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).…

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…

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)…

New Employment Laws April 2014

  People who  want to bring a case of unfair dismissal or discrimination now have to first notify the conciliation service Acas to see if the dispute can be resolved. The Government said these changes would help avoid “stress, time delays and excessive costs”. Previous government measures include the introduction last year of fees for workers looking to take…

Sickness absence

Each year, more than 130 million working days are lost to employee sickness and long term absence costing UK employers around £6.5bn.  The cost of absence can be significant and has a damaging effect on performance, productivity, profit and adds additional pressure on colleagues. Absence can take the form of short term one or two…

New Year’s Resolutions

  New Year’s Resolutions   Well, my new year started with a resolution to lose weight! So, how long did it take to break it you may well ask 😉 Knowing that this happens, and like all goal setting, I didn’t set myself up to fail. I started on 6th January, this is after the New…

Organisational Development

I’m doing some really interesting Organisational Development work with a client at the moment. We start by defining what the company is there to do, this then leads to putting together their vision, mission and values, to define where they are now, where they are going and the culture and beliefs they want in their…