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Statutory pay and compensation limits increase April 2022

What are the statutory rates of pay and compensation limits from April 2022?

Please note the following changes to statutory rates with the respective effective dates: Category Pay rates from 1st April 2022 National Living Wage for employees and workers aged 23 and over …

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Is It Fireworks In Your Workplace?

Remember remember, 5th November. We might be getting ever closer to the firework festivities, but from our recent client conversations and industry updates, there’s enough fireworks creating drama in the …

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Full Time HR Consultant Suffolk

Founded in 2014, MAD-HR has built a reputation as a great place to work and we are looking for a Suffolk based HR consultant to join the team on a …

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Return to work after COVID-19 Toolkit

Having been away from the workplace for so long, making work attractive and providing reassurance to staff is key to encourage their return to work. But where do you start …

Top 10 HR myths

10 popular myths about HR

There are many persistent and common myths about HR, which have somehow become so ingrained in HR folklore that they could almost be considered urban myths. In general, most HR …

International Women's Day

A pledge in the name of equality

This week, as we acknowledge International Women’s Day, we’re pleased to share the news that MAD-HR has signed Suffolk Chamber of Commerce’s Gender Equality Business Pledge. A new initiative this …

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CJRS – Updated guidance and new Treasury Direction

Updates to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (“CJRS”) guidance and a corresponding Treasury Direction were published on 13 November 2020. The Treasury Direction, which formally extends the CJRS from 1 …

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Extended Furlough Scheme Details Released

The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, announced that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (also known as the furlough scheme) will remain open until 31 March 2021. For claim periods running to January …

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Furlough scheme extended until end of March 2021

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has confirmed that he will extend the furlough scheme until the end of March 2021. Mr Sunak said the scheme will pay up to 80% of a …

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Chancellor Cuts Job Support Scheme Employer Contributions

NB – This information was superseded by the Prime Minister’s announcement on Saturday 31st October 2020. Chancellor Rishi Sunak has today (22nd October 2020) announced a further amendment to the …

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Outsourced HR

Considering outsourcing your HR? Take a look at this before you decide. We all know that issues with staff can be incredibly time consuming and these non-income-generating activities, although important, can …

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Job Support Scheme Extended

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced an extension to the Jobs Support Scheme, which is due to begin on 1 November 2020. Last month, the Government announced how the Jobs Support …

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Employee Overseas Travel

How to Manage Employee Overseas Travel During Covid-19 As part of the Government’s plan to reduce the rise of Coronavirus infections across the UK, we have seen a number of …

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Furlough replacement – The Job Support Scheme

Furlough replacement – The Job Support Scheme The Chancellor has announced a new Job Support Scheme (JSS), which is to run from November 1st 2020 for 6 months and will …

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Why Now Is The Time to Review Your HR Strategy

HR Strategy An HR Strategy is critical to ensure the success of your business plan.  It ensures that you have your most important asset – your people – in place …

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HR Strategy – 5 critical steps

5 Critical HR Strategy steps to implement in your business We love talking to clients about their plans for the future of their business, however, the current pandemic has meant …

Online HR Resources

Online HR Resources

Online HR Resources Innovation and creativity are becoming ever more critical to many organisations’ success. HR has the power to create the conditions most conducive to both, however how can …

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Furloughed workers get full redundancy payments

Furloughed workers get full redundancy payments The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy has announced this morning (30th July 2020) that it is bringing in a new law to …

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Employment Contracts…Why have one?

Employment Contracts We have heard both sides of the argument, with some employers suggesting that employment contracts are an absolute must, so that both parties know exactly what the rules …

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HR Resources

HR Resources online Running a business today is challenging to say the least. To continue to operate efficiently and profitably, business leaders need HR resources around them to help with …

How to onboard successfully

Victoria Smith writes about the onboarding process and how to get it right. Onboarding is the term that is more recently used for welcoming new employees into a company and …

The role of an HR Consultant at MAD-HR

You may have often heard the name HR Consultant, but what does that actually mean in reality? What does an HR Consultant do? How do they support a business? One …

My first month at MAD-HR

Well, what a month! People say time flies when you are having fun and oh how true that is! I have recently joined the MAD-HR team as an HR Consultant …

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