NEW role for ACAS in Employment Tribunals

The Employment Tribunal Service has recently published it’s statistics on the number of claims lodged in the first full quarter AFTER the introduction of the fee system. Fees were introduced from 29th July 2013 for claimants wanting to make a new claim. Application fees for type A claims start at £160 with a further £250 […]

READ MORE HR Team –10K Run for Charity!!

A few of the HR team took supporting our clients to another level as they tied their trainer laces and joined our client, Staples Disposables, in the Lincoln 10K run in aid of prostate cancer. The team assembled on an overcast, breezy and cold morning in uphill Lincoln. In contrast the mood was very […]

READ MORE Form Part of BackOfficeUK due to launch in May 2014

BackOfficeUK is an innovative new service which aims to provide vital business support to the Creative, Digital and Media Sector by dealing with legal, HR, financial, growth, training and funding issues all under one roof. The new venture, called “BackOfficeUK” is the result of a collaboration between accountancy, HR and IT business, Bermans Solicitors’ […]


Employment Allowance

The National Insurance Contributions Employment Allowance was announced in the 2013 budget and comes into force from the first payroll liabilities payment after 6 April 2014. What is the Employment Allowance? The Employment Allowance enables most private sector employers to reduce their class 1 (employers National Insurance) contributions by up to £2,000 over the financial […]


Employment Law Changes – April 2014

April 2014 brings with it a changes in the employment world. The usual statutory payments such as statutory sick pay and family friendly payments have been reviewed and uplifted as detailed in the table below from 6th April 2014 plus Flexible Working rights have been confirmed as being extended to anyone with 6 months service. Until […]