How April’s Changes In Employment Law Affect You

From the 6th April 2014, five changes come into place in terms of employment law. This article summarises these amends and helps you determine what they mean for your business. The five changes include: Changes to SSP The end of discrimination questionnaires Penalties for employers who lose tribunal claims ACAS early conciliation The increase of [...]

New Childcare Subsidy: Everything You Need To Know

Under new government plans, up to 1.9 million working families in the UK will benefit from help with childcare. This should help more of the nation's worker feel the benefits of their labour, as research shows that the cost of childcare has increased by as much as 30 per cent since 2010. The average cost [...]

Minimum Wage Increases To £6.50 From October 2014

The government has confirmed its plans to increase minimum wage to £6.50 in October 2014. This is the largest increase in minimum wage since 2008 and will be welcomed by low paid workers. The new minimum wage increases come into effect on the 1st of October 2014, and are detailed as follows: 19p (3 per [...]

Time “Wasted” Addressing Female Under-Representation

In 2011, a 25 percent voluntary target was set for female representation in the boardroom by the year 2015. While HR departments have been working tirelessly to show that they are doing everything they can to address the imbalance of men and women in business, the belief is that it has made little impact. Critics [...]