activpayroll Attends Workday Rising US 2017

activpayroll Attends Workday Rising US 2017

October 2017 saw activpayroll travel to Chicago to attend the much anticipated Workday Rising US.

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activpayroll accelerates growth with new Frankfurt office opening

activpayroll accelerates growth with new Frankfurt office opening

The firm has officially launched operations in the German city of Frankfurt, headed up by Regional Director, Annette Weinel.

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Have You Met Annette Weinel?

Have You Met Annette Weinel?

Get to know the new Regional Director of activpayroll’s German office

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activpayroll introduces two Scottish charities to fundraising efforts

This year, activpayroll has introduced two Scottish Charities to its fundraising efforts, Children 1st and SAMH (Scottish Association for Mental Health) now make up two of activpayroll’s four chosen charities for 2017.

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French Tax Reforms Delayed

A major overhaul to France’s income tax system is now being delayed for a year…

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Danish Tax Changes to Benefit Expats and Business

Expat employees working in Denmark stand to gain from a recent relaxation of tax regulations...

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Introducing the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into effect on 25 May 2018, replacing the current data protection framework under the EU Data Protection Directive.

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activpayroll win CIPP International Payroll Service Provider of the Year Award

On the 5th October 2017, activpayroll was announced the winner of the CIPP International Payroll Service Provider of the Year Award.

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activpayroll Set to Exhibit at Workday Rising

Workday Global Payroll Cloud Partner and Event Exhibitor

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Australian Budget Update 2017/2018

activpayroll wishes to inform customers of the recent updates to the Australian Budget

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activpayroll Shortlisted in Four Categories at Prestigious Industry Awards

activpayroll, the global payroll and employee mobility specialist, has been shortlisted for four awards at The Rewards 2017, including ‘Best Employer’ and ‘International Payroll’.

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activpayroll Pledge Support for National Payroll Week 2017

activpayroll’s UK offices celebrated National Payroll Week from Monday 4th September to Friday 8th September 2017 by taking part in a range of fundraising activities in aid of four charities.

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Double Award Nomination for activpayroll

activpayroll has been shortlisted for ‘International Payroll Service Provider of the Year’ and ‘Payroll Service Provider of the Year’ at the 2017 CIPP Annual Excellence Awards.

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More MNCs are moving from Singapore to Malaysia. But why?

More and more multinational corporations are moving to Malaysia from Singapore due to the cheaper cost of living, especially due to the depreciation of the Ringgit. What this simply means is that expatriates are benefiting more in terms of salaries.

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Meet Alison Sellar, Founder and CEO, activpayroll

Find out what Alison thinks about single global payroll solutions, the most important qualities of effective leadership and the biggest challenges global payroll teams face.

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Five Essential Things to Prepare for an International Audit

Facing the prospect of an audit of your end-to-end payroll, benefit or expense processes in any given jurisdiction can be a daunting prospect, activpayroll Global Tax Director, Graham McKechnie, shares what you can do to prepare.

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Have You Met Christopher Edgar?

Get to know the new Vice President of activpayroll’s Americas Region.

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activpayroll Step Up for Maggie’s Culture Crawl

On Friday 23 June 2017, the ladies from activpayroll joined hundreds of others to take part in the very first Maggie’s Culture Crawl in Aberdeen.

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Getting to Grips with Australia's Federal Budget 2017

Australia's budget is out: tax hikes, businesses and banks are on the agenda...

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Global Mobility: International Assignments from Germany - Policy Considerations

The following article provides a high level and general overview of some of the more important considerations for employers when designing and creating an international assignment policy for German employees working overseas.

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activpayroll Put Best Foot Forward for Children 1st!

On Sunday 4 June 2017, the Aberdeen activpayroll team took part in the 26 mile Aberdeen Kiltwalk in aid of Children 1st.

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activpayroll Wins Global Payroll Supplier of the Year!

On Thursday 8th June 2017, activpayroll was announced the winner of Global Payroll Supplier of the Year at The Payroll Awards in Amsterdam.

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Alison Sellar Recognised in the 2017 Reward 100

Alison Sellar, CEO of activpayroll, has been recognised in the 2017 Reward 100, a prestigious list of outstanding industry leaders and influencers in the payroll and reward industry.

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Australian Fringe Benefits Tax

The Australian Fringe Benefits Tax (‘FBT’) year ended on 31st March 2017 and employers who provided fringe benefits to employees in Australia will be required to prepare and lodge their FBT returns to disclose the value of benefits provided to employees during the year 1st April 2016 to 31st March 2017.

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activpayroll continues global expansion with additional USA office

activpayroll, the global payroll and tax compliance specialist headquartered in Aberdeen has launched an additional USA office, an ultimate demonstration of its phenomenal international expansion.

