What is the future of retail?

  It’s a sorry sight looking around some of the UK’s towns and cities. ‘To Let’ signs everywhere following the collapse of not only independent shops, but also some of the biggest names in retail. This year has seen high street chains including House of Fraser, Homebase and Poundworld go into administration, as well as Read more about What is the future of retail?[…]

Bogle says….

Here is the article for the Yorkshire Business Insider, October 2018, on choosing the right HR audit for your business, Suzie Bogle, Managing Director of Breathing Space HR is quoted extensively.  We hope you find the information useful! Yes, Suzie is aware she didn’t get her photo in on time for the publication……    

Notice of Termination of Employment – Be Aware of the Rules

Which of the below statements would you say is true with regards to employers serving employees notice of termination of their employment? A.) Notice is counted from the date of the notice of termination of employment letter was dated. B.) Notice is counted from the date of the notice of termination of employment letter was Read more about Notice of Termination of Employment – Be Aware of the Rules[…]

Tax-free Childcare scheme? Guidance for Employees and Employers.

The new scheme enables eligible parents to receive a contribution from the Government of 20% of their childcare costs, up to an annual limit of £2,000 per child or in the case of a disabled child up to £4,000. The scheme operates between Parents and the Government, technically employers need to do nothing. Parents can Read more about Tax-free Childcare scheme? Guidance for Employees and Employers.[…]

Employment Status – Guidelines from ACAS and Tool from HMRC

With the changing nature of work, employment status is not as clearly defined as it was in the past when more traditional working arrangements were dominant. There have been quite a few tribunal cases in recent months that investigated the employment status of claimants. From these cases, it was evident that employment status can be Read more about Employment Status – Guidelines from ACAS and Tool from HMRC[…]

Anti-Money Laundering – how prepared is your business?

The need to adhere to Anti-money laundering (AML) regulation is a necessity for all regulated sector businesses. For those businesses who choose to tackle their AML responsibilities in house this means assigning the responsibility of Money Laundering Reporting Officer (MLRO) or Nominated Officer (NO). Since the responsibility for ensuring regulatory compliance is huge the role Read more about Anti-Money Laundering – how prepared is your business?[…]

Changes in Employment Law and Statutory Rates April 2017

April is a month of change in terms of employment law and Statutory Rates As well as the increase in the national minimum wage and the national living wage, the introduction of the apprenticeship levy and increase of the statutory redundancy pay, the following will also change. The rates for statutory family-related pay and sick Read more about Changes in Employment Law and Statutory Rates April 2017[…]

employment law update – March 2017

Here is the employment law update – March 2017 – Holiday pay and statutory rate changes for 6 April 2017 Changes in Compensation Limits from April 2017 The Government has set out the new rates for compensation payments in the Employment Rights (Increase of Limits) Order. The following changes will come into force effective from Read more about employment law update – March 2017[…]

Managing Disciplinaries – Great Webinar on YouTube

This week – I presented a webinar on Managing Disciplinaries and uploaded to our up&up YouTube channel. It was my first webinar and apart from the coughing fit near the end it went well.  The feedback from attendees was that it was clear and informative. The webinar is  for non-HR and small business owners with few Read more about Managing Disciplinaries – Great Webinar on YouTube[…]

Using HR Consultants and Disclosure – What some employment solicitors are saying

Recently, I have had clients come back to me stating that during seminars with employment solicitors they have been told NOT TO USE HR CONSULTANTS. I was quite taken aback (particularly as I had been hired by that Firm in the past) and sought to understand the reasons why a solicitor might say this. It Read more about Using HR Consultants and Disclosure – What some employment solicitors are saying[…]