The Fit for Work scheme, that aimed to revolutionize occupational health in the UK, has been slammed as a ‘wasted investment’ after two sets of figures suggested it was being woefully underused by both companies and doctors. A new survey run on behalf of People Management by GP magazine has found that around two-thirds (65…

Date posted: December 14, 2017

It would appear that a number of small businesses are still not getting the message regarding    auto-enrolment, as results of the next quarterly compliance bulletin released by The Pensions Regulator (TPR) recently show. As time goes by, the number of employers hitting their staging date increases and so does the number of small companies…

Date posted: December 7, 2017

Companies using app driven sales Recently, seemingly conflicting, rulings regarding Deliveroo and Uber have left companies and payroll professionals a little confused. Deliveroo are an on-line food delivery company; a customer will order from a local restaurant menu through the Deliveroo website and Deliveroo bring the food to the customer usually via a moped/cyclist. Deliveroo…

Date posted: November 30, 2017

 Would you take a sabbatical? Despite almost two-thirds (65%) of British employees saying they would consider an extended leave away from work, it seems they are unlikely to take such a break and instead risk burn-out. New research, commissioned Opodo.co.uk, compared Britain with other nations across Europe and the USA, which reveals that British workers…

Date posted: November 23, 2017

In October 2016, a sales consultant with British Gas, Mr. Lock, took his employers to an employment tribunal where he claimed that his holiday pay did not include what he may have earned from results-based commission. His commission would fluctuate depending on how he performed in any given month but claimed he should have some…

Date posted: November 16, 2017

The rate for the Voluntary Living Wage has been increased by The Living Wage Foundation. For the majority of the UK the rate has increased from £8.45 to £8.75. For employees living in London the increase has moved from £9.75 to £10.20. These increases represent 3.6% and 4.6% rise in the UK and London respectively….

Date posted: November 9, 2017

The festive season is approaching – office parties will be organised, mulled wine stocked and secret Santa’s picked. However, employers need to be a little bit wary of what gifts they generously decide to bestow upon their workforce as some gifts may end up costing more than just the price tag! Extra holidays at Christmas…

Date posted: November 2, 2017

  With 13.5 million active members of UK workplace pension schemes, The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) is seeking views from companies on the issue of realistic extensions to working lives and pension aims .     Identifying how much you need to save for retirement is a significant challenge for most people, with…

Date posted: October 26, 2017

What Pay frequency do you use?   Not everyone pays monthly. Some organisations, depending on role, may pay in a variety of ways, with some staff salaried, others on an hourly rate, and still more paid on an ad hoc piecework basis. There’s nothing necessarily wrong with paying using a variety of schedules, but some…

Date posted: October 19, 2017

Your clients have been able to take on the best and brightest employees in their area.  The sales force is well trained and they are a beautifully oiled marketing machine.  These functions generate income and help to retain current clients, growing their business further. There are other non-core functions which are just as important without…

Date posted: October 12, 2017