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India – Payroll Year End Activities

In India, Financial Year is from 1st of April to 31st March every year. Hence, 31st March is an important date by which financial obligations should be fulfilled.

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India - Singaporean Citizens Exempted From Mandatory PF Contributions

New Delhi: Retirement fund body EPFO has asked its field offices not to insist on provident fund deduction from the salaries of Singaporean citizens working purely as temporary workers in India.

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India – Parliament passes bill to raise maternity leave to 26 weeks

India's parliament has passed a law that increases paid maternity leave from 12 to 26 weeks, a decision which will benefit around 1.8 million women.

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Salary Sacrifice Changes

Audit & Compliance Manager, Simon Wright, discusses changes to salary sacrifice arrangements.

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Australia Single Touch Payroll

The Australian Government has legislated to simplify business reporting obligations via a concept known as single touch payroll (‘STP’).

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Have You Met Jean Davidson?

Get to know our Aberdeen based Senior Payroll Administrator, Jean Davidson.

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Australia – Updates on Superannuation, SuperStream

All you need to know about Australia Superannuation and Superstream.

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Scottish Tax 2017/2018 Bands

Audit & Compliance Manager, Simon Wright, reveals that Scottish Tax 2017/2018 Bands are confirmed.

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Gender Pay Gap

Audit & Compliance Manager, Simon Wright, clarifies new Gender Pay Gap reporting regulations in force from April 2017.

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Completion of forms P11D and the Payrolling of Benefits in Kind (BiK)

Audit & Compliance Manager, Simon Wright, is reminding clients of the options available for reporting expenses and benefits provided to their employees.

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Apprenticeship Levy - 2017 Update

Audit & Compliance Manager, Simon Wright of activpayroll, reveals the additional information you need to know about the Apprenticeship Levy.

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French Income Tax Withholding at Source – New Rules Effective 1 January 2018

Very significant changes were announced by the French Minister of Finance and Public Accounts and the Secretary of State for the Budget on Wednesday 3rd August 2016.

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Social Security Relief Threshold Changed for Belgian Students

A shake-up of Belgium's social security contribution rules represents good news for both students and employers.

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Tis the Season: Payroll Year End around the World

As the festive season dawns, businesses across the world are gearing up for their own special time of year: the Payroll Year End

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Short Term Mobilisations – Why Proper Planning is Crucial

In this short series of articles we have considered a number of topics all tangibly linked to the challenges that organisations face when mobilising employees from their home location to an overseas jurisdiction for a short period of time.

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Have You Met Callum McAndrew?

Get to know our Edinburgh based UK Payroll Team Lead, Callum McAndrew

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activpayroll helps spread festive cheer this Christmas

This Christmas, activpayroll is taking part in the Befriend a Child Giving Tree Appeal to support underprivileged children.

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Alison Completes 450Km Cycling Challenge in Aid of Women’s Cancer Charity

Alison Sellar, CEO of activpayroll, has raised more than £10,000 after cycling across Vietnam and Cambodia.

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Biggest Pay Rise In 20 Years For UK's Lowest Earners

The National Living Wage is taking effect - and bringing changes for many of the UK's lowest earning workers...

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Brexit: Is Britain Still A Good Place To Start A Business?

As the Brexit storm rages on, prospective business owners may be thinking twice about setting up in the UK...

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Understanding The Apprenticeship Levy

The government is introducing a tax designed to stimulate the UK's apprenticeship schemes - what do employers need to know?

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HMRC Launches Digital Personal Tax Accounts

Annual tax returns are set to become a thing of the past, as HM Revenue & Customs rolls out its new, digital account system... What do you need to know?

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Compliance Tips For New Overtime Requirements

Major changes are coming to the way US businesses implement overtime - as an employer, understanding the new regulations is a crucial step towards compliance.

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Have You Met Mike Scott?

Get to know our Aberdeen based Group Finance Manager, Mike Scott.

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activpayroll announces Scottish Enterprise contract win

activpayroll, the global payroll and employee mobility specialist, announced it has won the global payroll contract for Scottish Enterprise, Scotland's main economic development agency and non-departmental public body of the Scottish Government.

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activpayroll celebrates 15 years in business

The 3rd October 2016 marked activpayroll's 15th year in business.

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activpayroll Takes Part in World’s Biggest Coffee Morning!

On Friday 30th September, the Edinburgh activpayroll team held a coffee morning in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning.

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activpayroll Shortlisted for Prestigious CIPP Award

activpayroll has been shortlisted for the ‘International Payroll Service Provider of the Year’ award at the 2016 CIPP Annual Excellence Awards.

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activpayroll more charitable than ever for National Payroll Week 2016

activpayroll’s two UK offices, Aberdeen and Edinburgh, celebrated National Payroll Week (5th – 9th September) by supporting their three chosen charities.

