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HMRC Official Furlough Guidance

Guidance Claim for wage costs through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Guidance for employers on the coronavirus (COVID-19) Job Retention Scheme. Published 26 March 2020 From: HM Revenue & Customs Contents 1.    Who can claim 2.    Employees you can claim for...

DWP Sick Pay

DWP Sick Pay

Shown below is the DWP press release issued ton the afternoon of March 13th Coronavirus support for employees, benefit claimants and businesses A range of extra support and measures will be in place to help workers, benefit claimants and businesses affected by...

Covid 19 and the Budget

Covid 19 and the Budget

This is a useful summary of the changes to SSP with regard to Covid 19 the regulations implementing this have still to be finalised and I believe at present it is still normal SSP rules In the budget earlier today the Chancellor made some announcements in relation to...

Corona Virus Update

Corona Virus Update

The coronavirus is spreading and it will undoubtedly begin to affect business and the way we carry on. The guidance set out below is current and it may alter based on government advice as the situation unfolds. However I would draw the following to your attention...

Harvey Weinstein and after

Harvey Weinstein and after

EHRC guidance on sexual harassment Harvey Weinstein has been found guilty although he will appeal. More and more people are coming forward claiming sexual harassment in the workplace. Employers need to take this seriously a successful tribunal which can be launched on...

Coronavirus

Coronavirus

This advice has been developed by another HR practioner and amended by me As you will all be aware the Coronavirus is fast spreading outside of China. Fortunately the mortality risk so far is extremely low but the fact that it can spread by human to human contact is...

Jacks Law

Jacks Law

You may be aware that the government has pledged to introduce from April 2 weeks bereavement leave for any parent who loses a child. The parental bereavement leave and pay regulations, which will also be known as ‘Jack’s Law’ in memory of a child whose mother...

What Can We Expect from the Conservatives

What Can We Expect from the Conservatives

Now that the Conservatives have won the election I have attempted to show below their commitments in their manifesto around the area of employment. It is a lot less than if Labour had won but nevertheless you should be aware of what they have promised and be in a...

Christmas 2019 HR Advice

Christmas 2019 HR Advice

With the Christmas party season soon to be upon us I thought it would be a good time to reissue the normal precautionary advice to employers . We are now well aware of allegations of abuse from touching a knee to rape in the entertainment and political areas. The...

National Minimum Wage

National Minimum Wage

Introduced by the National Minimum Wage Act 1998, the National Minimum Wage (NMW) aimed to set out a minimum hourly rate of pay that an employer must legally pay its workers. The introduction of this requirement is seen as one of the most significant advances for...

Thomas Cook Collapse

Thomas Cook Collapse

Help my employee is stuck abroad  because of the collapse of Thomas Cook As we know there are many British holidaymakers stranded because of the collapse of Thomas Cook and at present it is unclear when they will be back home. If you an employer how should you...

How to avoid the company reputation from being trashed

How to avoid the company reputation from being trashed

What can you do to safeguard your Company’s reputation? In this era of social media it can only take a few uncomplimentary tweets or a casual unfortunate remark on Facebook to go viral to trash your organisation’s good name and reputation. Companies are particularly...

Preventing Illegal Working in the UK

Preventing Illegal Working in the UK

Are you up to date with the changes?   There have been some recent changes in respect of preventing illegal working in the UK– are you up to date with these changes? Do you really know what the law says and what you actually need to do to protect your business?...