Monday, October 22nd, 2018

The Tax Man Cometh – Are You Being Investigated By HMRC?


HMRC recently revealed that one in ten small businesses are under active investigation – that’s over half a million companies across the UK. [1]


The UK tax code is the longest and most complicated in the world, having ballooned to over 20,000 pages. [2] It currently sits …

Wednesday, October 17th, 2018

How To Handle Construction Industry Scheme Admin In The Off-Season

Many construction firms see sizeable contrasts in their order books between the summer months and the more inclement conditions of winter, and that can complicate your Construction Industry Scheme admin, whether you operate as a subcontractor, or as a main contractor that hires subcontractors.

These two …

Monday, October 15th, 2018

Planning Payroll For Christmas Holidays

The run-up to Christmas can vastly increase your payroll admin, with the year’s largest number of annual leave requests to process and three of the year’s eight bank holidays falling with only three weekdays in between them.

It’s important to make sure you get it right …

Monday, September 24th, 2018

Fully Managed Payroll Services Keep You Safe From Unseen Costs

A fully managed payroll service is about more than just convenience – it can have substantial financial benefits, especially if you are at risk of making mistakes when calculating your payroll yourself.

In a medium-sized or growing business, it’s easy for payroll to get out of …

Monday, September 17th, 2018

A Sustainable Payroll – A Look At Wagemate’s ePayslips Portal

Organisations of all sizes in all sectors are working hard to use resources more efficiently, be kinder to the environment and crucially, to save money in a sustainable way on everyday operations.

Efforts to become a paperless office are a part of this, whether it means …

Monday, September 17th, 2018

Brexit & Your Business: 11 Questions You Should Be Asking Yourself As A Business Owner

Whatever your thoughts on Brexit, the UK’s exit from the European Union (EU) is going to have immense ramifications on the country for years; its rights, laws, trade and international relations.


While the topic has been subject to more talk and column inches than any other for the last …

Wednesday, September 5th, 2018

Small Business Week – 6 Tips To Managing Your Finances

Money is definitely not everything in life, but handling finances efficiently within your small business will make a massive difference to your profitability, sustainability and success. It will affect everything from how you pay your staff to much you are able to reinvest into your company for the future.

This …

Wednesday, August 29th, 2018

Delivering Excellence With SG Corporate Services

“It has been so easy to get in contact with Wagemate and whoever we get on the other end of the phone is knowledgeable and willing to help us,” said Ryan Oates, Corporate Services Manager for SG Wealth Management. “It makes our jobs much easier when our clients use their …

Tuesday, August 28th, 2018

What Is The Construction Industry Scheme And How Can We Help You?

The Construction Industry Scheme (CIS) is a kind of pay-as-you-go approach to tax and national insurance for construction industry subcontractors – but it’s more complicated than the usual PAYE rules on income tax, for example.

Different rules apply to contractors, registered subcontractors and non-registered subcontractors If …

Thursday, August 23rd, 2018

How To Avoid Getting Caught Out By An HMRC Audit

No matter how big or small your company is, or how complicated your finances, at some point you are likely to face an HMRC audit to check that your company finances are tax compliant.

While this is bound to be stressful no matter what you do, …