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Brexit – What is the impact on employers?

Employers need to understand the impact changes in employment law will have on their obligations to employees who hold citizenship outside the United Kingdom. Immigration laws are changing; this has …

Furlough Scheme extended to 30 April 2021

In a bid to provide some certainty into the New Year, in these incredibly uncertain times, the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, has announced the furlough scheme is being extended for an …

Employee Engagement – Why Bother?

The success of your business in the 21st Century depends on how engaged your employees are – this is even more acute in the current pandemic. Business owners need to …

How to claim under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme?

CJRS Grant – Step By Step Guide on How to Make Your JRS Claim The Government have released further a step by step guide on how to make your CJRS …

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NB – This information was superseded by the Prime Minister’s announcement on Saturday 31st October 2020.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

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 …

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 …

Does it really feel like Christmas?

Staff Party Planning during a pandemic For those involved in staff party planning they would normally be breathing a sigh of relief by the end of August for having completed, …

Purple Tuesday Spotlight

Purple Tuesday Spotlight Purple Tuesday is about to celebrate its ninth birthday. Based in Norwich, with a team of thirteen, the software house supports a wide range sectors and industries.  …

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 …

Ledger Business Solutions Spotlight

Ledger Business Solutions Spotlight Mark Ledger, Principal of Ledger Business Solutions works with owner-managed and family-owned SMEs throughout East Anglia. Whilst he describes himself as a Portfolio Finance Director, 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 …

Job Support Scheme

Announced today the Job Support Scheme The Chancellor Rishi Sunak today outlined additional government support through the Job Support Scheme to provide certainty to businesses and workers impacted by coronavirus …

Quickfire Digital Spotlight

Quickfire Digital Spotlight Nathan Lomax started providing marketing and web services whilst still at school. Some ten years later, he is now one of three founders of Quickfire Digital: a …

MAD-HR Spotlight

MAD-HR Spotlight Our MAD-HR Spotlight feature looks at a businesses most valuable asset – its employees. We also investigate the role the virus has played in turning businesses into either …

Safepoint – Spotlight

Safepoint Spotlight The focus for Safepoint is employee protection and safety, by providing technology-based solutions to concerns with lone working. Launched successfully in 2019, they intended to do a marketing …

Vaccine angst amid the workforce

To jab or not to jab – that, it seems, is the question (for some). Since the first COVID-19 vaccinations began taking place here in the UK, the media has …

HR and employee mental health. What are my obligations?

Mental health has become one of the biggest challenges employees and employers have had to manage in the continuously changing work dynamic. In 2020/21, people were forced to shift into …

Onboarding remotely – strategies for success

Onboarding new employees can be a challenge at the best of times. Most of us remember the first-day nerves of starting for a new company – getting used to unfamiliar …

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