Pay and Salaries

Advice on salaries, tax, government policy and other important issues

Paying your employees the right level of salary is key to retaining them. Also, being up-to-date on government changes to policies on pay and related issues is very important to avoid legal action. Get advice on salaries, tax, gender equality and other important topics in this section of the Knowledge Hub.

Are You Attracting the Wrong Job Applicants?

Are You Attracting the Wrong Job Applicants?

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Are You Attracting the Wrong Job Applicants?

Recruiting the right candidate for the right role can be stressful and time-consuming. BrighterBox's Charlie Johnson shares his tips on how to attract worthwhile applicants

How SMEs Can Benefit From the Gig Economy

How SMEs Can Benefit From the Gig Economy

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How SMEs Can Benefit From the Gig Economy

SMEs are turning to the gig economy for a permanent solution that can support innovation and deliver quality to clients. Cause4's Michelle Wright explores how

Small Business Online Accounting Software

Small Business Online Accounting Software

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Small Business Online Accounting Software

Finding the perfect online accounting software for your business can be tricky with so many providers available to choose from. Here's our guide.

Six Key Employment Law Developments in Q2

Six Key Employment Law Developments in Q2

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Six Key Employment Law Developments in Q2

With April representing the start of a new quarter and financial year, here are the key employment law developments business owners need to be aware of over the coming months

What Could Replace Annual Appraisals?

What Could Replace Annual Appraisals?

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What Could Replace Annual Appraisals?

Companies are beginning to move away from annual appraisals towards continuous performance management. But what does this mean for employee pay and bonuses?

The Impact of the Uber Ruling on the Gig Economy

The Impact of the Uber Ruling on the Gig Economy

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The Impact of the Uber Ruling on the Gig Economy

Uber's defeat in a recent employment tribunal will have a huge impact on the company, but what are the wider implications for the gig economy as a whole?

Why Apprenticeships are Great News for Small Businesses

Why Apprenticeships are Great News for Small Businesses

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Why Apprenticeships are Great News for Small Businesses

Savvy SMEs know apprenticeships benefit their employees and business growth. From funded training to low employment costs, here's the lowdown.

Will NLW Make Employees the Victims?

Will NLW Make Employees the Victims?

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Will NLW Make Employees the Victims?

Phil Foster discusses how the new National Living Wage could cause SMEs to make low-skilled staff unemployed to save on costs.

How SMEs Can Help Close the Gender Pay Gap

How SMEs Can Help Close the Gender Pay Gap

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How SMEs Can Help Close the Gender Pay Gap

Government want big firms to report pay for men and women, but SMEs can also take action to help close the gender pay gap. Here's how.

Three FAQ's on Payroll and Tax

Three FAQ's on Payroll and Tax

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Three FAQ's on Payroll and Tax

We take three of your pressing questions and get our team of small business experts at Fleximize to answer.

Getting to Grips With IR35 - Quick Tips

Getting to Grips With IR35 - Quick Tips

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Getting to Grips With IR35 - Quick Tips

IR35 is used by HMRC to stop companies using intermediaries to​ avoid paying the correct tax and National Insurance.

What's the Hourly National Minimum Wage?

What's the Hourly National Minimum Wage?

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What's the Hourly National Minimum Wage?

Find out what the current hourly national minimum wage is and read about planned rises.

Not Sure What to Pay Staff?

Not Sure What to Pay Staff?

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Not Sure What to Pay Staff?

Read our rundown of all the things you need to consider when calculating the cost of hiring a new employee. It could impact salary levels.

Why Using a Loan to Hire Employees is Risky

Why Using a Loan to Hire Employees is Risky

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Why Using a Loan to Hire Employees is Risky

Taking out a loan to recruit new staff is okay if you're sure you can afford it. It's risky so consider these issues first.

How to Keep Your Staff When Money is Tight

How to Keep Your Staff When Money is Tight

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How to Keep Your Staff When Money is Tight

Are you an SME and struggling to find finance to pay an employee? We have a few options so you can keep them on the payroll.

How to Negotiate Salaries with Staff

How to Negotiate Salaries with Staff

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How to Negotiate Salaries with Staff

Discussing pay with potential employees and existing staff members asking for a raise.

PAYE Forms Explained: P45, P60 and P11D

PAYE Forms Explained: P45, P60 and P11D

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PAYE Forms Explained: P45, P60 and P11D

Having problems telling one PAYE form from another? P45s, P60s and P11Ds are explained here.

The Basics of PAYE

The Basics of PAYE

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The Basics of PAYE

We cover the basics of PAYE and who needs to use it to ensure staff and tax are paid.

Employee Salaries: Standard Rates

Employee Salaries: Standard Rates

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Employee Salaries: Standard Rates

Salaries are such an important factor in keeping your employees motivated. But just how should you work out what to pay your staff?

What are Collective Agreements?

What are Collective Agreements?

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What are Collective Agreements?

What are collective agreements with respect to an employee’s representative?