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Payroll and Accounting Newsletter, February 2013
Real Time Information

Welcome to the February 2013 edition of the Sargent-Disc Payroll & Accounting Newsletter. This month we:

  • bring you details of Real Time Information (RTI) - which most employer PAYE schemes will have to operate under from April 2013
  • present an introduction to Auto- Enrolment - the biggest shake up to UK pensions in a generation.
  • are delighted to announce the launch of the SD Online mobile application for iPad®

and, welcome the start of this winter's awards season by congratulating the 2012 WFTV Award nominees and winners. We hope you find it interesting.

RTI - Biggest change to PAYE in 60 years
Real Time Information

Real Time Information (RTI) is being introduced with the aim of improving the accuracy and operation of Pay as You Earn (PAYE) for employers, HMRC and employees. From April, with very few exceptions, all employer PAYE schemes will have to operate under RTI.

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Auto Enrolment - UK Pensions Shake Up
Auto Enrolment

HM Government, Department of Work and Pensions launched Auto Enrolment in the autumn of 2012. It is being described as the biggest shake-up of pensions in a generation, because it will push millions of employees into saving for their retirement for the first time.

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SD Online for iPad® Launched!
SD Online HD for iPad

Sargent-Disc is proud to announce the launch of the SD Online mobile application for iPad® . This follows the role out earlier this year of the SD Online  iPhone® and Android™  Apps. All three include UK Payscales to help our clients budget for the UK.

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SD Online HD for iPad
Congratulations to the 2012 WFTV Award Nominees and Winners
Nominations for EE BAFTA FIlm Awards 2013

As official BAFTA partner, Sargent-Disc are delighted to congratulate our clients on their twenty-one nominations across twelve catagories at the EE BAFTA Film Awards 2013.

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Sky WFTV Awards

Sargent-Disc was delighted to continue our support for Women in Film and TV (WFTV), by hosting a table at the 22nd Annual Sky WFTV Awards on Friday 7th December. The glamorous event drew a thousand influential and successful luminaries together to recognise the achievements of women within the film and television industry.

Upcoming Courses
Thank You Chloe!

Chloe Mayland: Joined Sargent-Disc seven years ago and Is a key member of our payroll team. A few things you may not know!

Favourite films (at the moment!):

The romantic vampire franchise Twilight;

Dirty Dancing –  with Patrick Swayze strutting his stuff, and the quote voted most romantic on film -  ‘I'm scared of walking out of this room and never feeling the rest of my whole life the way I feel when I'm with you' ;

The Notebook for which actors Rachel McAdams and a young Ryan Gosling won the MTV Award for best movie kiss ever!

Is there a theme going on here?

She enjoys: Festivals, concerts, dancing and a few drinks!

Favorite Holiday destination: Vegas - infact anywhere with beaches, sun and cocktails!

Unknown Fact: Has a twin brother

Star Sign: Capricorn

Sargent-Disc Training

Introduction to Movie Magic Scheduling

8 March  (1/2 day - 10am)

Introduction to Movie Magic Budgeting

8 March (1/2day - 2.30pm)

Our Movie Magic Budgeting and Scheduling courses are approved by Creative Skillset. Eligibile applicants can access up to 80% of course costs from their Management and Leadership Bursary scheme.

Production Guild of GB

Assistant Director Training Scheme

4 - 15 March 2013

The course will enable participants to gain the necessary skills and knowledge to either make the move from 3rd Assistant Director to 2nd Assistant Director or further their experiences as a newly established 2nd  Assistant Director within feature film production.

This will be achieved by building upon their production experience with newly acquired skills, taught by established and leading feature film Assistant Directors. 

Closing Date for Applications: Friday, 15 February 2013


About Sargent-Disc

Founded in 1986, Sargent-Disc provides a full range of payroll, accounting and software services tailored to the needs of your production. As an Entertainment Partners affiliate, Sargent-Disc distributes EP software, such as movie Magic Budgeting, Movie Magic Scheduling, EP Vista Accounting and Vismax across Europe.

Sargent-Disc's online payroll, SD Online, is used throughout the entertainment industry on productions ranging from from low budget documentaries and commercials, through to major Hollywood blockbusters.


During development, in production or in post, Sargent-Disc delivers a wealth of production accounting experience and industry know-how

Find out more about our Accounting services

With Sargent-Disc operating your payroll you will be able to divert valuable resources back to your core business, control costs and gain access to our knowledge base and expertise.

Find out more about our Payroll services

Sargent-Disc offers a range of training options on industry standard production software including Movie Magic Budgeting, Movie Magic Scheduling and Vista Accounting.

Find out more about our Training services

Sargent-Disc distributes Entertainment Partners' software throughout Europe, including Movie Magic Budgeting, Movie Magic Scheduling and Vista Accounting.

Find out more about our Software services
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