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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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World Cup – tips on when you are an employer

World Cup Do you feel like the World Cup is taking over the office already and it's not even started. How do you balance employees' understandable interest with the needs of the business? Planning ahead Holidays Decide how to deal with additional holiday requests....

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Social Media – Employers a new Challenge?

The increased growth in social media has created challenges for some employers. Staff may need to use social media during the day as part of their job responsibilities as well as using private social media accounts away from the workplace. How far can an employer go...

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General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)

The General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) is set to be implemented on 25 May 2018.  It increases the obligations on all businesses to ensure the safety of personal information of individuals stored on their systems, whether they are customers, suppliers or...

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