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The Employment Rights Bill – Labour’s first 100 days

The Employment Rights Bill – Labour’s first 100 days

 Introducing The Employment Rights Bill. As we all know by now, Labour are now in the hot seat. And, at the time of writing, they plan to introduce some legislation in Parliament within the first 100 days of taking up that hot seat.The legislation I'm referring to is...

Flexible working – updated 2024

Flexible working – updated 2024

I must admit when I hear flexible working I imagine an office full of yogis or gymnasts which would be fun – triple somersaults all over the place. In 2024 flexible working is a hot topic. Covid showed us that not all jobs had to be done at a desk in an office from...

Carer’s Leave Policy – effective April 2024

Carer’s Leave Policy – effective April 2024

The new Carer's Leave Policy - effective April 2024 is in addition to dependents leave but there are a few differences – dependents leave is to be used for urgent family or dependent reasons whilst carer’s leave can be used to provide care or make arrangements for...

Let’s talk about mental health

Let’s talk about mental health

Mental health awareness week 2023 also happens to fall over my birthday and whilst life hasn’t turned out quite as I planned, as I enter my last year in my 40s, I am eternally grateful to be right where I am – where I am meant to be. When I became a parent I had lots...

 Changes are afoot

 Changes are afoot

 Changes are afoot - post termination restrictions and Brexit.Ok so not the most exciting content but necessary just the same. Post-termination restrictions The first proposed change I wanted to tell you about is that the Government are saying that they intend to...

Money, Money, Money

Money, Money, Money

Money, Money, Money ...Thank you Abba It's not a very happy Monday really as it's cold and grey outside but here I am, bringing a little ray of sunshine to your life by reminding you all about the statutory rate increases from next month. I know, I know.. I'm the...

Back to basics…New Year

Back to basics…New Year

Welcome to 2023! I know, I say that like I'm in some way responsible for its creation but I'd like to think I can help you with how it goes for you and your business this year - Back to basics...New Year and all that. New Year Resolutions I'd love to know.. are you a...

Baby it’s cold outside…

Baby it’s cold outside…

Baby it's cold outside...but at least you don't have to worry about your staff working from home. Or do you? Yes, it's absolutely freezing isn't it?While you know you've got a duty of care towards your employees in the office or workplace (did you know that there's a...

Flexible working requests- changes afoot.

Flexible working requests- changes afoot.

This wintery morning I thought I'd give you a heads-up on flexible working requests- there are big changes afoot. The Government has published its response to a consultation on updating flexible working laws and there are some key points to note.Currently, flexible...