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Behind the scenes of payroll: Meet Natalie

7th September 2023

Next in our ‘behind the scenes of payroll’ series in support of National Payroll Week, we speak to Natalie Deasy, a payroll adviser at Rowleys. Describe your role and responsibilities as a payroll professional? What does a typical day look...

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Medical

Red Flag Update – Important updates for GP practices

6th September 2023

10 Top Tips to Boost Practice Profits As the financial heat burns ever bigger holes in your bank balances, a fresh look at spending and earnings could still help many practices ease the pain. Red Flag Sept 23

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Payroll

Behind the scenes of payroll: Meet Sophie

6th September 2023

As part of our ‘behind the scenes of payroll’ series in support of National Payroll Week, we speak to Sophie Macey, a senior payroll adviser at Rowleys. Sophie has 10 years’ experience in payroll and is currently studying for a...

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Payroll

Payroll: Behind the scenes

5th September 2023

A day in the life of a payroll manager This week is National Payroll Week – a week that focuses on raising awareness of payroll and the impact payroll has on the UK economy. This year the spotlight is on...

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Pensions

Navigating the defined benefit pension scheme buy-out landscape: Is a capacity crunch imminent?

30th August 2023

In the ever-evolving landscape of defined benefit (DB) pension schemes in the UK, trustees hold a pivotal role in safeguarding the financial security of their members. Recently, a question has emerged within the DB pension scheme arena: Is a capacity...

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Pensions

Virgin Media case could have implications for defined benefit pension schemes

28th July 2023

Virgin Media's legal case against NTL Pension Trustees II Limited has raised concerns for defined benefit schemes, and it could have significant financial consequences. Here, Rowleys Head of Pensions, Matt Hutchinson, explains more about the case and the possible implications....

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Payroll

An employer’s guide to calculating National Minimum Wage

21st July 2023

As an employer in the United Kingdom, it is essential to comply with the regulations surrounding the National Minimum Wage (NMW). Failure to do so can lead to serious consequences, including legal penalties and damage to your reputation. To avoid...

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Tax

Forthcoming changes to Self-Assessment tax returns

12th July 2023

HMRC has recently announced a significant change to the requirements for filing Self-Assessment tax returns. Although not widely publicised, starting from the 2023/24 tax year, the income threshold at which a tax return is mandatory has been raised from £100,000...

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Payroll

Paycircle: three months on

7th July 2023

Earlier this year, Rowleys made the decision to switch payroll software providers. We decided that investing in new, enhanced software would allow us to provide a better level of service and reporting for our clients. Here, Payroll Manager, Rebecca Gotch,...

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General & People

Life at Rowleys – Rebecca Gotch

19th June 2023

Rebecca Gotch is a Payroll Manager at Rowleys. She joined Rowleys in 2015 and manages a large number of payrolls for companies of all sizes, with a wide variety of requirements and complexities. Here, Rebecca shares more about life at...

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Tax

Rising inheritance tax liabilities: Steps to take to minimise the burden

16th June 2023

Recent research conducted by interactive investor revealed that the UK's average Inheritance Tax (IHT) liability has surged to £62,000, placing an additional burden on families. This alarming figure highlights the need for individuals to explore effective strategies to minimise their...

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Pensions

Safeguarding retirement: The Pension Protection Fund

14th June 2023

As individuals approach retirement, the security of their pension becomes a crucial concern. The Pension Protection Fund (PPF) plays a vital role in safeguarding the interests of pension scheme members. Rowleys Head of Pensions, Matt Hutchinson, shares more about the...

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Tax

HMRC self-assessment helpline closed for the summer

12th June 2023

On Friday 9th June HMRC announced that their self-assessment helpline will be closed between 12th June and 4th September. Rowleys Tax Partner, Mark Hook, explains more about the announcement and where to seek help regarding tax queries and issues during...

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Payroll

An employer’s guide to redundancy pay

7th June 2023

If you are an employer and are considering making employees redundant, it’s vital that you are aware of your legal obligations regarding redundancy pay. In this article, Rowleys Head of Payroll, Rebecca Gotch, shares more about redundancy pay obligations for...

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Payroll

Switching payroll providers: tips for a seamless switch

18th May 2023

When it comes to payroll, businesses need to ensure that their employees are paid accurately and on time. This can be a time-consuming and complicated process that requires specialist knowledge and software. That's why many businesses outsource their payroll to...

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General & People

Life at Rowley’s – Hollie Harvey-Rowley

16th May 2023

Hollie Harvey-Rowley is an Audit & Accounts Trainee at Rowleys. Here Hollie shares more about her role and life at Rowleys. Tell us more about your current role at Rowleys In my current role, I get hands-on experience in audit...

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Medical

Rowleys joins AISMA

3rd May 2023

Rowleys has become a member of the Association of Independent Specialist Medical Accountants (AISMA). This prestigious membership demonstrates the firm's ongoing commitment to providing exceptional financial support to medical professionals. AISMA is a network of chartered accountancy firms that specialise...

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Not For Profit

Charity Commission announces changes to annual return process

19th April 2023

The Charity Commission recently announced changes to the annual return process for charities. These changes aim to make the reporting process more efficient and accessible for charities, while also providing greater transparency to the public about how charities operate. Rowleys...

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Pensions

Defined benefit pension schemes in decline

5th April 2023

Defined benefit pensions have been a cornerstone of the UK retirement landscape for many decades. These types of pensions offer a guaranteed income for life, based on a formula that takes into account a worker's salary and years of service....

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General & People

Rowleys appoints tax specialist

27th March 2023

Rowleys has appointed tax specialist Rebecca Scotton as Senior Tax Manager, bolstering its tax offering as part of the firm’s strategic growth plans. Rebecca joins Rowleys from a London-based firm where she worked as an International Tax Adviser, advising private...

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