activpayroll Newsletter


Brexit Update: Customs Declarations and Changes for Employees

To prepare for Brexit, HMRC has announced funding initiatives to train customs agents; meanwhile, UK employees working in the EU will also experience Brexit changes.

What are the changes?


Australia to Introduce New Annualised Salary Requirements 

The clauses coming into effect on 1 March 2020 broadly involve new notification, record-keeping and wage reconciliation obligations for employers paying modern awards in an annualised arrangement to their employees.

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Republic of Ireland 2020 Payroll and Tax Update 

From PAYE modernisation to the latest budget, employers in Ireland should prepare for Ireland’s 2020 payroll and tax schedule.

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HMRC Payroll & Tax Update

The new tax year is approaching and HMRC has issued an update on incoming changes to the UK’s payroll and tax system. 2020 will bring a variety of new tax regulations, benefits, and adjustments, hence, it’s time to prepare your business, your payroll, and your employees with our guide to the incoming changes.

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UK Holiday Pay Changes in 2020

In April 2020, the reference period for calculating holiday pay in the UK will change. The move comes as part of the UK government’s ongoing effort to improve transparency between employers and employees, and will particularly affect employees who work variable hours.

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HMRC Prepares Private Sector for Off-Payroll Working Rules

From April 2020, off-payroll working rules in the UK will change. More specifically, the IR35 responsibilities which currently apply to public sector businesses will be extended to medium and large businesses in the private sector.

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Prepare for Belgium’s 2020 Social Elections 

In 2019, Belgian’s Official Gazette announced the 2020 Social Elections Act, which set the dates for the country’s next round of social elections. The social elections will run from 11 May 2020 to 24 May 2020 but, to prepare for the vote, employers must complete a series of administrative procedures.

What do employers need to know?


Have You Met James Forgie?

Get to know our Project Manager, James Forgie. Find out about his role in our Isle of Man office, how he got into the payroll industry and his greatest achievements.

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Taiwan’s 2020 Minimum Wage Increase

Taiwan’s minimum wage will change in 2020: employers should ensure they understand the changes and how they will affect payroll.

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Adam Smith Awards Asia 2019

We are proud to share the news that activpayroll was awarded HIGHLY COMMENDED for the Best AP Solution Award at the Gala Presentation last month in Singapore. The Adam Smith Awards Asia are the ultimate industry benchmark for achievement in corporate treasury.


Italy Office Visit

During a recent trip to Milan, we were delighted to visit our colleagues in the Milan office. Buon Natale ragazzi!



activpayroll Celebrates 2019 Charity Success

This year the activpayroll team has been busy taking part in several challenges to raise vital funds for five deserving charities, successfully raising over £13,000. 

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activpayroll Helps Spread Christmas Cheer Around the Globe 

This Christmas, activpayroll is helping spread festive cheer across six of its international offices, ensuring no child goes without food or a gift this Christmas morning.

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Happy Holidays

We would like to wish our customers, partners and team members across the globe a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! The activpayroll team look forward to providing you with continued support throughout 2020 and beyond!