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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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Urgent message from the Business Secretary: The way you hire from the EU is changing

Date: Friday 30 October 2020

The transition period is ending on 31 December and there will be no extension. The current rules for hiring workers from the EU will change. Time is running out and I urge you to act now to prepare fo…

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Advice from Lawgistics: Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) for employees who are self-isolating

Date: Thursday 29 October 2020

Lawgistics have recently had enquiries regarding Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) with particular interest relating to employees who are self-isolating. To qualify for SSP an employee must: Earn an average o…

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HMRC COVID-19 Support: JRS closes and Job Support Scheme opens

Date: Thursday 29 October 2020

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme closes on 31 October and businesses will need to make any final claims on or before 30 November. The Job Support Scheme will open on 1 November, with claims openin…

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Advice from Lawgistics: making redundancies during the pandemic

Date: Thursday 29 October 2020

A recent ACAS survey commissioned by YouGov has reported that 1 in 3 employers are likely to make redundancies over the next 3 months. Of the key points: 6 out of 10 large businesses said they were l…

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Advice from Lawgistics: Job Support Scheme changes and template agreement

Date: Thursday 29 October 2020

On Thursday 22nd October the Chancellor made two important announcements in respect of the furlough successor, the Job Support Scheme. To qualify for a grant under this scheme, an eligible employee is…

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When is a van a car?

Date: Thursday 29 October 2020

Our colleagues at Xecutive Search have forwarded details of a ruling issued by the Court of Appeal which means that some crewcab vans are to be treated as cars for benefit-in-kind purposes. Court. In …

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HMRC: tax relief for WFH expenses

Date: Tuesday 20 October 2020

If you’ve asked your employees to work from home, and you’ve not reimbursed them already, your employees may be entitled to claim tax relief on additional household expenses they’ve incurred, such as …

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Ben extends its services to support automotive people who face job losses

Date: Tuesday 20 October 2020

Automotive charity, Ben, is now providing support to industry people who have lost their jobs and who are at risk of losing their jobs. Ben has seen a 52% increase in requests for support from April-S…

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Job Retention Bonus: clarification of the scheme from Lawgistics

Date: Tuesday 13 October 2020

Back in July 2020 the government announced that, for every employee who was on furlough at some point and was in continuous employment until the end of January 2021, a bonus of £1,000 would be paid. T…

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Job Support Scheme: Lawgistics explain the sheme

Date: Tuesday 13 October 2020

A successor to the furlough scheme was much anticipated by many. It has been announced that the Job Support Scheme will come into effect immediately after the current flexible furlough scheme ends. Th…

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Advice from Ben on mental health

Date: Friday 09 October 2020

Health is made up of two parts, physical health (our body) and mental health (our mind - how we think and feel). They’re linked, so if something changes in one, it affects the other. Our wellbeing - h…

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ICO: Responding to the challenges of COVID-19

Date: Friday 09 October 2020

Throughout COVID-19, the ICO has been offering practical support on new data protection questions that the pandemic has asked of organisations. Whether you are a local business or a government departm…

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What to do if an employee has symptoms or a confirmed case of Covid-19: advice from Lawgistics

Date: Thursday 01 October 2020

With the Test and Trace service having been heavily criticised, and large numbers of people self isolating for different reasons, Lawgistics have received many enquiries on how to keep the workplace s…

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HMRC COVID-19 Support

Date: Thursday 01 October 2020

Changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme that came into effect on 1 October mean that employers will need to fund 20% of furloughed employees’ usual wages for the hours they do not work and con…

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COVID-19 Protective Measures: Automotive Aftermarket Sector Industry Guidance and Best Practice

Date: Friday 25 September 2020

The third edition of this guidance has just been issued with updates on the wearing of face coverings in customer-facing settings. During this unprecedented time, companies of all sizes are being chal…

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NHS COVID-19 app launches across England and Wales

Date: Thursday 24 September 2020

People across England and Wales are being urged to download the NHS COVID-19 app to help control the spread of coronavirus and protect themselves and their loved ones as case numbers rise. The app was…

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Chancellor outlines Winter Economy Plan

Date: Thursday 24 September 2020

Delivering a speech in Parliament, the Chancellor has announced a package of measures that will continue to protect jobs and help businesses through the uncertain months ahead as we continue to tackle…

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HMRC webinars: Changes to the Job Retention Scheme

Date: Wednesday 16 September 2020

Changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme from 1 September mean that employers will need to fund 10% of furloughed employees’ usual wages for the hours they do not work and continue to pay their…

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Preparing for retirement: advice from Ben

Date: Wednesday 16 September 2020

More people in the UK are saving into a pension scheme than ever before, thanks to the introduction of auto enrolment in 2012. But, did you know that up to 35% of UK adults still don’t have a pension?…

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HMRC COVID-19 Support: Changes to Job Retention Scheme

Date: Thursday 03 September 2020

Changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) came into effect from 1 September. HMRC will now pay 70% of usual wages up to a cap of £2,187.50 per month for the hours furloughed employees do …

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Self-isolating after returning to the UK: advice from Lawgistics

Date: Thursday 03 September 2020

As we should all be aware, those who visit a country or territory that is not on the UK’s travel corridor list will need to self-isolate for 14 days upon returning to the UK. With the UK’s travel corr…

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Coping with grief: Support available from Ben

Date: Thursday 27 August 2020

In the lead up to National Grief Awareness Day this coming Sunday, Ben is sharing advice on how people can look after themselves and others during a bereavement, which, whether expected or a complete …

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HMRC webinar: expense claims from employees working from home

Date: Thursday 27 August 2020

HMRC have organised webinars to assist employers who, over the past few months, have asked employees to work from home – sometimes providing mobile phones and internet access to help them. For more in…

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