New Employment Rules

There are a host of new employment related regulations coming into force on 6 April 2010. This is a brief summary of the regulations that are most likely to affect you or your business. Image via Wikipedia – Fit notes – these replace sick notes issued by...

Taking on an apprentice

The CBI has called on the government to provide extra subsidies to help apprenticeship schemes. The employers’ group wants to see a portion of the government’s £500 million recruitment subsidy fund re-directed towards supporting new apprenticeships. Under...

Health and safety on the road

Hands up all those employers who take a fairly relaxed approach to health and safety, because they think their work place is really quite a safe place, maybe an office? Well consider this…… Image by Ian Hampton via Flickr It is estimated that one third of...

Chilcare and Child Tax Credits

In order to qualify for Child Tax Credits (CTC’s) the person responsible for taking care of your children (child) had to be registered with the Childcare Approval Scheme. From 18 July 2009 the Childcare Approval Scheme ceased to exist and all childcare providers...

Employment Law – new vetting scheme

Changes to employment law are underway. From the 12 October 2009 new measures are being introduced to vet the suitability of persons working with children or vulnerable adults. It is to be called the Vetting and Barring Scheme (VBS) and will be administered by a new...