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  • 18 Dec 2012
    The limit on the amount of a ‘week's pay’ in statutory terms will increase on 1st February 2013 from £430 to £450. This figure is used to calculate statutory redundancy pay and basic awards at employment tr..... click on the red title above for more...

  • 15 Nov 2012
    Yesterday Nick Clegg, announced that, from 2015, the UK will have a new system of flexible parental leave and a year earlier the right to request flexible working will extend to employees. Will these much publicised changes do much more than produce another legislative burden for employers? Very possibly is our view, and employers had better get used to handling requests carefully… click on the red title above for more…

  • 15 Nov 2012
    The approaching festive season will carry its own challenges for employers, and while in most cases we can relax and enjoy ourselves there are some common issues. In this article we look at some of these including work parties, employee bad behaviour, social media, working hours and holidays.

  • 19 Sep 2012
    The government has announced that support will increase for small and medium sized businesses to employ apprentices, believing that they have an 'outdated' view of what apprenticeship means in parctice. Click on the red title above to find out more.

  • 18 Sep 2012
    The business secretary Vince Cable seems to think so, announcing that hundreds of thousands of firms and businesses will be exempt from inspections. Click on the red title above to find out how this will effect your business.