Jun 2022

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Customer Update: July 2022

Welcome to BrightPay's July update. Our most important news this month include:


Get the most out of BrightPay by automating payroll processes [bureaus]

Join our upcoming webinar on the 7th of July, where you will discover how to automate your payroll process. Must-have features include batch-processing payslips, an online client portal, and the ability to send payroll entry and approval requests to clients, before you finalise the payroll.


The importance of automation and why you need it [employers]

Join our upcoming webinar on the 5th of July where you will discover how integration has transformed the world of payroll. Having integrated software applications can be incredibly convenient for the end-user. That’s why BrightPay integrates with various applications to automate many day-to-day tasks.


Increased NIC thresholds from 6th July 2022

The NIC thresholds are increasing from 6th July 2022. BrightPay has been updated to reflect these changes, so please ensure that you are using the latest version of the software. These rates will then automatically apply to payments due to be made on 6th July or later.


Changes to NIC thresholds

From the 6th of July, the NIC thresholds will increase. BrightPay Payroll Software has been updated to cater for the increase, so please make sure you have the latest version of BrightPay installed on your PC.


The new wave of payslip distribution

Say goodbye to the hours spent regenerating payslips or searching through files when employees want copies of their past payslips. With the employee app, employees will be able to access a complete history of their payslips through their smartphones, tablet or any internet browser. 


Save your practice over £20,000 per year


Discover in our new free guide, how you can save over £20,000 per year using BrightPay and BrightPay Connect. We’ll look at what’s most important to accountants when choosing payroll software, and exactly how much value it can bring to your practice.


Learn how practice management software could transform your business


Discover in our new free guide, how you can save over £20,000 per year using BrightPay and BrightPay Connect. We’ll look at what’s most important to accountants when choosing payroll software, and exactly how much value it can bring to your practice.


Tech is taking the pain out of payroll and payment processes

By integrating a reliable, real-time and efficient payments platform into your payroll system, your business can save a vast amount of time. Automate how you pay employees, subcontractors and HMRC, with Modulr. This will eliminate errors and improve data security.

 

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Jun 2022

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Customer Update: June 2022

Welcome to BrightPay's June update. Our most important news this month include:


Free webinar: The payroll opportunity in a digital world

It’s time to work smarter and faster when offering payroll services to your clients. Join our upcoming webinar on the 9th of June where BrightPay’s Marketing Manager, Rachel Quinn, will explore 6 current payroll trends, and how they can be used to transform your practice.


How API integration is shaping the future of payroll

During our upcoming webinar on the 16th of June, BrightPay will discuss the benefits of integrating your payroll and accounting software. Our experts will demonstrate how you can streamline the entire process from start to finish using API technology. 


Increased NIC thresholds from 6th July 2022

The NIC thresholds are increasing from 6th July 2022. BrightPay has been updated to reflect these changes, so please ensure that you are using the latest version of the software. These rates will then automatically apply to payments due to be made on 6th July or later.


Your guide to save time and money when processing payroll

Processing payroll for your clients can and should be profitable. In this guide, find out how using BrightPay and BrightPay Connect together, can help your practice save time and money. By introducing cloud innovation and automation, you can run payroll more efficiently while making a profit.


Easily manage summer annual leave

BrightPay Connect takes the stress out of managing annual leave. With a company-wide calendar and employee portal, your clients can easily approve holiday requests, on the go. The leave will automatically be added to the employee calendar, and synchronised to the payroll software. 


New feature: Nominal ledger mapping – custom items


As part of the BrightPay journal process, users can now add further adjustments to their payroll journal before posting into their accounting software. For example, to record HMRC Payment adjustments, such as employment allowance and recoverable statutory pay.


We want your feedback!

Last year, we introduced new prompts in BrightPay. Now, we want your feedback. Click here to complete a quick, 1-minute survey, so that we can evaluate these changes.

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May 2022

5

Customer Update: May 2022

Welcome to BrightPay's May update. Our most important news this month include:


Broaden your service offering like never before (webinars for bureaus) 

In our webinars, our experts reveal the power of cloud technology in 2022 and how it can broaden your service offering to clients while making a profit.

Join our upcoming webinar on the 17th May at 11.00 am where we will discuss how cloud technology and automation is transforming payroll services for the better. Watch-back our webinar that took place this week on top tips for expanding your client base and what pricing strategies work.

