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The Social Care Compliance Scheme: A wake-up call about sleep-in shifts?

At the start of November 2017, HMRC introduced the Social Care Compliance Scheme (the Scheme) for social care providers that may have incorrectly paid workers below legal minimum wage hourly rates for sleep-in shifts. We take a closer look at “sleep-in” shifts and national minimum/living wage issues connected to them.

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Buying Property through your pension –SIPPs

Why it might be good to take a SIPP Helen Marsh explores SIPPs and why using such vehicles could be a shrewd way to save longer-term. Advantages: The advantages of investing in property through a self-invested personal pension (“SIPP”) include: tax relief on contributions paid into your SIPP; exemption from Income Tax on receipt of […]

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HRC Law advises Toddletown on the acquisition of Wigwam Day Nursery

HRC Law have advised Toddletown Nursery Group on their acquisition of the Wigwam Day Nursery in Reading from Small is Beautiful Ltd for an undisclosed sum. Toddletown also operate another setting in Chiswick and plan further growth over the coming months and years. Eamonn O’Connor, Managing Director of Toddletown, commented: “We are delighted to have […]

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Voluntary overtime?

A recent case has confirmed that inclusion of certain voluntary overtime in holiday pay calculations is not voluntary.

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