Karen Thomson

Payroll Director

About Karen

Karen has worked in the HR, finance, pensions and payroll industry for all most her life, focussing on the payroll and pensions industry for the last 20 years.  She sits on a number of government consultation forums representing employer and client views.

She is qualified to Masters level and lecture for the Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals (CIPP) in partnership with Derby University for the Masters programme.  In addition she is also a qualified tutor for the CIPP teaching their Foundation Degree in Payroll Management.

Whether a business is a customer now or not, she values them.  Karen insists that no-one is treated as a number, only as a person.  Customer service is at the forefront of everything she does.

She uses the knowledge she has to help employers keep their employees happy, by providing an excellent payroll service. 

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Automatic Enrolment are you compliant?

There are many TV and radio advertisements advising employers of their pension obligations to employees. Regulations came into force from July 2012 with the first pension, automatic enrolment obligations commencing for the largest employers, from October 2012.

Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) admin burden looming?

Once again the Government is looking to meddle with SSP. It isn’t enough that small employers can no longer recover any monies towards paying employees SSP they now want to “flex” it. Under current rules, SSP is paid as long as certain criteria is met for 28 weeks, but only whilst an employee is

End of Year Certificate for the Teachers’ Pension Scheme

The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has published a report on some schools and the Teachers’ Pension Scheme submissions of the End of Year Certificates.  The report shares how TPR engaged with employers to understand why they hadn’t complied with their obligations.  Unfortunately the Administrator, even

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