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Helping to build a healthier, more consumer-friendly tech ecosystem

Staff Squared date icon1st November 2018

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Where there is great power there is great responsibility – Winston Churchill, 1906.

Twitter, Facebook et al have succeeded in connecting people all around the world in ways that we could never have imagined only a decade ago.   With just over 2 billion people on Facebook alone, the platform is a central repository of data the likes of which the world has never seen before. Even the much less popular Twitter still boasts 336 million accounts.

While social media companies benefit immensely from this data and generate billions of dollars in revenue from it, they have not taken the steps necessary to secure it.  This is evidenced by the vast number of data breaches reported in recent years, including the infamous Cambridge Analytica scandal.

Staff Squared strongly believes technology companies have a responsibility to balance their business interests with protecting their users’ privacy.    Safeguarding your information while contributing to a healthy, consumer-friendly network is important to us.   For those reasons, we’ve decided to stop engaging on these platforms.  While we can’t give up our pages as another person or company could take them, we will no longer contribute content and advertising on Facebook and Twitter.

We believe social media has plenty of uses for good causes.  We’ll remain hopeful that the promises made to improve privacy settings is taken seriously so that the web and people can continue to benefit from the social good of social media.

You can continue to read our tips and expert knowledge on HR via our blog.  Subscribe to our newsletter for our latest thinking, or drop us a line at for enquires and support.  The time we save not propping up these platforms will be invested in driving Staff Squared forward and continuing to deliver the great products and service our customers have come to expect from us.

Written by Simon Swords

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Apprenticeship wages 2018 and funding for SMEs

Staff Squared date icon18th October 2018

Tag iconOperations, Small Business

Apprenticeships are an attractive option for UK SME employers who are looking to bring in new talent.  If you’re considering hiring an apprentice (and you should be!) then you likely already know the value apprentice can bring to your SME.

Wondering what it will cost you and what government support is available?  There are two things you need to consider.  Paying their wages and paying for their training and assessment.

 What is the wage and who is affected?

Employers must pay Apprentice Wages that are at least the national minimum wage rate if they are aged 19 or over and have completed the first year of their apprenticeship.

The Apprenticeship Wage is set yearly on April 1.  For 2018, the rates are as follows:

  • £5.90 for workers aged 18 to 20
  • £7.38 for those aged 21 to 24
  • £7.83 for those aged 25 and over
  • £3.70 for apprentices who are aged under 19 or who are 19 or over and in the first year of the apprenticeship
  • Do all apprentices receive equal pay?

There are different levels of apprenticeship.

  • Intermediate Level apprenticeships are roughly equivalent to 5 GCSE qualifications
  • Advanced Level apprenticeships are roughly equivalent to two A-Level passes
  • Higher Apprenticeships can lead to a Foundation Degree or NVQ Level 4
  • Degree Apprenticeships allow the learners to achieve a Bachelor’s Degree, or a Master’s Degree, whilst receiving their on-the-job training

Most people can apply for Intermediate Level apprenticeships. If you want to work towards a higher level of qualification, then there may be some prerequisites such as existing GCSEs or A-Levels.

There are no differences in the level of pay. All apprentices receive the same apprenticeship wage, no matter which qualification they’re working towards.

How many hours will an apprentice work?

Apprentices are generally expected to work at least 30 hours a week.  They can work less, but must do at least 16 hours per week.  An apprentice attends 1 day a week of training delivered by the training provider and spends the remaining 4 days a week working in the business.  They are paid for their classroom hours by their employer.

What other rights do apprentices have?

In addition to the minimum apprenticeship wage, all apprentices are entitled to the the same statutory rights as other employees. For example, working time; maternity, paternity, adoption and shared parental leave and pay; discrimination; whistleblowing; and unfair dismissal.

They should receive sick pay and holiday pay, and will also have access to any other workplace schemes such as healthcare and childcare vouchers.

Apprenticeship funding to cover costs of training and assessment

For SME firms not paying the apprenticeship levy, the amount of funding you can get will be based on the size of your business and your apprentice’s situation.

