April 2020

HMRC has added a calculator that can be used to work out what can be claimed for the majority of employees who are paid the same amount each pay period – for example, weekly or monthly paid employees. (more…)

Employers made 67,000 claims for workers in the first 30 minutes of the furlough portal going live.

Under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, the government will cover 80% of workers’ wages, up to £2,500 a month, if they are put on leave.


The Home Office has provided updated advice for employers carrying out right to work checks during the outbreak of the coronavirus (Covid 19).

These are temporary measures which have been introduced to make it easier for employers to carry out the checks, whilst remaining compliant with the rules.

The temporary changes are effective from 30 March 2020 (more…)

Please see below for the latest we have on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.

Key points:

  • The employee eligibility cut-off date for Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CVJR) extended to 19 March 2020.
  • The change could mean that more of your employees can be furloughed.
  • Announcement suggests that being on a previous RTI submission is a requirement for an employee to be furlough eligible.
  • Scheme still expected to be fully operational next week.


Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: can directors furlough themselves?

A frequent question we are asked at TopSource & Payroll Bureau during the pandemic lockdown is: can directors of their own companies furlough themselves in order to qualify for the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS)? By being furloughed, the government means being on a leave of absence.

The government has provided some clarity on this but more will be needed before the CJRS goes live by the end of April 2020. (more…)

If you’re still using QuickBooks Desktop Payroll software and are in need of a payroll solution, please contact us.
As you know, from April 6 th the QuickBooks Desktop Payroll software will no longer be an option for UK payroll delivery and all users must find an alternative solution.
We can help.
We are a UK payroll and BACS certified bureau.
In a matter of days, we can transition one or multiple payrolls from your QuickBooks Desktop application and be ready in time for the next pay cycle – all with little to no impact your employees or clients. (more…)

Below are the steps that employers must take if you plan to utilize the CVJR to furlough employees. This is based on the latest information available from HMRC.  Though the furlough process is not complete, there are steps that employers can start taking now. (more…)

We all know that happy, secure employees deliver the best work but how can employers help their employees feel this way when the world is so full of uncertainty right now?
Weekly pay is just one way of showing your support to your employees, this is why.

With employees having to buy extra groceries, medication, delivery fees and everything in between, now is a better time than ever to give them that extra security by running the payroll weekly. Additionally if your employees are currently having to work over time, letting them see their compensation immediately is going to be very encouraging. (more…)

National Minimum Wage Increase

Please note that from today (1 April, 2020) the rate for the National Living Wage (NLW) and the National Minimum Wage (NMW) will increase. (more…)