Laura Findlay looks at some HR-related areas of note from the Queen’s Speech 2022, which was delivered at the State Opening of Parliament on 10 May.
National Insurance Contributions – What’s happening?
National Insurance Contributions increased in April 2022, resulting in a potential reduction in take-home pay. However, the National Insurance threshold will be raised by the government in July. This article provides a breakdown of the changes.
Mental Health Awareness Week - Loneliness
Mental Health Awareness Week will run from the 9th to the 15th of May and this year, The Mental Health Foundation has announced 'Loneliness' as the theme. Laura Findlay looks at the impact of loneliness on mental health and what employers can do to combat loneliness in the workplace.
Covid Testing – Who Pays?
Free lateral flow testing kits are no longer available in England. What are the challenges employers now face as a result of changing Covid-19 rules? Laura Findlay looks at how employers may need to adapt their policies to ensure the health and safety of their employees.
April Employment Law Developments
What employment law developments do employers need to be aware of? In this article, Laura Findlay highlights the key issues to think about in April 2022.
Financial wellbeing in the new financial year
As we head into a new financial year, some essential HR tasks need to be on your agenda for the coming weeks. Many considerations need to be made in a new financial year, and firms should ensure they are compliant with updated legislation. The financial wellbeing of your employees is also a factor that should be considered.
Why Businesses Plan to Review IR35 before April
What are the consequences of IR35 and the reforms for your organisation? Laura Findlay looks at why many businesses are planning to review IR35 before April.
Statutory Sick Pay Recovery for Covid-Related Absence to End
The Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) recovery for coronavirus related absence is to end on 30 September 2021. Here’s what employers need to know…
Improving Employment Accessibility
An estimated 20% of the UK working-age population has some form of disability or long-term health condition. By not providing accessible employment opportunities, businesses could be missing out on high quality applicants with a diverse range of skills and experience.