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How to calculate Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) entitlement

How to calculate Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) entitlement

By Payroll, Statutory Sick Pay

Also known by its acronym SSP, Statutory Sick Pay is the legal minimum that employees are entitled to when they are off sick from work. Paid by employers, Statutory Sick Pay kicks in when an employee is off sick for more than four days in a row. In this post, Natural HR explores Statutory Sick Pay, your employee’s eligibility, how it’s calculated, and how much is SSP per day. Keep reading to find out everything you need to know about Statutory Sick Pay. Is your employee eligible for Statutory Sick Pay? In order for an employee to qualify for SSP,…

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5 reasons why you should process payroll in-house

By Payroll

Making the choice to process payroll in-house or to use an outsourced payroll provider is a big decision. After all, the timely, correct payment of your employees will rest in your (or their!) hands. Recent research by global professional services firm, EY found that there is a growing transition away from fully outsourced payroll services to an in-house operation. With the number of global companies with a fully outsourced payroll function dropping by 7% in just two years; it’s clear that attitudes towards outsourced payroll are rapidly changing in favour of an in-house operation. Further research by YouGov in 2019…

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Who Handles Payroll in a Company?

By Finance, HR Software, Human Resources, Payroll

Across most organisations, payroll is undoubtedly a highly valued function, yet one burning question is yet to be unanswered in the minds of HR and finance professionals. This question continues to be a topic of much debate with some people thinking payroll should reside within the HR function, while others believe it should sit within finance. In Deloitte’s recent payroll operations survey, they targeted experienced professionals in a wide range of industries who lead or are directly involved with payroll operations. The companies ranged in size from 1,000 to 50,000 employees tend to have their payroll services lead by finance,…

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What should you do if an employee is overpaid?

By Employment Law, Payroll

What should you do if an employee is overpaid? Even in today’s modern world, payroll still incorporates a huge amount of manual processing each month to ensure that employees are paid on time and to the correct amount. However, occasionally payroll mistakes can lead to employees being overpaid in their wages. It’s important for employers to understand why overpayments may occur and how they can properly claim back any monies in order to prevent legal action and disputes. Throughout this guide, we’ll explore a number of precautions an employer can take If they believe an employee has been overpaid. What…

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What does ‘truly integrated’ HR and payroll really mean?

By HR Software, Payroll

For both HR and payroll professionals, recent years have brought about a significant shift in role.  More and more, HR is expected to deliver added value to the business through analytical and transformational work, rather than solely focusing on people administration.  Payroll departments, meanwhile, have seen their responsibilities grow significantly too, largely thanks to legislation like RTI (Real-Time Information) and auto-enrolment. While some businesses have sought to meet these new-found challenges separately (often outsourcing payroll altogether), more and more organisations now recognise the value in tackling these challenges in parallel, integrating HR and payroll into one single system. Done correctly,…

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