Blog | Employees

Welcome to the Nicki Paddy & Co. Blog.

We are regularly asked questions by our clients, the answers to which are often pertinent to other clients and SME’s. So in a bid to make useful information freely available, we seek to answer the most regularly asked questions or provide some ideas about managing the perennial issues faced by SME’s and growing companies.

If there is a subject you would like us to consider, please contact us.

8th December 2020

To Furlough or Not To Furlough?

Am I wrong in thinking that if you can bring your employees back, you should do so, morally, if nothing else? For their benefit and in some small way to lessen the long-term financial impact of this wretched virus.

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26th March 2020

Covid-19 Business Support

The UK Government has announced a raft of measures and support for individuals, businesses, employers and employees to help them through the Covid-19 / Coronavirus crisis. Details of all the current grants and business support can be found on the dedicated website page which is being updated daily: UK Government COVID-19 Support for Employees, […]

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2nd May 2017

Auto Enrolment – A Beginner’s Guide

What is Auto Enrolment? Saving for life after retirement is not at the forefront of many people’s minds, especially if you have just entered the world of work. The truth is we are all living longer so at retirement age we will need to fund the next stage of our life, however long that may […]

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5th December 2016

Introducing Pam Donaldson – A new addition to our team

We’re delighted to introduce you to a new member of the Nicki Paddy & Co team, Pam Donaldson.  Pam is working on a part-time basis initially, with a view to growing her role here and already she is proving invaluable! Previously Pam was responsible for managing the office and accounts of a UK company under […]

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17th June 2015

Ten steps I go through when training and recruiting…

In response to growth in size of many ICB practices, I’ve put together ten top tips on taking on new staff and training them up… 1.    I believe firmly that all bookkeeping offered by the practice should be carried out by members of a professional institute operating under a Practice Licence, with PI insurance and […]

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23rd October 2013

Hiring Staff – Freelancers or Employees?

Freelancer v Employee – What’s right for you to grow your business? As a small business owner, I arrived at the stage where I realised that I couldn’t do it all on my own anymore and neither did I want to so needed to think about hiring staff. When it came to hiring help though, […]

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24th June 2013

A Bookkeeper’s Life: HR, recruitment, law…. and the odd bit of accounts!

Having spent my bookkeeper’s life in finance based roles, the move to start my own business and provide bookkeeping services seemed like a straight forward one that would call upon my core skills. Rightly or wrongly I perceived bookkeeping as very much being about managing accounts and finance on behalf of my clients. But nothing […]

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31st March 2013

RTI and Payroll Changes

PAYE Changes and what they really mean… Plus some funny things that have been received at HMRC! The Pay As You Earn (PAYE) system was introduced in 1944 and has changed very little since then, so these changes are relatively big news and are aimed at improving the efficiency of PAYE, using Real Time Information […]

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