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Blog posts with a theme of financial education for employees. Includes helpful guides and downloads.

  • 2019-2020 Tax Year: Guide for Employees

    Help out your employees and payroll / HR teams this year with these employee guides to the new tax year.  The new payroll year is looming. A time when confusion is rife amongst employees about updated tax codes, tax thresholds and... Read More
  • Welsh Rate of Income Tax - What should payroll staff do?

    From 6th April 2019 anyone whose primary address is in Wales will pay tax under the new Welsh Rate of Income Tax (WRIT). What can HR and Payroll staff do to help employees through this transition? While there should be very little for... Read More
  • A guide to emergency tax codes

    Are you on one of the common emergency tax codes? Everyone changes jobs at some point in their career. If you are lucky, you changed jobs and your employer received your tax code from HMRC straight away, you got taxed correctly and took... Read More
  • Understanding pension payments

    Pensions. How can something so important also be so complicated for employees to understand?  Thanks to auto-enrolment, by the end of next year almost all UK employees will have a workplace pension scheme. Many will already have a... Read More
  • Understanding the UK marriage allowance

    Have you heard about the UK marriage allowance? It's a little known tax break for couples who are married or in a civil partnership, and it's very useful for couples where one person earns more than the other.  What is it? Everyone... Read More
  • Checking your tax code

    When was the last time you checked that you were on the right tax code? It seems insignificant, but those little letters and numbers in the tax code box on your payslip can actually make a big difference to your pay. Your tax code... Read More
  • Understanding your payslip

    Do you understand all the terms on your payslip each month? What about your employees? The CIPP (Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals) found that 26% of us don't understand everything on our payslip, that's more than 1 in 4... Read More