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What Are The Rules On Carrying Untaken Annual Leave When Off Sick?

Untaken Annual Leave The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has held that where an employee chooses not to take statutory annual leave during sick leave, he or she can carry forward …

Compulsory National ‘Living Wage’ as of April 2016

A new compulsory National ‘Living Wage’ of £7.20 per hour will be introduced next April for all working people aged 25 and over, the Government has announced. In his first …

How To Calculate Holiday Pay

In addition to current legislation, a number of recent court judgements should be considered when calculating holiday pay. This means that the rules employers and workers follow to calculate holiday …

Is it ever too late to withdraw a job offer?

Can you withdraw a job offer that you have made and the candidate has accepted if your business requirements have changed? Once a candidate has accepted an unconditional offer of …

Unfair Dismissal for sending shared drive data

An employment tribunal has found that an employee was unfairly dismissed for circulating to colleagues a document about proposed changes to his company’s pension scheme, which he found on a …

How to manage grievances raised during a disciplinary

Disciplinary proceedings and Grievance An employee who is subject to disciplinary proceedings has responded by raising a grievance. They claim that you must automatically put the disciplinary proceedings on hold …

How To Build a Better Team

Have you ever wondered how some work groups exhibit effective teamwork and others remain dysfunctional? Effective teamwork is both profoundly simple and difficult at the same time. These ten tips from …

Managing Risk In Your Business

Recent statistics have indicated a rise in the number of attempts by employees or former employees to misappropriate an employer’s confidential information and trade secrets.  So, how can employers adequately …

DVLA’s Share Driving Licence Goes Live

This new service allows GB driving licence holders to share their information held at DVLA with whomever they wish, putting users firmly in control. Although the Share Driving Licence service …

When to legally request Doctor’s Notes

An employee working for Pizza Hut in Canada rang in sick for one day stating that they had a cold. Their manager’s response was that they had to get a …

Is your employee’s vehicle shameful?

Many employees drive their own vehicle on work related-business, to visit a client’s premises, attend courses or conferences, or attend meetings. However, not everyone keeps their vehicle in showroom condition – …

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How To Be A Busy AND Profitable Accountant

You’re an accountant. You’re good at what you do and you pride yourself on giving your clients a service that’s second to none. Your busiest time of year is tax …

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How To Give Your Clients Value For Money

Do you feel used? Do you feel like without you, your client wouldn’t have developed their business as well as they have? Do you feel like you’re worth your weight …

What Does The Abolition Of the Paper Driving Licence Mean?

From 8 June 2015, the paper counterpart to the photo-card driving licence will not be valid and will no longer be issued by DVLA. The counterpart was introduced to display …

Probationary Period – What Happens If You Do Nothing

Probationary Period – What Happens If You Do Nothing Many employers prefer to subject new employees to a period of probation – indeed, there are many advantages to this approach. …

Do you have to manage diabetes as a disability?

Diabetes, medically classified as a disease, affects around 3.5 million people in the UK. Often referred to as a ‘condition’ as it can be managed but not cured.  As an …

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The 2015 General Election – The Possible Changes For Employment Law

2015 General Election In this blog post, we will take a brief look at the 2015 general election manifestos of the Conservatives, Labour, Liberal Democrats & UKIP, in respect of …

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How To Conduct a Performance Appraisal

You’ve invested your time, your money, and all your energy into building your company. But no company can function for very long without a team of productive employees supporting it. …

New Compensation Limits – Effective April 2015

New Compensation Limits 2015 The Government has published details of the new compensation limits – annual increases to statutory redundancy pay and the amount of compensation that employment tribunals can …

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How to have an effective performance conversation

You’ve got an employee who isn’t contributing their fair share. You know you need to address it. The rest of the team can tell this employee is a poor performer. …

The extra bank holiday in the UK for 2022

The Government announced some time ago that it was granting an additional bank holiday in 2022, which will take place on Friday 3rd June to celebrate the Queen’s platinum jubilee. …

Q&A with Jo Lewry, Office Manager

We value getting to know all about the clients we work with and the faces behind the brands and businesses. Naturally we expect you to want to know more about …

We Wish You a Merry ‘Twixmas’ and a Happy New Year

If you’ve been a manager or team leader for a year or two, you’ll know only too well, that there’s an inevitable gear-change post Christmas, and what better time to …

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