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HMRC latest guidance on who qualifies for furlough leave

HMRC has updated its guidance to state that employers can (not must) furlough employees whose health has been affected by coronavirus (COVID-19) or any other conditions. This includes if they are unable to work from home, or working reduced hours, because of the...

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Time to re-imagine a work Christmas event?

2020 has certainly dealt us a challenging hand and it’s not quite done with us all yet. At the end of a usual year, it’s become the norm to celebrate with a traditional work Christmas party. But with the announcement of the new tiers, continued working from home and...

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How you can provide the best support for your remote staff

Ok, so it might not be ideal for businesses to have all, or perhaps most, of their staff working from home, but in a country-wide lockdown situation, there are no other choices. So as a responsible business owner, who wants to carry on trading, what can you do to...

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Is your business eligible for the Job Retention Bonus Scheme?

Way back in July The Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced The Job Retention Bonus, which would launch on 1 November 2020. The scheme was designed to continue to support jobs through the UK’s economic recovery from coronavirus by encouraging and helping employers to retain...

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Is Your Business Covid-19 Compliant?

    Since Covid-19 started to affect businesses in March, we have been doing everything we can to help business owners through these uncertain times. This includes providing the most up to date and relevant advice and guidance on furloughing.   Furlough...

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When your employee is accused of a crime

The ACAS Code states that: ‘If an employee is charged with, or convicted of, a criminal offence this is not normally in itself reason for disciplinary action. Consideration needs to be given to what effect the charge or conviction has on the employee’s suitability to...

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Are your company meetings productive?

Economist and workplace commentator Stephanie Hare has published ideas on why British productivity is so low.  A majority of us know that meetings are a big problem... taking too long, unproductive and tedious half the time. The worst offenders are conference calls...

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Agency Workers

The agency workers Regulations 2010 (AWR), prevent employers from treating agency workers as a second class workers. The Regulations introduced a variety of protections for agency workers, which apply either from the start of the agency worker’s engagement or after 12...

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