Employment Law

April 2018 Employment Law Updates

April 2018 Employment Law Updates 1 April 2018 – New NMW & NLW rates New national living wage (NLW) and national minimum wage (NMW) hourly rates come into force from 1 April 2018.  The new rates are as follows: The NLW…
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Company Cars – Latest Advisory Fuel Rates

Company Cars – Latest Advisory Fuel Rates HMRC has published the latest advisory fuel rates that apply from 1st March 2018.  These are the rates employers can use to reimburse employees who pay to put petrol in their company cars when…
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GDPR and Special Category Data

GDPR and Special Category Data The new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force on 25th May 2018.  It is expected to significantly change data protection obligations for employers, and how they handle sensitive information,…
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Transgender Discrimination

  Transgender Discrimination A well-known retail store has been told implement a policy on supporting transgender staff, after an employment tribunal found that an employee had been discriminated against regarding gender reassignment. The…

Group Member 'Good News'

Group Member 'Good News' Congratulations are again in order for Group Member Westley Engineering Ltd. Following their previous announcement that they had successfully achieved ISO9001:2015 and IATF16949:2016, they have now achieved…

Helpline to Combat Live Cyber Attacks Launched

Helpline to Combat Live Cyber Attacks Launched Action Fraud, the national fraud and cyber crime reporting centre, has launched a 24/7 live cyber-attack helpline. According to a survey, between 2016 and 2017 46% of businesses were affected…

Employers Urged To Be Positive On Pensions

Employers Urged to be Positive on Pensions Ahead of Rise in Minimum Contributions Upcoming increases in minimum pension contribution levels have instigated fears that many employees will quit auto-enrolment.  From April 2018, all employees…

Fit For Work Service Scrapped

Fit For Work Service Scrapped The Government has decided to ditch its Fit for Work service, blaming “low referral rates”. Since its launch, the Fit for Work service has faced scepticism among both GPs and employers about its use…

Group Member Good News

Group Member ‘Good News’ One of our Group Members, Westley Engineering Ltd, have successfully transitioned to ISO9001:2015 and IATF16949:2016. Simon Roberts, the company’s Quality Manager, said: “this firmly cements our commitment…