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The Future of HR

The future of HR

We all recognise this: we live in an era of constant innovation and change, and this is no different for HR. What is the future of HR and how can …

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National Minimum Wage shock headline (Or is it?)

After a two-year pause (following the reforms to ensure that only the worst offenders were targeted) the Government recently relaunched its naming and shaming of employers who have been prosecuted …

Statutory Payments 2021/22

The government has published the proposed statutory rates for maternity pay, paternity pay, shared parental pay, adoption pay, parental bereavement pay and sick pay, effective from April 2021. Statutory rates normally increase …

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 …

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 …

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NB – This information was superseded by the Prime Minister’s announcement on Saturday 31st October 2020.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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Employees returning from Spain

Employees returning from Spain Employees returning from Spain Following a significant change over the last week in both the level and pace of confirmed Covid-19 cases, Spain has been removed …

Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme Portal & Amendment to SSP Regulations

Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme Portal & Amendment to SSP Regulations Employers will be able to make claims through the Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme Portal from 26 May …

Latest furlough and holiday pay guidance

Latest Furlough and Holiday Pay Guidance

The Government has clarified issues relating to furlough and holiday pay in guidance published yesterday (13 May) by the Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy. While it was confirmed last …

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Government Confirms Extension to the JRS Scheme to 30 June 2020

The Chancellor has extended the JRS Scheme due to the extension of social distancing restrictions for at least a further 3 weeks.  This means that claims were originally permitted for …

HMRC Job Retention Scheme Portal

Job Retention Scheme Portal is set to go live 20th April 2020

HMRC have advised that their online portal for JRS grant claims will go live on 20 April. Further details will be issued to employers in due course. Most employers will …

When does the notice start from?

An NHS worker sent a redundancy notice when she was on holiday abroad has won her case at the Supreme Court. The High Court and Appeal Court had upheld Sandi …

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Limits on Payments and Awards

We share this handy table on limits on payments and awards to help you remain compliant with employment law. NB: This table was updated 15.03.18.  

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How can HR software systems help your business?

Historically Human Resources has been seen as an administrative function,  often an add-on to the office manager or even secretary’s role, frequently neglected in start-ups until either growth or an …

Budget Briefcase

What the Budget means for you as a business

Philip Hammond delivered the Budget – his first full Budget as Chancellor – with a little surprise. In fact, the word “dull” has been seen on Twitter more than once. …

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Employment Law changes you need to act on now

Whilst business owners are still struggling to understand the impact of Brexit, followed by the shock of Trump, 2017 is also bringing significant changes in employment law which are certainly …

Coming out of Lockdown – case studies

As we progress through the government’s ‘roadmap’ of exiting lockdown, we’ve been catching up with some of our clients to see what this next chapter is likely to look like …

Signs you’re getting the best from your HR consultancy

Without a doubt, outsourcing your HR services to an experienced, trusted Human Resources consultancy can save both time and money. HR consultants can have a significant impact on your business …

Are you thinking about redundancies?

If your company needs to restructure or develop its business in a different way, you may need to evaluate the current and future requirements of job roles and skills necessary …

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