Here’s what’s available to you as an SME employer:

  • The government pays 90% of the training and assessment costs for the lifetime of the apprenticeship, any age, any level (up to funding band maximum).
  • The Apprenticeship Grant for Employers (AGE): £1,000 will be paid to any SME who takes on a 16 to 18 year old
  • As of August 1st, apprentices between the ages of 16 – 24 who have been in the care of their Local Authority are also eligible for a £1,000 grant.
  • Businesses with under 50 staff will also see 100% of training and assessment costs paid for if they recruit an apprentice aged 16 to 18.
  • Further support is also available for those with additional learning needs.   Providers are able to claim costs from government up to an additional £150 each month for these apprentices.

Check out the Skills Funding Agency’s Apprenticeship funding: rules and guidance for employers, for more details and special cases on funding.

How to estimate your agency funding

Use this tool to estimate if your organisation will pay the apprenticeship levy, how much your organisation will have available to spend on apprenticeships and how much the government will contribute towards the cost of training. You’ll need to know your organisation’s annual UK payroll.

Where and when do you make payments

You agree a payment schedule with the training organization and pay them directly for 10% of the total cost of training and assessment.

The government will pay the rest (90%) up to the funding band maximum. They’ll pay it directly to the training organisation.

Why you should hire an apprentice in your business

Research shows that 96% of SMEs who hire an apprentice report benefits to their business. Additionally, 70% of employers report improved product quality and services after hiring apprentices. 89% say apprentices make their business more productive.

Furthermore, Brexit will no doubt affect the free movement of labour.  Many skilled EU workers are reconsidering a move to the UK.   Recently, the CIPD released figures showing a dramatic 95% decline in the number of EU-born workers moving to the UK. In the first quarters of 2017-2018, with only 7,000 compared to 148,000 over the same period last year.   There has never been a more important time for this country to invest in developing homegrown talent.

Whether your reasons are to free up existing staff, grow your team while keeping costs down or give your team new skills and energy, apprenticeships can provide many benefits to your growing business.  All while giving a young person the opportunity to kick-start a rewarding career.

For more information on hiring apprentices for your SME

The National Apprenticeship Service is a service run by the Skills Funding Agency and has a dedicated team to support small and medium-sized employers. For more information, visit

Written by Clarisse Levitan

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Are you compliant with work break laws?

Staff Squared date icon15th October 2018

Tag iconOperations

Work break laws are overseen by the Working Time Directive and your employee’s contract of employment.  At first glance, they seem relatively simple for your average adult worker, but become increasingly complex as you take a closer look at exceptions and considerations.

As part of our spotlight on Working Time Directive we’ve reviewed the 48 hour maximum and opting-out of the limit.  In this blog we turn our attention to your work break laws and your responsibilities so you can be sure you’re doing what’s legally right.

First, let’s quickly review what counts as work

“Working time” is defined by the Working Time Directive as any period when the worker is working, at the employer’s disposal and carrying out his or her duties.

What counts as work

  • normal duties
  • job-related training
  • job-related travelling time (e.g. as a sales rep)
  • working lunches (e.g. business lunches)
  • time spent working abroad
  • paid and some unpaid overtime
  • time spent on-call at the workplace
  • travel time for mobile employees with no fixed place of work (also called Peripatetic workers)

What doesn’t count as work

  • breaks when no work is done (e.g. lunch breaks)
  • commuting to and from work
  • time when they are on-call away from the workplace
  • unpaid overtime that they have volunteered for (e.g. staying late to finish something off)
  • paid or unpaid holiday

Know your types of breaks

You have a responsibility to make sure that what counts as work does not exceed 48 hours  and that your employees are receiving the correct amount of rest, daily and weekly breaks during their defined working time.

Rest breaks

In general, workers over the age of 18 have the right to 20 minutes rest when working more than 6 hours per day.  A lunch, tea or smoke break can count as a rest break.

The 20 minute rest can’t be split into two 10 minute breaks.  The right to rest after 6 hours is an entitlement to only one block of time unless your employment contract says so.

There’s no statutory right to ‘smoking breaks’.  Employers are not required to give smoking breaks on top of the usual breaks.  Smokers aren’t entitled to more favorable treatment under work break laws.  While it could be an unfavorable stance to not grant them extra time, it might be necessary to avoid hostility amongst employees.

