Ink Group shortlisted for a National Award

Ink Group shortlisted for a National Award

We are thrilled to say that the Ink Group has been shortlisted in the Corporate Adviser Small Firm of the Year Category as part of the Corporate Adviser Awards 2020. In association with Standard Life, these awards are being held virtually on November 26th. This is a prestigious, nationally recognised award… Read more
Does Home Working Work?

Does Home Working Work?

Back in August, we enjoyed a chat with Andy Brown, Founder at etc Advisory about the hidden risks of working from home. Whilst Boris & co were busily flip-flopping between ‘work from home!’; ‘get back to work!’; ‘work from home!’, employers up and down the country had to make sense of remote working, and strike a balance between… Read more
Thank you Rishi

Thank you Rishi

The furlough scheme presented a lifeline for many businesses in the UK, as we all know. We have been pleased to help our clients make sense of the scheme and to use it to protect jobs. Understanding it all from a payroll point of view has been somewhat painful (yeah, thanks a lot Rishi!) but we are pleased to have… Read more
News from our Payroll Bureau

News from our Payroll Bureau

Our payroll bureau has been growing steadily, year on year, and we’ve taken on some interesting new clients in a range of sectors. Amongst these are some independent schools with whom we have also been providing some consulting services. Also international firms with their feet in all corners of the globe. We also continue to take on small business payrolls,… Read more
New Partnership with Cushon

New Partnership with Cushon

We are delighted to announce that we have partnered with Cushon to provide a workplace savings proposition to clients of Ink. Workplace savings (as distinct from workplace pensions) is the provision of a range of savings and investment options administered through the workplace using payroll deductions and employer contributions. The Cushon platform integrates seamlessly with… Read more
Power to the people – ESG and Workplace Pensions

Power to the people – ESG and Workplace Pensions

It has been a while since my last blog, on any subject. I could blame Covid-19 or just being too busy, but the truth is I have not felt moved to write about anything in the pensions and employee benefits world for a while…until now. Having grown up on our family farm in Leicestershire I have always had a love… Read more
Q & A: Payrolling Benefits and Expenses

Q & A: Payrolling Benefits and Expenses

What does ‘payrolling Benefits in Kind’ mean? Since 2016, employers have had the option to make use of HMRC’s ‘Payrolling Benefits in Kind (PBIK)’ service.  This voluntary service negates the need for employers to submit a P11D form at the end of each tax year for any employees who receive benefits or expenses.  Instead, tax is deducted direct from employees’… Read more
The rise of Virtual GP services in the workplace

The rise of Virtual GP services in the workplace

Bill Gates once said, “The advance of technology is based on making it fit in so that you don’t really even notice it, so it’s part of everyday life.” For generations the UK has seen the National Health Service as a part of everyday life.  From a check up at a GP, to repairing an intrepid tree climbing 8-year old… Read more
Is ‘discretion’ really the word you’re looking for?

Is ‘discretion’ really the word you’re looking for?

We often (too often) come across the word ‘discretion’ in employment policies.  Much as we appreciate that employers want to exercise their discernment, there can be a rather a thin line between one person’s sense of discretion and another person’s feeling that they have been discriminated against. It’s for this reason that the law makers in this country put parameters… Read more
Employee Assistance Programmes – an invaluable wellbeing tool

Employee Assistance Programmes – an invaluable wellbeing tool

What is an Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)? Employers are increasingly committed to ensuring employees are happy and healthy, rather than simply productive. An EAP is a low-cost, accessible and valuable tool within the wider employee benefit ‘tool kit’ to achieve this. EAPs are workplace programmes provided by employers, designed to support and improve the wellbeing of employees by helping them… Read more