Termination Payments – Changes to PILON status

A recent government proposal is likely to make all pay in lieu of notice (PILON) payments taxable and NI deductible from April 2018. This change will make termination payments costlier for businesses if the proposal is accepted as legislation. Currently non-contractual termination payments up to £30,000.00 are paid tax and NI free to leavers. This Read more about Termination Payments – Changes to PILON status[…]

What’s on the horizon after the Autumn Statement 2016

There are only a couple of points we would like to raise for you for Mr Hammond’s announcement: National Living Wage and National Minimum Wage rate changes: The government will increase the National Living Wage (NLW) by 4.2% from £7.20 to £7.50 from April 2017. The following increase will also apply for the NMW rates Read more about What’s on the horizon after the Autumn Statement 2016[…]

Top tips to improve productivity and empower your workforce

Within the workplace many managers and leaders will look to their employees to complete their tasks and objectives with confidence and using their initiative. However, in some cases, employees are reluctant to take ownership and instead ask lots of questions in the hope of delivering what is expected of them. It’s thought that the approach Read more about Top tips to improve productivity and empower your workforce[…]

How to reduce stress at work

As November 2nd, 2016, was National Stress Awareness Day! To show our support at Up&Up HR we have put together a list of top tips that we believe will help reduce unnecessary stress in your workplace. What is Stress? Stress can be described as: “A primary physical response. When stressed, the body thinks it is Read more about How to reduce stress at work[…]

HR Opinion: Reward for failure???

Astro Teller, Captain of Moonshots for Google X is quoted as follows: https://www.linkedin.com/in/astroteller “You must reward people for failing, he says. If not, they won’t take risks and make breakthroughs. If you don’t reward failure, people will hang on to a doomed idea for fear of the consequences. That wastes time and saps an organisation’s Read more about HR Opinion: Reward for failure???[…]