My Payroll Epiphany – the inspiration for payroll that’s better all round

My Payroll Epiphany – the inspiration for payroll that’s better all round

Ink Payroll Director Ruth Johnson tells us what sparked her passion for pulling payroll out of the past… Prehistoric payroll … the way it used to be. My first ‘proper job’ (as my parents used to call it, in tones of relief mixed with derision) was in a small, family business in the sticks.  The boss was a rather aloof… Read more
Introduce Workplace Pension Salary Exchange and save an average of £7,015 p/a

Introduce Workplace Pension Salary Exchange and save an average of £7,015 p/a

Auto Enrolment has ushered in a new era of workplace-based saving. In our view it’s been a resounding success – boosting both the number of people engaging in long term savings and the average amount of annual saving per employee. Throw in a dramatic increase in employer participation and improved pension awareness nationally and the results really are quite stunning. Read more
Payroll – why settle for ‘satisfactory’?

Payroll – why settle for ‘satisfactory’?

Payroll is an increasingly exacting discipline, it requires accuracy, attention to detail, great technology and a progressive, forward thinking mindset. Many of the employers we talk to who outsource their payroll are using service providers who, at best, they are just ‘satisfied’ with. Ultimately shouldn’t an outsourced service provider deliver more than just a ‘satisfactory’ service? In fact… Read more
Workplace Pension Clinics – Ink achieves a Net Promoter Score of 9.46/10!

Workplace Pension Clinics – Ink achieves a Net Promoter Score of 9.46/10!

At Ink we have always been passionate about operating at member level to connect with individuals and improve their understanding and engagement with Workplace Pensions. It is our strongly held view that employers who invest in the promotion of their schemes, especially when they have generous employer contributions, reap rewards through improved retention and productivity. First things first: We… Read more
Ink launches its inaugural White Paper – Investing in Pensions, Investing in People

Ink launches its inaugural White Paper – Investing in Pensions, Investing in People

The Ink Group are pleased to announce the publication of our inaugural White Paper: ‘Investing in Pensions, Investing in People – The role of Workplace Pensions in boosting employee wellbeing and productivity’.  To summarise, our White Paper is written for anyone involved in the running of Workplace Pensions. Our focus is on: Exploring the challenges facing the… Read more
One-month countdown to GDPR: a unique perspective

One-month countdown to GDPR: a unique perspective

At The Ink Group, our day to day activities involve handling large amounts of personal data. As you can imagine, we have been working hard to prepare for GDPR. We see GDPR through a number of different lenses: as an employer an HR adviser a payroll bureau a regulated employee benefits consultancy So, we… Read more
Upcoming changes to the Childcare Voucher Scheme – so what does this mean for me?

Upcoming changes to the Childcare Voucher Scheme – so what does this mean for me?

As any working parent will know, Childcare Vouchers are there to help with the cost of childcare by creating income tax and national insurance savings. Childcare Voucher schemes have existed for over 15 years but are soon to be replaced by the Government’s Tax-Free Childcare scheme. Childcare Vouchers have historically been provided by accredited third party organisations. Employers choose a… Read more
How will you be preparing your employees for an increase in their pension contributions?

How will you be preparing your employees for an increase in their pension contributions?

Why are pension contributions increasing? Automatic enrolment has been successful in getting millions more people saving into pensions. Over 8 million people are now in a workplace pension as a result of auto-enrolment. However, the contribution levels that the government set for both the employer and employee were always intended to increase over time. This is because the starting level of… Read more
Income Protection – unjustly unloved and underused

Income Protection – unjustly unloved and underused

Income Protection – At Ink, we think it’s a great benefit to provide to staff. However, it seems to be one of the least understood by both employer and employee – but why? What is Income Protection? Basically, it’s an insurance policy. It pays out when an employee is sick or absent from work for longer than 6 months. The… Read more
Save employees up to £200/year on their everyday shopping with Ink Rewards

Save employees up to £200/year on their everyday shopping with Ink Rewards

When buying Christmas presents this year, an increasing number of us will do this through a smartphone or tablet rather than trekking around the streets of our nearest city centre. It would seem that, in the battle of “bricks vs. clicks”, the clicks are winning. With around £133 billion being spent online with UK retailers last year, everything from your… Read more