Will Sage work with Windows 10?

Answer:

YES –  If you are using Sage Accounts 2013 (v19), 2014 (v20) and v21 and 2015 (v22)

NO –    If you are using Sage Accounts 2012 (v18) or below

If you have a recent version of sage:

Upgrading to Windows 10 should not cause any problems.

If you are using an older version of Sage:

Option 1 – Upgrade to the latest version of sage.

Torrwaterfield are registered sage dealers and can offer the best rates for upgrading your sage products.

Please contact a member of our team for the current price.

Option 2 – Stay on Windows 7 or 8.

You do not have to upgrade to Windows 10.  Stay with your current operating system and Sage will continue to work as normal.

What if you have already upgraded to Windows 10?

If you really like Windows 10 and want to stick with it, then unfortunately you will need to upgrade to the latest version of sage. Please contact a member of our team for a price.

Or, you can downgrade back to Windows 7 or 8 and continue as normal.

To do this, simply follow these steps:

Click the Start button in the bottom-left corner of your screen.

Click on Settings. It’s in the Start menu just above the power button.

In the Settings app, click on the Update & Security icon.

Now click on the Recovery option in the menu on the far left of your screen.

Now tap or click on the Go Back to Windows 8 or Windows 7.

Follow the on-screen prompts and you’ll be back on Windows 8 or Windows 7 in approximately 20 minutes.

Thanks, Stuart CaneyStuart Caney April 2012

New National Minimum Wage rates come into force

  • Over one million working people will receive a pay rise today when National Minimum Wage goes up
  • Apprentices get biggest ever rise
  • Over £1,000 increase in yearly pay packet for full time apprentice

The pay packets of thousands of Welsh workers will be boosted from today as the new National Minimum Wage rates come into force.

From Thursday 1 October 2015, the apprentice rate of the National Minimum Wage (NMW) goes up by 57 pence to £3.30 and the NMW rate for adult workers will rise by 20 pence from £6.50 to £6.70 per hour.

The boost for apprentices is the largest ever and means that those working 40 hours a week will now have £1,185 more in their pay packet over the year.

By implementing a rate higher than the Low Pay Commission’s (LPC) recommendation apprenticeships will deliver a wage that is comparable to other choices for work.

The 3% increase in the adult rate is the biggest real increase since 2006 and moves the NMW closer to the average wage than ever before. The new rate means that a full time employee, working 40 hours, will see the largest cash increase in their annual pay packets since 2008.

In Wales, some 80,000 jobs will be covered by the new adult rate.

The National Minimum Wage rates from 1 October 2015, as recommended by the Low Pay Commission (LPC), are:

From 1 October 2015:

  • the adult rate will increase by 20 pence to £6.70 per hour
  • the rate for 18 to 20 year olds will increase by 17 pence to £5.30 per hour
  • the rate for 16 to 17 year olds will increase by 8 pence to £3.87 per hour the apprentice rate will increase by 57 pence to £3.30 per hour
  • the accommodation offset increases from the current £5.08 to £5.35