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Maternity pay and leave entitlements

Maternity pay and leave entitlements

Premature babies and death What happens if your baby is born early? You will still qualify for maternity Preparing to welcome a new baby? These are exciting times. Yet many parents-to-be are unsure how it will affect their employment. How much pay will you receive?...
Teenage OCR star targets 2021 Spartan World Championships

Teenage OCR star targets 2021 Spartan World Championships

It’s been a tough year for local obstacle course racing (OCR) champion Evie Waring. Her family had to contend with Covid. Due to the pandemic, competitions were cancelled. However, we’re delighted to learn that things are picking up. Evie is back in OCR action. She’s...
IR35 and employment status

IR35 and employment status

IR35 and employment status continues to be a hot topic. The rules apply to large and medium-sized organisations. In April 2021 they joined public bodies in being responsible for determining their contractors’ employment status. Increasingly, HM Revenue & Customs...
‘virtual’ 5K fundraiser for brain tumour research

‘virtual’ 5K fundraiser for brain tumour research

Howards MD Matt Bailey is back in his running shoes. As ever, it’s all in a good cause. He’s participating in a ‘virtual’ 5K fundraiser for brain tumour research.   Deadline: October 31 So, how does it work? Matt gets to choose the time and venue. The only...
The CJRS is closing: what happens next?

The CJRS is closing: what happens next?

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) is closing soon. There will be no further support from government once the scheme ends on 30 September 2021. What happens next? It’s time to take stock. Employers must make some key business decisions.    The CJRS is...
Government funding support to employ YOUNG PEOPLE

Government funding support to employ YOUNG PEOPLE

Sixteen to 25-year-olds have suffered most during the Covid-19 crisis. As the country recovers, there’s a jobs shortage. Especially in certain sectors, such as logistics. Fortunately, a generation of prospective employees has left education. Is now the time to tap...