Employment Archive

What Is My Maternity Leave Entitlement?

When you are pregnant and you are about to have your baby you should be eligible for statutory maternity leave, statutory maternity pay, paid time off for antenatal care as well as possibly some extra help from the government. You can discuss any of these things with the

Fair and Unfair Dismissals: A Guide

What is Dismissal? Dismissal is when your employer terminates your employment. The employer must provide a valid and justifiable reason for dismissal. They must be consistent with their dismissal practices and investigate fully before dismissing an employee. In some situations, employers have the right to dismiss an employee immediately.

Employer Responsibilities Guide

In the UK, employers have a responsibility to staff in relation to their health and safety, equal opportunities and equal pay. Though many responsibilities are an obligation, some are optional. Below is a guide to Employer Responsibilities here in the UK, and some information on what to do

IR35 Reform: Changes to Tax Rules for Off-Payroll Workers

In April 2017, HMRC reformed the rules for intermediary employment in the public sector. The aim of this reform is to ensure that freelance workers and the companies that employ their services are paying the correct amount of tax they owe to HMRC. Before this change, it

Your rights as a parent in the UK

Whether you’re a new parent in the UK, or you’re looking to up your knowledge around your rights as a full-time parent or a parent in work, below is a guide for you. As a parent in the UK, you’re entitled to some rights and you should

State Pension Age to Rise Again

Just when you thought it couldn’t get any higher, a new report released for the government has revealed that state pension age could rise again, leaving many people without a pension until the age of 70, meaning we will have to remain in work for longer than

New offices around the country for HMRC

HMRC is currently based in central London. The address for their current main offices can be found below: 100 Parliament Street London SW1A 2BQ Although central to London itself, the government body has been criticised for not housing more offices or hubs for large cities away from

Can I check my National Insurance contributions online?

National Insurance contributions are made by everyone in the UK, and allow you to qualify for other benefits such as the State Pension. You pay National Insurance contributions automatically if you are over 16, an employee making £155 a week, or are self-employed and earning more than £5965

Unemployment Claimants Fall after Brexit

It was the vote that rocked the nation, but as the majority of Britain decided their country would be better off leaving the EU, fears and rumours surrounded the country about just what would happen once we severed our ties with the rest of Europe. One of

Firms that used benefit claimants for unpaid work are revealed

It has been a hidden secret for years, but the firms that used benefit claimants for free labour have finally been forced to reveal their true identities, as they were named and shamed in the media last week. Firms that were linked to Mandatory Work Activity were included