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Millions to be empowered by government plans to strengthen day-one employment rights and increase productivity of businesses

Date: Friday 24 September 2021

Every employee in Great Britain will be given the right to request flexible working – regardless of time served – under government plans to modernise the way we work. Under the plans – delivering on a…

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Government's Covid Response: Autumn and Winter Plan 2021

Date: Thursday 16 September 2021

The Prime Minister has now set out the government’s plan to manage Covid throughout autumn and winter of 2021. Ventilation is an important and effective mitigation to stop the spread of Covid, and bus…

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Tax changes for Health and Social Care

Date: Friday 10 September 2021

The government has recently announced tax changes to fund £12 billion a year to be spent on the NHS and social care across the UK. National Insurance contributions (NICs) will increase by 1.25% for on…

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Changes to self-isolation rules and increasing vaccine take-up

Date: Thursday 19 August 2021

From Monday 16 August, people who have received two doses of a covid vaccine or who are aged under 18 are now no longer legally required to self-isolate if they are identified as a close contact of a …

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Additional bank holiday for 2022

Date: Thursday 05 August 2021

Lawgistics have recently issued a reminder about the extra public holiday on 3rd June 2022 which will result in a four-day bank holiday weekend to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. The Spring Bank Ho…

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Ben's Big Breakfast

Date: Thursday 05 August 2021

Don’t miss out on a slice of the action 🍞 - join Ben between 4th-10th October to celebrate Ben’s Big Breakfast, the most important meal of the day! Ben is cereally 🥣 eggcited 🥚 about bacon 🥓 a dif…

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Working from home or away – benefits explained

Date: Friday 30 July 2021

For businesses that have employees working from home or from more than one workplace, HMRC are running live webinars which will give more information on paying expenses and providing benefits in kind.…

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New posters for businesses to display to remind staff and customers of continuing covid actions

Date: Friday 30 July 2021

Now that the government has lifted all restrictions under step 4 of the roadmap, businesses are being reminded to remove any outdated covid-secure posters they may still have on display. Updated workp…

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New Working Safely guidance has now been published

Date: Thursday 22 July 2021

To support businesses and the self-employed to continue to work safely during the pandemic as England moves to Step 4, the Government has published updated Working Safely guidance. The guidance cover …

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Changes to right to work checks from 1 July

Date: Thursday 22 July 2021

Following the deadline for applications to the EU Settlement Scheme, the process for completing right-to-work checks on EU, EEA, and Swiss citizens has now changed. Employers can no longer accept EU p…

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CJRS Update

Date: Thursday 22 July 2021

Business are reminded that CJRS claims for July can now be submitted and must be made by Monday 16 August. Employers can claim 70% of furloughed employees' usual wages for the hours not worked, up to …

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Tips from Ben on how to manage your money

Date: Thursday 15 July 2021

Each year, Ben supports many people who are struggling to make ends meet. In fact, money worries are one of the biggest reasons why people ask for help. To help, they've created a money section on the…

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Quarantine-free travel to resume on 19 July for fully vaccinated passengers returning from amber list countries

Date: Friday 09 July 2021

On 8 July 2021, the government set out the details to enable people who have been fully vaccinated with an NHS administered vaccine, plus 14 days, to travel to amber list countries without having to q…

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Lawgistics Update: jury service

Date: Thursday 08 July 2021

The jury service process can be unpredictable and may cause an interruption to the business, so Lawgistics have offered advice on what to do if an employee advises that they have been summoned for jur…

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Changes to the CJRS from this month

Date: Thursday 08 July 2021

For July, the UK Government will now be paying 70% of employees' usual wages for hours not worked, up to a cap of £2,187.50. In August and September, this reduces to 60% of employees' usual wages up t…

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Four million drivers asleep at the wheel

Date: Friday 18 June 2021

A staggering four million drivers have fallen asleep behind the wheel, according to new research by IAM RoadSmart. The research also found that one in 10 of those surveyed admitted to closing their ey…

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Ben focus on Men's Health Week

