Acas Guidance on Handling Pay and Wages

Failing to handle pay issues in accordance with the law can prove costly for employers. The Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (Acas) has published guidance, aimed at small employers and line managers in larger organisations, giving practical advice on this topic. This covers choosing a new pay system, pay during absence and deductions from pay.[…]

Tax Return Toolkit

HM Revenue and Customs have issued a very helpful ‘Private and Personal Expenditure Toolkit’ for use in the preparation of individual tax returns. The toolkit contains brief advice on troublesome areas such as travelling and entertainment expenditure and problems that arise when business and personal expenditure is mixed. It also contains links to other ‘problem’[…]

Small Company Lost in Public Procurement Jungle

Companies which compete for government contracts are entitled to be treated fairly. However, overturning the result of tendering exercises can be an uphill struggle, as one former provider of locum doctors to the NHS discovered in a High Court case. The relatively small company had provided temporary medical staff to NHS trusts for 18 years[…]

Acas Publishes Early Conciliation Report

Since 6 May 2014, anyone wishing to make a claim to an Employment Tribunal (ET) must first notify the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (Acas), so that they can be offered an opportunity to resolve their dispute using its Early Conciliation (EC) scheme and thus avoid the need to go to the ET. Acas has[…]

Government Consults on Gender Pay Reporting

The Government has launched an initial consultation, ‘Closing the Gender Pay Gap’, with a view to introducing regulations under Section 78 of the Equality Act 2010 that will require employers in the private and voluntary sectors with at least 250 employees to publish information about the pay of their male and female workers. Employers are[…]