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Increase in national minimum/living wage

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] This coming April there are changes to the National Minimum/Living Wage. See the below table for more information! New National Minimum/Living Wage Year 25 and over 21 to 24 18 to 20 Under 18 Apprentice April 2018 (current rate) £7.83 £7.38 £5.90 £4.20 £3.70 April 2019 £8.21 £7.70 £6.15 £4.35 £3.90   If you would like to find out more or simply get some advice contact us today! Visit us at https://www.crownford.co.uk or pop us a call on 0845 217 2606. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

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Does the New Statutory Rates for 2019 / 20 affect your business?

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] As you may be aware new Statutory Rates have been released for the coming year! please see the below table for information about these changes.   New Statutory Rates for 2019/20 2018-19 2019-20 STATUTORY ADOPTION PAY Standard Rate £145.18 £148.68 STATUTORY MATERNITY PAY Standard Rate £145.18 £148.68 STATUTORY PATERNITY PAY Standard Rate £145.18 £148.68 STATUTORY SHARED PARENTAL PAY Standard Rate £145.18 £148.68 STATUTORY SICK PAY Standard Rate £92.05 £94.25 EARNINGS THRESHOLD £116.00 £118.00 If you would like to find out more or simply get some advice contact us today! Visit us at https://www.crownford.co.uk or pop us a call on 0845 217...

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Pension Contribution Rate Increase

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] As you may be aware Employer contributions to staff pensions will be increased to a new rate on the 6th of April 2019. The table below shows the increase compared to the current rates.   Date Employer minimum contribution Staff contribution Total minimum contribution New rate: 6 April 2019 onwards 3% 5% 8% Current rate: 6 April 2018 to 5 April 2019 2% 3% 5%   To find out more get in touch with us today! Visit us at https://www.crownford.co.uk or pop us a call on 0845...

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Adverse Weather and Travel Chaos

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Weather, such as that forecast for the coming days, can delay or prevent staff getting into the workplace. Similarly, employers may choose to close their business. Crownford Consulting Limited can answer your queries surrounding this matter, including whether you should be paying staff. We can also advise you on the health and safety aspects, like working temperatures.  Visit us at https://www.crownford.co.uk or pop us a call on 0845 217 2606. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

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ISO 45001:2018

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] We are happy to announce that we have already successfully helped a number of our clients achieve certification to ISO 45001:2018, enabling them to manage risk and helping ensure compliance with legislation. If this is something your organisation would like support with, or if you just need Health and safety support, then contact the consultancy who have been supporting businesses for over 30 years. Looking for support in ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015,...

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Increase of auto enrolment contributions

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Increase of Auto Enrolment Contributions The minimum contributions you and your staff pay into your auto enrolment workplace pension scheme will increase from the 6 April 2019. This is also sometimes known as phasing. It is your responsibility to make sure these increases are implemented. This will apply to all employers with staff in a pension scheme for auto enrolment, they must take action to make sure the minimum amounts are being...

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Annual Leave: Use IT or Lose IT?

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] CHRISTMAS: POTENTIALLY A FESTIVE NIGHTMARE FOR HR The season to be jolly can bring with it all sorts of staff misdemeanours from binge drinking and badmouthing associates to photocopier abuse at the Christmas  Crownford Consulting Limited can provide you with tips on how to avoid inappropriate behaviour, misconduct, harassment and discrimination, and assist you in dealing with the aftermath if things do go  Visit us at https://www.crownford.co.uk or pop us a call on...

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Annual Leave: Use IT or Lose IT?

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] As the end of the leave year approaches for many businesses, it is worth noting a recent decision in the case of Max-Planck-Gesellschaft v Shimizu – the CJEU held that in accordance with the Working Time Directive leave should not automatically be lost if a worker does not exercise the right to paid annual leave in any year, unless the employer has 'diligently' brought it to the worker's attention that...

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Mental Health at Work

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] There has been lots of publication surrounding World Mental Health Day this week.  Figures from the Office for National Statistics show that 14.3 million work days were lost last year due to stress, depression and anxiety. At Crownford Consulting Limited, we can assist you in promoting good mental health at the workplace and support you if there is no improvement, in accordance with the Equality Act 2010. Visit us at https://www.crownford.co.uk or pop...

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Employment Tribunal Statistics

Brexit and UK Employment Laws

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] As most of us already know, Employment Tribunal fees were abolished in July 2017.   Likely to be as a direct result, the number of single claims lodged has risen by 165% on last year’s figures for the period of April to June, the last full quarter when fees were in force.   This is according to a report published by the Ministry of Justice on 13th September 2018.   Let us support you...

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