Using Freelance Staff full time

The HMRC have announced this week that they are to form a specialist team to look at the organisations using freelance staff to carry out a full time role. Using freelance workers mean that an organisation does not have to provide the associated benefits of employment i.e. National Living / Minimum Wage, sick pay, pensions, […]

Read More

National Minimum Wage Increase

On the 1st October 2016, the changes to the National Minimum Wage were applied: For workers aged 21 to 24 the rate increased to £6.95 (from £6.70) The development rate for workers aged 18 to 20 is now £5.55 (from £5.30) The young workers rate (non-apprentices aged under 18 but above compulsory school age) is […]

Read More

Will the National Living Wage change how we recruit?

For the over 25’s the introduction of the National Living Wage last month (1st April 2016) means an increase in their pay packets to £7.20 per hour. Welcome news for the employee, but for many employers this has had financial implications which has taken many by surprise. Despite the 12 month notice period given, many […]

Read More

Living Wage – Are you ready?

The deadline for the implementation of the National Living Wage is looming with the 1st April being the day when all workers aged 25 and over will be required by law to be paid £7.20 per hour. .. and don’t forget that the National Minimum Wage rates will apply from 1st October 2016. 21-24 age […]

Read More

National Minimum Wage increase

From the 1st October 2015, the National Minimum Wage rate changed: 21 year olds and over increased by 20p to £6.70 per hour 18-20 year olds increased by 17p to £5.30 per hour 16-17 year olds increased by 8p to £3.87 per hour apprentice rate increased by 57p to £3.30 per hour From April 2016 […]

Read More

Money Money Money

National Living Wage It was announced in the July 2015 Budget that a ‘National Living Wage’ for those aged 25 and over will be introduced from April 2016, which will start at a rate of £7.20 and will increase to £9.00 by 2020.  From 2016 the employment allowance will be increased by 50% from £2,000 […]

Read More