Trends for 2018

As 31st December approaches many people like to look back on the last 365 days and offer a year in review. Here at People Matters we’d like to look forward, and have pulled together our top three trends that we think are going to dominate the business world throughout 2018.   We don’t profess to…

Holiday pay and Overtime

  You cant have missed recent the publicity surrounding the ruling by the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) on holiday pay and overtime (Bear Scotland Ltd v Fulton and other cases).  It was the latest instalment in a line of cases that have looked at what must be included in holiday pay under the UK’s Working Time Regulations (WTR).…

Investors in People

  People Matters have always believed in the principles of Investors in People and we have worked with several companies to achieve and maintain the world best people management accolade. Niel has put together a plan, and is currently working with Bolton based IT company Eventura to be one of the few companies in the…

People Matters new collaboration.

Accountants and business advisor’s Bennett Verby has agreed an exclusive tie-up with People Matters Human Resources Consultancy.   Stockport-based Bennett Verby said the agreement with People Matters and its founder Niel Cope is designed to significantly expand and grow its human resources division as more businesses look to recruit and develop staff in the post-recession…

Flexible working rules change

  From 30 June all employees with at least 26 weeks’ continuous employment will be able to apply for flexible working.   At present, only parents with children under 17 and carers can do this. This legislation means that employers have a statutory duty to consider flexible working applications and employees have the right to appeal…

Acas launches new guidance on TUPE Transfers

  The TUPE rules apply to organisations of all sizes and protect employees’ rights when the organisation or service they work for transfers to a new employer.   Two situations There are two situations when the TUPE regulations may apply; business transfers and service provision transfers. In business transfers The TUPE regulations apply if a business or part of a…

Personal Taxes changes

The personal income tax allowance is going up in April from £9,440 to £10,000 and is also scheduled to rise by the increase in the Consumer Prices Index (CPI) from 2015-16 onwards. In addition, the ceiling for paying the 20% basic rate of income tax will fall again (as it has done for the past few years)…