3 Top Tips to COVID-Proof Payroll Processing

23rd Oct 2020
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Here are three  practical  pieces of advice to  ensure COVID-19  does  not  slow  down  your  bureaus  payroll processing  and how you can  respond quickly and effectively to disruption in the future.   

  1. Client Communication:  Make sure you communicate the drawbacks of the Job Support Scheme to your clients to allow them to make an informed decision. Your clients will need to consider whether to avail of this scheme or make the difficult decision to make some or  all  their employees redundant.   

  2. Reduce Business Overheads:  As businesses look at creative ways to save jobs, many are moving to reduce their business overheads. Savvy bureaus have already saved thousands by opting for a payroll provider that  does not  have an  additional  charge for auto enrolment,  CIS or customer support.  A payroll provider that includes unlimited employees should be a given with any payroll package.  BrightPay  is one of the most  competitively priced payroll  software solutions  on the market with no contract ties applicable.  

  1. Working from Home Policy:  Most bureaus have successfully adopted a working from home policy. Your payroll software should easily facilitate remote working with additional user access. Check the costs of remote access or additional users with your payroll provider as these hidden costs can soon add up. Users can access  BrightPay  from 10 different locations which minimises any additional outgoings for your bureau.  

 Want to find out more about how BrightPay can help you during this challenging time? Join our upcoming webinar:  

New Job Support Scheme Explained 

18th November – 10.30am 

In this webinar, we look at what you need to know about the extended CJRS and new Job Support Scheme, including which employees are eligible, the level of government funding, and how the scheme is actioned through payroll. We will also explore the rise in redundancies and the new changes regarding statutory redundancy and notice pay for furloughed employees.  

What you'll learn: 

  • What the extended CJRS means for your business
  • Everything you need to know about the Job Support Scheme 
  • Which employers and employees are eligible 
  • How to operate the Job Support Scheme 
  • How BrightPay’s Job Support Scheme Calculator & Claim Report works 
  • How to calculate notice pay and redundancy pay for furloughed employees