National insurance increase could hurt recruitment

National insurance

National Insurance Increase Could Hurt Recruitment Businesses have expressed concern about the government’s plan to increase National Insurance starting in 2022. Experts have urged HR departments to find a way to mitigate the impact on the lowest earners.   What is happening? Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced on 7th September 2021 that starting from April… Continue reading


Scotland Set To Trial 4 Day Working Week

Work Week

Scotland Set To Trial 4 Day Working Week   The Scottish government has announced their intention to reduce working time through the trial of a 4-day working week. A spokesperson for the Scottish government announced that the £10 million pilot scheme aims to explore the benefits and drawbacks for businesses. The decision to trial a… Continue reading


A Guide for Employers: Data Subject Access Requests

Data Subject Access Requests

A Guide for Employers: Data Subject Access Requests In this article, our Senior HR Consultant, Daniel Williams, discusses how employers can handle data Subject Access Requests.   Since the introduction of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in 2018, businesses are increasingly tasked with obeying Data Subject Access Requests (DSAR/SAR). An individual can make these… Continue reading


Employment Law Update | August 2021

employment law update august

Employment Law Update | August 2021  James Mallon, our HR Business Partner, provides us with an Employment Law Update for August 2021.   Coronavirus Updates   As employers may know, from Monday 16th August 2021, a person who:   Has had both vaccinations at least 14 days prior to contact with a positive case; is… Continue reading


New Guidance for Self-Isolation

Self Isolation

New Guidance for Self-Isolation   Recently the government has updated their guidance to reflect the new rules announced regarding self-isolation for those in contact with a positive case of Covid-19.   What are the rules of Self-Isolation?   The new rules that have recently came into place are in an aim to create a less… Continue reading