Employee benefits and tax

18 October 2019

In these uncertain times for business, it is important to keep employees motivated. Where pay rises cannot be given, or the amounts provided are limited, extra benefits for employees can improve staff morale, but it is important to also understand the tax implications for employees and employer says John Davison.

Developing the pencil grip

18 October 2019

Many hours are spent in infant school classes supporting children to develop the three-finger tripod pencil grip. However, the real work in preparing children to be able to develop a good pencil grip needs to happen within their nursery and pre-school years. Liz Hodgman, Childcare Consultant, looks at how a child’s pencil grip develops and suggests practical ideas that early years practitioners can use to support it.

Returning to work after childbirth

17 October 2019

The return to work by postnatal mothers is a major transition. However, careful management plays a crucial role in retaining and developing the best talent, points out Gordon Tranter.

Daylight saving time — the implications for employers

17 October 2019

With daylight saving time coming to an end at 2am on Sunday 27 October 2019, and starting again at 1am on Sunday March 29 2020, employers should consider what this could mean for staff working when the clocks change. Ben McCarthy, employment law writer at Croner-i outlines points which employers may consider when it comes to daylight saving.

Painting the walls of safety

16 October 2019

Farrow & Ball recently won a health and safety award from the British Safety Council, reports Iris Cepero.

Spending round challenged in the Commons

16 October 2019

Chancellor of the Exchequer, Sajid Javid said the UK is ‘turning the page’ on austerity as he presented the spending round on 4 September.

Being a family-friendly employer

16 October 2019

Working parents are afforded certain rights under employment law and employers need to ensure they are aware of them. Not only can failure in this area result in costly discrimination claims, it can also mean the difference between a low or a high retention rate. Ben McCarthy, employment law writer at Croner-i, outlines points that employers can consider when aiming to be family-friendly employers.