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Let’s get the Apprenticeship Levy working for Lancashire

Lancashire’s leading employers are being urged to share their unused Apprenticeship Levy funds with local companies to help bridge skills gaps and seize the economic benefits of training. The plea for collaboration from local accountancy firm Pierce, comes as the … Continue reading

Businesses braced for payrolling changes

With Christmas and New Year celebrations now becoming a distant memory, businesses are settling back into work for 2019. Without doubt, the main focus for businesses this year is Brexit, but the uncertainty around the deal is making companies feel … Continue reading

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Pierce tells apprentice they’re hired

Lancashire-based accountancy and business advisory group, Pierce has promoted Layton Smalley to payroll assistant after completing his 18-month apprenticeship during National Apprenticeship Week. Layton, 19, from Accrington completed his Business Administration qualification after working full-time in the payroll department since … Continue reading

Started a new business? These tips will help you understand your auto-enrolment pension obligations and avoid a £50k fine

The new auto-enrolment pension obligations for UK companies now apply to start-up businesses from day one. If you’re setting up a new business and want to ensure compliance, here are eight things you need to know. Employers have a duty … Continue reading

Start-up businesses alerted to change in pension duties

The Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals (CIPP) is warning new businesses that start up from October 2017 that they will have immediate auto-enrolment pension duties. To date, auto-enrolment has been rolled out to existing companies, starting with large companies in … Continue reading

Payroll administrator nominated for Young Employee of the Year

THERE is nothing dull about working in an office – just ask Philip Johnson and he is happy to share his genuine love for his job as a payroll administrator. Philip 21, is on the shortlist for Young Employee of … Continue reading

Changes within the Construction Industry

In the Budget of 2014 the Chancellor announced that the Government would consult on options to improve the operation of the Construction Industry Scheme (CIS) and on the introduction of mandatory on-line CIS filing for contractors. Following the consultation, the … Continue reading