Small Businesses

Help for small businesses? Sajid Javid, the new Business Secretary, has announced the creation of a new “small business conciliation service” which will aim to resolve payment disputes where that business is owed money by a large firm. Based upon an Australian model,...

Weather Warnings

Severe Weather Warnings – Is Your Business Ready? The UK has recently been experiencing the effects of a much publicised winter ‘weather bomb’. As we come into the winter months, do not forget that your business may have to deal with the consequences...

Shared Parental Leave

Shared Parental Leave & Pay What is Shared Parental Leave? At the end of 2014, new rights to allow parents to share leave following the birth or adoption of their child became law and shared parental leave is now available to parents with babies due on or after 5...

Holiday Pay

Hot off the Press – Holiday Pay to include overtime! The Employment Appeal Tribunal has today handed down Judgment in an extremely important case for Employers relating to Holiday Pay. The key points are :- 1. workers are entitled to be paid a sum of money to reflect...

Flexible Working

Flexible Working – changes in force on 30 June 2014Flexible Working – The key change this month is the introduction of the Flexible Working Regulations 2014 which will came into force on 30 June 2014.They are supported by an ACAS Code of Practice and a Guide to...

Barclays – Redundancy

Redundancies at Barclays Bank The news today reports that Barclays Bank have ‘taken the axe’ to its controversial investment banking division, and have said it would sack thousands of highly-paid bankers. A total of 7,000 jobs will apparently go in its...