Blog: HR & Payroll News

Cyber Security

Apr 14 2021
SfP take the security of information very seriously and have had a rigorous information and security  framework in place for many years. We have now gone one step further and have been working towards attaining the government recognised certification and are delighted to announce that SfP has achieved its Gold IASME Governance (with Cyber Essentials Plus & GDPR).

2021 Budget - 3rd March

Mar 04 2021

2021 Budget – 3rd March

Chancellor Rishi Sunak delivered the UK 2021 Budget in Parliament setting out tax and spending plans with measures to support businesses and jobs/

livelihoods through the current pandemic – within 3 core topics:

  • supporting the British people and businesses through this moment of crisis;
  • once on the way to recovery, beginning to fix the public finances;
  • and starting the work of building the future UK economy

Corona Virus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) Update

Nov 13 2020

There have been a lot of announcements via different channels following the Chancellor’s announcement extending the CJRS, so we have limited ourselves here to the significant changes that are now clear. Despite the initially conflicting news of changes taking affect as of 1stNovember, the key point is the CJRS has been re-commenced so as to leave no gap between the end of the previous version and the start of the extended scheme … with much of the previous guidance still relevant.

Support for businesses who are paying SSP to employees

Jun 04 2020
  • ONLY applicable to a business with fewer than 250 employees (as at 28 Feb 2020).
  • This is still SSP - and therefore subject to all the usual rules, such as a maximum of 28 weeks’ pay, except that:
  1. There is no PIW to apply (so pay can start from the first day of sickness); and
  2. The employer can reclaim (via the online service at GOV.UK) up to 2 weeks of SSP per relevant employee.

Note:those two exceptions ONLY apply if the ‘sickness’ is Covid-19 related (although this can be due to isolation not just confirmed infection).

Corona Virus Job Retention Scheme

Jun 04 2020
The scheme is being extended to run until 31st October (instead of ending on 30th June), there is a new key caveat – namely that an employee can only be furloughed on/after 1st July IF already furloughed prior to 30th June. In practice this means that the ‘closing date’ for putting a previously unfurloughed worker onto furlough is 10th June (so that a minimum period of 3 weeks has been completed before 1st July)!

SfP Professional Pension and Payroll Service

Apr 01 2020
We would like to make you aware of the Pension and Payroll Service we have put into place and have available to you.

Software for People have been providing interim short term and long-term Payroll and Pension services, with flexible arrangements to suit individual company needs for several years. With our knowledge of Public and Private sector pension management we can offer much sought after knowledgeable professional services.

SfP Support over the Festive Period

Dec 16 2019

Our team will be ready to help 9am - 5.30pm:

  • Monday 16th - Friday 20th December
  • Monday 23rd & Tuesday 24th December
  • Friday 27th December
  • Monday 30th & Tuesday 31st December
Bank Holidays - 25th, 26th December & 1st January - the office will be closed

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