January 16, 2023
How accountants can make self-assessment easier for their clients
The 31 January deadline is nearly upon us – that means now is the time to make sure that all self assessments are filed, and paid.
January 13, 2023
Navigating NZ Payroll: The importance and necessity of record keeping
In the second instalment of our new series on Navigating New Zealand Payroll, we cover all things related to record keeping and best practice for storing files.
December 2, 2022
Navigating NZ Payroll: A Guide to Payday Filing
In the first instalment of our new series on Navigating New Zealand Payroll, we cover all things related to payday filing - a mandatory requirement in NZ.
November 28, 2022
Day-to-day responsibilities of a payroll service provider
Find out what the day-to-day responsibilities of payroll providers are, and how it differs for a provider who uses manual versus automated calculations
October 31, 2022
Accountants role: Supporting your clients with pensions
Pension Awareness week flags high time to educate yourself more on auto-enrolment and pensions to reinforce your relationship with your clients.
October 28, 2022
Keeping your payroll data safe in the cloud
The importance of payroll security cannot be underestimated. Discover steps you can your clients can take to keep payroll data safe.
October 5, 2022
Keeping your data safe from cyber attacks: Protect confidential client information in the cloud
In recent weeks, we’ve seen a dramatic increase in cyber attacks and data breaches across the world. Ensure your client payroll data is properly protected.
October 3, 2022
KeyPay has partnered with the ICNZB to support growing NZ bookkeepers!
We’re excited to announce that KeyPay has entered into a National Sponsorship agreement with the Institute of Certified New Zealand Bookkeepers (ICNZB).
September 30, 2022
Trying to recruit hard to fill roles? Look to the world’s biggest talent pool
In the war for talent, few industries have been spared. If you’re looking to grow your team, consider expanding your horizons.
September 28, 2022
What is the Auto Inclusion Scheme (AIS)?
Thanks to the Auto-Inclusion Scheme (AIS), there is no need for hardcopy IR8A forms anymore. Everything can now be submitted electronically to the IRAS.
September 27, 2022
Modernising Goods and Services Tax in New Zealand: An easier way to keep GST records
The IRD has modernised record keeping for GST in New Zealand to comply with technological advancements with e-invoicing. Learn what this means.
September 1, 2022
What employers need to know about the new annualised wage arrangements
On 1 September 2022, new determinations will come into operation under the Hospitality and Restaurant Awards.
August 8, 2022
Payroll outsourcing in New Zealand: What is it, and how to start growing your business
Learn about what New Zealand bureaus should consider when offering payroll outsourcing. Hear from one of KeyPay's partner, Brunton, on their experience.
June 21, 2022
Breaking Down the Increase to Award Minimum Wages
On the 15th June 2022, the Fair Work Commission announced a 4.6% increase to the Award Minimum Wage, effective from the first pay run from 1 July 2022.
End of Financial Year
June 16, 2022
New Zealand’s Matariki public holiday explained
New Zealand’s new public holiday, Matariki, is on Friday 24th June 2022. Learn how accountants and bookkeepers can achieve compliance with the help of KeyPay.
April 21, 2022
5 things to keep in mind when running payroll for public holidays in New Zealand
Here's some things that all outsourced payroll providers should consider on public holidays in NZ.
April 12, 2022
Fair Pay Agreements in NZ: What you need to know
The New Zealand Government have now passed the Fair Pay Agreements Bill. Find out what this means for you and your clients.
March 8, 2022
The importance of gender diversity and equality in the workplace
International Women’s Day is celebrated annually on 8 March, but we at KeyPay believe that gender equality and diversity should be a year-round focus.
February 21, 2022
Small Business Support Program: Payroll support to businesses affected by Omicron
The Small Business Support Program is designed to help support small to medium businesses that suffered during the Omicron outbreak.
January 28, 2022
World Data Privacy Day: A time to review your information's security
January 28 2022 is World Data Privacy Day - in today’s day and age where online transactions are rampant, it’s key to take steps to protect your information.
January 20, 2022
4 Features to Consider When Choosing a Cloud Payroll Solution
With multiple payroll software providers in the market, it can be difficult to know which platform is best for you and your business.
January 17, 2022
Managing your caregiver team: 4 ways to improve efficiency
Managing caregiver teams and support workers can be complex, time-consuming and stressful. Consider a few minor changes to save time and cut down costs.
December 22, 2021
2021 Year in Review
From award wins to expansion (and even making it back to face-to-face events!), we take a look at some of our highlights from 2021.
