Helping Angels Charitable Association

  On every first Friday of the month, I donate some of my time to help out an amazing charity called Helping Angels. Helping Angels is a wonderful charity based in Stoke On Trent who support vulnerable adults ,children and their families to reach their full...

Moorlands Three Town Trail

We Love The Moorlands is delighted to announce the inaugural Three Town Trail challenge which brings together the towns of Leek, Cheadle and Biddulph. A route between Leek, Cheadle and Biddulph has been plotted at 39.5 miles and the Challenge is the complete the 39.5...

International Women’s Day Bulletin 2022

Happy International Women's Day!! In the spirit of all things feminine , this special bulletin begins by talking about the benefits of more female leaders in the work-place.It includes some information on the current UK gender pay gap and employer’s obligations....

March 2022 Bulletin

This latest bulletin continues with some Covid -19 topics, including the new living with covid guidance and the closure of the statutory sick pay rebate scheme.  It also talks about the recent Court of appeal ruling regarding agency workers and a recent  case about...

Bulletin 4 of 2021 (April)

This latest bulletin continues with some Covid -19 topics, including new Shielding Guidance, availability of home testing kits for employers, and the extension of health and safety detriment protection to workers. It also talks about the recent Supreme Court ruling...

Bulletin 3 of 2021 (March – Budget)

Following the Chancellor of the Exchequer's 2021 Budget to parliament on 3rd March, this bulletin includes a summary of its employment law implications and also details the further expansion of testing access to all employers. I also take a look at further employment...

Bulletin 2 of 2021 (March)

This bulletin highlights some topical subjects regarding workplace testing and whether employers can insist their employees are vaccinated. It also includes information relating to the increase to statutory rates from April 2021, including the National Minimum Wage...

Increase to National Minimum Wage from April 2021

Increase to National Minimum Wage from April 2021  The Government has accepted the recommendations of the Low Pay Commission as regards the National Living Wage (NLW) and the National Minimum Wage (NMW) rates.  These will take effect from 1 April 2021. The NLW will...

Increases to Statutory Rates from April 2021

The Government has announced the new statutory pay rates to take effect from 4 April 2021. In summary: The rate of statutory maternity pay, statutory paternity pay and statutory shared parental pay, currently at £151.20 per week or 90% of the employee’s average weekly...