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Furlough fraud and other transgressions

Date: Friday 07 August 2020

As could only be expected, HMRC is already hot on cases of the furlough scheme abuse. A businessman from Solihull was recently arrested in connection with a £495,000 furlough fraud investigation. The …

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Glen Callum redefines aftermarket recruitment process for IAAF members

Date: Friday 07 August 2020

Automotive aftermarket recruitment specialist Glen Callum Associates (GCA) is redefining the recruitment process for IAAF members, with a number of new initiatives, such as recorded candidate video in…

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Ben: Support for life

Date: Wednesday 05 August 2020

Ben are focussing on the need for people to build connections. Human beings all have basic needs for food and shelter, but also for a sense of belonging to a group - a need to form relationships. Rese…

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Mitigating the cost of untaken holiday

Date: Wednesday 15 July 2020

Our colleagues at Xecutive Search have sent through some advice for businesses to help manage and void staff shortages as employees start to return to work, when the company could be facing a backlog …

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Back to Business webinars from Boswells

Date: Thursday 09 July 2020

Boswell Aftermarket have produced a series of webinars to help businesses reopen workplaces: The Coronavirus pandemic and the lockdown restrictions that come with it have caused immense pressure for b…

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COVID-19: Sources of information and advice

Date: Friday 29 May 2020

IAAF members may find the following links useful sources of information on various subjects relating to COVID-19. The list will be updated on a regular basis. General advice from government on how to …

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COVID-19: Easy read guide to the coronavirus and actions to take

Date: Tuesday 07 April 2020

Public Health England have produced an easy-toread guide which sums up what to look for, what actions to take and who to notify and when. Click on the link below to download and print the guide. C…

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Help available from Ben for those affected by coronavirus

Date: Tuesday 07 April 2020

As is to be expected, Ben is seeing an increase in demand for their support, both online and over the phone, and are working to assist those affected by the current situation.   They have created a Co…

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Social distancing guidance for businesses in Scotland

Date: Tuesday 07 April 2020

Social distancing guidance for businesses in Scotland has been updated to help provide clarity on protecting employees in the fight against coronavirus (COVID-19). It provides further information fo…

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COVID-19: General advice for members

Date: Monday 23 March 2020

In light of the speed of changes with regard to the ongoing situation, members are urged to check regularly for the latest government information and advice and to promptly follow all recommendations …

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Whocanfixmycar.com issue advice to network members on COVID-19

Date: Monday 16 March 2020

IAAF service member company, Whocanfixmycar.com, have issued the following advice to their network members and suggested that there might be information of interest to IAAF members regarding how to de…

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Ben is increasing its mental health services for automotive industry people

Date: Thursday 30 January 2020

On Blue Monday, Ben announced it is increasing and enhancing its range of services for automotive industry people who need mental health support. By extending its services, Ben offers more choice for…

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Ben news hub - Supporting employees in uncertain times (1)

Date: Friday 02 March 2018

Ben's latest blog looks at how the current period of uncertainty, both politically and, in some parts of ther industry, economically too might impact employees. Whatever the reasons, a feeling of unce…

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Ben news hub - Supporting employees in uncertain times

Date: Monday 26 February 2018

Ben's latest blog looks at how the current period of uncertainty, both politically and, in some parts of ther industry, economically too might impact people. Whatever the reasons, a feeling of uncerta…

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Employers should prepare for upsurge in tribunal claims

Date: Friday 04 August 2017

The fees for those bringing claims have been ruled unlawful after the Supreme Court upheld a challenge by trade union Unison that the charges were discriminatory. The government has said it would take…

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Apprenticeship advertising (April 2017)

Date: Wednesday 24 May 2017

From 1 April 2017, it will be against the law to falsely advertise work as a statutory apprenticeship. The law also makes it illegal to wrongly describe someone as an apprentice within a business. The…

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Apprenticeship levy (April 2017)

Date: Wednesday 24 May 2017

Businesses with an annual &lsquo,pay bill&rsquo, over £,3 million must pay the apprenticeship levy from 6 April 2017. A pay bill is the total wages paid to an employee ,(or group of employees…

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Immigration skills charge regulations (April 2017)

