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HR Update on Right to Work Checks

What has changed? The government now provides an online service to check the status of new employees’ right to work in the UK to help employers meet legal requirements. What do I need to do? Where a new employee does not have a passport from the UK, the European Economic Area or Switzerland, or other […]

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HR Update on Auto Enrolment Workplace Pension Contributions from April 2019

What is changing? From 6 April 2019 the following will come into force: Auto Enrolment Workplace Pension contributions will increase as follows: Employee minimum contributions will be 5% of salary (from 3%) Employer minimum contributions will be 3% of salary (from 2%) What do I need to do? Ensure the increased minimum contributions are made […]

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HR Update on the Minimum Wage

What is changing? In April 2019 the following will come into force: National Living Wage (applicable to workers aged 25 years and over) and the National Minimum Wage (applicable to workers under the age of 25 years) will increase from: £7.83 to £8.21 per hour for those aged 25 years and over £7.38 to £7.70 […]

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Stress and mental health at work.

Stress and Mental Health at Work What you need to do What do I need to know? Stress and the mental health of employees is your responsibility under safety law. It costs your business (one in three absences are reported to be due to work-related stress), which is one lost day per year for every […]

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The Ageing Workforce (Management and Legal Considerations)

What is happening? Many employees now continue to work into old age and some well beyond the previous retirement age of 65. So, what do I need to know? Equality legislation protects employees from discrimination and/or being treated differently because of their age. A third of the workforce in the UK are over 50 and […]

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Changes to Safety Law following Brexit

Changes to UK Health and Safety Law after Brexit  So, what do I need to know? The government have issued a draft piece of legislation setting out some changes to UK safety law following Brexit.  These will come into effect on exit day and this document outlines the changes relevant to a normal small business. […]

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Driving for Work (Managing the Risks)

Does this apply to me? Yes – If your employees drive for work. So, what do I need to know? – Driving for work is a significant risk with 1 death for every 750,000 miles driven in the UK. Managing the risk of a road traffic accidents and having measures in place, should be part of your safety management.    How do I prepare? – to learn, click the READ MORE button

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Safety Inspections – & how to prepare for them

After a long period of inactivity, HSE and Local Authority Officers are carrying out unscheduled visits. Managers of premises or construction sites would be advised to be prepared as several our clients have received a visit.

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