New Xero UK plans and pricing

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New Xero UK plans and pricing from 19 October 2015

“UK Plans
(per month)” Starter Standard Premium
Price 14 31 38
(includes 5 employees)” 8 8 8
“+Per Additional
employees” 2 2 2

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Xero latest posts

• Founder and Editor-in-Chief of the Renegade Collective shares her advice for entrepreneurs
• Introducing more flexibility for UK Payroll
• Automatic enrolment and pension schemes in Xero
Founder and Editor-in-Chief of the Renegade Collective shares her advice for entrepreneurs
Posted: 02 Sep 2015 07:39 PM PDT
At Xero, we use the power of technology to foster innovation, connection and entrepreneurialism. We want to help you create beautiful work that makes a difference. This is why, each month, we speak to business leaders within our like-minded community. We want to see how they apply similar values to shape their businesses, and their future.
This month, we spoke to the irrepressible Lisa Messenger. She’s a walking, talking case study for all that is inspirational and honest in business. She’s got 13.5 thousand Twitter followers and a bold business magazine, The Collective , distributed in 37 countries. This straight-talking publisher is taking the world by storm – and inspiring thousands of entrepreneurs along the way.
Lisa tells us in her own words why she has chosen the path she has, and how others in business can do the same.
On starting her own business
“I had my own business for about 11 years before I started The Collective. I knew I was really comfortable, and I knew it was time to get uncomfortable.
“I’d never worked on a magazine before, and I had three staff members who had never worked on a magazine before. But I wanted to create something that would excite and empower other people, globally.”
“It was a very conscious and purposeful decision – and it was the catalyst I needed for change.”
On doing beautiful work
“The overarching value we subscribe to at The Collective, and that I subscribe to personally, is empowering people on a global level to be the best versions of themselves. It’s about having a sense of fun and wonder and curiosity. Being very daring and disruptive. Being rebellious and having a sense of style.”
“We ask, ‘How can you do something extraordinary. Love your life and create your own amazing future, but also do something good in the world at the same time?’ ”
On innovation and technology
“For me, innovation is all about leverage. It’s all about taking your concept and making it accessible and connectable. You can’t do that without having amazing systems in place. From great teams, to great technology systems.”
“Whether it’s managing the business or delivering content to our audience – on the platform that they want it to be on, wherever they want to read it around the world – it’s about knowing that I can’t do it on my own.”
“I’m a big, strategic thinker but I need the detailed people and systems around me to facilitate growth. To help me bring the vision to life.”

On entrepreneurialism
“For at least the last 14 years, since I started my own business, I’ve thought of myself as an entrepreneur. Now I’m dedicated to being an entrepreneur for entrepreneurs. I talk about it, I’ve written books on the topic – I live it and breathe it. I need to know who the most extraordinary entrepreneurs are out there in multiple industries, in multiple corners of the globe. That’s my job.”
“I find inspiration absolutely everywhere. But the people who inspire me every single day are The Collective’s own community of entrepreneurs. They are the people being courageous enough to take a leap and start their own business, and believe in themselves. And I know what that takes. It takes a hell of a lot of courage.”
“I’d rather look to them than those big successful business people surrounded by media hype. Because unless I’ve met them, I don’t know what’s real. Once I connect with someone on a personal level, that all changes.”
“More and more, people need to see themselves as equals. Of course success builds success and networks build networks, but if you position yourself as less, or idolize other people, you’re always going to think yourself small. It’s an important lesson in business.”
On advice for entrepreneurs
“Just start. Don’t procrastinate. And pre-sell. I pre-sell everything, literally everything! I come up with an idea, I go and find someone to sell it to and then I work out how the hell I am going to be able to do that. That’s my greatest advice in business.”
“People stop themselves from exploring new ideas because they have a perceived fear that they can’t do it without the finances. I reverse engineer that and sell the idea first. It removes the fear and frees you to think big.”
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Introducing more flexibility for UK Payroll
Posted: 02 Sep 2015 01:54 AM PDT
Payroll in Xero is flying in the UK. Since its launch earlier this year, our customers in the UK have processed nearly £200 million of employee pay using it. Our Payroll team has been focused on extending and refining the core experience of using Payroll in Xero, guided by feedback from the thousands of businesses, accountants and bookkeepers that are now using it every month.
This feedback also gives us confidence that we have a solid functional roadmap to extend capability around key areas like auto-enrolment in readiness for the huge number of small employers who will begin their pension journeys in 2016. You can read more about auto enrolment, workplace pensions and our plans here.
A number of business owners and accountants also asked us for more flexibility with purchasing options for Payroll in Xero. So I’m pleased to share today that we’ll be adding more choice in that regard from 19 October.
From the conversations we’ve had over the summer, we expect that many will be pleased to hear you’ll soon be able to add Payroll to any of our three regular Xero plans – Starter, Standard and Premium – for just £5 per month for five employees.
And to offer more choice for larger employers, you’ll also be able to add single employees for just £1 per employee per monthly billing cycle beyond the first five employees.
New Xero UK plans and pricing from 19 October 2015

Note: Prices exclude VAT.
If you’re already a Xero customer using Standard or Premium plans, and you’ve processed a pay run since 1 April, you will not be immediately affected by these changes. You’ll still have the price and plan you signed up with locked in for the next 12 months. So, if you’re on Premium 10, then you’ll stay on Premium 10 for 12 months unless you change your plan.
For customers who chose the two year price promotion we ran when Payroll in Xero launched in the spring, then no changes will happen. Your pricing will remain in place until 30 March 2017. From 31 March 2017 you’ll be migrated to the new pricing plans.
There may be some situations in which one of the new pricing plans is a better fit for your business. We encourage you to review the new plans and select the plan that works best for your situation. Please note that once you change to a new plan, you won’t be able to go back to the old one.
If you’d prefer to stay on the current pricing plans, or you want to lock them in for another business, then all you need to do is upgrade to Standard or one of our Premium plans before 30 September, and process a pay run in Payroll.
For specific pricing questions, please contact the Xero team.
The post Introducing more flexibility for UK Payroll appeared first on Xero Blog.

