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The Budget – Impact on Employers

The Budget – Impact on Employers

Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced his budget on 3rd March 2021. The main eight points for employers from his budget are: Furlough Scheme to be extended until 30th September 2021 Increase to Apprentice Incentive Payments Trainees grants Business Rates holiday extension...

Update On The New Job Support Scheme

Update On The New Job Support Scheme

Update on the new job support scheme Since the announcement about the New Job Support Scheme starting from the 1st November 2020 the HM Treasury has clarified certain parts that were causing confusion. Job Support Scheme rules Employees and employers do not have to...

New Job Support Scheme

New Job Support Scheme

The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak has announced a new Job Support Scheme today (24th September 2020) to replace the Job Retention Scheme which ends at the end of October 2020. This will directly support the wages of people in work, giving businesses the option of keeping...

EU Settlement Scheme

EU Settlement Scheme

The EU settlement scheme enables citizens of EU member states, the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland, who have lived in the UK continuously for a period of five years, to apply for settled status to remain in the UK. Those arriving in Britain prior to the...

Job Retention Bonus Scheme Update

Job Retention Bonus Scheme Update

On 8 July 2020, the Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced the Government’s Plan for Jobs 2020.  As part of that plan, Mr Sunak introduced a new Job Retention Bonus that will be payable in some circumstances to employers that bring employees back from furlough.  More detail...

Collection of Information for Track and Trace

Collection of Information for Track and Trace

From 4th July many businesses in the leisure, tourism, hospitality, personal service, and places of worship have opened their doors for the first time since March when lockdown began. These businesses have had to adhere to strict measures to ensure they are keeping...

Do You Have An Inclusive Business?

Do You Have An Inclusive Business?

With the Black Lives Matter movement surging across the globe, businesses should take the impetus to look within at how they deal with inclusion within the work environment. To ensure full employee satisfaction and increases in performance any barriers around...

Job Retention Bonus Scheme

Job Retention Bonus Scheme

The chancellor has said there will be no extension to the furlough scheme that has been in place since March 2020. He has confirmed that there will be further financial support for businesses in the form of a bonus for employers who can bring employees back to work....

Flexible Furlough Scheme

Flexible Furlough Scheme

  WHAT IS FLEXIBLE FURLOUGH? The new flexible furlough scheme starts on 1st July 2020. Under this scheme employees no longer need to avoid doing any work for the employer and they can work for part of the week and be furloughed for the rest of the week, in...

Redundancy and Furlough

Redundancy and Furlough

It is expected that at least a quarter of UK employers will make some form of redundancies as a result of the current pandemic. The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) was implemented to avoid businesses making redundancies as a result of the current pandemic,...

Furlough Changes – 31st May 2020

Furlough Changes – 31st May 2020

The government have confirmed that the UK furlough scheme will finish at the end of October 2020. They are slowly withdrawing the expensive support programme trying not to crash the economy. The government are hoping that the withdrawal process with be mirrored by...

Furlough Facts

Furlough Facts

Please find the latest furlough update below for you. A summary of the main points: 10 June 2020 will be the last day that employers can place employees on furlough. from 1 July, 'flexible furlough' is being introduced, meaning employees will be able to work part-time...

Contact Tracing App

Contact Tracing App

To help limit the spread of the coronavirus within the UK, and as part of easing lockdown measures, millions of people will soon be asked to track their movements via an app on their smartphone. What is contact tracing? Contact Tracing aims to identify and alert...

Short-time Working

Short-time Working

Short-time Working The impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is placing businesses of all sizes under unprecedented strain and pressure. The rapid and drastic reduction in demand or lost business is forcing employers to consider drastic action to reduce...

Coronavirus

Coronavirus

Coronavirus is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. The government advise the risk to individuals in the UK remains low. To date (18th February), nine patients in England have tested positive for coronavirus. Worldwide the coronavirus has infected...

IR35 – Are You Ready For The Changes?

IR35 – Are You Ready For The Changes?

For many years there has been confusion over IR35 and the associated in or out status.  The upcoming changes in April 2020, should give greater clarity over responsibilities. IR35, the Intermediaries Legislation, came into effect in 2000.  It was  an attempt to...

Art Competition for local school

Art Competition for local school

Last week our HR Director Sara Hope had the pleasure of judging an 'art competition' that was kindly sponsored by Heartbeat Manufacturing Ltd in Redditch for a local school. The children were asked to produce a World War II portrait and Katie Butler (P.A to the MD)...

What will Brexit mean for employment?

What will Brexit mean for employment?

Without a doubt Brexit is going to have an impact on employment. Here is Teresa May's speech with reaction  business groups, employment lawyers and unions. Via Personnel Today. What will Brexit mean for employment?

Latest News – Employee Legislation

Latest News – Employee Legislation

Do you employ staff? Are you aware of all the latest news and legislation? There are significant Significant employment law changes are anticipated for 2017, amid the ongoing uncertainty resulting from the brexit referendum which you need to be aware of. Check out the...

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