There’s no legislation pertaining to a worker’s right to take religious breaks.  Like smokers, employees have no legal rights to additional religions breaks.  Still, religion is one of the provisions set out in the Equality Act 2010.  Meaning if an employer does refuse a request for religious breaks, they must ensure that they’re not treating them less favourably than employees of another religion.

There is no opt-out permitted.   Whether on an individual basis or by virtue of a collective or workforce agreement.

You can decide when it’s taken… The fact that you’re legally entitled to schedule the break is a hotly contested topic.  There have been cases where the Employment Tribunal ruled against an employer who organised an employee’s work hours so that they break was scheduled at the end of their shift.  You should make arrangements to schedule it somewhere in the middle to avoid

but not where it’s spent. They are entitled to spend the time from their workstation and away from the the premises.

For some special cases of worker, entitlement to breaks does not apply. This class of worker must be allowed:

  • where possible, to take an equivalent period of compensatory rest; or
  • where not possible, offered protection to safeguard their health and safety.
  • This is known as compensatory rest.

Daily breaks

Adult workers have the right to a break of at least 11 hours in each 24 hour period during which they work.  For example, if they finish work at 7pm, they can’t start work again until 6am the following day.

Weekly breaks

Adult workers have the right to 24 hours clear of work each week or 48 hours clear each fortnight.  Put another way, you’re required to grant one weekly rest period at some point during each seven-day period.

Therefore, your employee could work up to 12 consecutive days if the weekly rest periods were granted on the first day of the first seven-day period and the last day of the following seven-day period.

Exclusions and special circumstances to work break laws

As is the case with every Working Time Directive provision, there are a number of exclusions.

  • Workers in an industry with busy peak periods, like agriculture, retail or tourism
  • Workers in industries with 24 hour staffing requirement. For example, those who work in the Armed Forces, security or surveillance-based work, health care services, emergency services or law enforcement.
  • Workers who work with sea, road, or air transport are excluded from the rest break rules. However, there are usually other regulations that apply to these sectors.
  • a job where they freely choose what hours they work (like a managing director) or where the work is not measured (ie no set hours)

Instead of getting normal breaks, these workers are entitled to ‘compensatory rest’. This is rest taken later the same day or the following working day.

Young or adolescent workers

Workers under the age of 18, but over school leaving age (he/she is under school leaving age until the end of summer term of the school year in which you they 16) are classified as a ‘young worker’.

Over 18

Young workers

20 minutes for 6 hours

30 minutes for 4.5 hours

Daily  11 hours 12 hours


24 hours

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 You’re not obligated to pay for breaks.  Whether or not it is paid will depend on the terms of the employment contract.

Record keeping

There is no requirement under the Working Time Directive for employers to keep records of rest breaks or rest periods.

Nevertheless, a well-rested workforce is happy, engaged and better performing

Technology has given us more flexibility in work than ever.  Workers are increasingly working remotely and aren’t constrained by working hours.  We’re also in an era where retention and staff engagement is critical.  To attract talent and keep staff working effectively and healthy, employers will often promote work-life balance.  Workers however, are then left to their own to set breaks.

Very few will take the full break, or choose to skip it altogether.  This leads to a whole host of mental and physical consequences.  Meanwhile, the benefits of time out are endless – lower stress levels, boost concentration and productivity, reduce sickness absence and healthy weight levels.

So aim to create a culture where taking breaks is the norm.  Encourage them to go outside, stock the kitchen and lead by example.  Your team will be energized and engaged even when work is challenging.  Meanwhile, your business will reap the rewards.

If not for these motivations, do it because of your legal obligations and not doing so can have consequences!

Contact ACAS for more details and exceptions on the Working Time Directive and rest breaks.

Written by Clarisse Levitan

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Working Time Directive : Opting-out of 48 Hour Weekly Maximum

Staff Squared date icon4th October 2018

Tag iconOperations

One of the most contentious issues in Employment Law is the Working Time Directive.   With Brexit looming, there is no certainty what will happen to worker’s rights across the UK after March 2019.   Despite this, the UK government continues to emphasize that they firmly believe in the importance of strong labour protections.  It remains crucial that companies continue to comply with Working Time Directive. Failing to do so can result in a costly employment tribunal.