Register for webinar Watch on demand


Streamline your payroll workflow like never before (webinars for employers) 

In our upcoming webinars, our experts will reveal the power of cloud technology in 2022 and how it can streamline your payroll workflow.

  • 12th May: Find out the benefits of integrating your payroll and accounting software while we demonstrate how you can streamline the entire process from start to finish.
  • Join our upcoming webinar on the 17th May at 2.00 pm where we will discuss how cloud technology and automation is transforming payroll for the better.

Register for 12th May webinar Register for 17th May webinar


How client platforms automate annual leave

BrightPay Connect’s online annual leave tools completely eliminate manual people management tasks. Download our free guide to unlock the power of automation including a ready-to-go, easy-to-use HR software solution for you, your clients, and their employees. 

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Meet us at Accountex 11th-12th May 

If you’re attending Accountex this year, visit us at stand 320. We’re looking forward to meeting all of you there and providing you with insights on how to take your bureau to the next level with BrightPay Connect.


The 22/23 tax year: Key dates for employers

31st May P60 deadline: You must give any employees who were on your payroll on the last day of the previous tax year (5th April) a copy of their P60 by the 31st of May.


Impress employees with an employee self-service app 

Improve employee satisfaction and workplace communications with an employee self-service app. The benefits?

  • A payslip hub where employees can access their entire payslip history, at the tap of a button.
  • Employees can update their personal details, automatically syncing with the payroll software.
  • Employees can request annual leave through the in-app company calendar.
Book a BrightPay Connect demo

Considering practice management software? 

Discover 7 webinar takeaways from the UK’s leading onboarding and practice management software. AccountancyManager is used by over 6,000 accountants and bookkeepers daily. Find out what super-users Aaron and Rachel had to say on the webinar!

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Apr 2022

1

Customer Update: April 2022

Welcome to BrightPay's April update. Our most important news this month include:


2021/22 Year-End guidance to completing the tax year 

To assist customers in completing the tax year and transitioning to 2022/23, we’ve created a step-by-step guide and video tutorial on 5 Steps to Completing the Tax Year 2021/22. We have also combined a list of frequently asked questions about the transition.

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Process multiple clients at once with batch operations 

If your bureau has a lot of single-director companies or payrolls that don’t change from week to week, BrightPay gives you the ability to batch process multiple employer files, all at once. Our cloud extension, BrightPay Connect, offers additional impressive features, including a bureau dashboard, as well as a self-service dashboard for your clients.

Book a demo

Annual leave has never been easier  

As summer approaches, annual leave requests can be difficult to manage. With our cloud-extension, BrightPay Connect, your employees can simply request leave via their smartphone, on the employee app. You, as the employer, will then receive a notification and can simply approve/reject the request.

Book a demo

Free Webinar: HMRC Payments - A Better Way to Pay PAYE Tax 

It can be easy to miss HMRC payment deadlines, which unfortunately can result in hefty penalties. In our upcoming webinar on 26th April, we discuss how our integration with Modulr can guarantee payments being sent and received to HMRC, in just 90 seconds. We’ll also discuss:

  • PAYE payment pitfalls to avoid
  • Automated reminders to pay HMRC
  • Avoiding HMRC penalties for late payments

Extra bank holiday in June 

The May bank holiday weekend will be moved to the 2nd of June, with an additional bank holiday on Friday, the 3rd of June. This four-day weekend is to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. Our recent blog post on the topic covers employee entitlements around the holiday.

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Make your bureau stand out amongst the rest 

In a world where customers have infinite choices, it can be difficult to stand out from competitors. There are many factors businesses should take into consideration when outsourcing their payroll, such as security, compliance and reliability. In our guide, we examine the impact cloud platforms have on this decision-making process, and how you can use this to differ yourself in the industry.

Download guide

Merger with AccountancyManager 

We are delighted to announce that following our successful merger with Relate Software in 2021 to become Bright, we have now acquired AccountancyManager, the UK’s leading practice management software. This acquisition will provide customers with an end-to-end suite of award-winning software. We'll keep you updated on our progress.

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Feb 2022

3

Customer Update: February 2022

Welcome to BrightPay's February update. Our most important news this month include:


Pre-order BrightPay 2022/23 now 

Get organised for the new tax year by pre-ordering BrightPay 2022/23. We will notify you once the software is available to download.  

