Entries by James Gray Associates

Will You Ride the Recruitment Waves of Change?

I have worked in recruitment for over 14 years now, and it has been an exciting ride watching technologies advance, methods change, expectations progress and businesses evolve as everyone tries to stay one wave ahead of the competition. What has been more interesting is the way businesses, like fashion, tend to follow a cyclical pattern […]

Marketing to a millennial

Marketing to a millennial audience and the effectiveness of personalisation To the Millennial, there has never been the world without the internet. Most won’t know how to cope without it and are unable to imagine using a book to find information when the internet has it just one click away. They grew up with technology […]

Real Time Information – RTI is coming

Real Time Information Real Time Information (RTI) is the biggest change to PAYE since its inception more than 60 years ago and will affect all employers. RTI is being introduced by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) to modernize the current PAYE system which updates individuals’ records retrospectively at year end when their employer submits an […]

RTI creates pressure for software providers & employers

HMRC announced that, until 05 October 2013, employers with fewer than 50 employees who will have difficulty meeting the ‘on or before’ reporting requirement can report at the time of their regular payrun, as long as this is before the end of the tax Month (i.e. the 5th). However, importantly, this only applies to employers […]

HMRC PCS Members Strike over Pay

HMRC staff who are members of the Public and Commercial Services walked out of their jobs yesterday as part of an ongoing discussion over their pay and employment terms. The walkout staged by HMRC and Valuation Office union members was intended to disrupt the start of the new tax year and the introduction of Real Time […]

Employee engagement strategy presents challenges

Nearly half of HR professionals in the UK are failing to put an employee engagement strategy in place, despite naming it as one of their highest priorities a survey suggests. The research from Youforce found that while 79% of respondents felt employee engagement was a high priority just 41% had a strategy in place. Lee […]

HMRC considers coding out limits increase

A consultation on increasing the size of PAYE underpayment, Self Assessment (SA) balancing payment or unpaid debt that the Revenue can recover in this way – known as coding out – will run until 5 September 2013. Currently, there is a limit of £3,000 for coding out, set in 2011, to strike a balance between […]