Last week we took a closer look at the 48-hour maximum work week.  This week we look at the provision to opt-out of the maximum and the steps you need to take to ensure you act in accordance with the Working Time Directive regulations.

Decide if you need an agreement

As part of the Working Time Directive, workers in the UK are limited to a 48 hour working week week.  Employees over the age of 18 who aren’t part of the exceptions can choose to opt out and work more than 48 hours a week on average.

In most cases, the main reason employees opt-out is to earn more money by working longer hours.

Remember the 48 hour limit is averaged over 17 weeks.  For this reason, occasional long hours shouldn’t be a problem without opting out.

Be aware not everyone is eligible to opt-out

Some categories of workers are unable to work longer than the maximum limit.   In most cases, these workers fall into an industry where tiredness is a major risk.   These include:

  • airline staff;
  • a worker on ships or boats;
  • a worker in the road transport industry, eg delivery drivers (except for drivers of vehicles under 3.5 tonnes using GB Domestic drivers’ hours rules);
  • other staff who travel in and operate vehicles covered by EU rules on drivers’ hours, eg bus conductors;
  • a security guard on a vehicle carrying high-value goods.

Don’t pressure your employee

You might want your workers to opt out so they can work longer hours, for example, to cover periods of high demand from your customers.  This is perfectly fine.  However, it must be voluntary.  Don’t pressure your employee into it.  If they decline your request, you can’t sack or treat them unfairly for not opting-out at your request.

You also can’t rescind an offer of employment because they don’t want to opt out.

Furthermore, you can’t try to make opting out one sweeping agreement across the workforce; it must be done individually with each employee.

Set the cancellation terms

Employees have the right to cancel the opt-out agreement at any point – even if the opt-out provision is part of their employment contract.   For that reason, you should consider keeping it separate from from their contract and letter of offer.

The employee must give a minimum of 7 days’ written notice.  A longer notice period may be agreed with the employer, but it can be no longer than 3 months.

Write a comprehensive agreement

The agreement must be in writing, signed by both you and the employee.  You can include terms such as duration, hours and pay, any changes to contractual terms, and the notice to terminate.

Here’s a straightforward example:

To:  Manager

In accordance with the Working Time Directive 1998, employees of this organisation are not required to work more than 48 hours per week. This is averaged over a 17 week period. This means that an employee might work more than 48 hours in one week, and less in another during a 17 week period – as long as the average is not more than 48 hours.

Employees can opt out of this restriction on weekly hours. By signing this agreement, you indicate that you are prepared to work more than 48 hours in any week. This is not a guarantee that you will be offered work in excess of 48 hours in any week. This is just an indication that you are prepared to opt out of the restriction.

You understand that in the event that you wish the 48 hour limit to apply to your employment in the future you will be required to notify the Company and give 4 week’s notice.  Such notice should be given in writing.

If you choose not to sign this agreement you will not suffer any detriment.

Signed: (employee)

Signed: (employer)


Take notes and keep records

When you’re having discussions with your employees about opting-out, keep an open approach to ensure that a worker freely gives his or her consent. Keep notes and records of all discussions on the subject so that you have an audit trail.

You must keep a written record covering the last two years showing which workers have opted out.   Store in a secure location with your other HR documents.

Continue to monitor health and safety

Even if a worker has agreed to opt out of the 48-hour week, you still have a duty of care to take reasonable steps to uphold your employee’s health and safety.

Keep an eye out for workers who are working excessively long hours, are showing signs of fatigue, are making uncharacteristic mistakes in their work or exhibiting increased emotional reactions.  If demands are excessive, reduce or redistribute the work. If you leave this unchecked, you’ll be exposed to the risk of claims for injury from those who suffer physical or mental health issues as a result of the long hours.

Comply with other Working Time Directive rules

Opted-out workers are still protected by Working Time Directive limits on rest breaks and holiday entitlements, so you must comply.   The opt-out does not remove these duties.

For all queries about employment rights, best practice and policies, and resolving workplace conflict, you can contact ACAS through the Acas Helpline Online .