December 10, 2021
Single Touch Payroll Phase 2: What to expect and how to get ready
Single Touch Payroll Phase 2 is now mandatory. Ensure you're using payroll software that achieves compliance for your clients and their businesses.
December 10, 2021
Small Business Fees and Charges Rebate: What’s changed and how to apply
As of 10 December 2021, the COVID Small Business Fees and Charges Rebate is being increased from $1,500 to $2,000 per eligible NSW business.
December 6, 2021
Running payroll over the festive break: 4 ways to prepare
The festive season is almost here! We've made life easier by outlining how to prepare to run payroll during the holidays.
November 18, 2021
Steps to take to mitigate risk of payroll cyber attacks
With the recent cyber attack on Frontier Software, there may be concerns over data security and protection. KeyPay takes measures to protect your information.
November 12, 2021
From humble beginnings in Rotorua to changing the face of payroll
Experienced NZ payroller of 27 years, Shelley Costello, joins KeyPay. Bringing a wealth of knowledge and insights, Shelley's changing the payroll game.
October 25, 2021
Super stapling: What you need to know
Super stapling comes into effect on 1 November 2021. This will have implications for new employees, employers and their onboarding processes.
September 16, 2021
The impact of COVID-19 on the payroll recruitment market: An interview with Peter Allan from Absolute Payroll
Peter Allan discusses the impact of COVID-19 on the payroll market, expectations from payroll candidates and employers, and the changes he has perceived.
August 10, 2021
10 questions to consider before hiring employees internationally
Thinking about expanding your business internationally? Here are 10 things to consider for business globalisation, from hiring, to payroll, to HR.
July 15, 2021
The NZ Holidays Act: What Is expected to change and what it means for payroll providers
The NZ government has approved all 22 recommendations to review the Holidays Act (2003) - find out what is expected to change and what this means for payroll.
July 12, 2021
Casual employees: 6 ways the Australian law has now changed
Amendments to the Fair Work Act 2009 have changed the way the law operates in respect of casual employees. Here are the changes and how to manage them.
June 23, 2021
Single Touch Payroll: Reporting obligations for closely held payees and other exempt businesses in FY22
Businesses currently exempt from STP will now need to begin preparing for reporting on July 1 2021. Here's how this will affect your clients.
June 9, 2021
Prepare your clients' payroll for the new Australian Financial Year FY22
Review payroll related legislative and tax changes for the new Financial Year FY22 in Australia.
June 1, 2021
NZ Holidays Act compliance: 6 ways to streamline employee data
Issues can arise with record keeping and meeting NZ Holidays Act compliance unless innovative, cloud technology is used. Explore how to streamline compliance.
April 20, 2021
The Holidays Act: 6 'best practice' compliance tips
The Holidays Act (2003) is a widespread issue for businesses across New Zealand. Explore these tips to set your business up for compliance.
January 22, 2021
JobMaker: About the scheme and how to apply
Find out about the JobMaker scheme, how to apply, and how KeyPay is preparing clients' businesses for JobMaker claims and reporting via Single Touch Payroll.
December 15, 2020
Holidays Act Compliance: 5 'blind spots' of traditional NZ payroll software
Many New Zealand businesses face difficulty in achieving complete compliance with the Holidays Act. Look out for these software issues to ensure compliance.
November 30, 2020
7 Remote Recruiting Tips: How to grow your team when location doesn't matter
Remote working has become the norm. Here's some tips for hiring remote workers in this new world by HR Partner.
September 4, 2020
Payroll professionals: Move from data to strategy
In part 2 of our conversation with Nick Day, he discusses technology trends in payroll, and how to embrace innovation to enhance profitability.
September 3, 2020
Raising the profile of payroll
In celebration of National Payroll Week, we spoke with Nick Day - Managing Director of JGA Recruitment on changing the undervalued perception of payroll.
August 17, 2020
Which employees should receive Australian super contributions?
This guest post by Beam indicates which employees should receive super contributions and how to calculate the minimum super threshold amount for the month.
July 23, 2020
Employment legislation you should focus on in 2020
Workplace Law take a look at workplace legislation and policies employers should prioritise as we move forward and bring our workplace back together.
July 10, 2020
Recent penalty rate changes for Retail & Pharmacy Industry Awards
Employers within the Retail and Pharmacy industries should be aware of the following Modern Award penalty rate changes that came into effect from 1 July 2020.
June 15, 2020
July 1 changes to the UK Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme
HMRC have made changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme including flexible furloughing from 1 July, and reductions in grants from August 1.
June 10, 2020
Are you paying super on time?
