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John Davison outlines the tax reliefs and allowances available to small businesses that earn income as a sole proprietor or in a partnership. Income earned through a company is subject to corporation tax.
With Christmas soon approaching, hiring temporary staff may be necessary to keep operations functional. Andrew Willis, senior manager at Croner’s Litigation and Employment department details what organisations should consider before hiring provisional employees during a busier period.
With more than a fifth of children either overweight or obese when they join Reception class, it is vital that healthy eating habits are instilled in children from a young age. A nutritious, balanced diet and sufficient physical activity are essential to a child’s long-term health and development, and good nutrition is also associated with improved learning and behaviour. Elizabeth Walker looks at the latest guidance for early years provisions on providing healthy meals and snacks for the young children in their care.
Christmas is just around the corner and many employers may be looking to organise the annual Christmas party. While this should be a fun experience for everyone concerned, should they be worried about the potential for employee misconduct? Ben McCarthy, employment law writer at Croner-i, explores this in more detail below.
With almost 1 in 12 young children now suffering from a food allergy, it is essential that early years practitioners can recognise the symptoms and know how to manage allergic conditions in their nursery.
With a General Election set for 12 December 2019, Ben McCarthy, employment law writer at Croner-i, outlines previous confirmed developments to the law going forward, alongside the implications for future changes from a Conservative or Labour victory.
Cold, wintery weather usually brings with it an increase in ill health, especially in communal environments such as schools and early years services where infections are most easily spread. What health problems are commonly associated with winter and what can early years managers do best to ensure the welfare of their children through the winter months? Martin Hodgson investigates.
Losing a loved one is one of the most difficult experiences that an individual can endure, with bereavement leave regarded as an integral part of the grieving process. Permitting leave in this situation can be well received by a workforce, but employers should always consider the implications of doing so. In this article, Ben McCarthy, employment law writer at Croner-i, considers how employers may implement bereavement leave.
Since 2014, one of the mandatory processes for an individual (the “claimant”) lodging a claim at the Employment Tribunal is that they must go through Acas Early Conciliation (EC). Stuart Chamberlain, author and senior employment law consultant at Croner-I, summarises the stages of the EC process and draws out the important points for employers.
Understanding why the parents in your setting do or do not read with their children is crucial to enhance shared reading opportunities within your local context. In some cases, parents may not see the value in reading, especially if community literacy levels and aspirations are low. Where children live in poverty access to books is unlikely to be a priority for families.