Handy tools to help you stay on the right side of Working Time Directive laws

Your payroll or timesheet system will be a good start.  Check out our timesheet calculator if you’re looking for a quick way to add up your employee’s hours.

Of course, there is an easier way. Staff Squared HR software tracks everything you need to stay compliant.

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Working Time Directive: How to Comply with the 48 Hour Maximum

Staff Squared date icon26th September 2018

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The first of October marks 20 years since the Working Time Directive came into force. It is the UK’s leading statutory instrument stemming from the European Working Time Directive introduced in 1993 and is designed to regulate the amount of spent at work in order to protect the health and safety workers.

The main provisions of the Working Time Directive are:

  • an average or no more than 48 hours a week that someone can be required to work
  • 6 weeks’ paid time off per year
  • a rest period of 11 consecutive hours a day
  • a 20-minute rest break for working days longer than six hours
  • a minimum of one rest day per week
  • night working must not average out at more than eight hours at a stretch
  • workers between 16 and 18 are restricted to 8 hours per day and 40 hours per week

It’s important for SMEs to understand the particulars of this legislation, especially for those who employ shift and night workers.  Over the next week or so we’ll take a closer look at your duty as an employer to comply with the Working Time Directive.

First, we turn our attention to your responsibilities as an employer relating to the 48 hours maximum work week.

Understand who is covered and what are the exceptions

The 48 hour working limit covers most full-time and part-time employees above the age of 18.  Like most cases, there are exceptions.  Broadly, these exception cases are employees in the following sectors:

  • air, rail, road, sea, inland waterway and lake transport;
  • sea fishing, and other work at sea;
  • doctors in training;
  • the armed forces or the police, or to certain specific activities in the civil protection services.

Establish what counts towards “working time”

“Working time” is defined by the Working Time Directive as any period when the worker is working, at the employer’s disposal and carrying out his or her duties.

In addition to carrying out their normal duties, your employees working time includes:

  • job-related training;
  • job-related travelling time (e.g. as a sales rep);
  • working lunches (e.g. business lunches);
  • time spent working abroad;
  • paid and some unpaid overtime;
  • time spent on-call at the workplace;
  • travel time for mobile employees with no fixed place of work (also called Peripatetic workers).

Rule out what doesn’t count towards working hours

Don’t include the following:

  • breaks when no work is done (e.g. lunch breaks);
  • commuting to and from work;
  • time when they are on-call away from the workplace;
  • unpaid overtime that they have volunteered for (e.g. staying late to finish something off);
  • paid or unpaid holiday.

Calculate your employee’s working hours

Now that you have a good understanding of who it applies to and when, let’s look at how the calculation is done and go through a few scenarios.

In most cases, you add up your employees working time over the last 17 weeks and divide it by 17.  The last 17 weeks are referred to as the rolling reference period.   Bear in mind some careers have a different reference period.  For example, doctors in training have a 26-week reference period and the offshore sector has a 52-week reference period.

Let’s start with a straightforward example

Your workplace has a standard working week of 40 hours (8 hours a day, Monday to Friday).

Your employee does 10 hours overtime a week for the first 12 weeks of the 17-week reference period.

STEP ONE:  17 weeks of 40 hours + 12 weeks of 8 hours overtime (17 x 40) + (12 x 8) = 776 hours

STEP TWO: 776 hours ÷ 17 weeks in the reference period = 45.7 hours

45.7 hours per week is within the working time limits.

If your employee was absent

Let’s say your employee was absent during the last 17 weeks (any sort of leave or time off sick). You will need to make up the missing days by extending the reference period by the same number of days he/she was away.

Keeping with the same scenario above, your workplace has a standard working week of 40 hours (8 hours a day, Monday to Friday).

  • Your employee does 10 hours overtime a week for the first 12 weeks of the 17-week reference period.
  • They also take 3 days annual leave and work two normal day (16 hours) that week.
  • They return to work and continue with normal hours with no overtime for one week.

STEP ONE: add together the 16 weeks of normal hours, plus two days normal hours, plus the 12 weeks of overtime

(16 x 40) + (2 x 8) + (12 x 10) = 776 hours during the reference period

STEP TWO: include the time worked on the 3 days directly after the 17-week period

3 x 8 = 24 + 776 = 800

STEP THREE: 800 hours ÷ 17 weeks = 47

47 hours per week is within the working time limits.