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Protect your business from data loss 

It is essential that you backup your payroll data to protect your business, your clients, and their employees. Backups protect against hardware failure, virus attacks, natural disasters, and human error. BrightPay Connect will automatically backup your payroll data to a secure server every 15 minutes. 

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Seamless integration with accounting packages  

BrightPay now has direct API integration with 11 different accounting software packages. This feature allows the user to directly send the payroll journal to the accounting package from within BrightPay. Eliminate the traditional manual method and use API integration! 

Find out more

Make payments to employees in real-time 

Get greater flexibility when paying employees, subcontractors, and HMRC with BrightPay’s payments partner, Modulr. Schedule payments in advance or make last-minute changes at the click of a button as you can make payments 24/7, in real-time. 


BrightPay’s multi-user remote access 

While BrightPay remains a desktop-based solution, licences can be installed on up to 10 PCs. This is very handy if you have multiple employees working from home, who need access to the payroll software. 

 

Posted byHolly McHughinCustomer Update


Feb 2022

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Important Pricing Update for BrightPay 2022/23

Over the last three years, we have introduced many powerful features and enhancements to BrightPay. This has included ongoing payroll upgrades to support the CJRS and updates to our many API integrations with accounting software, pension providers, and most recently with the payments platform Modulr.

Despite the additional product development and customer support required during this time, our prices have remained the same.

To ensure that our investment in technology keeps pace with customer needs and upcoming trends, we are increasing our prices for the 2022/23 tax year.

 

BrightPay licences

 

BrightPay Connect subscription

 

These increases are broadly in line with the rate of inflation over the 3-year period, and we hope you agree that our product continues to represent excellent value. Full details can be viewed here.

What do you need to do now?

Nothing. Your BrightPay payroll software 2021/22 licence will continue to work as normal until the end of the tax year. Pre-order BrightPay 2022/23 today and we will email you when it is available to download.

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Jan 2022

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Customer Update: January 2022

Welcome to BrightPay's January update. Our most important news this month include:


5 ways to boost the efficiency of your payroll process      

Boost the efficiency of your payroll process by using cloud technology. BrightPay Connect enables your HR and payroll processes to be more streamlined than ever before. Join our webinar to find out how your business can benefit.

Book your place here Find out more

How to make a profit while streamlining your payroll services 

Kick-off the new year by aligning your payroll software around key goals that will help propel your company into the future! By introducing cloud technology to your payroll such as BrightPay Connect, your payroll and HR processes can be more streamlined than ever before.

Book your place here Find out more

2022 is the year of the payroll app 

An employee app has many benefits, including improving employee engagement and reducing admin work for employers. BrightPay Connect gives employees access to their payslip library 24/7, the ability to request annual leave, and update personal details. Book a free 15-minute online demo to see for yourself.

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Extending the hybrid-working plan 

Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, it is advised that people work from home (if they can). Download our free e-book to find out how payroll technology can help your business adapt to remote working again and how to best manage employees.


Take the repetitiveness out of payroll 

Without integrated systems, you will find yourself entering payroll data repeatedly because the information needs to be inputted into multiple systems. BrightPay’s range of APIs include direct integration with pension providers, eleven accounting software packages, and our newest integration with payments platform Modulr, to pay employees through BrightPay.

 

Posted byHolly McHughinCustomer Update


Nov 2021

1

Customer Update: November 2021

Welcome to BrightPay's November update. Our most important news this month include:


How to Make a Profit while Streamlining your Payroll Services      

New cloud technologies are positively impacting the way bureaus and accountants offer payroll services to their clients. Join us for a free webinar on 23rd November where our experts discuss 6 tips for payroll success while making a profit.

Book your place here Find out more

5 Tips for a Better Payroll Process from Start to Finish 

New cloud technologies are positively impacting the way employers process payroll and manage employee leave. Join us for a free webinar on 25th November where our experts discuss how you can streamline the entire process from start to finish.

Book your place here Find out more

Easily Manage Attachment of Earnings Orders with BrightPay 

BrightPay allows users to easily add an attachment of earnings order to an employee’s payslip. Once it is set up, BrightPay will continue to apply the Attachment Order to the employee’s payslip from the relevant payslips.

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Good News for Accountants: Pay Your Clients’ Employees Instantly  

Are you looking for an easy and fast way to pay employees, subcontractors and HMRC? BrightPay’s integration with the payments platform, Modulr, eliminates the need to create bank files when paying employees. Find out more and register for our upcoming webinar on 11th November at 10 am.


