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Category Archives:Employment and payroll

Can apprentices help with your skills shortage?

Many UK businesses are having problems with recruitment as the number of job vacancies has soared over the last 12 months.

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Government urged to act as labour shortage continues

The recruitment crisis across the country shows no sign of abating, according to a survey from a top business body. Read More

Large number of businesses looking to recruit more staff

It is perhaps a sign of confidence returning to the UK economy that a significant number of British businesses believe they will be recruiting staff over the coming year.

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Payroll: how to get it right

One of the key things that small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) need to get right is payroll. Read More

Right to work: Government to launch virtual identification scheme to support employers

A new digital identity scheme will help employers carry out right to work checks, it has been announced.

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How can apprenticeships help your business?

As you may know it is currently National Apprenticeship Week 2022 (NAW). From 7 February to 13 February 2022, the Government is running this campaign to highlight benefits of apprenticeships for both employers and employees. Read More

Employers need to check out bank holiday entitlement for Queen’s jubilee

Everyone loves a bit of a knees-up and this year the Queen celebrates her Platinum Jubilee. So, it’s time to break out the party hats as an extra bank holiday has been granted to mark the celebrations.

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Coronavirus: self-certification period temporarily extended

As of 17 December 2021, there has been a temporary shift to the self-certification period regarding Statutory Sick Pay (SSP). Read More

Deadline to claim apprenticeship incentive payment just “weeks away”

The deadline to apply for the apprenticeship incentive payment is just weeks away, employers have been warned. Read More

How will the National Minimum Wage increase impact my business?

The National Minimum Wage (NMW) will increase across all age groups from next year, the Chancellor has announced.

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