Sage 50 Payroll Process fo Flexible Furlough

Payroll processing your furloughed staff While continuing to claim for continuously furloughed employees remains possible, phase two of the CJRS – now in operation until the end of the scheme in October 2020 – introduces new flexible furlough rules. It’s a good idea to create a ‘Furlough’ pay element within your Sage payroll software, and process the normal pay as usual, then enter the amount of furlough pay in the new pay element. This will also ...

UK VAT change announcement (8 July 2020)

Rishi Sunak has changed VAT in today’s ‘mini-budget’ announcement In the Chancellor’s summer statement today, he shared the government's plans to change UK VAT from 20% to 5% for the hospitality and tourism sectors. This change will come into effect from Wednesday 15 July 2020 and run through until 12 January 2021. What does this mean for Sage Users? Sage has been working behind the scenes to ensure they could react quickly and have the guidanc...

Sage 50 Payroll Job Retention Scheme update

Product release news from Sage 1st July 2020 sees changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme come into effect. In this phase the government has announced that workers will be able to return to work on a part-time basis while continuing to be furloughed for the time they aren't at work. To support business during July, you will still be able to reclaim 80%, up to £2,500, of the total furlough pay. As well as the Employer NI and Pension Contri...

The New Microsoft Edge

A fast, safe, and productive web browser that works for you from Microsoft Microsoft’s new browser is a mandatory Windows 10 update. The next time you restart after a Windows update you’ll see it on your desktop shortcuts. Whatever your preference for browsers it's worth a look. If your preference is already for Edge you are in for some surprises, most of them pleasant. Microsoft has completely revamped its web browser by basing it on Chromium, wh...

Service Update – Sage Drive Outage: Jun 23, 2020 – 07:45 UTC

In the latest update on the on-going Sage Drive issues Sage state:- We continue to see Sage Drive perform as normal Click here to see the latest updates from Sage via their Incident Report We advise caution in following the connection steps advised in the guide as we have seen data issues when users have tried to follow the process Our advise remains:- If you are not using Sage Drive and are using Sage through your premise based netw...

Latest Update – Sage Drive Outage: Jun 19, 2020 – 08:03 UTC

Sage Drive EU – Partial Outage Click here to see the latest updates from Sage via their Incident Report In the latest update Sage state "Sage Drive continues to perform as normal. If you need to reconnect, follow the steps in our Support article – read more" Our advice is: If you are not using Sage Drive and are using Sage through your premise based network you should be able to work as normalIf you have been accessing Sage remotely th...

Further Update Jun 17, 2020 – 12:10 UTC – Sage Drive Outage

Sage Drive EU - Partial Outage Sage have posted an update on the outage currently affecting Sage Drive. They have confirmed the issues are ongoing and still affecting some users. You can see all new updates from Sage via the Incident Report page. The issues are still present for some customers. If you are affected, you may experience 'Processing please wait' messages or other performance issues while trying to use Sage Accounts. If you ge...

Update – Sage Drive EU – Partial Outage

Incident Report for Sage Sage have posted an update to the Sage Drive EU partial outage that is affecting many Sage users. The update was posted Jun 17, 2020 - 08:29 UTC and states: "For the majority of customers our Sage Drive service is working as expected with no repeat of the performance issues experienced yesterday. We are reaching out directly to a small amount of customers who may still require a fix." If this issue is affecting you o...

Important information: Sage Drive Performance Issues

Service Interruption Notification Sage Drive EU - Degraded Performance Sage are continuing investigations into the Sage Drive issues and are working towards a resolution. Updates can be found by clicking here IMPORTANT: This issue only affects users with Sage Drive. If you do not have Sage Drive you can use Sage Accounts as normal and should see no difference in performance.If you are working in the office you can use Sage Accounts. To do ...

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