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[US] COVID-19 quarantine leave for employees in New York State

[US] COVID-19 quarantine leave for employees in New York State [US] COVID-19 quarantine leave for employees in New York State

25 Mar 2020
New York enacted a new law on March 18 which provides compensation and job-protected leave to any employee in New York State who has been...
[US] IRS allows 90-day relief for taxpayers during COVID-19 outbreak

[US] IRS allows 90-day relief for taxpayers during COVID-19 outbreak [US] IRS allows 90-day relief for taxpayers during COVID-19 outbreak

25 Mar 2020
Most significantly, the IRS is deferring all federal income tax payments due April 15, 2020, for 90 days. The notice is a welcome relief for...

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[UK] ‘Furlough leave’ explained and what businesses need to know

[UK] ‘Furlough leave’ explained and what businesses need to know [UK] ‘Furlough leave’ explained and what businesses need to know

24 Mar 2020
As part of continuing efforts to keep the economy moving and protect UK jobs, the government announced plans to introduce...
[UK] Off-payroll Working Reforms Delayed to Tax Year 2021/22

[UK] Off-payroll Working Reforms Delayed to Tax Year 2021/22 [UK] Off-payroll Working Reforms Delayed to Tax Year 2021/22

24 Mar 2020
As part of the government’s response to the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic, Stephen Barclay, Chief Secretary to the Treasury made an...
[UK] Self-Isolating versus Social Distancing

[UK] Self-Isolating versus Social Distancing [UK] Self-Isolating versus Social Distancing

24 Mar 2020
We have been asked by several members on the difference between self-isolating and social distancing and where the relevant guidance...

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Covid-19 Update:  Spain

Covid-19 Update: Spain Covid-19 Update: Spain

27 Mar 2020
The Spanish Government declares state of emergency on 14th March 2020.
Covid-19 Update:  New Zealand

Covid-19 Update: New Zealand Covid-19 Update: New Zealand

27 Mar 2020
Latest Covid-19 Update New Zealand

Technology >

Reaching every worker: How to evolve employee engagement

Reaching every worker: How to evolve employee engagement Reaching every worker: How to evolve employee engagement

08 Apr 2019
Eighty per cent of the global workforce are ‘deskless’. No corporate email. No Office 365 account. Employees have customer type expectations.
What the History of RPA Technology Says About its Future

What the History of RPA Technology Says About its Future What the History of RPA Technology Says About its Future

28 Mar 2019
Great things have been predicted for the future of Robotic Process Automation, with experts claiming that such technology could have...
Making payroll simpler for SMEs

Making payroll simpler for SMEs Making payroll simpler for SMEs

19 Mar 2019
Sage Salary and Supplier Payments, powered by Modulr, will help SMEs save time and money processing payroll and invoice payments....

Regional focus >

[UK] Scottish Budget Delay

[UK] Scottish Budget Delay [UK] Scottish Budget Delay

18 Dec 2019
For anyone looking for a write-up of the draft Scottish budget, please have a read of this news piece.
[UK] The Conservative Party Manifesto

[UK] The Conservative Party Manifesto [UK] The Conservative Party Manifesto

17 Dec 2019
So now we know that there will be a majority Conservative Party government in Westminster.  So it is relevant to...
[UK] UK Budget Cancelled

[UK] UK Budget Cancelled [UK] UK Budget Cancelled

31 Oct 2019
On the 14th of October 2019, Chancellor Sajid Javid said that he would be holding the UK budget on the 6th of...

Professional development >

How learning the art of persuasion can help you progress in your career

How learning the art of persuasion can help you progress in your career How learning the art of persuasion can help you progress in your career

11 Feb 2019
In essence, it all boils down to the ethos, pathos & logos described by ancient Greek philosophers.
Five things to think about when creating a succession plan

Five things to think about when creating a succession plan Five things to think about when creating a succession plan

28 Jan 2019
Too few employers have any succession plan in place – and of those that do, most are incomplete.
How to ensure health and wellness in a multi-generational workforce

How to ensure health and wellness in a multi-generational workforce How to ensure health and wellness in a multi-generational workforce

17 Jan 2019
The secret, it seems, is finding an approach that works for everyone – no matter what their age.

GDPR >

Over 59,000 data breaches reported in Europe since GDPR

Over 59,000 data breaches reported in Europe since GDPR Over 59,000 data breaches reported in Europe since GDPR

18 Feb 2019
Although few organisations have been subjected to fines so far, the number is expected to increase heavily this year.
Corporate Christmas cards at risk under GDPR

Corporate Christmas cards at risk under GDPR Corporate Christmas cards at risk under GDPR

18 Dec 2018
The European Union’s data protection regulations means that companies need permission to indulge in festive cheer.

Spotlight profiles >

In the spotlight:  Niamh Reilly

In the spotlight: Niamh Reilly In the spotlight: Niamh Reilly

25 Jul 2019
Niamh Reilly from Immedis charts her payroll journey, from humble accounts clerk to global payroll client manager

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[Expat corner] HMRC ‘special treatment’ for expats stranded in UK by coronavirus

[Expat corner] HMRC ‘special treatment’ for expats stranded in UK by coronavirus [Expat corner] HMRC ‘special treatment’ for expats stranded in UK by coronavirus

25 Mar 2020
HMRC said in a guidance note that it will treat as "exceptional circumstances" people quarantined or self-isolating in the UK,...
[Expat corner] Budget 2020: attracting talent to the UK

[Expat corner] Budget 2020: attracting talent to the UK [Expat corner] Budget 2020: attracting talent to the UK

10 Mar 2020
The UK has been through what feels like an interminable period of naval gazing. Now that the Brexit decision is...
[Tax Corner] Brexit latest for employers

[Tax Corner] Brexit latest for employers [Tax Corner] Brexit latest for employers

17 Feb 2020
The UK ceased to be a member of the European Union on January 31, 2020, and has entered a transitional...