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Our Easter Competition Winner…

Congratulations to the talented artist at Christchurch School, West Midlands, who shared her beautiful Easter with us on Facebook.  She wins a group ticket for herself and her family to enjoy at Cadbury World.  We hope that you all have a wonderful day! read more

Termination Payments

The manner in which termination payments are to be treated for tax and NI contributions have been under scrutiny. The rules are changing for any termination payments after the 6th April 2018. There will be further changes in April 2019. There will now be significant... read more

The End of Fit for Work Assessments

The Government has closed the Fit for Work assessment service, with effect from 31st March 2018 due to low referral rates. Employers, employees and GPs can continue to use the Fit for Work helpline and also the website for workplace health advice and support on... read more

National Living Wage Increases

Employers will shortly be feeling the effects of not only greater pension contributions for their employees but also the requirement to pay the higher National Living Wage from 6th April. Over 25s are entitled to £7.83 per hour, 21-24s  to £5.90, 18-20s to £4.20 and... read more

Auto Enrolment Pension Contributions

The minimum Auto Enrolment Contributions are being increased from 6th April 2018. Until now the minimum levels of contribution have been 1% from the employer and 1% from the employee. From the 6th April, the levels of contribution will increase to 2% from the employer... read more

Employment Tribunal Fees

In July 2013 the government introduced a fee payment scheme in the Employment Tribunals. Since that time payments have been made by the majority of claimants and, in some cases, by respondents. Earlier this year the Supreme Court decided that such scheme was unlawful.... read more

Employment Tribunal fees abolished

On 27th July 2017 the Supreme Court ruled against the government in relation to the fee regime in the Employment Tribunals and Employment Appeals Tribunal. Following the decision the government quickly announced the abolition of the collection of fees in both the ET... read more

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

A worrying trend is being addressed this week on Thursday 15th. WORLD ELDER ABUSE AWARENESS DAY aims to raise awareness by highlighting the abuse suffered by so many of our elderly. Abuse is inflicted, not only physically, but emotionally and financially.  Sexual... read more

Dying Matters – 8th – 14th May

Next week you may notice various events going on under the banner Dying Matters. What is this all about? Dying Matters a nationwide initiative to raise the awareness of the general public to this very important life event that so many of us face unprepared. It aims to... read more