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Kickstart Scheme – There’s Still Time to Apply

Kickstart Scheme – There’s Still Time to Apply

The kickstart scheme provides funding for employers to create fixed term positions for a duration of 6 months for 16-24 year old’s who are at risk from long term unemployment. It is designed for those receiving the universal credit benefit to work for at least 25 hours a week and gain invaluable skills to increase […]

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Employee Feedback & The Benefits for Businesses

Employee Feedback & The Benefits for Businesses

Employee feedback is economical and a great return to an organisation’s investment and commitment to their human resources. The benefits can be amazing, often immediate, when clear, constructive, and timely feedback is given to employees. Providing objective, positively oriented, non-judgmental feedback plays an intrinsic role in maintaining a keen focus on improving an employee’s skills, […]

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Rolled-up Holiday Pay Now Unlawful | An Employers Guide 2022

Rolled-up Holiday Pay Now Unlawful | An Employers Guide 2022

Rolled-up holiday pay is the practice of paying holiday pay in the normal pay to a worker throughout their employment and not paying any holiday pay while the worker is on actual holiday. Since the introduction of Working Time Regulations (WTR) in 1998, this practice, for the most part, has died out. And is now […]

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Can Employers Require Staff to have a Covid-19 Vaccination?

Can Employers Require Staff to have a Covid-19 Vaccination?

On June 16th, 2021, the then Secretary of State for Health, Matt Hancock, confirmed to Parliament that COVID-19 vaccinations are to become compulsory for staff in care homes in England. It is important to note that as the law stands today it is still not possible for an employer to require staff to have a […]

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Furlough Scheme Update | Changes to the Government Job Retention Scheme

Furlough Scheme Update | Changes to the Government Job Retention Scheme

As we head towards July, it is worth noting that the Government funded Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (Furlough) is about to be reduced, despite current ‘restrictions’ remaining in place until 19th July 2021. We review the current scheme and provide an Furlough Scheme update for employers. Furlough Scheme Update Although the scheme will continue to […]

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Self Isolation Guidance | What to do when employees need to self isolate?

Self Isolation Guidance | What to do when employees need to self isolate?

With the current traffic light system in place for travelling abroad, most Brits will have to self-isolate at home or quarantine in a hotel when they return. As this is generally for 10 days dependent on the country and whether it’s in red, amber or green, it’s important to keep an eye on the changing […]

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Flexible Working Request | Essential HR Advice for Employers

Flexible Working Request | Essential HR Advice for Employers

With the success of the Covid vaccination programme, there is hope on the horizon that life may soon be back to some form of normality. From 17th May 2021 further restrictions were lifted, however the Government are still advising that if an employee can work from home, they should. The Government will adress the next […]

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Automatic Unfair Dismissal Claims | Key Guidance for Employers

Automatic Unfair Dismissal Claims | Key Guidance for Employers

A recent case sheds some light on actions an employer could take, where an employee claims health and safety risks and is refusing to work. The first important point to mention is that the employee could only claim automatic unfair dismissal if he did not have the required length of service to bring an ordinary […]

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