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Covid-19 July Guidance – Shops, Branches and Close  Contact Services

Covid-19 July Guidance – Shops, Branches and Close Contact Services

From July 19th, this guidance is for those people who work in or run shops, branches, stores or similar environments and for people who provide close contact services including hairdresser and beautician. Shops and branches include all retail stores. This includes: • food retailers • chemists • hardware/homeware stores • fashion shops • charity shops […]

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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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An Employers Guide to Discrimination in the Workplace

An Employers Guide to Discrimination in the Workplace

Discrimination in employment is a vast topic, and not one that can be examined in one article. What this article will seek to do is take a whistle-top tour through the topic, giving an overview of the legally defined forms of discrimination, how to recognise them, the impact a discrimination claim can have on your […]

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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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Mobile Scaffold Tower Safety | An Essential Guide for Employers

Mobile Scaffold Tower Safety | An Essential Guide for Employers

This article is aimed at companies who use a scaffold tower but may also be beneficial to those who hire contractors who potentially may use a scaffold tower as part of their work. The aim of the article is to provide guidance on what a scaffold tower is, addressing the standard governing scaffold towers and […]

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Inspection Pit Safety | Vehicle Repair Health and Safety

Inspection Pit Safety | Vehicle Repair Health and Safety

Businesses which inspect, maintain and repair motor vehicles sometimes have inspection pits on their premises. Inspection pits are narrow sunken areas in the ground which a vehicle can drive over and park so that mechanics can gain easy access under the vehicle without the need to jack or lift the vehicle up. Although inspection pits […]

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