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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

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

Important changes to Employment Law from April 2020

On the 6th of April this year, 3 key changes to employment legislation under the governments Good Work Plan will come into force. These changes may well have a significant impact on your Company. These 3 changes are: The right for Employees and Workers to receive a written Contract of Employment from the first day… Continue Reading

Small businesses often overlook how good HR practice could support their growth

Small businesses have a people management “blind spot”, often overlooking how stronger HR practice could support their growth, the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)’s head of public policy told MPs earlier this month. Speaking to the business, energy and industrial strategy committee, Ben Willmott said many small business owners failed to recognise the… Continue Reading

Automatic enrolment pension contributions

The minimum contributions that you and your staff pay into an automatic enrolment workplace pension scheme are set by the government. Automatic enrolment applies to all employees and automatic entry into this scheme is dependent upon an employee’s annual earnings. Current contribution rates are as follows:- Date Total minimum contribution  Employer minimum contribution 06/04/2019 onwards… Continue Reading

HR support for SMEs – a costly luxury or an affordable essential?

Penny Whitelock, the director of Crystal Clear Business Solutions argues that the cost of NOT hiring an HR specialist is far greater than that of an HR manager’s salary. In 2016, the National Federation of Self Employed & Small Businesses (FSB) reported that there were 5.5 million SMEs in the UK, employing 15.7 million people… 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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