According to a TUC survey, around half (47%) of low-paid young mums and dads are struggling to manage work and childcare. More than two in five (42%) said they felt penalised at work when they asked for flexibility – telling the TUC they were subsequently given fewer hours, worse shifts or even lost their…

Date posted: September 28, 2017

Just when everyone was getting to understand how auto enrolment works and what is required to implement it, there is a change afoot. As of the 1st October anyone who becomes an employer for the first time you will no longer receive a staging date from The Pensions Regulator, which potentially gave them until 1st…

Date posted: September 21, 2017

I have noticed recently that there still seems to be some misunderstanding over zero hours contract arrangements. Quite a lot of people I speak to (employers and employees) are still under the impression that taking on staff on zero-hour contracts means there will be no entitlements, particularly when it comes to maternity and holiday pay….

Date posted: September 14, 2017

“Stop procrastinating!” This is a statement I often hear my wife saying to our children (maybe occasionally myself as well) when there are jobs to do.  No matter how long they put it off, they know they’re going to have to do the jobs eventually so why put it off at all? This is not…

Date posted: September 7, 2017