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Display the NHS QR Track and Trace Poster or face a fine!!!!

The Government have put in place requirements for certain establishments to display the official NHS QR Track and Trace Poster at all entrances to their premises and risk being fined for not doing so: Currently this requirement applies to: hospitality, including pubs, bars, restaurants and cafés tourism and leisure, including gyms, swimming pools, hotels, museums,… Continue Reading

Job Support Scheme (JSS) from 1st November 2020

The Government have announced additional financial support for Companies to try and avoid a wave of redundancies and job losses when the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (or furlough scheme) ends on 31 October 2020. This new scheme will be known as the Job Support Scheme (JSS) and come into effect from the 1st of November… Continue Reading

Fines for Companies and Individuals who break self-isolation rules!!

Legislation was put into place on the 28th September 2020 setting out mandatory periods for self-isolation and the duties of individuals to report periods of self-isolation to help stop the spread of the infection during the Covid19 pandemic. These regulations place a responsibility on Employees to inform their employers of the fact they need to… Continue Reading

Impact of COVID-19 & Redundancies

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has posed a significant threat to people’s health and caused huge disruption to businesses. Employers have been forced to adapt their practices and procedures to ensure their business continuity by furloughing their staff. However, with employers needing to contribute toward their employees furlough costs from 1st September and the scheme due… Continue Reading

Corona Virus Job Retention Scheme from 1st July 2020

The CJRS closed to new entrants from 30 June 2020 therefore any employees who had not previously been furloughed can no longer join the scheme.   There are some exceptions in relation to employees returning from extended parental  leave and military reservists returning to work.  To check who qualifies for furlough please check out the link… Continue Reading

Parental Bereavement Leave and Pay

It is hard to imagine the pain of losing a child and the impact it has on an individual. The loss of a child is one of the most devastating events that an employee may have to face.  This has now been recognised with the introduction of a new statutory entitlement.  From April 2020 any… Continue Reading

Statutory Minimum Rates from April 2020

From April the National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage rates are now as follows:   Aged 25 and over Aged 21 – 24 Aged 18 – 20 Aged Under 18 Apprentices From April 2019 £8.72 £8.20 £6.45 £4.55 £4.15 The weekly rate for SSP is now £95.85 and The weekly rate for Statutory Maternity, Paternity… Continue Reading

“There is evidence to suggest that good HR practice and people management in SMEs are key factors in strong business performance and can lead to increased productivity.”

- CIPD people Skills Project 2017


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