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New Year resolutions: How should HR prepare for the year ahead?
New Year resolutions: How should HR prepare for the year ahead?

People have been pledging New Year resolutions for thousands of years, with Britons top three resolutions apparently repeatedly being: lose weight, exercise more, and save more money. As we enter 2018 however, what should the HR professional be planning for in the year ahead?

New PAS 91 – at last!
New PAS 91 – at last!

You may have missed this, as we nearly did, but just before Christmas the British Standards Institution issued an updated version of PAS 91.

Planning for the unthinkable
Planning for the unthinkable

Carillion’s liquidation – immediate steps to take It is too early to know how this will all play out. In the meantime, many of our clients will have concerns from this decision and we plan to issue further briefings as this sorry tale unfolds.

New Year, New Public Procurement Thresholds
New Year, New Public Procurement Thresholds

Once again it’s time for “rebasing” of the EU public procurement thresholds to the euro figures in the EU Procurement Directive. This happens every two years, and this time the thresholds have gone up.

Live-in Care and the National Minimum Wage compliance
Live-in Care and the National Minimum Wage compliance

While it is always possible that case-law may change in the future, as far as we are aware, there is no significant risk at the moment in using the daily average agreements for live-in care.