Tags: Guidance

New guidance on settlement agreements from Acas

Workplace expert, Acas, published new guidance to accompany the introduction of its new Code of Practice on Settlement Agreements. Settlement agreements are legally binding contracts which can be used to end an employment relationship on agreed terms, and the new guidance is designed to help employers and employees understand when to use settlement agreements and…

ACAS releases new guidance for ‘tellers’ of bad news

ACAS has released new guidance for employers, trade unions and employee representatives on how best to deal with redundancies. Downsizing or restructuring can be a challenge at all levels of an organisation, and Redundancy handling, a new advice booklet from ACAS, gives wide-ranging guidance for the ‘tellers’ of bad news. One section highlights the crucial,…

Youth employment- compulsory careers guidance in schools a step in the right direction

At the moment, many young people in the UK are finding it difficult to step onto the first rung of the career ladder. With growth stalling and continued economic turbulence in Europe, employers are cautious about hiring new staff; particularly those with little experience. Youth unemployment hovers stubbornly around the 1 million mark and competition…

Youth Contract is a step forward, says REC

The Government has today formally launched its Youth Contract which aims to provide nearly half-a-million new opportunities for 18-24 year-olds. The scheme also includes wage incentives worth up to £2,275 each, for employers who can offer job-seekers from the Government’s Work Programme a job lasting at least 26 weeks. Tom Hadley, Director of Policy &…

Simplyhealth publishes tax fact sheet for businesses

Healthcare provider Simplyhealth has published straightforward guidance for employers about the tax implications of providing health benefits to staff. The fact sheet titled ‘taxation implications for company paid healthcare’ provides guidance for small to medium sized companies providing healthcare benefits. It explains the tax implications for both employers and employees and covers Insurance Premium Tax…