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Updates on furlough

  Some interesting changes taking place, linked to the furlough scheme, with effect from the start of August. You probably now know that employers have to start paying employers’ NI and pension contributions, for staff on furlough. This was planned and...

Updates on contracts of employment

As of 6 April 2020, anyone legally classed as an employee or worker (including agency workers and those on zero hours contracts) had the right to a written document summarising the main terms of their employment. This must be provided on or before their first day of...

Tax changes on termination payments

Settlement sums are exempt from any tax up to £30,000. However, new legislation which takes effect from April 2020 will ensure that any termination payment in excess of £30,000, chargeable to income tax, will also attract a Class 1A Employers National Insurance at...

Holiday reference period extended

Until recently, the holiday pay reference period was 12 weeks for workers with no normal working hours, or those with normal working hours but whose pay varies with the amount of work done, or according to the time of the work. From April 2020, the holiday pay...

Changes to Information and Consultation

From the 6th April, the threshold for requesting information about decisions being made in the business, as well as being consulted prior to changes in the workplace, has decreased from 10% to 2%. All employers must inform and consult their employees on: • selling the...

Employment Law Update

In the midst of the difficult times we are all going through, employment law changes may be the last thing on your mind. But it’s worth remembering that there have been a number of recent updates. One of the significant alterations is in the form of the Parental...

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