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What to do when an employee asks for a pay rise

Just when everything seems to be ticking along nicely, you get a request from an employee asking for a pay rise. Sigh. It could be right on time, perhaps you have been reviewing wages. Or, it’s caught you off guard and you’re left feeling stun...

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Avoid these traps when paying the minimum wage…

Are you paying some of your employees the lower limit amounts of the National Minimum or Living Wage? If so, there are many traps that you need to avoid. The National Minimum and the National Living Wage amounts denote the lowest sum you can pay y...

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The cost of employing people hits new high!

If you didn’t already catch it in our People Matter newsletter, or on the radio, or the television, or anywhere else for that matter, from April 1st the Statutory Minimum and National Living Wage rates for employing people are going to increase. ...

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Government to sacrifice salary sacrifice

Millions of workers are set to lose the tax perks associated with their salary sacrifice schemes over the next two years. Chancellor Philip Hammond is redrawing the boundaries of what can and can’t be offered tax free under the salary sacrifice sch...

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Ways to support employees who’re in debt

Seeing faces light up when they open that special present at Christmas, or the flash of the engagement ring after a New Year proposal, is heart-warming. But then comes reality! Back to work blues are only exacerbated by miserable weather a...

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Prepared for a pay freeze?

It’s December, the shortest month of the year. Not in terms of days, but in terms of bunce in the pocket! How will your staff react to a pay freeze? That space under the Christmas tree needs filling, and doing so is certain to squeeze the bank a...

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Paid to travel

Sounds great right? Being paid to travel does sound fantastic, but in this instance it’s not quite as it seems (unless you’re a travel blogger!). No, instead we’re talking about a European Court of Justice ruling on travel time. It means that t...

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How will you cope with the National Living Wage?

High on the Chancellor’s agenda: to transform our high tax, high welfare and low wage economy, to a low welfare, low tax and high wage one. A critical step forward was taken in last summer’s budget speech, where intentions were outlined t...

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