Increase In the Rates of the Living Wage

From November, 2021, increases in The Living Wage have been announced. These are significant rises. There is no compulsion to use the Living Wage rates as it is a voluntary decision by an employer. Employers who implement the The Living Wage should start to pay the new rates between now and 1st April 2022. Further […]

Wage Costs Likely to Increase

With many employers struggling to cope with reduced revenue and often static costs, news of increases in wage costs will raise tensions. Two upward pressures are changes from April 2021 to the age ranges for the national minimum pay rates and the increase from November 2020 of the voluntary Living Wage. The National Minimum Wage […]

Returning to Work – Great But Deal with ‘Hidden’ Issues Upfront

Issues Under the Surface It will be a relief for many to get back to work and see colleagues and customers again. It may require days of preparation to get things fully operational but that process will be familiar to staff and managers. However, the ‘lockdown’ weeks have taken many of us into unfamiliar times […]

Confused Re Furlough of Staff?

Guidance for managers and staff on being placed on furlough can be confusing especially when you are worried about what to do for the best. There are several sources of help though to help you consider your options. In this post, I shall outline some sources of help. In a later post, I shall discuss […]

Happy Christmas

We wish you a refreshing and Happy Christmas Image by ErikaWittlieb from Pixabay

Driverless Car or Lax Driver?

Unsafe Drivers and Cars The report on a fatal crash in March 2018, in the USA, involving a vehicle with an automated driving system has now been published. The likely causes appear to be a combination of inattention by the backup driver, inappropriate actions of the automatic driving system and inadequate safety policies of the […]

Trial of Live Chat and Messaging

We are trying out a new live chat and messaging service which will enable your queries to be answered within a reasonable time. We are gradually editing the different screens that will appear depending on how you access the chat service and the nature of your query. Please bear with us if some of the […]

The Humber Bridge and River – but where are the ships?

I have crossed the Humber Bridge many times when visiting my parents and/or clients. It is always an impressive sight as you see the whole bridge in the distance and then drive along the bridge with a panoramic view up and down river The Humber Bridge is 1.38 miles long and the carriageway is up […]

Living Wage – New Rates Announced

Increases to The Living Wage Rates The new rates of the Living Wage were announced recently.  Employers who have subcribed to paying the Living Wage are expected to start paying the new rates before 1st May 2019.   The new rates are: London  £10.55 per hour – increase = 35p per hour; Elsewhere £9 per hour […]