Day: May 19, 2020

SME’s could be saving almost £16,000 a year by outsourcing payroll services

Leeds-based Cheney Payroll Services has revealed that the UK’s 247,000 small and medium sized businesses can benefit from significant cost savings by engaging a specialist payroll bureau service, rather than tackling pay and remuneration in-house.

The rapidly contracting economy is compelling business owners to scrutinise every outgoing and make cost savings wherever possible.  With businesses facing tough times ahead, SMEs can make huge savings by outsourcing their payroll function to specialists.

Typical Cost Savings using Cheney Payroll Services

Company Size,

by number of employees

Cheney Payroll Bureau Service, Annual Cost inc VAT* 

Annual Saving

50£2520£20,178
100£5040£17,658
250£12,600£10,098
Average all SMEs£6,720£15,978

Based on a fixed cost of £3.50+VAT per employee per month, business owners can save valuable time and money, freeing up bosses so they can focus on getting back to business after lockdown.

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At least 300 UK primary schools will not open to more pupils on June 1

At least 300 schools in England will ignore the government’s plans to open to more pupils on June 1 because several councils said it was not safe for them to do so.

Liverpool, Hartlepool, Rochdale and Stockport councils have told parents that the primary schools they control will not be reopening to children from reception, year 1 and year 6 at the start of next month, as proposed by the government. More local authorities have yet to commit.

The growing list of dissenting councils — most led by the opposition Labour party — emerged as a stand-off persisted between ministers and teaching unions demanding more information before accepting that it is safe to begin a phased reopening of schools for up to 2m children. The children of key workers have been able to attend schools through the crisis.

The National Education Union said the government, among other things, had to

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City approves $140m CBD towers

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MiBiz hires Carlson to cover real estate, small business

Kate Carlson

MiBiz Inc. has hired reporter Kate Carlson to cover real estate and development and small businesses for its West Michigan publication.

A story on its website states, “Carlson comes to MiBiz from the Holland Sentinel, where she spent nearly two years covering business, development and local government in the West Michigan region.

“She will contribute to MiBiz’s increased focus on small-business coverage during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Carlson previously was a reporter at the Midland Daily News and a reporting intern at MLive Media Group and the San Antonio Express-News in Texas. She was the former Editor-in-chief at Central Michigan Life, the student newspaper at Central Michigan University, where she earned her degree in journalism.”

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