Employment Changes – IR35
IR35 was due to be implemented in April 2020 but was deferred to 6 April 2021 due to the pandemic. This means you should identify any self-employed consultants in your business and use the government online tool to ascertain if there will be an obligation on the company to deduct income tax and national insurance […]Continue reading
Virtual Meeting Fatigue
Before the pandemic, part of our working day was face-to-face meetings, catch ups, seminars, and other social interactions. However, not anymore. Most work conversations have now moved online. There are some real benefits from using virtual meetings such as zoom, you only need to dress appropriately from the waist up, you can wear your slippers, […]Continue reading
Apprentices on Furlough
As the pandemic rolls into 2021, the government has extended its furlough scheme until the end of April 2021. This means that furloughed apprentices can still carry out their apprenticeship training, so they can make good use of the time to gain new knowledge whilst the Government covers 80% of their wages. Recent guidance from […]Continue reading
What will work look like after the pandemic?
The Coronavirus pandemic has drastically changed how we work and workplace we used to know over the past year. Whether it be the location of where employees work, the challenges employees are overcoming to meet company demands, or the attitudes employees now have, one thing is certain we are having to evolve into this ‘new […]Continue reading
The People Shed team get their teeth into the Transylvania Trek for Charity
The People Shed team are taking on the 6-day Trek Transylvania in aid of Children Today – watch out Dracula! Children Today is a charity close to the businesses heart as shedder Rachael Franklin has now become a Trustee after the business has supported the charity for 4 years, alongside volunteering to work in the […]Continue reading
Breathe HR – designed to make employee management easier.
We are delighted to announce that we have become a BreatheHR Silver Partner. Designed with small businesses in mind, BreatheHR has the functionality a growing business needs to make managing employees easier so you can focus on the day-to-day running of your business allowing you to achieve your goals efficiently and effectively. Breathe HR is […]Continue reading
Wellbeing: How to take control of anxiety & stress.
Is the current pandemic having an impact on your mental wellbeing? Do you feel anxious, stressed, worried, bored, lonely or frustrated? Feeling like this is completely normal and is important to remember it’s ok not to be ok. It is key to remember that everyone reacts and feels differently – for most of us these […]Continue reading
The question everyone is asking: Can we require our employees to receive the Covid-19 vaccine?
The roll out of the Covid-19 vaccine has officially begun and up to 4 million more vaccines are expected to be administered by the end of the month. Employers are now asking whether they can insist that employers are vaccinated before returning to the workplace. There are clear legal and moral issues that need to […]Continue reading
Coronavirus job retention scheme: Key things an employer needs to know
The UK’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS), or furlough scheme as it has been colloquially known, has been extended until the end of April 2021. So, what do you really need to know? 1. You can fully furlough employees with their agreement, this means they do not work and receive the 80% of salary up […]Continue reading
Self Isolation – what employers need to know
With immediate effect, employers and employees have new legal obligations following a notification via the test and trace service of the need to self-isolate because of a positive coronavirus test, or because the worker has come into close contact with someone who has tested positive. What are the new obligations on workers and employers? The […]Continue reading