September 3, 2020

How Employers Can Prepare for Potential Lockdown in Schools

The reopening of schools this September removes a critical barrier to many working parents returning to the office. But what happens to working parents if schools close again? And how can you, as an employer, manage the disruption? It’s ‘back to school’ time again in England and Wales, with many children starting the new year…

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August 28, 2020

Working From Home on a Permanent Basis – Would it Work For Your Company?

What are the options for employers when responding to work from home requests on a more permanent basis? With the recent lockdown restrictions slowly being lifted and the government’s encouragement for those working from home to now start safely returning to work, many employers are having to rethink their stance on homeworking due to requests…

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July 20, 2020

Guidance on How to Safely Reopen Work Premises after COVID-19

Following the Prime Minister’s recent statement, from August 1st employers are now able to decide when to bring their staff back to the office. The key, from a Health and Safety perspective, is to carefully consider how this can be done safely. On Friday 17th July, the government announced that instead of encouraging home working…

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April 28, 2020

Payroll Legislation Changes for 2020/2021 Tax Year

On 6 April 2020 a new tax year started, bringing with it a new set of rules. So, we’ve highlighted the main payroll legislation changes you need to be aware of. This includes new legislation, changes to legislation and delays to legislation being implemented due to COVID-19. In addition, for more detailed information on what’s…

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March 25, 2020

A Message from Anthony Vollmer (Managing Director)

CONTINUING TO PROVIDE EXPERT PAYROLL & HR​ I know that COVID-19 will be posing many challenges for you and your business and I would like to reassure you that supporting our customers through this turbulent time is our highest priority. Below you’ll find a quick summary of the steps that we are taking to ensure…

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March 24, 2020

Redundancy: a Brief Guide

Redundancies may occur when businesses wish to improve efficiencies, or ride out tough times and periods of slow growth. But what exactly is redundancy? And what do businesses need to consider when carrying out the redundancy process? Read our brief guide to redundancy to find out. What is redundancy? Redundancy is the termination of employment…

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January 9, 2020

Leap Year: Are Workers Entitled to an Extra Day’s Pay?

2020 is a leap year which means there are 366 days in the year rather than the standard 365 days. The additional day falls on 29th February. There are lots of traditions and myths surrounding 29 February. For example, the US always have presidential elections in leap years. In addition, there’s the myth that it’s…

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March 27, 2019

How To Easily Calculate Holiday Entitlement For Part-Time Workers

You probably know that full-time employees are entitled to 28 days’ paid annual leave. But what about part-time employees? Holiday entitlement calculations are a bit trickier for part time employees… But don’t worry, in this blog, we’ll walk you through it. A part-time employee is pro-rated to a full-time employee’s entitlement and is based around…

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Holiday Entitlement Calculator – Calculations Made Easy

Calculating holiday entitlement for full time employees is relatively straight-forward. But what about when an employee starts or leaves part way through the holiday year, and what about part time employees? That’s when calculating holiday entitlement gets much more difficult… But don’t worry – to help you through this arithmetic exercise, we’ve compiled the following…

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August 28, 2018

Being Gay at Work: Pride and Progress

In July 2017, the Government launched a national survey of LGBT people. The survey received more than 108,000 responses, making it the largest national survey of its kind anywhere in the world.   Some of the most important findings:  23% of survey respondents employed in the 12 months preceding the survey had experienced a negative or mixed reaction…

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