Date: Thursday 10 June 2021

Men’s Health Week takes place next week, and this year Ben is focussing on prostate cancer. With 1 in 8 men diagnosed with prostate cancer, they are sharing some information on what prostate cancer is…

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New vaccine toolkit for employers

Date: Thursday 03 June 2021

The Department for Health has launched a new toolkit for employers to help ensure employees get reliable information about COVID-19 vaccines. Several major businesses, including Asda, IKEA and Santand…

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HSE COVID-19 spot checks and inspections update

Date: Thursday 27 May 2021

The Variant of Concern first identified in India has been found in small clusters around the UK. In response, the government is working with relevant local councils on surge testing, and to support th…

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Updated furlough agreement template from Lawgistics

Date: Thursday 27 May 2021

The requirement from HMRC is that the employer should have had a PAYE payroll scheme in place on or before 2 March 2021 in order to be able to claim from May 2021 onwards. Following on from Lawgistics…

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Long COVID can render employees from being unable to work for months

Date: Thursday 27 May 2021

Lawgistics have recently issued guidance information for employers where they are advised to deal with Long COVID issues in the same way as any other medical condition. Concerns have been raised regar…

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Online deliveries drive demand for van turbos

Date: Thursday 20 May 2021

Melett, the leading supplier of precision engineered turbochargers and parts, has continued to develop its OE-quality LCV turbocharger range with the introduction of eight new units, suitable for a va…

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Ben launches Move4Ben

Date: Thursday 06 May 2021

Following the huge success of Breakout for Ben in February, Ben is excited to launch Move4Ben taking place throughout June - and people can sign up in just a few simple steps! Sign up here Ben is aski…

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Ben offers advice on building resilience

Date: Wednesday 21 April 2021

Lockdown has been difficult for many of us, for lots of different reasons. In full lockdown things might have felt more certain or predictable, as the rules were clearer. But now that lockdown restric…

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Gender Pay Gap Reporting

Date: Thursday 15 April 2021

The IAAF's legal helpline partner, Lawgistics, have previously given advice about the Gender Pay Gap Reporting. Organisations with 250 or more employees will be required to report annually on their ge…

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Advice from Lawgistics: Review your contracts of employment

Date: Thursday 18 March 2021

Legal helpline partner Lawgistics are reminding IAAF members, that the Good Work Plan, which was introduced on 6 April 2020, resulted in changes to employment law affecting all business sectors. With …

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Budget 2021: COVID-19 Support

Date: Wednesday 10 March 2021

In his speech last week, the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced extensions to a number of current COVID-19 schemes, alongside additional support for individuals and businesses, as the UK continues …

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The National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage rates increases

Date: Monday 08 March 2021

The National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage rates will increase on 1 April. In addition to the new rates, the age from which workers become eligible for the National Living Wage will be lowered…

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Ben: Support for life - depression

Date: Thursday 25 February 2021

Ben has recently seen a rise in the number of people looking for help with depression, which isn’t surprising as it’s been reported that the number of adults experiencing depression has almost doubled…

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Update from Lawgistics: Furlough the sixth Direction

Date: Friday 05 February 2021

Lawgistics, the IAAF's legal helpline provider, have advised that the Treasury has produced its sixth Direction on the furlough scheme. Firstly, the direction confirms that furlough has been extended …

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New-style driving licences and number plates mark one-year anniversary of Brexit as EU flag is removed

Date: Wednesday 03 February 2021

To mark the UK’s exit from the EU, the EU flag has been removed from all UK driving licences and number plate designs, with the first batches issued from 1 January 2021. While existing licences and nu…

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Ben launches fast-track access to digital mental health platform

Date: Thursday 21 January 2021

On Blue Monday, automotive charity Ben are launching fast-track access to its digital mental and wellbeing platform, offering immediate support to those in need. On a day hailed as the most depressing…

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Automotive charity launches Breakout for Ben - road to £1 million

Date: Thursday 14 January 2021

Automotive charity, Ben, has announced the launch of its new active virtual challenge for the whole industry, called Breakout for Ben - road to £1 million. This new challenge follows on from Ben’s ral…

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Latest advice on Furlough and Support for Business from Lawgistics

