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Payroll updates

2022

8 September
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Scottish Earnings Arrest

There is now one attachment of earnings order for Scottish Earnings Arrest. This makes it easier to select the right attachment for your employee. 

For more information, see the Attachment of earnings orders article

 
11 August
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National Minimum Wage check

You can now check you pay your employees National Minimum Wage. This makes it easier to ensure you meet the minimum wage requirements. You can also view the minimum wage bands and rates for your employees on a new report.

For more information, see the National Minimum Wage check article.

Statutory payments override

You can now override the statutory payment calculations for your employees. This makes it easier to change the amounts, for example, if you pay your employees before or after they've worked for you. You can also view the total paid to date values for all statutory payments on the absences report.

For more information, see the Statutory payments override article.

30 June
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Salary sacrifice pensions

You can now process salary sacrifice pensions for your employees. This makes it easier to set up salary sacrifice payments and pension schemes and view the pension contributions on your payslips and reports.

For more information, see the salary sacrifice pensions article.

19 May
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New Instant Payroll Migration Content

We've just published a new batch of articles specifically to help our Instant Payroll customers move over to Sage Business Cloud. We have covered everything from setting up your company, to adding your pensions and completing your first pay run.

See the new articles

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New National Insurance rate

From 6 July 2022, the Primary Threshold for National Insurance is increasing. We have updated Sage Business Cloud Payroll to account for this. Your calculations are adjusted automatically once you reach the 6 July 2022 processing date.

Earnings Limit

Weekly

Monthly

Yearly

Primary Threshold (PT) (6 April 2022 - 5 July 2022)

190.00

823.00

9,880.00

Primary Threshold (PT) (6 July 2022 - 5 April 2023)

242.00

1,048.00

12,570.0

 

28 April
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New brand

We've recently updated our Sage brand and you'll start to see changes in the look and feel of Sage Business Cloud Payroll. These changes do not affect how you use the product.

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Bulk payslip messages

You can now edit payslip messages for multiple employees at the same time. This makes it easier to manage messages that apply to lots of people.

For more information, see the Payslip messages article

10 March
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Payroll Year End

We've also made changes to allow you to complete year end processing for the 2021/2022 tax year, process pay and make submissions for the 2022/2023 tax year which starts on 6 April 2022.
Your SBC Payroll program will be updated automatically on 10 March 2022.

Legislation changes for the new tax year include:

  • Updated tax bands for the UK
  • Updated Auto Enrolment thresholds
  • Updated NI Calculation thresholds
  • New Freeport and Veteran NI Categories
  • Updated statutory payment values
See all the legislation changes in our dedicated help article
10 February
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The Absences report

The Absences report shows you any employee time off that you've recorded as an absence. The report can be run for any of your employees and can show data for any time period since you started using Sage Business Cloud Payroll.

Absences for the current and previous tax years, appear as part of your pay run. Therefore, this report is particularly useful if you want to see absences before the previous tax year or for employees that are no longer part of your active pay runs. Or if you want to save a record of absences by themselves.

For more information, see the Absences report article

24 January
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Improved employee access to online payslips

This release includes changes to allow your employees to access their online payslips via the Sage HR mobile app.

For more information about online payslips for employees and employers, see the appropriate help article.

Online Payslips: an employer's guide

Online Payslips: an employee’s guide

2021

16 December
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The Salary Journal report

In December we released the Salary Journal report.

You can use salary information from a pay run to create a Salary Journal report.  If you use an accounting product, you can import the report as a journal transaction. This can save you time and reduce processing errors.

For more information about the report see our Salary journals article

30 November
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Payroll Year End (Ireland)

This release includes changes to allow you to complete year end processing for 2021 and to start processing in 2022.

