Half (50%) of employees say that they would leave an organisation that did not praise or thank them enough according to a recent survey of 900 SMEs (between 10 and 49 members of staff). A further 61% would rather work for a business that had a culture where staff were praised and thanked regularly for […]Read More
Approximately 65% of our clients are family-owned and run. As we have been in business as long as we have – that means we are working now with third and fourth generation businesses. We know, more than most, the challenges that come with working with family members. In this post I hope to discuss some […]Read More
At the end of April 2017, the new Tax-Free Childcare scheme was launched by the Government. In this blog, I explain what the scheme is, who’s eligible and what this means for employers. What’s new? The government has started inviting parents to apply for Tax-Free Childcare beginning with parents of the youngest children and parents […]Read More
There is a lot of information flying around at the moment about auto-enrolment and the deadlines coming up for businesses to heed.
While large companies have been doing auto enrolment for a while – now it is starting to become a reality for their smaller brethren!
I have to admit that even the best written guides are daunting. A small employer has enough on his or her plate without having to try and get their head around what they have to do. Even worse if they don’t do it they can be penalised!Read More
The SSP Percentage Threshold Scheme is being abolished at the end of this tax year (5 April 2014). This scheme allows an employer to recover SSP if, in a tax month, the total SSP paid to employees is more than 13% of the employer’s and employees’ National Insurance contributions in the same month. The Scheme is generally used by smaller employers and/or those employers with a high proportion of employees off on sick leave.Read More