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Category Archives:Employment

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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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

100,000 young people join Kickstart scheme as vacancies hit a new record

As the job vacancies in the UK hit another record and unemployment falls again, many young people have taken their first steps on the employment ladder.

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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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Workers claiming Working Tax Credit urged to update their hours

Workers in receipt of Working Tax Credit (WTC), have been urged to check if they need to update their working hours. Read More

October: the last month to handle CJRS claims

As the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS), otherwise known as the furlough scheme, ended on 30 September 2021, October marks the last month in which employers will need to handle the related claims. Read More

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