The new normal – what happens now with hybrid working? 

Young Woman At Home Working On Laptop On Counter In Kitchen

According to recent research conducted by life insurance specialists Lifesearch, 8% of people surveyed said they had no ‘real’ friends they could count on as all their social interaction was derived from the internet.  Without a doubt COVID has left its mark in the world of work, as many are still operating a hybrid or […]

The value of staff feedback

Giving her some feedback. Shot of two colleagues meeting in their office.

Are you brave enough to ask for staff feedback? There’s often a misperception in the workplace that are staff are there to do a job. But what many businesses miss is that if you support and empower your employees on the journey, it will not only improve their wellbeing but also improve their work. Feedback from […]

Extension of NIC Deadline

HMRC has extended the voluntary national insurance contributions (NICs) deadline until 2025. Extending the voluntary NICs deadline until 2025 will give people more time to consider whether paying voluntary contributions is right for them, and also ensures individuals do not miss out on the possibility of boosting their State Pension entitlements. The original deadline was […]

DWP support proposals to expand auto enrolment to under 22s and lower earners

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) recently confirmed that it intends to support proposals to expand pensions Automatic Enrolment to under 22s and lower earners. Currently, workers aged between 22 and the State Pension age are eligible for pensions auto-enrolment. The DWP said that lowering the age at which eligible workers must be automatically […]

200+ employers fail to pay minimum wage

Over 200 employers have been named by the government for failing to pay their lowest paid employees the minimum wage. The 202 employers were found to have failed to pay their workers almost £5 million in a clear breach of the National Minimum Wage (NMW) law, leaving around 63,000 workers out of pocket. Companies named […]