GOOD WORK PLAN | Legislation Announced

New draft legislation strengthening employment rights has now been revealed.  This follows on from the government’s announcement of the Good Work Plan made earlier this week. Ellis Whittam takes a close look at the nature of the changes. Legislation No. 1 The Employment Rights (Employment Particulars and Paid Annual Leave) (Amendment) Regulations 2018 are expected […]

Ellis Whittam | Helping UK entrepreneurs sleep at night


We meet with UK business owners every day. And all too often we’re told how common it is for them to have restless nights – waking up feeling like they need to know everything, do everything and (for many) get things right first time.  We find this is particularly common for: Organisations in growth New […]

The role of HR in SM&CR in the Finance Sector

benefits of H&S compliance

Are you aware of the important role that HR will play in the Senior Managers and Certification Regime in the finance sector in 2018? As you’ll already know, the Senior Managers and Certification Regime (SM&CR), has been in place since March 2016 and applies to banks, building societies, PRA investment firms and credit unions. It […]

Fixed-term employment contracts – pros and cons for an organisation

fixed term employment contract

For many employers, it is important to have flexibility in their workforce and a popular option is fixed-term contracts. When weighing up the advantages and disadvantages, employers are not always aware that the law provides employees on fixed-term contracts with more rights than they may first realise. Pros Fixed term contracts can be very useful […]

What can I do if an employee is sent to prison?


Sometimes the unthinkable happens. For many employers, being informed that one of your employees has been convicted of a crime and will be facing time in prison is one of those moments. This type of incident will hopefully not arise too often, but you need to react promptly and understand what you can do within […]

Language Barriers

A Latvian national who spoke little English was killed, and his nephew left clinging to a wall, after a roof they were removing asbestos cement sheets from collapsed as they sat on it. It is believed the company had the correct procedures for work at heights but that these were not properly understood, and hence, […]