COVID-19 Isolation Rules and Sick Pay Requirements

As we enter the next phase of COVID-19, with restrictions relaxed and cases rising, we are already starting to see issues for employers, with increasing numbers of staff needing to isolate or because higher numbers of staff are off unwell with the virus. This guide will hopefully answer the questions surrounding the different requirements with […]

Kickstart Scheme – Auto-Enrolment Pension Advice

Since February 2018, all employers must provide a pension scheme for their employee’s, even if a company only has one employee. This also applies to kickstart employees who are on 6-month employment contracts. Pension Providers and Contribution Rates If the Kickstart employee is your first employee, then you will need to register with an auto […]

Kickstart Scheme vs Apprenticeships – which is best for your business?

The Kickstart Scheme was introduced in mid-2020 with the intention of creating job placements for 16-24 year olds who are deemed to be at risk of long term unemployment. The scheme funding covers 100% of the relevant National Minimum Wage (NMW), at 25 hours a week for a total of 6 months (including employer on-costs). […]