Good News for Employers: Pay Employees Instantly

Are you looking for an easy and fast way to pay employees, subcontractors and HMRC? BrightPay’s integration with the payments platform, Modulr, eliminates the need to create bank files when paying employees. Find out more and register for our upcoming webinar on 11th November at 12 pm.


Payroll and Accounting Software Integration - The Best of Both Worlds  

BrightPay includes direct API integration with some of the UK’s leading accounting packages such as Sage, QuickBooks and Xero. This accounting software integration allows for the payroll data to be sent directly into the accounting system from within BrightPay. Book an online demo of BrightPay today to see how the accounts integration features can benefit your business.


The Year that was: 2021 in Review  

2021 was a year of both personal and business challenges. COVID-19 changed life as we knew it and resulted in a lot of changes being made worldwide. New policies were introduced, people's places of work changed as well as a number of other adjustments.

Join Bright Contracts for a look back at 2021 where we detail all the employment law changes that were made and a look forward as to what the year 2022 will bring.

 

Posted byHolly McHughinCustomer Update


Oct 2021

1

Customer Update: October 2021

Welcome to BrightPay's October update. Our most important news this month include:


How is payroll impacted by the new national insurance levy?      

A 1.25% health and social care levy on earned income will come into effect in April 2022. BrightPay payroll software will be updated to apply the new rates to employee’s earnings accordingly.

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How to boost the efficiency of your payroll process (for employers)

Don’t let payroll be a task that you dread every pay period. Find out how the power of cloud technology allows employers to spend less time on payroll admin and more time on more important aspects of the business in our latest webinar.

Watch on demand now

Payroll success with increased profits (for bureaus)

Transform your payroll services and increase profits with BrightPay Connect. Discover six ways that cloud technology can integrate and streamline your payroll and HR processes in our latest webinar.

Watch on demand now

Set up BrightPay for multiple users 

Each BrightPay licence key can be installed and activated on up to 10 PCs. If shared access is required, the data location can be set to your server or cloud environment.


How hybrid working has transformed payroll forever 

In this guide, we discuss how COVID-19 has affected payroll and what long-term implications we should expect to see in the near future, including long-term hybrid working.

Get your free copy

10 tips for successfully switching payroll software  

In this guide, we discuss the challenges when switching payroll software providers and top tips to ensure you have a smooth transition.


A step closer to sustainability

Earlier this year at BrightPay we formed a ‘Green Team’ that will identify and implement opportunities that can improve the sustainability of our company. Follow us on our journey to keep up with our latest projects.


The roadmap out of lockdown  

Join our sister product Bright Contracts for their free webinar on 13th October where they will be discussing SSP & isolation, hybrid working, redundancy and many more hot topics.

 

Posted byHolly McHughinCustomer Update


Sep 2021

1

Customer Update: September 2021

Welcome to BrightPay's September update. Our most important news this month include:


5 ways to boost the efficiency of your payroll process (webinar for employers)       

Join our upcoming webinar on 16th September where we discuss practical ways you can streamline payroll and HR processes within your business using cloud technology.

Register now Find out more

6 tips for payroll success while making a profit (webinar for bureaus)

Join our upcoming webinar on 29th September where we discuss practical ways you can streamline payroll and HR processes in your practice using cloud technology while making a profit. 

Register now Find out more

Free eBook: Hybrid working and payroll 

Discover how you can use the move to hybrid working as an opportunity to grow and diversify your practice while also improving how you communicate with clients. 

Download free guide

Furlough scheme ends 30 September 

We are now in the last remaining weeks of the furlough scheme as the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) will end on 30th September 2021. Unless there is a sudden and surprising change of policy, the government support for organisations affected by COVID-19 will end.


How do I choose a re-enrolment date? 

Re-enrolment occurs every 3 years from your staging date. Your re-enrolment date is chosen by you, and you have a 6-month window to choose from. The 6-month window rule means that you can choose a date three months before your staging date and up until three months after it.


It’s time to go paperless: how an employee app can help?

BrightPay Connect is a cloud add-on to our payroll software that can help you to digitalise payroll and HR processes, allowing you to cut down on your use of paper and even stop using it altogether.

Posted byHolly McHughinCustomer Update