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Company Car / Pool Car – do you know the difference?

For employees, the company car can at first seem like a perk, but there are potential downsides. The issue of Benefit in Kind, where HMRC will assume the employee will use their company car for personal as well as business … Continue reading

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Pension tops the poll of best employer benefit!

British employees view pensions as overwhelmingly the most valuable benefit they can receive in the workplace, according to new research. In a study of 500 employees 82% said pensions were an important part of their benefits package, ahead of performance-related … Continue reading

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How easy is it to enforce a restrictive covenant?

Post-termination restrictions (or restrictive covenants) can give vital protection to a business when an employee leaves, but they must be used appropriately and drafted carefully. Restrictive covenants are most commonly used to set conditions on when and where employees can … Continue reading

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Do your staff demand more opportunities for training?

New research has revealed that 2 in 3 UK employees have changed jobs due to a lack of training opportunities. With unemployment rates at the lowest since 1975, employers are increasingly faced with a task of ensuring that they retain … Continue reading

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Vehicle Tracking and the Law

If your company uses vehicle tracking devices there are a number of rules and regulations that apply. It is important to understand the underlying vehicle tracking laws and what their implications are. As an employer, you need to know your … Continue reading

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Engaging your employees!

Aside from a Partnership agreement with us we provide many other additional services to our clients. Below, we “spotlight” Employee Engagement: An “engaged employee” is defined as one who is fully absorbed by and enthusiastic about their work and so … Continue reading

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Only one in five (21%) employees in the UK reported being set specific goals by their managers, according to new research.

As part of a study into managerial effectiveness in Britain, 3,000 UK employees were asked about their experience of setting goals with their manager. The survey found that 38% had never been set specific goals or targets, and a further … Continue reading

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When a business goes into administration, how does it affect employees?

In the wake of several high profile businesses going into administration, what happens to the staff involved? It is a common misconception that when a company goes into administration it is going out of business. Administration allows time for options … Continue reading

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Do you expect staff to buy their own work clothing?

Restaurant chains Wagamama and TGI Fridays have both been fined because they failed to pay staff the National Minimum Wage. Wagamama said it had misunderstood rules about uniforms, and this had caused the mistake. It had asked front-of-house staff to … Continue reading

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Worrying Employment Tribunal statistics published!

The Ministry of Justice has published the provisional tribunal statistics for October to December 2017. These statistics reflect the period of time since tribunal fees were abolished and show a staggering increase in activity in the Employment Tribunals. Employment Tribunal … Continue reading

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