Welcome to the People Group newsletter

Welcome to our Spring newsletter, where we’ve got lots of updates and information for you.

Simply use the links to click through the newsletter and please don’t hesitate to let us know if you have any queries on anything contained within the newsletter: hello@peoplegroupservices.com.

Easter payments and opening times

The Easter holidays don’t seem far away now, so below we’ve included a summary of our opening hours and pay date:

We will be making payment for week ending Friday 15th April 1 day early on Thursday 14th April.

Payments will be made into your nominated bank account by 18.00hrs on this date.

Our Easter opening times:

Monday 11th April
Tuesday 12th April
Wednesday 13th April
Thursday 14th April
Friday 15th April (Good Friday)

Monday 11th April : Closed
Tuesday 12th April : 9am – 5pm
Wednesday 13th April : 9am – 5pm
Thursday 14th April : 9am – 5pm
Friday 15th April (Good Friday) : 9am – 5pm

9am – 5pm
9am – 5pm
9am – 5pm
9am – 5pm

Monday 18th April (Easter Monday)
Tuesday 19th April
Wednesday 20th April
Thursday 21st April
Friday 22nd April

Monday 18th April (Easter Monday) : Closed
Tuesday 19th April : 9am – 5pm
Wednesday 20th April : 9am – 5pm
Thursday 21st April : 9am – 5pm
Friday 22nd April : 9am – 5pm

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People Group Services wants to help support the people of Ukraine. You can too, just by donating your pennies.

At least 3 million people have fled their homes to escape conflict in Ukraine leaving behind jobs, belongings and loved ones, they now face an uncertain future. One of the best ways to help is by donating cash through trusted charities and aid organisations.

Would you like to help us in raising much needed cash to help?

All we ask is that you opt to donate the pennies in your wages from your net pay. We will match your donation on a weekly basis and contribute to the Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal.

Ukraine flag

How does it work?

If your net pay was £241.59 you would be donating the 59p to the Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal, which we will deduct and donate on your behalf.

People Group will match your donation each week, so in this example, we would turn 59p into £1.18.

We will only donate the pennies from your net wage, your donation will never be more than 99p each payroll.

How to get involved

The campaign will run over the next 8 weeks and you can opt-in and out as much as you like during that period, you don’t have to commit to all 8 weeks. We could raise thousands of pounds over the coming weeks with your help.

Click on the below button to get involved or alternatively copy and paste this URL into your browser: https://portal.peoplegroupservices.com/ukraine/?guid=4E9AC2E0-6AB2-437B-82E5-D6D2B47F542C

Start donating

National insurance contributions increasing from 6th April

National insurance contributions are set to rise from 6th April 2022 for both employers and employees. The reason for the increase is to help fund both improvements to social care and also provide a boost for the NHS. It’s believed that this new legislation will see the Treasury’s purse grow significantly by an extra £12bn every year. The increase will affect almost everybody in employment. All Class 1 and Class 4 National Insurance tax rates will be increased by 1.25%.

From 6 April 2023

The National Insurance contribution rates will go back down to 2021/2022 levels, and the levy will become a separate new tax of 1.25%.

Standard Personal tax allowance to remain the same in 2022/2023

The standard Personal Allowance is £12,570, which is the amount of income you do not have to pay tax on. This will stay the same in the new tax year April 6th 2022 until April 5th 2023

Further details about your tax code can be found on the HM Revenue and Customs website.

Concerned contractor

Primary threshold

6 April 2022 to 5 July 2022

£190 per week
£823 per month
£9,880 per year

6 July 2022 to 5 April 2023

£242 per week
£1,048 per month
£12,570 per year


National Living / Minimum Wage rises from 1st April 2022

April traditionally brings changes to National Minimum Wage Rates and statutory pay rates. Our table below shows the changes for the financial year 2022/2023.

Current rates

These rates are for the National Living Wage (for those aged 23 and over) and the National Minimum Wage (for those of at least school leaving age). The rates change on 1 April every year.

April 2021 (current rate)

April 2022

23 & over



21 to 22



18 to 20



Under 18






Tell us what you think

“Highly efficient salary payment system. The online system is superb, you can see all your past payslips, NI and tax payments plus accrued holiday pay with ease. Great system!”

We’re always looking to keep our service levels as high as possible. Sharing your experience via a Google Review is a great way to help other contractors choose a payroll provider that will look after them. Not to mention we’d love to hear the feedback!

If you have a Google account or use gmail you can leave a review on this link

You can still leave a review without a gmail/google account in three short steps:

  1. Click the link to open Google Maps and find People Group Services,
  2. Rate the business by choosing how many stars to give us.
  3. Write your review and post.

Refer a friend for £ rewards

Did you know you can refer a friend to People Group Services?

Anyone you refer will get a bonus of 1,000 benefits points with their first payslip, and you will receive £25.00 in your gross pay once they have received 4 payslips.

Simply enter their email address on your contractor portal under ‘Refer a friend’ and we will send the code directly to them.

Refer a friend

Queen’s Platinum Jubilee 2022

There will be a four-day bank holiday weekend from Thursday 2nd June to Sunday 5th June 2022, meaning we will be given two days off work to celebrate the Queen’s 70 years of service. The late May bank holiday will be moved to Thursday 2nd June 2022 and the new, additional bank holiday will be on Friday 3rd June. People Group Services will be closed on these days Thursday 2nd June and Friday 3rd June to join in the celebrations.

Payroll dates will be affected but we will guarantee payment before the bank holiday. We will update you nearer the time regarding deadlines to ensure you receive your pay that week.

Queen's Platinum Jubilee

Holiday entitlement

The holiday year runs from 1st September to 31st August annually unless there is an alternative arrangement with your agency.

Please remember that if you have holiday entitlement you should take this when you are not working. If you take holiday in the weeks when you are not working or otherwise being paid this will minimise the tax you have to pay.

Holiday can be requested and booked through your contractor portal under the ‘Holiday’ tab.

If you experience any issues with booking your holiday then please email our team: clientcare@peoplegroupservices.com or call 0345 034 1530.

Holiday entitlement

Your P60

Your P60 for tax year 2021/22 will be available to view and download from 6th April 2022.

This can be found under the ‘Payslip and P60’ section on your Contractor Portal.

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Registered with a new agency?

Don’t forget to tell us if you are working with a new agency.

We have very good relationships with hundreds of recruitment agencies. The benefit to you is to have one employer ‘People Group Services’ while maximising your opportunity of work. Register with multiple agencies but have one employer and one payslip.

You can update this information on your contractor portal or alternatively email clientcare@peoplegroupservices.com or call 0345 034 1530.

My Wallet benefits continue to grow

Just by registering with People Group, we reward you from day one with our partner-based offers. We also recognise your loyalty by awarding you points every time you get paid. Points can be redeemed against a selection of benefits, Taste card, MyGym, Medicash, or even a free wage advance. As well as lots of partner offers to save you money.

The choice is yours. Check out My Wallet on your contractor portal.

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My Wallet

Best ways to get in touch

If you have any queries on any of the information in our newsletter or would like to chat to our team about your account, please contact us at any time. Our opening hours are detailed here and you can contact us via phone, email or webchat.

Our standard opening times:

Saturday / Sunday

9am – 5pm
9am – 5pm
9am – 5pm
9am – 5pm
9am – 5pm