Our partner, Beam, tells us when you and your clients should pay super and what happens if SG payments are missed.
May 28, 2020
The employee experience is the future for payroll service providers
Businesses often focus on employee experience to boost morale, productivity and revenue. Payroll bureaus should be embracing the employee experience.
May 11, 2020
Understanding the 'NOTS' of the NZ Holidays Act
David Jenkins from NZPPA covers the NOTS of the Holidays Act and where there are areas we can deliver on today to ensure better payroll and leave compliance.
April 29, 2020
Helping restaurants through COVID-19 | Part 3: Marketing your restaurant's website
Restaurants often overlook the power of marketing and social media for website promotion. This blog post goes through techniques venues can use to drive sales.
April 28, 2020
Helping restaurants through COVID-19 | Part 2: Setting up your own online ordering system
External delivery partners can often charge restaurants up to 38% per order commission fees. Here's how you can move your restaurant online and increase profit.
April 27, 2020
Helping restaurants through COVID-19 | Part 1: Optimising your financials
Restaurant owner Adam Cheers discusses optimising financials to ensure your restaurant survives in unprecedented times.
April 20, 2020
Preparing to claim for the UK Job Retention Scheme (aka furloughed workers)
On 15 April, HMRC provided additional information on the UK furloughed workers / Job Retention Scheme claim process. Here's all you need to know.
April 17, 2020
Working from anywhere with cloud payroll
During uncertain times in COVID-19, now more than ever is a time to reassess your current system setup, moving to the cloud and putting employee safety first.
April 16, 2020
There's no playbook for 2020: 3 ways to help yourself and your clients during COVID-19
There is no playbook for years like 2020 with COVID-19. But instead of getting overwhelmed amid the changes, there’s also opportunity.
April 15, 2020
Are you paying the right amount of super?
The amount of super you must pay employees is set out by law. This article by Beam covers the SG rate, future SG rates, and calculating OTE.
April 15, 2020
COVID-19: Finding opportunities in uncertain times
COVID-19 is an unnerving time and in this time of unease, we want to help you find opportunity for you, and your clients, through technology.
April 7, 2020
The UK COVID-19 furloughing scheme
The UK Government has introduced a furloughing scheme in reaction to COVID-19. Here's all we know.
April 3, 2020
Award flexibility and unpaid pandemic leave during COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
Due to the impacts of Coronavirus, the Fair Work Commission has increased award flexibility and introduced unpaid pandemic leave and annual leave at half pay.
March 31, 2020
JobKeeper program: Australian Government wage subsidies during COVID-19
In order to keep workers in employment for as long as possible during COVID-19, the Federal Government announced the JobSeeker program for wage subsidies.
March 20, 2020
UK SSP Updates due to COVID-19
Temporary changes have been made to SSP due to COVID-19. Here's what you need to know.
March 18, 2020
Holidays Act 2003: Managing leave to show compliance
Are you on top of leave management? Guest writer David Jenkins breaks down leave compliance for you in his latest post.
March 17, 2020
Top tips to stay ahead this Tax Year End
Tax Year-End is almost here! check out our handy checklist for everything you need to know come April 5th.
March 11, 2020
Updates to NMW changes: ensure your payroll is compliant
The UK government is making updates to the National Minimum Wages regulations and resuming the ‘public naming scheme’. Ensure payroll is compliant.
March 6, 2020
KeyPay’s Gender Pay Gap Report 2020
Read the latest findings from KeyPay’s 2020 Gender Pay Gap report.
March 2, 2020
Maximise your payroll efficiencies for the new tax year
With the new tax year approaching it's time to ask whether your payroll solution is right for you.
February 27, 2020
5 Australian payroll trends coming in 2020
Employment Innovations shares 5 Australian payroll trends businesses should look out for in 2020.
February 24, 2020
What's in store for NZ payroll in 2020?
What NZ payroll trends should you lookout for this year? David Jenkins from the NZPPA discusses this and more to keep you in the loop this coming year.
January 7, 2020
The importance of change management and employee engagement during technology implementations
What's the importance of change management during technology implementations? We discuss what you need to know to make your next change a success.
October 29, 2019
Top 10 Employment Law Myths
Employment Innovations have compiled a list of their top ten employment law myths that they find catch out employers again and again.
September 1, 2019
What is value pricing, and when should we use it in payroll?
Value pricing can be used in payroll to charge clients based on value rather than a fixed cost. But when can payroll bureaux and accountants get this wrong?
August 12, 2019
Why use cloud software?
Cloud software is becoming widely used, but some payroll administrators can't let go of desktop systems. Here's why you should switch to the cloud.