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activpayroll set to show charitable side for National Payroll Week 2016

activpayroll’s Aberdeen and Edinburgh offices will be celebrating National Payroll Week from Monday 5th to Friday 9th September 2016.

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Payrolls in the Asia Pacific: Achieving High Performance on an Uneven Playing Field

Achieving a high level of payroll performance in the AsiaPacific region isn't easy - as usual, understanding the unique challenges and complexities of the landscape is key.

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Social Security – Working in the EU and Abroad

In recent articles we have considered the income tax implications of individuals working in the UK for short periods of time (Short Term Business Visitors) and employees spending short periods of time working in a location different to the home location.

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activpayroll shortlisted for Payroll World Awards 2016

The Payroll World Awards recognise and reward those who have demonstrated hard work and best practice within the payroll industry in the last year.

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activpayroll Sponsoring Workday Rising US

September 2016 will see activpayroll attend Workday Rising US as an Emerging Sponsor.

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Brexit Expats – The EU Referendum Impact & Implications for Internationally Mobile Employees

Following the result of the EU Referendum on Thursday 23rd June 2016, when the people of the UK voted to leave the haven of the European Union, the UK has already experienced a significant degree of change.

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Have You Met Debbie Barker?

Get to know our Edinburgh based UK Service Delivery Manager, Debbie Barker

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Visiting the UK from overseas? Beware – HMRC are looking for you!

HMRC are keeping a close eye on how UK employers deal with income tax liabilities and PAYE obligations in relation to employees from overseas.

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activpayroll wins Tremendous Training & Development Award

activpayroll was announced the winner of the Tremendous Training & Development Award 2016.

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The 183 Day Rule – Fact or Fiction?

Even in these uncertain times within many industry sectors, not least the embattled Oil & Gas industry, the movement of employees around the globe is on the increase.

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Sian Odgers to attend APA Payroll Congress in Nashville

Sian Odgers, Business Services Director of activpayroll will be attending the American Payroll Association’s 34th Annual Congress.

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#activAlison CSR campaign launches

This year, Alison Sellar, CEO of activpayroll, will be at the forefront of the firm’s CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) efforts with the launch of the #activAlison campaign.

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Alison Sellar at the Webster Buchanan Global Payroll Summit

On Tuesday 26th April, Alison Sellar, CEO of activpayroll, will attend Webster Buchanan’s Global Payroll Summit at the Park Plaza County Hall in London.

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activpayroll announced as finalist at the cHeRries Awards 2016

activpayroll is delighted to be shortlisted for the ‘Tremendous Training and Development’ award at this year’s cHeRries Awards.

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Singapore Budget 2016

The Singapore Budget Statement for the 2016 Financial Year was delivered by the Singapore Minister for Finance, Mr Heng Swee Keat, on Thursday 24th March 2016.

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UK Budget 2016

News and highlights from the UK Budget 2016

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Payroll, Benefits & Taxation Changes from April 2016

There are a number of changes and new challenges from 6 April 2016 in the UK that will affect employers. In this summary we will highlight some of the key changes and discuss the impact that these changes may have.

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Scottish Income Tax Rate Update

From 6 April 2016, the rates of income tax paid by Scottish taxpayers on certain categories of income, including employment income, will be set by reference to a Scottish rate of income tax (SRIT).

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Have You Met Rabi Rawat?

Get to know our APAC Payroll Team Lead, Rabi Rawat.

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activpayroll give the Homeless an Easter Treat

The activpayroll team has donated Easter eggs to Aberdeen Cyrenians to help bring a smile to those less fortunate.

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Changes to the Taxation of Dividends

From April 2016, the current dividend tax regime will be overhauled, resulting in a significant tax hike for many limited company owners.

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Alison Sellar recognised in Payroll World Top 50

Alison Sellar, Chief Executive Officer of activpayroll has been announced as one of the top 50 outstanding professionals that have made a significant impact in the payroll world over the last year.

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UK Payroll Changes

All you need to know about the UK's changes to Payroll.

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How Will Payroll In France Change In 2016?

Increases in the minimum wage, pension contributions and changes in Agirc and Arrco supplementary pension fund contributions are just some of the changes that payroll departments must take into consideration in 2016.

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Changes To German Social Security Insurance: What Do You Need To Know?

As of January 1st 2016, changes were made to Social Security Insurance in Germany. Principally, the social insurance contributions divided 50-50 between employer and employee.

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More Than 10 Employees In Saudi Arabia? You Will Need To Process Your Payroll Through The WPS

Outsourcing your payroll function in Saudi Arabia is the best way to stay compliant due to new requirements starting from February 1, 2016.

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Omani Companies Must Follow WPS Regulations - Payroll Outsourcing Ensures Full Compliance

Companies operating in Oman should prepare themselves for a new system which could see them fined or shut down for not complying with WPS regulations.

