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Spring Budget 2024 – what it means for employers

Bank Holidays in 2024

Today, the Chancellor of the Exchequer set out the Spring budget in which it addressed key areas which we had expected to be addressed given the continued challenges with rising costs. Despite continued financial challenges however, it was announced that the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) is reporting economic growth because of falling inflation and […]

The Paternity Leave (Amendment) Regulations 2024

Paternity Leave

Proposals were announced today (12 January 2024), that would see changes to the laws around time off for paternity leave, which if go ahead are expected to come into force from April 2024. Current Paternity Leave Entitlements Statutory paternity leave is an entitlement that provides eligible employees with up to two weeks of paid time […]

Employment law updates to be aware of throughout 2023

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Over the last few years, we have seen little development in employment law, however, this could change as several Employment Bills could become law in 2023.  Of course, it does depend on how much parliamentary time is available as well as other socio-political factors, so how quickly the Bills progress through both the House of […]

Social Housing Regulation Bill

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The Social Housing (Regulation) Bill was introduced on the back of the 2020 Social Housing White Paper to address concerns raised after the tragic Grenfell Tower fire of 2017.  The Bill aims to introduce transformational change to those living in social housing to empower them, provide greater redress, ensure better regulation and improve the quality […]

Managing the Upcoming Employment Law Changes

Employment Law, legislation, bill

New data has shown that more than 90% of HR professionals don’t fully understand the implications of forthcoming changes to UK employment law. The changes, being proposed by the Government surrounding the Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill, are daunting and confusing for many. As part of leaving the European Union, the 2018 European […]

Spring Budget 2023 – What does it mean for you as an employer?

2023 spring budget

Today, the Chancellor of the Exchequer has set out his Spring budget, and it addresses the key areas we expected. Crucially, the Chancellor reported that the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) has said that the UK will now not enter a technical recession this year. In this article, we break down today’s announcement and share […]

Payroll Planning for 2023

The new year often brings change in legislation and tax rates. Keeping on track with your Payroll by staying up to date with these future changes is a great way to ensure that you are running the financial aspects of your business correctly. HMRC has highlighted a number of areas that are going to see […]

Your Employment Law Reform Hub

As things stand, we expect to see many significant changes to UK employment law over the coming year, and to keep you informed and share guidance on what steps your business should take, we will be posting news updates, and subject matter articles in our Employment Law Reform hub. Background As part of leaving the […]

Spring 2022 Budget Update

In February we looked at the proposed changes and increases to living costs that the Government were considering bringing into effect. Since then, there have been further changes to key areas such as National Insurance contributions. We are seeing unprecedented increases to fuel, energy, and food, and from 1 April 2022, a 1.25 percentage point […]

Temporary Visa schemes to help Ukraine refugees

On 15 March 2022, the Ukraine Family Scheme was opened for applications. The Ukraine Family Scheme is for those with immediate and extended family members of either British nationals or those who have settled status in the UK, as well as other residents. For those who are granted their visa under this scheme will have […]

National Minimum Wage to Increase in 2022

National Minimum Wage Increases for 2022 The Government has announced the National Minimum Wage (NMW) increases for next year. The top band, known as the National Living Wage, will increase from £8.91 to £9.50 per hour from April 2022. This band applies to those aged 23 and over and is an increase of 6.6 per […]

Mandating COVID-19 vaccinations for care home staff

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The Government has announced that it is mandating Covid-19 vaccinations for care home staff. Back in April, the Government announced a consultation process in which to seek views on the proposal of mandating care home staff to have the COVID-19 vaccination. It included its scope and any potential impact on staffing and safety. The Health […]

Less than 30 days left to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme

EU Settlement Scheme - UK Government

The following guidance is the latest information from the Home Office on the EU Settlement Scheme as published by the UK Government.  All content is available under the Open Government Licence v3.0, (OGL) except where otherwise stated.    30 June 2021 deadline for applications From, Tuesday 1 June, there are only 30 days left until the […]


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