October 2020 Payroll news: Furlough, Employment Allowance, National Living Wage and Pensions

Posted: 9th October, 2020

In the world of Payroll, there have been a lot of changes since April, none more so than the Government's Coronavirus Job Retention scheme. This scheme ends on the 31st of October and all employers should be aware to carry out a post-Covid review of their payroll. As the CJRS scheme was based on previous earnings there are a few things to consider:

  • Are you paying all your employees at least the minimum wage?
  • If you are committed to the national living wage, are you keeping track of new rates?
  • Directors allowances increased in April – are you maximising this benefit?
  • Are you claiming the correct allowances as a company?

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Payroll Officer job vacancy

Posted: 8th June, 2020

We’re looking for experienced Payroll Officer with a minimum of 2 years’ previous payroll experience to join our busy, vibrant team in Liverpool. As an outsourced payroll bureau team member, you’ll be allocated various client sites, and be responsible for the full range of payroll duties for each of these.

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Sefton Park Medical Centre case study

Posted: 28th May, 2020

At Quill, our doors are always left wide open for any clients who leave. Experience has taught us that departed clients often quickly learn that the grass isn’t greener on the other side of the fence. That’s exactly what happened with Sefton Park Medical Centre. As part of a streamlining process, Sefton Park Medical Centre chose to combine accountancy and payroll resources with its accountants, and cancelled Quill’s outsourced payroll support. After a month, the practice returned as Quill Payroll users. Find out why.

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Senior Payroll Officer job vacancy

Posted: 26th May, 2020

We're looking for a Senior Payroll Officer to join our Liverpool-based outsourced payroll bureau. The successful candidate will be responsible for ensuring we deliver the very best and commercially cost-effective payroll service to our clients while remaining compliant to all payroll-related rules and regulations. Amongst the myriad duties are giving guidance, training and support to the team, and covering for the Payroll Operations Manager when unavailable.

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Peter Dye Memorial Shield recipient for 2020 is Karen Heggie

Posted: 1st May, 2020

Karen Heggie was chosen to receive our Peter Dye Memorial Shield for 2020 for a whole multitude of reasons. Having worked at Quill for almost 12 years, she’s moved around various departments throughout her tenure and gathered vast knowledge of our inner workings. Karen is admired for her absolute willingness to support all departments when needed. Because of her experience across our business, she guides new staff members as part of their induction process and bolsters teams during busy periods.


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We're supporting local and national charities

Posted: 17th April, 2020

One thing the coronavirus pandemic has highlighted is the importance of uniting as communities to support those less fortunate than ourselves. With many fundraising activities postponed for the foreseeable future, as dictated by government lockdown measures, charities are experiencing hard times and reaching out for pledges to overcome the financial impact of COVID-19. Find out what we've raised for various charities by dress down donations and Virtual Grand National sweepstake.

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Support through the coronavirus pandemic

Posted: 30th March, 2020

To try and give you a helping hand through the coronavirus outbreak and beyond, we’ve collated some useful resources from various statutory bodies. This information is constantly being reviewed and we’re keeping this web page updated so please be sure to check in here regularly in order to keep abreast with all the latest developments.

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Action for Children is our new charity of the year

Posted: 18th March, 2020

Action for Children got our vote as charity of the year for 2020-21 because of the incredible help they give to the youngest and most vulnerable in our society. Money raised by Quill throughout the year will enable the charity to continue providing its vital practical and emotional care and support services to children and young people.

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Important coronavirus announcement

Posted: 17th March, 2020

In light of yesterday’s government statements, all Quill staff have reverted to a working-from-home model for the foreseeable future. We expect to operate as close to normal as possible by continuing to process your payroll to agreed SLAs.

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