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Furlough and Christmas

Furlough and Christmas

I have a couple of friends who work for a large employer locally. They’ve been at me quite a bit during lockdown due to the approach their employer is taking with furlough. Examples have included furloughing staff when the building has a leak due to heavy rain and...

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Outsourced HR Services Scotland

Outsourced HR Services Scotland

Our team provide outsourced HR services and HR support across Scotland. We work remotely, with satellite offices in Edinburgh, Livingston, Fife, Dundee and London. We know this is a very difficult time for many businesses and we’re making it our goal to continue to...

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Kickstart Scheme Update

Kickstart Scheme Update

We have applied to become an Employer Representative to help support businesses create new job placements for 16 to 24-year olds who are currently unemployed. I attended a webinar on Thursday where the Department of Work and Pensions provided more information on the...

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The Biggest Time Sucks Killing Start-ups Everywhere

The Biggest Time Sucks Killing Start-ups Everywhere

“Time is money” It’s a core tenet passed on by entrepreneurs from generation to generation. Yet, we often find ourselves struggling for deadlines and ultimatums that we either set on ourselves or are imposed on us by venture capitalists. This is especially true for...

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Winter People Plan

Winter People Plan

A lot has been made of the Winter Economy Plan. Do you have a Winter People Plan? With more restrictions being imposed across the country, we are all bracing ourselves for a long winter. This is going to have a serious impact on people’s wellbeing and it's important...

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Job Retention Bonus

Job Retention Bonus

Further guidance for the Job Retention Bonus is now available from HRMC. It includes information about how you can check if your employees are eligible. It also gives advice on when you can claim the bonus. You’ll be able to claim a one-off payment of £1,000 for every...

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Covid-19 Management Guidelines For Workplaces

Covid-19 Management Guidelines For Workplaces

We've created this Covid-19 Management Guidelines For Workplaces to provide all line managers and people leaders with information and advice. It's also been prepared in accordance with the latest UK and Scottish Government guidance. Q: What's the difference between...

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Expansion of Job Support Scheme

Expansion of Job Support Scheme

The Chancellor’s update on Friday outlined temporary support to businesses whose premises have been legally required to close due to covid-19 restrictions. In addition, this includes the expansion of Job Support Scheme. Under this expansion, affected businesses will...

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Outsourced HR Services West Lothian

Outsourced HR Services West Lothian

Following Pauline Donnelly joining the team, we’re happy to now be operating outsourced HR services West Lothian, Falkirk, and M8/M9 corridor. Our Livingston office is based at Fairways Business Park. Pauline joined us on Monday 17 August as an HR Consultant, bringing...

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Flexible Furlough Scheme Part 2

Flexible Furlough Scheme Part 2

Late on Friday night, the details of how the new Flexible Furlough Scheme which starts on 1 July were released by HMRC. This is now the 14th update to furlough scheme following its launch in March. You can find the current version here. The main changes are:...

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How to Make Redundancies Part 3

How to Make Redundancies Part 3

You might be thinking about making redundancies in your organisation. Despite Covid-19 and the impact this is having on the economy, you must still comply with UK employment legislation when making staff redundant. We have recently shared details with you on how to...

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