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Budget 2021

Budget 2021: What does it mean for HR and payroll teams?

By | COVID-19, Employment Law

In a significantly quieter House of Commons, Chancellor Rishi Sunak has this afternoon delivered the first Budget of 2021. Taking to the dispatch box while the nation continues to battle the COVID-19 pandemic; Sunak outlined his plans to lift the economy and support individuals, businesses and entire industries as we near the light at the end of the coronavirus tunnel. After an extraordinary year of economic challenges where UK borrowing hit its highest level since World War II, today’s Budget was unveiled the government’s plans to rise from the ashes and rebalance public finances. While personal tax hikes were expected,…

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hr compliance

4 ways software can ensure HR compliance

By | Employment Law, HR Software, Technology

As an HR leader, you must ensure your policies and procedures demonstrate a thorough understanding of the legislation that directly affects your employees and your business. HR compliance is the practice of ensuring your business is adhering to relevant legislation, government guidelines and best practice. Compliance becomes even more difficult if your business operates in multiple countries or if you employ staff on different types of contract. With everything else on HR’s plate, ensuring your continued compliance can feel like a monumental task. Failing to meet your legal obligations as an employer is not only unlawful, but can lead to…

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Budget 2020: What does it mean for HR and payroll teams?

Budget 2020: What does it mean for HR and payroll teams?

By | Employment Law, News, Statutory Sick Pay

Earlier this week, Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced a number of initiatives, funding and plans for the UK economy. Taking place against a backdrop of both the COVID-19 outbreak and Brexit; the government’s plans to ‘level up’ the British economy were outlined. This week’s Budget includes a number of ‘fiscal stimuli’ that include support for businesses throughout the coronavirus outbreak, increases to the National Living Wage and changes to the National Insurance Contribution thresholds. But there are significant announcements from this week’s Budget that will directly impact HR and payroll departments across the country. Statutory Sick Pay entitlement for self-isolating staff…

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What is the HASAWA?

What is the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974?

By | Employment Law, FAQs, Health and Safety

The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 (often referred to as the HASAWA or HSW) is the main piece of UK legislation that details the duties of employers regarding health and safety in the workplace. What is the Health and Safety at Work Act? In summary, the Health and Safety at Work Act outlines the legal duties that employers have to protect the health, safety and welfare at work of all of their employees. This also extends to other people visiting the workplace premises such as temporary workers, casual workers, self-employed workers, clients, visitors and the general public. In…

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2020 UK employment law changes

Three changes to UK employment law due in April you need to know about

By | Employment Law

In the last 10 years, the UK has seen the first December General Election since the 1920s, watched countless hours of news coverage on the topic of Brexit and witnessed Larry the cat assume office as Chief Mouser to the Cabinet Office. Yet the dawn of a new decade heralds some important changes and new additions to UK employment law that come into force in April 2020 including amendments to the Working Time Regulations 1998 and Employment Rights Act 1996. Read on to find out what the law currently states, what changes will come into effect on Monday 6th April…

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