Category : Staff and employment

Will the Gender Pay Gap legislation affect your business?

This is a guest post by content agency, the word. On April 6th, the Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2017 will come into force – but what exactly does this mean? The legisl...

Taking on an apprentice could help, and enrich, but needs thoughtful management

Ever been tempted to take on an apprentice? Someone young and talented you might shape to your mould? It may well be that taking on an apprentice, or series of apprentices, could work well for your sm...

Santander continues its focus on Women in Business 2017

Are you a woman who’s set up her own business? Do you feel you face insurmountable obstacles, or could at least do with more support? What are the reasons there are so few female entrepreneurs – a...

Be specific and reasonable: asking staff to relocate

It’s one thing expecting members of your team to be flexible, and willing to fit with necessary business changes. You may also build into your employment contract a clause or clauses you hope covers...

The National Living and Minimum wage rates rise on 1st April

Are you up to speed with the new National Living Wage and National Minimum Wage rates? Are you definitely paying all your staff above the relevant rate? These are set to rise this spring, on the 1st ...

Co-working and co-living: new trend for entrepreneurs

Co-working takes off We rather enjoyed this report from freelance journalist Suzanne Bearne over in The Guardian recently. She was writing on Lisbon ‘co-living space’, Surf Office. Is co-working ...

Should Holiday Pay Also Cover Lost Commissions?

Do you pay your staff a basic salary and commission? If so, what about holiday pay? Does this just reflect the basic salary or does it need boosting with ‘missed’ commissions? This is more of a th...

Do You Use Recruitment Agencies?

Our ICAEW Legal Alert picked up an interesting case this month about recruitment agencies we thought worth sharing. If you’re a small business and you use recruitment agencies to help ease the sear...

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