From 6 April 2018, the concept of ‘post-employment notice pay’ will be inserted into legislation. This essentially means that all payments in lieu of notice, whether contractual or not, will be treated as earnings and will therefore be subject to tax deductions and National Insurance Contributions (NICs). What is the present position? If a […]Read more
As schools close and people struggle to get to work in the snow, we explore the HR implications from both the employee and employer perspective.Read more
Recent case looks at the limits of legal privilege and serves as a warning to take care what you say to whom…Read more
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.Read more
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 […]Read more
The Home Office’s recent guidance on how to carry out right to work checks and the potential penalties for failing to do so properly, contains some important updates for employers. We’ve summarised the main ones to watch.Read more
In a run-down of what’s been hot in the press so far in 2017, we give you five lessons to learn from.
Employers, please take note and adjust your behaviour and dress codes accordingly.
August 2017 General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the new legal framework that applies to all organisations handling the data of EU citizens. It replaces the Data Protection Act 1998 and applies to all “personal data” held about customers and employees – though with a broader definition than that used in the DPA 1998. Under […]Read more
Could someone be selling your commercial property right now? Property fraud is on the rise. We explain what we do – and what you can do – to protect you.Read more