• April 2017

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    --1   2   3   4   5   52
    6   7   8   9   1011121
    131415161718192
    202122232425263
    27282930---4
    • 6th - Start of 2017-2018 tax year
    • 19th - HMRC cheque payments due
    • 22nd - HMRC BACS payments due
    • 14th - Easter Friday (E,W,NI,S)
    • 17th - Easter Monday (E,W,NI)
  • May 2017

    ThuFriSatSunMonTueWedTax week
    ----1   2   3   4
    4   5   6   7   8   9   105
    111213141516176
    181920212223247
    252627282930318
    • 1st - May Bank Holiday (E,W,NI,S)
    • 19th - HMRC cheque payments due
    • 22nd - HMRC BACS payments due
    • 29th - Spring Bank Holiday (E,W,NI,S)
    • 31st - Employee P60s due
  • June 2017

    ThuFriSatSunMonTueWedTax week
    1   2   3   4   5   6   7   9
    8   9   101112131410
    1516171819202111
    2223242526272812
    2930-----13
    • 19th - HMRC cheque payments due
    • 22nd - HMRC BACS payments due
  • July 2017

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    --1   2   3   4   5   13
    6   7   8   9   10111214
    1314151617181915
    2021222324252616
    2728293031--17
    • 6th - Forms P11D, P11D(b) and P9D due
    • 6th - Form 42 Due
    • 12th - Battle of the Boyne - Bank Holiday (NI)
    • 19th - HMRC cheque payments due
    • 19th - Payment of 2016/17 Class 1A NIC due
    • 22nd - HMRC BACS payments due
    • 31st - Payment of 2016/17 Class 2 NIC due
  • August 2017

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    -----1   2   17
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    1011121314151619
    1718192021222320
    2425262728293021
    31------22
    • 7th - Summer Bank Holiday (S)
    • 19th - HMRC cheque payments due
    • 22nd - HMRC BACS payments due
    • 28th - Summer Bank Holiday (E,W,NI)
  • September 2017

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    -1   2   3   4   5   6   22
    7   8   9   1011121323
    1415161718192024
    2122232425262725
    282930----26
    • 19th - HMRC cheque payments due
    • 22nd - HMRC BACS payments due
  • October 2017

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    ---1   2   3   4   26
    5   6   7   8   9   101127
    1213141516171828
    1920212223242529
    262728293031-30
    • 5th - Personal Income Tax Statement
    • 19th - HMRC cheque payments due
    • 22nd - HMRC BACS payments due
    • 31st - Paper Self Assessment Tax Return Deadline
  • November 2017

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    ------1   30
    2   3   4   5   6   7   8   31
    9   10111213141532
    1617181920212233
    2324252627282934
    30------35
    • 19th - HMRC cheque payments due
    • 22nd - HMRC BACS payments due
    • 30th - St. Andrew's Day (S)
  • December 2017

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    -1   2   3   4   5   6   35
    7   8   9   1011121336
    1415161718192037
    2122232425262738
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    • 19th - HMRC cheque payments due
    • 22nd - HMRC BACS payments due
    • 25th - Christmas Day
    • 26th - Boxing Day
  • January 2018

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    4   5   6   7   8   9   1040
    1112131415161741
    1819202122232442
    2526272829303143
    • 1st - New Year's Day
    • 19th - HMRC cheque payments due
    • 22nd - HMRC BACS payments due
    • 31st - Online Self Assessment Tax Return Due
  • February 2018

    ThuFriSatSunMonTueWedTax week
    1   2   3   4   5   6   7   44
    8   9   101112131445
    1516171819202146
    2223242526272847
    • 19th - HMRC cheque payments due
    • 22nd - HMRC BACS payments due
  • March 2018

    ThuFriSatSunMonTueWedTax week
    1   2   3   4   5   6   7   48
    8   9   101112131449
    1516171819202150
    2223242526272851
    293031----52
    • 17th - St. Patrick's Day (NI)
    • 19th - HMRC cheque payments due
    • 22nd - HMRC BACS payments due
UK Tax Week

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Life Coffee Cafés Ltd

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Summary

Life Coffee Cafés Ltd is a great example of a successful business that has had to manage rapid growth. With seven stores opened since 2005 and more on the way they have had to deal with a number of administrative issues along the way, including payroll.

Tagged: Payroll, Corporate

Life Coffee Cafes

On the 28th of February, 2005 Simon Berry and Mark Upton signed a master franchise agreement with Costa Ltd to create Life Coffee Cafés Ltd as the principle UK Franchisee for out of town retail and leisure park locations and non-motorway roadside sites.

Life Coffee Cafés grew quickly, with their first two stores opening in Dartford, Kent and St. Austell, Cornwall in December 2005. A third store was opened in Orpington, Kent in June 2006 followed by stores in Hayle, Cornwall, Shepton Mallet, Somerset and Emersons Green in Bristol. The last store to be opened was in Hayes, Middlesex, on the Lombardy Retail Park in March 2009. With further stores in the pipeline, Life Coffee Cafés are due to open their 8th store this August in Weston Super Mare.

An early decision to invest in infrastructure to support the expansion of the business has been critical to managing this rapid growth. With an increasing number of employees needing to be paid each month, one area that needed to be addressed was payroll. The volume was proving difficult to manage and Life Coffee Cafés needed to find a solution quickly.

Sarah Pickering (Commercial Director) started looking into two options to solve the problem. The first was to take the payroll in-house and the second was to outsource it to a specialist provider. She looked at both options in detail and decided to rule out the in-house option and outsource their payroll. There were a number of reasons behind that decision, the main one being the need to gain access to expert knowledge of payroll legislation from a specialist provider.

Sarah had heard of us whilst working in the film industry and Life Coffee Cafés approached Sargent-Disc in 2005. Sarah liked the management reports that we could generate and felt confident that Sargent-Disc had the expert knowledge and resources needed to handle a significant volume of payroll. Life Coffee Cafés chose Sargent-Disc and right from the word go we worked closely together to ensure that the migration went smoothly.

'Sargent-Disc provides us with an excellent, reliable and efficient service for all our payroll needs...', Sarah Pickering, Life Coffee Cafés Ltd

The payroll transition went very smoothly and the first payroll was processed in February 2006. Since then Life Coffee Cafés has grown considerably, now employing four times as many staff as it did in 2006. Sargent-Disc's payroll has also moved with the times with their reports and employee details now available online via our client portal SD Online. One thing that has remained unchanged throughout has been Sargent-Disc's commitment to processing payroll accurately and on time each month.

http://www.lifecoffeecafes.com/

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