Brexit – update (ish)

Ruth and Sairish from the BSHR team attended the Brexit seminar at Blacks Solicitor’s this morning  and it was very useful. Here is the salient details from Ruth, obviously just a precis of the information, not legal advice as we are not solicitors. Blacks explained what is the Employer’s responsibility and what is the responsibility of Read more about Brexit – update (ish)[…]

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 entitlement and long-term sick leave

Employers terminating an employee’s contract of employment who is on long-term sick leave, have exhausted all statutory and employer sick pay and have no prospect of returning to work based on medical evidence can be perfectly within their rights to do so provided that they follow a fair process. When terminating any employment contract, whether Read more about Notice entitlement and long-term sick leave[…]

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.[…]

Dress code and expression of religious beliefs in the workplace

What employers can and can’t do in terms of dress code and expression of religious beliefs in the workplace can be a grey area. Two recent European rulings provide a bit more clarity when it comes to this area. Based on current case law, applying a dress code policy that imposes a restriction on wearing Read more about Dress code and expression of religious beliefs in the workplace[…]

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[…]

A new way of pricing HR Services and HR Consultancy

Game changer for pricing SME HR – A new pricing quote builder for HR Services and HR Consultancy Breathing Space HR Ltd, responsible for the delivery of up&up HR strategy programme has introduced the first quote builder in HR Consultancy in their new website: www.breathingspacehr.co.uk The quote builder gives businesses true transparency on pricing for external Read more about A new way of pricing HR Services and HR Consultancy[…]