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Payrolling of Benefits in Kind (BiK)

Employers can now payroll certain taxable benefits by registering with HM Revenue and Customs using the online Payrolling Benefits in Kind (PBIK) service.

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activpayroll Celebrates CIPP Certification Success

activpayroll training academy trainees exceed CIPP national average pass rate with impressive scores

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activpayroll aim to brighten up Christmas morning for the less fortunate

activpayroll shows its support for Mission Christmas and Aberdeen Cyrenians'

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Malaysian Budget Update

On 23 October 2015, the Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, YAB Dato’ Sri Nohd Najib Tun Haji Abdul Razak unveiled the Malaysian Budget for the year 2016 (“Budget”).

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Scottish Rate of Income Tax

From April 2016, the Scottish government will have the power to set an annual rate of Income Tax for Scottish taxpayers. This is known as the Scottish Rate of Income Tax (SRIT).

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Saudi Labour Law Adjustments - Is Your Business Affected?

The Ministry of Labour for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has recently announced a total of 38 amendments to the country’s Labour Law which came into effect in October 2015.

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For The First Time, Employment Offers Become Legally Binding In The UAE

In accordance with the amended UAE Labour Law, effective from 1st January 2016, job offers will become binding and an integral part of employment contracts.

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Have you met Nicola Campbell?

Get to know our Global Service Delivery Manager, Nicola Campbell

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Shift In Iraq Labour Law For The First Time In 18 Years

On August 17th the Iraqi Parliament passed a revolutionary new labour law, replacing the old one which - remarkably, given the change the country as a whole has experienced - has remained entirely unchanged since 1987.

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DOUBLE AWARD WIN FOR ACTIVPAYROLL

On Thursday 12th November 2015, activpayroll won big at two prestigious award ceremonies, the Scottish Business Awards and Payroll World Awards.

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activpayroll sponsoring Workday Rising Europe 2015

December 2015 will see activpayroll head to Dublin to attend Workday Rising Europe as an Emerging Sponsor.

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activpayroll join forces with Press and Journal for Apprentice 100 campaign

activpayroll show support of Press and Journal Apprentice 100 campaign by announcing the launch of a new apprenticeship framework in 2016.

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activpayroll win CIPP International Payroll Provider of the Year Award

On the 8th October 2015, activpayroll was announced the winner of the CIPP International Payroll Provider of the Year Award at the Payroll and Pensions Excellence Awards 2015 held at the Celtic Manor Resort in Wales.

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activpayroll Celebrates 14 Years of Business with New Digital Presence

This October activpayroll celebrate 14 years of successful business with the launch of new company website.

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Saudi Arabia: Legislation Changes

Legislation in Saudi Arabia has recently undergone some changes. This legislation establishes procedural requirements for the companies that wish to employ telecommuters or teleworkers.

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activpayroll's Sweet Efforts Continue

On Friday 18th September, activpayroll donated £200 to Aberdeen's local children's charity Cash for Kids through a bake sale.

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Alison Sellar Shortlisted for the Scottish Business Awards

Alison Sellar, CEO of activpayroll, has been shortlisted for the prestigious Scottish Business Awards 2015 held in Edinburgh on the 12th November 2015.

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Alison on Business Woman Scotland Magazine

CEO of activpayroll, Alison Sellar, featured on the front cover of Business Woman Scotland Magazine September/October 2015 Edition.

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activpayroll go the extra mile for National Payroll Week

activpayroll celebrated National Payroll Week (the 7th – 11th September) by involving both their UK offices, Aberdeen & Edinburgh, in a number of fund-raising activities.

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Proud Supporters of Aberdeen Inspired

Over the past four years, Aberdeen Inspired has delivered a number of improvements to the city centre through marketing, visual enhancements and increasing the city’s levels of safety.

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German Minimum Wage Update

The German minimum wage has increased to €8.50 per hour, effective as of the 1st January 2015.

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activpayroll announced as finalist for the CIPP awards

The firm is one of just three companies to have been shortlisted for this prestigious award in the category ‘International Payroll Provider of the Year’.

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CEO Alison Sellar recognised as UK Private Business Awards Scottish Finalist

Alison Sellar has received recognition from the UK Private Business Awards for driving growth, focusing on customers and creating opportunities for others.

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activpayroll announced finalist at Payroll World Awards

The Payroll World Awards recognise industry leaders, chosen by their peers for their professionalism, pioneering efforts and commitment to improving the payroll profession.

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activpayroll launches CIPP training academy

activpayroll team up with the CIPP to launch a new in-house training academy at Aberdeen headquarters.

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activpayroll Keep Giving

activpayroll staff donate all Easter eggs to the local charity 'Cash for Kids' to help disadvantaged children.

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