UK ceased being a member of the European Union earlier this year and we are now in the transitional period. The transition period runs until the end of 2020; however due to Covid 19 there has been little publicity about what changes will take place until now.Read more
Recently the media has highlighted that we are now in the midst of a covid pandemic and that that all people have a responsibility to adhere to the Public Health of England rules, including self-isolation if the employee is at high risk of having covid 19 symptoms.Read more
Earlier today the government announced the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) has been extended until 31st March 2021. A new policy paper outlining the extension has been issued; further details will be published on 10th November 2020.Read more
Statutory maternity pay (SMP) is paid as normal wages for up to 39 weeks of the 52 week maternity leave period at 90% of the employee’s average weekly earnings (before tax) for the first 6 weeks and then at statutory rate of £151.20 or 90% of your average weekly earnings (whichever is lower) for the…Read more
Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) is to end 31st October 2020 and in recognising the ongoing impact Covid -19 is having on businesses, the Government announced the launch of the Job Support Scheme (JSS) to take affect from 1st November 2020 which is to last for 6 months.Read more
During the present Covid 19 crisis employers must take special care when handling sensitive personal data about an employee’s health issues. This will apply to data collected about an employee’s ethnicity and race, sexual orientation, political views and union membership.Read more
This year, race for life will be held on September 26th 2020 to raise awareness about cancer and to bring in vital funds to continue to research more about this deadly disease. Many companies participate in ‘Race for life’ by sponsoring a fellow colleague/team to walk or run.Read more
From the 22 July 2020 the HMRC have been granted the statutory authority to claw back any non-entitled payments made to employers through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and any other COVID 19 financial support payments.Read more
Head of Operations
With over 20 years experience in HR, Hema draws her expert specialist knowledge from a broad range of industries, including employment advisory and consultancy services, retail, manufacturing and leisure. Being MCIPD qualified enables her to quickly understand how organisations operate, how to interact with their business leaders and to deliver effective commercial and practical solutions.
Health, Safety & Training Business Partner
Andy is NEBOSH trained and a technical member of the Institution of Occupational Safety & Health (IOSH). Andy is often found studying the latest updates to legislation to keep his knowledge up to date and provide the best advice. With a passion for health and safety and experience in a range of environments from large corporates to small business, Andy is well placed to support you in all your health and safety needs.
HR and Training Business Partner
Jill has over 14 years’ experience in HR & Training. Having started a career as a police officer; she changed careers to HR & Training dealing with Equality & Diversity in the workplace. Jill is passionate about Diversity, Inclusion and HR and has supported companies in managing their HR and training needs. She has a wealth of expertise across HR, dealing with challenging casework, company restructure projects, mediation, training, organisational development systems; equality and diversity.
HR Business Partner
Arti has a strong background in HR and is a fully qualified CIPD member. She has worked with challenging casework and has a good understanding of how to deal with workplace matters as they arise.
Advice Line Team Leader
Jatinder is qualified non-practising Solicitor, he has over 22 years advisory experience in Employment law, HR matters and Employment Tribunal litigation. He manages the legal and HR advice line team ensuring the delivery of advice is effective verbally and in correspondence. He has experience in training and coaching work colleagues in all aspects of legal and employment matters. With his sound understanding of issues arising with in the workplace environment, Jatinder aims to deliver clear and concise client focussed advice.
HR Employment Relations Advisor
Anoop is an experienced HR Advisor and is part of the Telephone Advice Line Team. Anoop has worked in both the public and private sector, providing Employment Law advice ranging from grievances, disciplinaries, performance management, attendance management and mediation. Anoop is a trained mediator and provides down to earth, pragmatic, commercial advice. Outside of work, Anoop actively participates as a CIPD Board Member of East Midlands.