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Autism in the Workplace

Autism in the Workplace This week (26th March – 2nd April 2018) is World Autism Awareness Week. Autism is a term covering a wide range of conditions that reflect neurological differences among people.  It can cause social barriers which may affect the lives of people with autism at work. According to the National Autistic Society […]

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 rate for workers aged 25 or over increases from £7.50 to £7.83 per hour. […]

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 using them for business. Advisory fuel rates are intended to reflect actual average fuel […]

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, for example about employees’ physical or mental health. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) states that information about an employee’s […]

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 employee claimed that she had been bullied and subjected to unfair treatment because of her gender identity. The tribunal found that 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 the transition to AS9100:2016 Rev D, underlining the strength of their Quality Management System.  This is reflected in the increase in new and current […]

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 by a cyber breach or attack, resulting in loss of customer details, breached websites, and consequently loss of […]

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 enrolled in pension schemes must pay in a minimum of 3% of their annual salary, with employers contributing 2% (currently it’s […]

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 and usefulness. The Fit for Work helpline, website and web chat facility will still be available, […]

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 to quality and service to our customers, and we are looking forward to successfully transitioning to AS9100 Rev D at the end of this […]