Modern apprenticeships: a guide for employers

In his 2020 summer statement, the Chancellor set out plans to pay employers to create modern apprenticeships. A new bonus will be payable to firms that take on a young apprentice between 1 August 2020 and 31 January 2021. Employers Read on

Detail of apprenticeships levy announced

The government has announced how much its new apprenticeship levy will be. This was first mooted in the summer budget. It appears that the levy will be set at a rate of 0.5% of an employers pay bill, over £3… Read on

Furlough: advice for employers and employees

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme is a state-backed initiative which has been introduced in order to save jobs affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Under the scheme employers will be able to apply for 80% of the wages of employees on… Read on

April 2017 Employment Legislation Changes.

It’s that time of year again when the Government introduces a range of changes to the law affecting employers. As you get ready for the next financial year here are a number headlines to consider. Apprenticeship Levy – The much… Read on

Employment law – what the manifestos say

Our low-down on selected policies of the three main political parties. Conservatives Zero-hours contracts: make exclusivity unenforceable. Minimum wage: increase to £8 per hour by 2020; increase income tax threshold. Parental rights: increase free childcare entitlement to… Read on

What is an apprenticeship?

An apprenticeship is a type of employment that combines work with learning. Apprenticeships can exist under a traditional, common law, form of agreement, or under a modern apprenticeship agreement. Under the traditional, common law, apprenticeship, the training is the primary… Read on

Taste of future employment law

In the Queen’s speech, the government has given us a flavour of likely upcoming changes to employment law. We await the details, but here’s where we can expect the changes to be: Minimum wage: penalties are likely to be increased… Read on