Date: Wednesday 24 May 2017

This primarily affects businesses employing Tier 2 migrant workers in skilled jobs. The charge will be £,1,000 a year for every employee, reduced to ,£,364 for small or charitable organi…

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Tax-free childcare scheme (April 2017)

Date: Wednesday 24 May 2017

In terms of employment law, definition can be quite loose. So whilst this mainly affects parents rather than employers, it is a key change for ,many self-employed parents. The tax-free childcare…

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Trade Union Act (March 2017)

Date: Wednesday 24 May 2017

The latest Trade Union Act measures came into force on 1 March 2017. Designed to protect workers from the &lsquo,effects of undemocratic strike action&rsquo,, the new ,legislation puts tougher req…

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Ben news hub latest - Financial Health

Date: Monday 20 March 2017

Ben have posted their latest blog on financial health which advises on how to get the most out of pensions. More and more people in the UK are saving into a pensions scheme than ever before, in line…

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Increase to Compensation Limits and Tribunal Awards

Date: Wednesday 01 March 2017

The annual increases to compensation limits and minimum awards that are payable under employment legislation have just been announced, and will take effect from 6 April 2017, they include: &bull, Th…

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Key Employment Law Issues For Employers in 2017

Date: Friday 06 January 2017

1. Brexit - Since the referendum decision in June, Brexit has taken its share of press coverage. Article 50 is set to be triggered by the end of March 2017 starting the two-year negotiating period. 2…

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The Uber Tribunal Decision

Date: Wednesday 02 November 2016

As you may have heard, an Employment Tribunal has ruled that two drivers who provide services to Uber are 'workers' within the meaning of the Employment ,Rights Act 1996. This means they will be…

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UK Employment Law to be Reviewed

Date: Friday 14 October 2016

Theresa May has appointed Matthew Taylor, a former key adviser to Tony Blair, to lead a major review into zero-hours contracts, the rights of the self-employed and people who work for new technology p…

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Tax On Termination Payments

Date: Monday 26 September 2016

The government has started consultation on its proposed changes to tax treatment of termination payments. Changes to taxation of termination payments have been heavily trailed for some time and in t…

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Childcare vouchers do not need to be provided whilst employee on maternity leave

Date: Monday 27 June 2016

This was a controversial decision by the Employment Appeal Tribunal and is possibly ripe for further challenge in the not too distant future. Generally speaking all employees on maternity leave are …

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Who is permitted to drive your vehicles?

Date: Monday 27 June 2016

There is occasionally a misconception amongst motor traders that a certificate of motor insurance permits any authorised driver to use any vehicle which is ,held in the policyholder&rsquo,s care, …

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Will leaving the EU change employment law?

Date: Monday 27 June 2016

It is very unlikely that the exit from the EU will cause widespread changes to employment law quickly, the majority of the employment law we have that comes ,from the EU will still form part of UK…

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When can an injured member of staff return to work

Date: Friday 10 June 2016

If a member of staff has been signed off from work for a number of weeks with an injury but wishes to return back to work before, what should you do? , Generally, before allowing a member of sta…

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"Non compete" clauses

Date: Thursday 12 May 2016

Lawgistics have recently highlighted some issues around "non compete" clauses in contracts of employment. In many employment contracts, the employer will insist on the need for restrictive covenants…

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Compassionate leave

Date: Monday 04 April 2016

Employees have no statutory right to compassionate leave, so a request can be refused. Although this is the legal position, it is often seen as being unfair. Employees are entitled to take a reason…

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Drug Driving Laws

Date: Monday 04 April 2016

New drug driving laws came into effect on the 2nd March 2016. &nbsp,They only apply to England and Wales and not to Scotland or Northern Ireland. &nbsp,The Road Traffic Act 1988 has been amend…

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Pulling a ‘Sickie’ May Be Gross Misconduct…

Date: Tuesday 22 March 2016

Employers occasionally suspect that an employee&rsquo,s illness is not genuine, or that the employee is malingering, but believe that there is little that can be ,done. In the case of Metroline …

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Dealing with disability related absences

Date: Tuesday 09 February 2016

This is a common issue that arises in businesses up and down the country, long term sickness and potential disability discrimination.  ,When can an employer justifiably count a period absence attr…

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