EWSS Eligibility Review July 2021

EWSS has now been extended to December 2021 as per the Finance Bill issued at the end of June 2021. The updates are outlined in full in the latest Revenue EWSS guidelines. There are two main items to note Extension date of the EWSS Scheme EWSS Eligibility criteria and mandatory review reporting Extension date of EWSS Scheme EWSS remains in … Read More

Preparing for Reopening Summer 2021

Guidelines have now been made available from Government for the reopening of business in 2021 and many are busy getting ready for the season ahead. For some this may be the first time that the business will have opened in 2021 or the operation may be finally moving from skeleton staff to a more comprehensive workforce. Payroll Checklist Check that … Read More

What it says in the papers….

Parolla Feature in the Irish Times On Saturday the 8th May 2021 Claire and Mark from Parolla featured in the Irish Times weekend paper. This came about after Mark volunteered Claire to talk to Jen O’Connell about lockdown burnout, how it happened and what we are doing to get over it. Lockdown was a stressful time for so many of … Read More

How To Give Your Best Customer Support

Question and answers on yellow signage post for best in class customer service

We’re consistently commended for our best in class levels of customer support. We aim to answer our customers questions promptly, correctly, and with respect. I recently contributed to an article on customer support in Software as a Services products. I was asked to outline some of the principles and tools that we apply. Answering your customers question correctly and sportively … Read More

Gender Reporting

Pink weighing scales selected to demonstrate gender equality and inequality

Gender reporting is an upcoming requirement for companies to publish data on gender balance in pay scales across bands for all employees. In Europe women earn on average 14% less than men. The figure for Ireland in 2018 was 14.4%. The Gender Pay Gap Information Bill was published in 2019, but was delayed, and is now being redrafted for 2021. … Read More

EWSS or PUP?

Man and woman shaking hands in an office

Trying to decide if it is better for you to claim EWSS or get your employees to claim PUP? If the business has remained open and the employees are still working albeit sorter hours, eg restaurant which is still serving takeaway, employees cannot claim PUP. EWSS can be claimed If the business is closed and the employees have been temporarily … Read More

Employment Wage subsidy Scheme 4

Covid 19

It was announced on 19 October 2020 that Ireland will be placed on level 5 of the Plan for living with COVID-19 from midnight Wednesday 21st October. As a result, the COVID-19 Pandemic Employment Payment (PUP) will be increased.  The EWSS is also being amended to align with the amendment to PUP until the end of January 2021. This means that there will … Read More

Dummies Guide to Payroll in Ireland

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Setting up a company Payroll in Ireland for the first time? Finally got to the stage when you can afford to pay an employee and perhaps even yourself but don’t know where to start? Firstly, WELL DONE It’s a huge achievement to be at the stage that you can afford to pay yourself and others. For the novice, running a … Read More

Multi Factor Authentication Security

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As of 15th September 2020 we have implemented multi factor authentication as an optional security enhancement for all users. Multi-factor authentication is an electronic authentication method in which a computer user is granted access to a website or application only after successfully presenting two or more pieces of evidence to an authentication mechanism: knowledge, possession, and inherence.  Wikipedia Multi factor … Read More