Support Service Updates

Christmas Payroll due dates:

It’s getting close to Christmas again so please do remember to get your timesheets in on time for processing, as we are extremely busy at this time of year.

The timesheet deadlines are as follows:

Blue – Payment due on Friday 14/12/2018 – Must reach us by 16:30 10/12/2018

Green – Payment due on Friday 21/12/2018 – Must reach us by 16:30 12/12/2018

Orange – Payment due on Friday 28/12/2018 – Must reach us by 16:30 18/12/2018

Red – Payment due on Friday 04/01/2019 – Must reach us by 16:30 20/12/2018


National Living Wage

The Government’s National Living Wage for people aged 25 and over is currently set at £7.83 per hour. In April 2019 it will go up to £8.21 per hour.

Please write on your timesheets or emails or in a separate letter if you need to increase your pay rate.  We will not change any wage rate without your instruction.  As an employer it is your responsibility to ensure you comply with this law.

The current National Minimum Wage for those under the age of 25 still applies.

The table below outlines the wages for each age bracket.

Age of employee 25 and over 21 to 24 18 to 20 Under 18 Apprentice
Minimum pay rate per hour £7.83 £7.38 £5.90 £4.20 £3.70

Pension Update

All employers will be receiving a letter from The Pensions Regulator asking them to nominate a contact for their auto enrolment pensions. If we run your payroll and you wish Equal Lives to be your nominated contact, please forward this letter to us to deal with.

Please note, this letter is solely for the purpose of setting up a nominated contact and does not mean that Equal Lives are able to choose or set up a pension scheme on your behalf.

Further information on employer’s responsibilities with regard to auto enrolment and workplace pensions, please visit

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