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The ‘talent war’ Facing SMEs

  • Written by : Lorraine Foster
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Published
27 Oct
2014

This year’s ICAEW SME Conference offers an invaluable CPD opportunity for finance professionals working in an SME, and will examine the major obstacles to business growth and offer practical solutions to overcome them.

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Employment Law Legislation Changes 2014

  • Written by : Lorraine Foster
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Published
09 Oct
2014

As we know, October each year brings with it, a selection of revisited, updated or new legislation relating to employers and their employees.

Changes that came into effect as of 1st October 14 are:


National Minimum Wage Increases

Adults:                  Rose from £6.31 to £6.50 per hour

18-20:    Rose from £5.03 to £5.13 per hour

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New Health and Work Service 2014

  • Written by : Yvonne Foster
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Published
29 Aug
2014
Earlier this year it was announced that the Government scheme which permitted employers to claim back Statutory Sick Pay, was being stopped. Many employers were shocked and questions arose such as “what will they do with the money saved?” and “how will I be able to sustain employees on sick leave without that help?”
 
Well! A new Government Service called ‘The Health and Work Service’ (HWS) is launching in the next few months.
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