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Miracle Dynamics to be awarded the Payroll Assurance Scheme (PAS) accreditation

Miracle Dynamics are delighted to be awarded the Payroll Assurance Scheme (PAS) accreditation following an assessment by the Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals (CIPP). The CIPP Payroll Assurance Scheme was…

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Gender Pay Gap Reporting:What does it mean for your business?

A government report into the UK’s gender pay gap has been published by the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee, investigating the disparate rates of pay between male and female…

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Common PAYE problems and how to avoid them with payroll software

Everyone has seen PAYE on payslips; it’s the most widely-used system for paying income tax to HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) in the UK and has been for years. Despite…

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Making Your P11D Process Easier

P11D forms are a way of reporting expenses payments made by employers to employees which must be submitted every year. A P11D form is used to report anything you, or…

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Making Tax Digital made easy for small businesses

We’ve heard a lot about Making Tax Digital (MTD) and will continue to do so in the coming months. It introduces extensive changes to how taxpayers record and report income…

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Holiday Pay – are you calculating correctly?

With the changes in legislation and a number of court cases on holiday pay, employers must ensure holiday pay is calculated correctly. In the long running case of Lock v…

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Family leave for employers and employees

There’s been a lot of noise on the gender pay gap recently. Research has suggested 2 of the key contributing reasons to this gap are the part-time pay penalty and…

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What employers need to know about auto-enrolment

Auto-enrolment is the biggest change to pension provisions in the UK for generations. The government’s auto-enrolment reforms have been up and running since 2012. These changes mean that every employer…

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How to conduct a disciplinary investigation in the workplace

Being an employer brings a great many challenges, one of the most unpleasant of which is when a business has to carry out a disciplinary investigation on its staff. It…

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Tax year end – why now is the time to upgrade your payroll system

The end of each tax year in April is onerous and busy enough for those managing the payroll function for businesses. But now is the time to ask yourself if…

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Childcare vouchers v tax free childcare

Act now to receive the best option for your family. The Government's Childcare Vouchers scheme – which is operated through employers allowing employees to pay for childcare from gross earnings…

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Gender pay gap reporting – What employers need to know

Gender pay reporting legislation calls for employers with 250 or more employees to publish statutory calculations by April this year and thereafter annually showing how large the pay gap is…

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Whitepaper: HR and Payroll systems – The importance of integration

Is your business looking for new Payroll and HR software solutions? If so you have an important decision to make. Do you buy an off-the-shelf software package to get you…

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Why it’s vital FinTech companies implement effective HR and payroll services

Meet FinTech, the rapidly rising star in the start-up world, a combination of the words ‘financial technology’, is the biggest story in start-up growth in the last two years. While…

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Choosing a payroll system – What factors should you consider to help you make the right choice?

Using payroll software can save businesses time and money so if you have made the decision to use software to run your business’s payroll function we can help you narrow…

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Hiring seasonal staff – what you need to know

With the Christmas celebrations looming we have entered into one of the busiest periods for seasonal workers. Many companies will be hiring temporary staff to help with the work demands…

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Stress in the workplace, what can you do to help?

The first Wednesday in November every year is stress awareness day across the UK. Stress in the workplace has particularly been in focus recently with various media and government initiatives…

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Whitepaper: What does GDPR mean for you and your business?

Reference to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) seems to be making a lot of noise right now to the extent that in some circles, technology and marketing mostly, it’s…

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Salary sacrifice – What is salary sacrifice and who can benefit?

Salary sacrifice schemes are offered by employers to their staff as part of a voluntary benefits programme. They help create a more flexible employee benefits package and are used by…

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Eque2 Ltd acquire the Miracle Dynamics Payroll and HR Solution

Eque2 are pleased to announce they have acquired the Miracle Dynamics Payroll Solution, the market leading solution for enterprise payroll and human resources management (HRM) technology for Microsoft Dynamics. Eque2…

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Gender Pay Gap – Awareness is rising but is anything really changing?

Recent studies report gender equality at work has barely improved in 10 years, with young women potentially not realising real workplace equality before retirement. Todays’ young women will be waiting…

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Are you failing to make the most of your Apprenticeship Levy?

The Apprenticeship Levy, designed to increase investment in training, was launched in April 2017 for companies with a wage bill of over £3 million but has had mixed reactions from…

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How will making tax digital affect your business?

The government has announced a revised timetable for the introduction of Making Tax Digital (MTD). The new regime requires businesses and individuals to register, file, pay and update their information…

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Payroll protection top tips for securing your payroll data

The rise in the reporting of ever-increasing data leaks have showed businesses the need to ensure they have secure systems and procedures in place, especially payroll management systems. Snapchat recently…

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Payroll Fraud – Do you know the signs of payroll theft?

Payroll fraud is the theft of cash from a business made through the payroll processing system. There are several ways in which employees can commit payroll fraud. They are: Setting…

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