November updates — A new look for Pento, Statutory pay updates & launching in Scotland.

Jonas Bøgh

It's been a busy October for us here at Pento as we continue to help businesses like yours simplify their payroll. As we head into the final stretch of 2020 we wanted to share some of what we've been working on with you.

A new look for Pento ‍🎉

As increasingly larger businesses begin to use Pento, we've heard feedback that working with larger numbers of employees wasn't as easy as expected. We also saw that quickly reviewing changes in the current payroll and understanding the payment amounts at the payroll review step weren't as clear as we'd like.

Given we're looking to simplify payroll as much as we can, we're introducing a cleaner, simpler look. This should make it even easier to work with larger numbers of employees and check payroll changes at a glance.

Our redesigned menu and employee overview make it easier to find what you're looking for and quickly navigate to any employee to review or make changes.


A new look for Pento

We've added a simpler employee overview for the current payroll, flagging month-on-month salary changes for quick checks. In future iterations we'll add more detail to the employee's payroll details, showing you exactly where those month-on-month changes are coming from.

Our updated payroll overview


Our payroll review screen is now even simpler, helping you understand the breakdown of your HMRC and salary payment amounts, as well as the total amount to transfer into your Pento account.

A simpler payroll summary

Statutory pay updates 📋

To ensure we cover every compensation scenario you encounter, we've added Statutory Maternity Pay, Statutory Paternity Pay & Statutory Sick Pay.

Our parental pay option allows you to setup expected due dates as well as leave start and end dates; from which our calculation magic gets to work to ensure correct payments from start to finish. No more worrying about adding it to the payroll each month, Pento will do that for you.


Paternity Leave

Our Statutory Sick Pay feature allows you to input multiple periods of sick leave, with Pento calculating the statutory pay as well any deductions for days missed.

Statutory Sick Pay

Next up we'll introduce Enhanced Maternity & Paternity leave, as well as automatically applying Small Employer Relief to those who qualify. You can read more about setting up Statutory Pays in the Help Centre.

Welcome, Scotland! 󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

No one deserves to be stuck in the bleak world of pre-Pento payroll, at the very least our friends in the North. We've now added support for Scottish tax codes and tax bands, meaning we're open to companies with employees in Scotland.

We've got an exciting roadmap ahead for the rest of the year and beyond (think more integrations and automations) and we look forward to sharing all that with you soon. In the meantime, we'd love to hear your feedback on these updates so please reach out via chat.