Written on 13 Oct 2021 by Rachel Cooke

National Work Life Week aims to get both employers and their employees talking about wellbeing at work, and work life balance. A quick google will show you there are many myths…

Written on 08 Sep 2021 by Paul Chappell

There has long been speculation that an increase in National Insurance Contributions (NIC) was on the horizon, and there has been some question about what the Prime Minister’s…

Written on 14 Jun 2021 by Stewart Waddell

A contact reached out to me last week and said “Stewart, I really need your help.  Do you know, just when you think everything is going well in life everything seems to go wrong…

Written on 04 Mar 2021 by Rachel Cooke

In yesterday’s budget the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, set out the plans and changes to “protect the livelihoods of the British people” as the UK gets ready to take…

Written on 28 Jan 2021 by Alison Clynes

28th January is Data Protection Day, an annual event launched by the Council of Europe in 2006 to mark the date the Council of Europe’s data protection signature was open for…

Written on 17 Aug 2020 by Rachel Cooke

In a recently released news story published on the Gov.uk website updates to student loans interest rates and payment thresholds have been announced for the tax year 2021/2022.…

Written on 03 Jun 2020 by Rachel Cooke

Here at Dataplan we are proud to announce that we have been reaccredited for the prestigious CIPP Payroll Assurance Scheme (PAS). To tell you more about the scheme, as well as the…

Written on 19 May 2020 by Jamie Craw

On days or weeks where you are struggling it can be very hard to break the pattern, and our change of not only routine but way of life as a whole has proven a trigger of anxiety…

Written on 02 Jul 2019 by Stewart Waddell

The bunting is up, the cake has been cut and we are delighted to celebrate 50 years in payroll this year. We’ve got some great events to celebrate, but how did it all start... At…

Written on 08 Mar 2019 by Mica Chase

Dataplan are a fast-growing company (doubling in size in the last 3 years). To support this rapid growth, we need payroll professionals and realised a number of years ago the…