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UK Right to work checks extended until 5 April 2022

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The UK Home Office announced that the temporary COVID-19 adjusted right-to-work checks have been extended until 5 April 2022. This was following the positive feedback from companies on remote checks. All employers are required to complete a right to...

Government tackles late payments to small firms to protect jobs.

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The overhaul of the Prompt Payment Code ( Code ) to crack down on delayed invoices owed to small businesses has come into force today. This has come as good news as under the new reforms companies that have signed up to the PPC will be obliged to pay...

Domestic Abuse - how to recognise it in the workplace

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The Covid 19 pandemic has resulted in new ways of working, with a significant increase in the numbers of people working from home. For those experiencing abuse, the workplace often offers a safe space and respite away from the abuser. The...

Menopause - How it affects women in the work place

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Menopausal women are the fastest growing workforce demographic and the support provided to them at work might make all the difference in getting the best out of them and thereby minimising the risk of a range of potential claims. Whilst, experiencing...

Discrimination in the workplace and Pride Month

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June is a month dedicated to celebrating the LGBTQ + communities all around the world. Unfortunately, members of the LGBT community are subjected to, at some point in their lives, some form of discrimination. This can be from subtle patronising to...

Figures showing sharp rise in multiple cases brought to Employment Tribunals.

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According to the Ministry of Justice, it has seen an increase in single claims by 25% in October to December 2020 compared with the same period in 2019 and an 82% rise in multiple cases with 29,000 claims being received. The rising number of cases appear to...

Redundancy, the right way - Avoiding Redundancies - Step 1

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At Gepp Solicitors will be providing helpful tips and guides for employers who are having to consider redundancy. Are there other options that you can consider instead of redundancy to save costs? Of course, sometimes, it makes...

If you're a director who has a relaxed and informal approach to financial record keeping, you might not feel so relaxed after reading this.....

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A recent judgment in the High Court has confirmed that directors who do not maintain accurate company financial records do so at their own risk. By way of background, WOW Internet Limited entered liquidation in July 2014 and steps were taken to dissolve the...

Redundancy, the right way. An Employer's Guide.

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As we head into a second lockdown, we know the substantial financial impact this will have on businesses and, the retention of their staff. Whilst the Government has extended the Job Retention Scheme for a further month, they have confirmed that this...

Coronavirus: Can I Cancel or Postpone AGMs and Other General Meetings

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Can I cancel or Postpone AGMs and other general meetings The outbreak and spread of COVID-19 has already had a significant effect on business around the country and world. The government has now advised that further measures to reduce the rate and...

IR35 Changes: Postponed

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IR35 Changes Postpostponed Initially, the changes were set to come into play on the 5th April 2020. Due to the effects of COVID-19 and the immense pressure businesses are currently under, the Government has announced that the extension of IR35 to...

IR35 Changes 2020: Is Your Business Ready?

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From 5 April 2020, the IR35 regime currently applicable to public authorities will be extended to all medium and large private sector entities. A review will be undertaken in February to gather evidence from affected individuals and businesses in order to...