Automatic enrolment and pension schemes in Xero
Posted: 02 Sep 2015 01:01 AM PDT
Automatic enrolment of employees into a workplace pension will affect every employer over the next couple of years.
Every employer has a legal duty to enrol all eligible employees into a pension scheme. They also need to assess their employees according to certain criteria to find out who is ‘Eligible’.
We’re building assessment, auto enrolment, and workplace pension capabilities in Xero. We know our small business owners aren’t pension experts. We’re also providing tools for our accountants and bookkeepers to help with pensions. This way you can always lean on your trusted advisor.
Your business must comply with the auto enrolment legislation from your staging date. According to the latest research by The Pension Regulator, almost two thirds of the UK’s smallest employers don’t know their staging date.
When is your staging date?
We’ve worked with The Pension Regulator to help you find your staging date. The majority of our customers using Payroll in Xero start staging from January 2016 onward. Most have a staging date between July and December 2017. We’ll soon be adding the ability for you to record the staging date in Payroll Settings.
Do you know when your staging date is? You can find out by using The Pension Regulator’s staging date tool.
There are some circumstances where entering your PAYE reference won’t provide your staging date. Including:
 You’ve brought forward your staging date and agreed this with The Pensions Regulator. If you’ve notified The Pensions Regulator that you intend to bring your staging date forward, these changes won’t be reflected in the dates returned by the tool.
 You’ve set up your business after 1 April 2012. If this applies to you, you can find your staging date in the table below.
 You have changed your, or acquired a new, PAYE reference since 1 April 2012 . You will need to enter the old PAYE reference(s). If you are a new employer entity then please refer to the bullet point above.
 You have certain types of staff but don’t have a PAYE scheme. In this case your staging date will be 1 April 2017.
 You had fewer than 30 staff on 1 April 2012, had no staging date associated with your PAYE reference, and you don’t fall into any other exception category. In this case your staging date will be 1 April 2017.

The Pensions Regulator’s recommend that employers start preparing for automatic enrolment twelve months in advance of their staging date.
Managing automatic enrolment & workplace pensions in Xero
You need to meet your legal obligations for payroll, automatic enrolment and workplace pensions. We want you to know how Xero plans to support this moving forward. Since the launch of Payroll in Xero in April, employers have been able to:
 Set up Auto Enrolment information e.g. Pension Provider, Pension Contact Information
 Set up Payment Defaults e.g. calculate employee and employer contributions
 Indicate which employees are Eligible and making contributions, vs. which have opted out or are not eligible
However, this is just the start as we’re working to bring much more to our customers and partners including:
Helping you to stay compliant
You will be able to use Xero to assess your workforce (explained below). You no longer need to worry about doing this yourself. You can also automatically enrol the required employees into your chosen pension scheme and send communications to employees.
Assessing your workforce
The status of your employees can change from period to period depending on age and earnings. Xero looks at all of this identifies which categories your workers are in. Once your staging date arrives Xero can take care of the rest.
Opt Out and Leave the pension scheme
You will also need to deal with opt out and leave requests from your employees. Whether an Eligible employee opts out or leaves depends on the timeframe in which you receive the request. If you receive a valid opt out notice you can remove them with Payroll in Xero. It doesn’t matter if it’s from an employee, or from the pension provider. You can also process opt out refunds directly in Payroll in Xero.
Opt In and Join the pension scheme
As an employer, another duty you have is to allow ‘Non-eligible jobholders’ and ‘Entitled workers’ to join the pension scheme if they choose. If you receive a valid opt in notice from an employee, you will be able to opt them into your pension scheme using Payroll in Xero.
Sending Pension Correspondence
You’re also legally required communicate with your employees about their pension status. Payroll in Xero will inform you of the correspondence you must send each employee. You can automatically make this available to employees via email and the employee portal. We will even keep track of what has been sent and when, so you have a full audit history.
Sending Pension Data
You also need to inform your pension provider of certain information. Information like employee details, status and what contributions they’re due to make. Unfortunately the pension providers all have different data requirements at this point.
We’re planning to integrate with Systemsync and their Pensionsync platform to enable seamless data exchange with pension funds from Payroll in Xero. If your pension provider is supported by Pensionsync, this information will be automatically sent to them from Xero. If your pension provider isn’t supported, we’ll provide a standard CSV export. You will have to manually transfer the data to your provider. We’ll be communicating what pension providers will be supported in the future.
Need help on Auto Enrolment? We suggest contacting one of our Certified Advisors and referring to the “Your step-by-step guide to automatic enrolment” by The Pension Regulator.
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