July 16, 2019
The proof that pensions can actually make you smile
KeyPay has just enhanced pension auto-enrolment to be even more streamlined so payroll managers can spend less time on pension administration.
July 10, 2019
Workplace Law: Common misconceptions about dismissing an employee in their probation period
A decision of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia has shown why employers must exercise care when seeking to dismiss employees – even during probation.
June 11, 2019
Single Touch Payroll: The burning questions
Single Touch Payroll will be mandatory for all employers by July 1 2019. Find out all you need to know about STP and KeyPay.
June 4, 2019
Resistance is futile: Modern award basics for employers
What is a modern award? Learn about some basic information about modern awards to help employers find their way.
May 22, 2019
What is branded payroll and why is it valuable?
In this blog we explore branded payroll and why branding your payroll product can improve client value, retention and brand perception.
March 1, 2019
QUIZ: Is your payroll software on the dark side?
Can you find a 'new hope' for payroll? Take this quiz to assess your current payroll software and find out where you can improve your payroll processes.
February 23, 2019
STP for small businesses is coming: why not start now?
Single Touch Payroll is an ATO initiative, mandatory for small businesses by July 1. What is STP and what are the benefits of starting now?
January 22, 2019
Where payroll traditionally failed the bureau
It’s time for payroll bureau businesses to change the way they work and pay by adopting automation and cloud technology in their processes.
January 22, 2019
UK Pension scheme compliance is easy with these top tips
Pensions remain a major pain point for payroll managers and bureaux. This blog explores how to ensure your payroll is compliant in the easiest way possible.
January 14, 2019
How to simplify RTI compliance in UK payroll
RTI remains a compliance issue for payroll bureaux, but the right payroll software technology can help us with RTI and create a smoother reporting process.
January 7, 2019
A moving experience: What to consider when relocating office (Part 2)
Explore some of the HR and employment issues employers may face when relocating office in part 2 of our blog by Workplace Law.
November 13, 2018
A moving experience: What to consider when relocating office (Part 1)
In this blog, we outline some of the key considerations and a few issues that HR, managers and businesses can expect to face when relocating office.
November 2, 2018
How should employers approach multi-hire arrangements and overtime?
It is increasingly common for workers to hold multiple jobs. But should these positions be bundled together, or treated separately?
October 11, 2018
Broken record (keeping) - The importance of keeping employment records and providing pay slips
Record keeping, providing pay slips aren't many people’s favourite pastime but it's a critical task for every responsible employer to remain Fair Work compliant
August 22, 2018
5 Reasons to Embrace Employee Self Service
Modern bureaus & organisations are moving more and more towards payroll software which offers Employee Self Service to relieve pay run stress.
July 11, 2018
The Story Behind KeyPay's Brand
KeyPay is different to traditional payroll software. We take the pain out of the pay run by automating manual processes. Read about our KeyPay's brand story.
May 26, 2018
The impact of GDPR on UK payroll businesses
So what is GDPR? Why is GDPR important? What does this have to do with payroll? Find out more about the impact of GDPR on payroll.
May 10, 2018
KeyPay: The UK's first cloud payroll designed for bureaux
What makes KeyPay different to most payroll companies? Learn more about KeyPay journey & what led us to become the UK’s first cloud payroll designed for bureaux
March 27, 2018
Single Touch Payroll: Remember to do your headcount for 1st April!
Ready for Single Touch Payroll? Here is the first milestone in the STP timeline to help you get ready for the July 1st initiative: the employee headcount.
March 7, 2018
KeyCon: A team weekend of culture building, idea generation, and beers
We decided to bring the team together for 2 days / 3 nights in the Hunter Valley for what became known as our first ever “KeyCon”.
November 27, 2017
Is Artificial Intelligence the Future for Payroll?
Heavy industry investment in AI by accounting software begs the question, is artificial intelligence the future of payroll?
October 3, 2017
What is Single Touch Payroll and how will it affect me?
What is Single Touch Payroll? How does Single Touch Payroll benefit employers? How KeyPay supports Single Touch Payroll? Learn everything about STP here.
September 25, 2017
The 4 most common mistakes with Australian payroll compliance
Over 15% of Australians are employed under a Modern Award, yet a large number of businesses aren't paying their employees correctly. Read more.
February 14, 2016
Salary Packaging: Is it still worthwhile for the average Aussie worker?
Salary packaging was once very popular within payroll industry when marginal tax rates were a little bit tougher some years back. What about now? Learn more.
August 4, 2013
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