Staff Pay

Articles, guides and news on staff pay and wages issues for UK SMEs.

Employing & managing staff

Over third of businesses struggling to fill jobs

There are now 1.3m job vacancies in the UK, the same number as there are unemployed workers, leaving businesses with holes in the workforce


Half a million jobs in small businesses at risk

Insolvencies expected to increase by 21% this year as small firms face myriad challenges, according to research

Employing & managing staff

Staff and Christmas bonuses

What should you do if a staff member narrowly misses out on a Christmas bonus scheme? Should you make an exception?


Small businesses expect to increase pay by 3% next year

Staff shortages in shops and restaurants due to double whammy of Brexit and Covid will push wages up by an average 2.9% in 2022 - survey

Employing & managing staff

Can I pay remote workers less than in-house staff?

With many businesses shifting to long-term remote or hybrid working, employers are questioning the rules for paying staff who work remotely

Employing & managing staff

Coronavirus: what are your sick pay obligations if your staff self-isolate?

We answer some of they key questions around what to do about statutory sick pay (SSP) when your staff are required to self-isolate


Businesses increasing prices, avoiding investment to cope with rising pay

Latest Federation of Small Businesses survey shows how ever-increasing minimum wage demands are hurting investment and productivity


Almost one in seven SME owners can’t pay staff due to cash flow issues

New research from QuickBooks shows the extent to which small business owners suffer from cash flow issues.

Employing & managing staff

Do I need to pay more to staff who work unsociable hours?

We are about to trade around the clock, 24 hours in some cases. Do we need to pay extra for employees who work unsocial hours?

Employing & managing staff

Can’t afford a pay rise? 9 alternative ways to reward your staff

If you can't afford to give a pay rise to your top-performing employees, there are a few other ways that you can reward them.

Employing & managing staff

The Great British pay rise: What do Brits think?

New research results from MoneyGuru show how the public really judge the issue of their pay rises.


Looking for a pay rise in 2018? These ten industries are your best bet

The latest data from CV-Library reveals the top ten industries which witnessed the biggest salary jumps in 2017, making them the top ten sectors for a pay rise this new year.

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16 ways to improve your business cash flow

Read here for 16 tried and tested tips and tricks to improve potential cash flow problems

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Agility – the new rocket fuel for today’s SMBs

How Microsoft Teams is helping small businesses stay nimble

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Six ways to boost your small company’s culture with technology

Getting the most from Microsoft Teams to help build a common purpose and connection within your business

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Five ways to boost SMB cyber defence so you can focus on growth

Want to boost your cybersecurity? Check out these five ways to strengthen your defences against attacks