensions

By Jackie Fletcher | 23 September 2019

 

The most common theme of all the questions that we receive from our payroll clients here at Stewardship is that of workplace pension requirements. This area continues to be a major headache for employers as they seek to remain compliant and avoid penalties and costly errors.

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10 things every church should know about employing staff

By Jackie Fletcher | 21 July 2017

10 things every church should know about employing staff - a blog from Stewardship

Jackie from Stewardship's Payroll Bureau team gives us her top 10 things every church should know about employing staff.

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