This new update includes:


  • Updated pay calendars for 2022 tax year, so you can process pay runs in the new tax year.
  • Updated PRSI (Pay Related Social Insurance) and USC (Universal Social Charge) thresholds for 2022 tax year to accommodate the increase in National Minimum Wage (increase from €10.20 to €10.50).
  • Extension of the EWSS (Employment Wage Subsidy Scheme) until 30th April 2022.
  • For more information about legislation changes, visit the Revenue Budget Summary 2022.
  • For help processing your year end, access our Payroll year end guide.
20 August
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Need to add more employees to your Payroll subscription?

You can now process payroll for up to 100 employees with the addition of two new subscription options: 51 - 75 employees and 76 - 100 employees.

To accommodate for your company’s growth, you can now simply choose to Upgrade from the Employees screen when you reach the maximum number of employees in your subscription. 

Go to the Subscription and Invoices section. Alternatively, find this under Manage My Account.

19 April
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UK Payroll - View your payslips online

The new Online Payslips feature gives employees access to view and download their payslips and P60s online instead of printing and emailing them. Set up by the employer, employees can now self serve at a time that suits them.

Find out more information about how to use Online Payslips.

1 April
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UK Payroll - Earlier year update changes

If you need to notify HMRC of a correction to the previous tax year’s full payment submission (FPS) values after 19 April 2021, you will need to submit a supplementary FPS. You can submit this within Sage Business Cloud Payroll.

Previously, this type of correction would have been recorded as an Earlier Year Update (EYU).

For more information, see Earlier year update changes.

11 March
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UK Payroll - Import your employees

This release includes a new feature so you can import your employees from other payroll software using a Full Payment Submission (FPS) file.

For more information, see our How to import employees using an FPS file help article.

4 March
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UK Payroll Year End

This release includes changes to allow you to complete year end processing for the 2020/21 tax year and to process pay and make submissions for the 2021/22 tax year which starts on 6 April 2021.

New with this update

Feature

A new IR35 process for off-payroll workers

New Student Loan Plan 4 for Scottish students

Updates

Legislation changes for the new tax year

  • Updated thresholds for Student Loan Plans 1 & 2
  • Updated tax bands for the UK, Wales and Scotland
  • Updated Auto Enrolment thresholds
  • Updated NI Calculation thresholds
  • Updated statutory payment values
  • A new P60 20/21 template
  • A change to the Employment Allowance Claim submission – the removal of the State Aid Claimed Field

2020

10 DECEMBER
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New reports

We've created some new reports to help you check and reconcile your pay. Find them on the new Reporting option on the menu.

Choose an appropriate reporting period to view. You can easily export the report as a PDF or CSV file for further analysis and sharing.

These reports cover Employee Net Pay, Payslip Summary, Employer Costs, Liability Totals and Pay History (UK Only). The detailed payroll report which combines these reports can still be accessed from your completed pay run.

26 NOVEMBER
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Irish Payroll Year End and updates for the 2021 tax year

This release includes changes to allow you to complete year end processing for the 2020 tax year and to process pay and make submissions in the 2021 tax year.

A further update will follow in December to introduce EDS changes. We will update this page with more information in due course.


New with this update
  • Updated pay calendars for 2021, so you can process pay runs in the new tax year.
  • Updated PRSI and USC thresholds for 2021 tax year to accommodate the increase in National Minimum Wage.
  • For more information about legislation changes, visit the revenue website.
  • For help processing your year end, see our help article.
20 AUGUST
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Need to add more employees to your subscription?

We now support up to 50 employees with the addition two new options, 26 -35 employees and 36 - 50 employees.

The two new tiers and full pricing details are available here.

14 MAY
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Irish Payroll improvements

We’ve introduced a new payment type to help process payments under the Wage Subsidy scheme. More information about making these payments is available from our help article.
1 APRIL
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UK Payroll Year End and updates

This release includes changes to allow you to complete year end processing for the 2019/20 tax year and to process pay and make submissions for the 2020/21 tax year.