Date: Monday 11 January 2021

Furlough scheme remains open The furlough (Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme) has not been changed and remains open until 30 April 2021. The scheme will continue to subsidise 80% of wages to the cap of…

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HMRC COVID-19 Support: extension of CJRS

Date: Friday 18 December 2020

The UK Government has reviewed the terms of the scheme, and has now announced that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) will remain at the current level of 80% of usual wages for the hours not …

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Making sense of the pandemic - some thoughts from Ben

Date: Thursday 17 December 2020

This has been a very unsettling year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, which has played havoc with everyone’s lives. That’s why Ben wanted to take a look at how the pandemic has affected people's physical…

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4 Tips to Protect Your Business from Fraud: advice from FinCred IS

Date: Thursday 17 December 2020

Fraud is estimated to cost the global economy £3.89 trillion a year, and over £193 billion a year in the UK. In the last 10 years fraud losses have increased by 56%.[1] Furthermore, with only a fracti…

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Take action now to ensure personal data flows freely from the EU/EEA to the UK

Date: Friday 11 December 2020

With just three weeks to go until the end of the transition period on 31 December, there is still time to prepare. You can find out what actions you may need to take by using the checker tool at gov.u…

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Furlough is not just for Christmas: advice from Lawgistics

Date: Thursday 10 December 2020

Lawgistics have advised that the government has again updated their guidance with regard to furloughing employees. Furlough is only in place for companies which are being affected by coronavirus (Covi…

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COVID-19: Employer support – live HMRC webinars

Date: Thursday 10 December 2020

Claims under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) are currently open for pay periods in November and December 2020. You have until 11.59pm Monday 14 December to submit claims for November. Make…

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Do we have to shut our workplace after a confirmed case of COVID-19 among our workforce?

Date: Thursday 03 December 2020

Our colleagues at Xecutivesearch have brought to our attention the following article, put together by Mondaq, which outlines what is recommended should an employee be confirmed as having COVID-19. The…

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Santa's Helping Hand

Date: Wednesday 02 December 2020

It’s been a challenging year for many people but, as we approach the end of it, Ben thought the industry might appreciate a little light-hearted fun in the form of a Christmas challenge and as the IAA…

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MOT testing in Scotland: update

Date: Wednesday 25 November 2020

The Scottish Government has announced that 11 areas in Scotland moved into protection Level 4 from 18:00 on Friday 20 November until Friday 11 December.You can read more about the measures and which a…

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Lawgistics: Furlough Claim Time Limit

Date: Wednesday 25 November 2020

If you have employees on either furlough or flexible furlough you should be aware of the new timescales for making a claim with HMRC. The claim needs to be submitted within roughly 14 days after the e…

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HMRC COVID-19 Support: CJRS extension

Date: Thursday 12 November 2020

HMRC has now made the new Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) guidance available on GOV.UK. To check if you’re eligible and to get ready to claim from this week, go to GOV.UK and search 'Coronavir…

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Ben launches "Lucky Lotto"

Date: Thursday 12 November 2020

Ben has just launched its Lucky Lotto, giving people the chance to win a life-changing £25,000 whilst making a life-changing difference to the lives of people in the automotive industry. These are dif…

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Furlough updates from Lawgistics

Date: Thursday 12 November 2020

Following the recent announcement regarding the extension of the Coronavirus furlough scheme, Lawgistics have received confirmation that neither the employer nor the employee had to have claimed under…

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Extended Furlough - Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Date: Thursday 05 November 2020

With the country going into the second lockdown on 5 November 2020, and with the suspension of non-essential retail including vehicle showrooms, the government has pushed back the Job Support Scheme a…

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Tips from Ben on how to deal with stress

Date: Thursday 05 November 2020

With the new lockdown having just started, it’s not surprising that many of us are feeling unsettled and worried about the future. We’ve all been experiencing lots of continual change in our daily liv…

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The second lockdown and accrual of leave

Date: Thursday 05 November 2020

Under the previous furlough rules, annual leave was accruing throughout the furlough duration and could be taken during the furlough. It is extremely unlikely that the detailed guidance and regulation…

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