Just one year on, the BBC has seen female representation more than double. Gender inequality is still present in the UK. The Royal Statistical Society found that around 95 per cent of receptionists, legal secretaries and care assistants are female in the UK, while 85 per cent of investment bankers […]
It is easy to look at professional indemnity renewal prices and start frothing at the mouth: “Why has my broker failed to get me a decent price?” “Why are insurance providers pushing up the price for no reason?” “My business hasn’t changed – why has the premium?” All reasonable questions. […]
You will probably be aware that in 2017 fees for bringing Employment Tribunal claims were abolished. So it is now very easy both financially and logistically to bring an employment claim against an employer. Below has seen the direct impact of this change with Employment tribunal applications increasing year on […]
Nathan’s situation Nathan runs a well-known patisserie in the town of Guildford known as ‘Nat’s Pat’. He has been very concerned about one of his employees recently. This particular employee, Susan, has been turning up to work late, bullying other employees and constantly slacking. As employers I am sure you […]
A common misconception is that the only document an employee is entitled to when taking up employment is an employment contract. In fact most employees are also entitled to a written statement of terms (sometimes known as ‘heads of terms’) no later than two months after they start work. What […]
So what is the ‘me too’ movement? On the 15th October 2017 American actress Alyssa Milano tweeted “If you’ve been sexually harassed or assaulted write ‘me too’ as a reply to this tweet.” Following this she woke up to thousands of replies and found that her tweet was trending on […]
There is only one ‘t’ before ‘errors’ turn into ‘terrors’. Some would say that the errors of Brexit have now taken us into the terror zone. The whole Brexit thing can also provide parallels in running a business. There are people involved, deadlines to be met and important decisions to […]
Often it can be confusing when determining whether something is a service or a product. There are many situations where this can be easily identifiable and some situations where it may not. For example, if you were to attend a hairdressing salon the hairdresser who is cutting your hair will […]
“I’ve never even heard of legionaries’ disease, why does it have anything to do with me?” Legionnaires’ disease is a serious disease caused by legionella bacteria. This is a form of walking pneumonia and is commonly found in the built-in water systems of hotels, hospitals, office buildings, flats and houses. […]
Established thinking says that if you hire a consultant it means they are self-employed. So you do not have to worry about their tax or national insurance, and they’re not entitled to the same rights as your other workers. However, times are changing for consultants and the people who employ […]
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