New with this update
  • Legislation changes for the new tax year.
    • Updated P60 template for 2019/20 year end.
    • Updated Statutory Payments rates and thresholds.
    • Updated PAYE & National Insurance rates and thresholds.
    • Updated Auto Enrolment thresholds.
    • Updated Student Loan thresholds for Plan 1 and Plan 2.
    • Updated FPS (Full Payment Submission), EPS (Employer Payment Summary)
  • A new absence type of Bereavement for recording bereavement leave and calculating statutory parental bereavement pay.
  • Employment allowance changes to support the new legislation around who can claim and how often you need to apply.
  • Changes to termination awards in line with new government legislation.
  • Support for enhanced RTI Passwords. 
 
26 MARCH
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Coronavirus (COVID-19) support

We’re here to help businesses nationwide and are doing everything we can to ensure our customers are supported as well as providing advice and guidance to anyone who needs it.

Visit our hub to find the latest government advice, how you can get support, work more effectively from home and free training. We'll be updating this resource regularly.

26 MARCH
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Irish Payroll – Temporary COVID-19 Wage Subsidy Scheme

We’ve released a software update to help you process payments to your employees under the new wage subsidy scheme launched in Ireland to help businesses that have been impacted by the Coronavirus pandemic.

For details on how to process these payments in Sage Business Cloud Payroll, read our help article.

14 JANUARY
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Irish Payroll - new reports for 2020

  • Employee Details Statement report
    This new report shows the total values included in payroll submissions to the Revenue in the current employment per employee.
    Export the reports and send to them to your employees. Your Employees can use this to check their pay against the Employee Details Summary issued by the Revenue to replace the P60.
  • Liability Report
    This new report shows the total amount you owe the Revenue for PAYE, PRSI, USC and LPT for each reporting period. Use this to check and track the amount owed to the Revenue for each reporting period. 

2019

27 NOVEMBER
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Irish Payroll Year End and updates for 2020 tax year

This release includes changes to allow you to complete year end processing for 2019 tax year and to process pay and make submissions for the 2020 tax year.

 

New with this update

  • Updated pay calendars for 2020 tax year so you can process pay runs for the new tax year.
  • Updated employer PRSI rate for the 2020 tax year.
  • Export the Review Employee Pay screen to send to your employees. Your Employees can use this to check their pay against the Employee Details Summary (EDS), issued by the Revenue to replace the P60.
  • Override PRSI insurable weeks. Allows you to adjust PRSI calculations when an employee leaves part way through a month, for example.
  • Payslips and reports to include benefits in kind (BIK) in the gross pay total.

2018

18 Dec
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Irish Payroll Year End and PAYE Modernisation for 2019 tax year

This release includes changes to allow you to complete your year end processing for 2018, as well as PAYE Modernisation changes. This allows you to process pay and make submissions for the 2019 tax year.

Payroll year end 2018 changes:

  • Updated P35 submission.
  • Updated P60 template.

Tax year 2019 changes:

  • Updated PAYE, USC and PRSI calculations for the new tax year.
  • Support for PRSI exemption.
  • Support for Agent TAIN (Tax Advisor Identification Number).
  • Updated Emergency Tax calculations.
  • Ability to retrieve RPN values for existing employees / create RPNs for new employees.
  • Ability to make Payroll Submissions at the end of each completed Pay Run.
  • Disable P30, P35, P45, P45 Part 3, P46 and P60 for 2019 tax year.
21 Mar
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UK Payroll Year End and new 2018/19 tax year

Everything you need to complete your payroll year end and start your new 2018/19 tax year including:

  • Updated P60 template for 2017/18 year end.
  • Updated Statutory Payments rates and thresholds.
  • Updated PAYE & National Insurance rates and thresholds.
  • Updated Auto Enrolment thresholds and phased contribution values.
  • Updated Scottish Rate of Income Tax calculations.
  • Updated Student Loan thresholds for Plan 1 and Plan 2.
  • Updated FPS (Full Payment Submission), EPS (Employer Payment Summary) and EYU (Earlier Year Update) submission.

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