Changes to the National Insurance due on Termination Payments
Employer National Insurance Contributions (“NICs”) will be charged on Termination Payments in excess of £30,000 in relation to payments made on or after 6 April 2020.
Employment Contracts for all workers
At present, employers are required to provide a written statement of terms and conditions to employees within two months of their employment starting.
Enhanced Redundancy Protections for New Parents
The government has confirmed that it will extend legal protections against redundancy by six months for new parents returning to work.
ACAS publishes “Menopause at Work” Guidance
ACAS has published new guidance to help employers and managers support staff who are affected by menopause symptoms at work.
Increasing minimum wage won’t cost jobs
An independent report into the impact of the National Living Wage (“NLW”) has found that the government plans to lift the NLW to £10.50 per hour by 2024 will have only a minimal effect on employment rates while significantly improving the financial position of the lowest paid.
The importance of a Will – Tax, Time and Direction
We are often asked by clients why a Will is of such great importance and it is a topic that has been muddied greatly over time. The importance of a Will can be highlighted by three topic areas: Tax, Time and Direction.
Health and wellbeing – are your employees really “fine”?
Data from the Labour Force Survey showed that in 2018 to 2019, a total of 12.8 million working days were lost because of work-related stress, anxiety and depression and such incidences have increased steadily since 2014.