Lastly, if your workplace is based on nightshifts

  • Your employee works 13 hours, 4 days a week.

STEP ONE: 13 x 4 = 52 hours x 17 weeks = 884

STEP TWO: Calculate the number of days you could have legally asked for them to work.  Bear in mind you must offer one day rest per week.

17 weeks x 6 days = 102 days in the reference period.

STEP THREE: divide the number of hours in the number of days in the reference period.

884 ÷ 102 = 8.67 is your average work day

STEP FOUR: Multiply this average by 6 days (a normal work week).

8.67 x 6 =  52 hours

Your employee is working 4 hours over the limit.  You either need to reduce their hours or draw up an opt-out agreement.

Monitor and record the weekly average

You must take reasonable steps to ensure the working time limit is complied with in the case of each worker to whom it applies.

For employees who work regular hours and aren’t in any real danger of surpassing the 48 hour limit, you still need to make occasional checks.  You should flag and monitor those closer to the limit.

You’ll also need to keep updated records of those who’ve opted out (along with the signed agreement), and a list of your night shift workers.  Don’t worry about keeping track of rest breaks.

Records must be kept for two years.  Your payroll or timesheet system will be a good start.  Check out our timesheet calculator if you’re looking for a quick way to add up your employee’s hours.

Of course, there is an easier way. Staff Squared HR software tracks everything you need to stay compliant with Working Time Directive.

Written by Clarisse Levitan

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UPDATE! New Files Functionality…

Staff Squared date icon13th September 2018

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We are proud to introduce your company files, remodelled. The changes made to this area of Staff Squared will completely reinvent the way in which you manage your HR documents and we cannot wait for you to see what we have done.


Manage Permissions for your Files

Files are no longer shared with everyone by default. Now, you have the option to share new files with nobody, some users, some groups or everyone upon uploading so you can be confident that the relevant files are getting to the right people.


Save your Files into Folders

Say ‘goodbye’ to labels and ‘hello’ folders. Group your files into folders which will give your Files tab a much tidier presentation.

By organising your files according to subject matters such as employee handbooks or policies and procedures, you can search for specific documents much easier and more efficiently.



Choose who should be Required to Read Files

When uploading a file that requires reading, you now have the ability to choose certain staff members to do so rather than requesting all employees to read a file that might not be relevant to them.


Reporting on Required Reading

Before now, reporting on users who have or have not read a file was very simplistic, only showing a tick or cross value against each employee’s name. This has now been completely overhauled to show even more information about who has read a file, including the date they were requested to read it, who the request was made by and when the date and time of the file actually being read by each user.



Email Files to Third Parties

From time to time, you may have files in your account that are relevant to new starters prior to their start date, or documents that need approving by a partner or associate outside of your Staff Squared family, and so, we though it was only fitting that you should be able to email files stored online to third parties not in Staff Squared.



New Colour Key

It is now much easier to distinguish between the different events in your company calendar with the introduction of your new colour key which can be found at the bottom of your calendar.



New Information in your HR Audit Tab

Managers and admin users are now able to view profile file activity for their staff in the HR Audit tab, allowing you to keep on top of any files that have been added or changed.


Default Wall Post Setting

You can still choose who can see messages posted to an employee’s wall, but now, any posts made will now only be visible to them and the user who has posted it by default unless otherwise specified.



Upload Larger Files

We have increased the size limit for uploading files. You can now upload of files up to 20mb to your Staff Squared account.


Report on Bonuses

Admins can now run a report on your staff to show any bonuses that have been awarded throughout the year. This report can be filtered using a custom date range and can be found under ‘staff reports’.



NEW: Premium Files are Available to Buy NOW!

Due to very popular demand, we are excited to announce that you can now download a range of new premium HR documents for a one-off payment of £4.99. This includes employment and staff handbook policies, staff appraisal, training and development documents and recruitment policies and job descriptions.



Coming soon!

Now that we have released these changes to your files, we are turning our attention to improving your expenses workflow, including a streamlined process and improved and more detailed expense reporting.

Keep your feedback coming. We are always keen to hear from you. You can contact us on

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