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Changes that are to be forthcoming – April 2021

1st April 2021: National Minimum and National Living Wage increases Increase  Changes from April 2020 Changes from April 2021 IncreaseNational Living Wage £8.72£8.912.2%21–22-Year-Old Rate £8.20£8.362.0%18–20-Year-Old Rate £6.45£6.561.7%16–17-Year-Old Rate £4.55£4.621.5%Apprentice Rate £4.15£4.303.6%Accommodation Offset £8.20£8.362.0%Remuneration Changes 4th April 2021: Other rates of pay are increasing (including maternity and paternity) New statutory pay rates for 2021/22 for the below. Maternity Pay, Paternity Pay, Adoption Pay, Shared Parental Pay, and Parental Bereavement Pay are all increasing from £151.20 to £151.97 (or equivalent to 90% of employee’s average weekly earnings). 6th April 2021:...

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Time Limits for Furlough Claims

Please be aware that there are new tighter timescales for lodging claims for Furlough with the HMRC. Claims now need to be made within 2 weeks of the end of the previous calendar month unless of course there is a reasonable excuse for failing to make a claim within this timeframe. The deadlines look like this: November 2020 14th December 2020 December 2020 14th January 2021 January 2021 15th February 2021 February 2021 15th March 2021 March 2021 14th April 2021 So what...

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Advice for employers about the Control of Vibration Regulations 2005

[vc_row][vc_column width="2/3" css=".vc_custom_1482321337664{padding-right: 10% !important;}"][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text el_class="textsize"] The information below will help employers understand their roles under the Control of Vibration Regulations 2005. This regulation came into force in 2005. If your business is involved in using hand-guided power equipment and powered machines with process hand-held materials then this information will help you remain compliant. If your business involves the regular and frequent use of hand-held power tools this information will be...

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Accommodation Offset Rates Explained

[vc_row][vc_column width="2/3" css=".vc_custom_1482321337664{padding-right: 10% !important;}"][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text el_class="textsize"] Introduction Many hospitality operators often provide accommodation for staff, this has been done for many years. If we take Butlin’s in Minehead as an example they have somewhat 800 staff living at the resort. Most employees can’t afford to pay for accommodation so as part of their employment agreement Butlin’s supply the accommodation as their business is in the provision of accommodation anyhow for their guests. How...

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8 ways To Reduce Stress In The Workplace

Stress in the workplace Stress is a state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or demanding circumstances. In today’s society, it’s an ever growing prevalent. When employees are stressed productivity can go into decline and can be a start of a vicious cycle. It is estimated work-related stress in the UK costs businesses millions of pounds a year. In an ideal world, it would be advised to...

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Top 5 web tools for SME’s that can help improve employee’s day to day performance.

The Grammarly App Grammarly is a super browser extension I highly recommend. It highlights grammatically incorrect sentences, spelling mistakes and identifies replacement words. Perfect for the making sure your email is crafted perfectly. https://www.grammarly.com     Small Pdf Pdf too big to attach to your email? No problem small pdf has the tools to compress it. They can solve all your pdf problems in one easy place. Convert a word document to pdf & unlock a...

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