First Payroll News

March 4, 2020

We originally published an article about the IR35 reforms in October 2019 - its recommended to read that and get some background. This update is written just as the extension of the IR35 legislation (which now includes contractors in the private sector) comes into force in April 2020. The law as proposed remains la...

October 23, 2019

We are just under 6 months away from the 2020 tax year starting, and with it the extension of the IR35 legislation to include contractors in the private sector. From July, when the draft legislation was published, the estimation was that around 180,000 individuals working through their own personal service company...

March 7, 2019

It seems like a very long time ago that we reported on the historic referendum vote to leave the European Union, but unless it's delayed - still possible at the time of writing - the UK is set to leave the EU in just over 3 weeks, on 29th March 2019.

Whilst news headlines have focused on the uncertainty surrounding...

February 4, 2019

As we head toward the end of the tax year (Christmas seems a long time ago suddenly), there are plenty of updates and changes, but one - possibly the most far-reaching - will actually debut prior to April 6th. The National Living Wage (NLW) will increase on April 1st 2019 and both companies and individuals should b...

December 14, 2018

OK, so it's been a very busy couple of months at FPS and we admit we've been very slow to update our news feed and social media recently. Followers rejoice, that silence won't be continuing - this December the team have been busy dusting off our twitter, facebook and instagram accounts, and we promise to bring you...

May 18, 2018

Personal data is information relating to an identifiable living individual. Until now, in the United Kingdom, personal data that was processed, collected, recorded, stored or disposed of had to be done within the terms of the Data Protection Act (DPA).

Due to changing ways in which data is obtained and used, On 25 M...

July 5, 2017

Its been a busy start to 2017 for all at First Payroll, and we've been working hard to expand our range of services to better serve a modern flexible workforce. With the auto-enrolled workplace pensions now available in many workplaces in the UK, we wanted to make sure we provide a similarly all-reaching retirement...

March 13, 2017

A new chancellor, and a new budget. After the far-reaching changes of 2015-16 - seen as a sustained attack on Britain's temporary and contract workforce, what surprises would Phillip Hammond lay upon an unsuspecting populace?

After savaging the Umbrella model that had been popular with all walks of contractors, The...

December 22, 2016

It seems like it the year has flown by, and 2016 is coming to a close already. Many businesses are winding-down for the traditional Christmas break. Work doesn't stop here however, and we will be working throughout the Christmas period (bank holidays excluded) to ensure that payments are still made on time, every t...

August 25, 2016

First Payroll customers will soon have access to a wide range of discounts and money-saving offers to help make your pay go that extra mile. We've teamed up with PerkBox to offer everyone using FPS a mouthwatering range of offers, such as money off at your favourite high street and online stores, great deals on cin...

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