Latest Coronavirus Update – June 2020: With 28 new additional staff members and a new Furlough Portal built we are starting to make inroads into the influx of work that Coronavirus has created for the business.

The immediate challenge is making sure all of our customer’s July quarterly tax bill is up to date and accurate, and for those customers who have requested Furlough that these requests have been processed. To ensure this vital workstream has our team’s full focus, we have temporarily closed our phone lines for 2 weeks, starting from Monday 8th June, reopening on Monday 22nd June 2020. In these 2 weeks we will also strive to get as many emails answered and payroll changes made to our customer’s accounts.

Whilst our phone lines will be closed, we are very much open and you can contact us via email, if it is about the Furlough scheme email covid19queries@stafftax.co.uk or if it is a general payroll query or request email info@stafftax.co.uk  To read all our latest Covid-19/Furlough related FAQs click here. To access our newly built Furlough Portal click here

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First Time Employers

With 15 years of helping new employers, we at Stafftax are your one-stop advice centre for everything employment related. Becoming an employer requires a certain amount of administration besides payroll, so we have devised a first time employer checklist to help you.

Employer Checklist

1. Set a salary – decide how much you will pay your employee. You should set a gross salary to protect your costs. Gross is the net (take-home) pay plus tax and employee's National Insurance.

2. Know your total costs – your total costs will be the gross salary plus employer's National Insurance.

3. Holiday – decide how much annual leave you will give your employee. The statutory minimum for a full time employee is 5.6 weeks per year including bank holidays (28 days for a 5-day week) – see here for details.

4. Check your employee is entitled to work in the UK – see here for the checks you are required to make.

5. Employment Contract – you are required by law to have one in place within eight weeks of your employee's start date. Stafftax will provide this for all customers.

6. Insurance – you are required by law to have Employers' Liability Insurance in case your employee has an accident at work.

7. Pension – recent legislation requires that all qualifying employees must be provided with an 'Auto Enrolment' Workplace Pension. This is something Stafftax can do for you. See here for details.

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