The Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector (England) Regulations 2020 will apply to all new specified tenancies from 1 July 2020 and all existing tenancies from 1 April 2021.
In November 2019, Anthony Collins Solicitors received Living Wage accreditation.
The real Living Wage is the only UK wage rate that is voluntarily paid by nearly 6,000 UK businesses who believe their staff deserve a fair day's pay for a hard day's work. Being a Living Wage employer means that not only do we pay the real living wage, which is higher than the government minimum, to all staff who we directly employ, but we also pay our contractors a living wage.
What is the real living wage?
In April 2016 the government introduced a higher minimum wage rate for all staff over 25 years of age inspired by the Living Wage campaign - even calling it the ‘national living wage’. However, the government's 'national living wage' is not calculated according to what employees and their families need to live. Instead, it is based on a target to reach 60% of median earnings by 2020. Under current forecasts, this means a rise to less than £9 per hour by 2020.
For under 25s, the minimum wage rates also take into account affordability for employers.
The real Living Wage rates are higher because they are independently calculated based on what people need to get by. That's why the Living Wage Foundation encourages all employers that can afford to do so to ensure their employees earn a wage that meets the costs of living, not just the government minimum. Now, over 180,000 employees have received a pay rise as a result of the Living Wage campaign.
We've been producing ebriefings and advice about covid-19 where we can, and we've issued a lot this week. If you've missed any, we've compiled them here.
Late last night (26 March) the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) issued a guidance note regarding Court Service.
What is the correct approach for contracting authorities to adopt during these times, to navigate effectively the urgency of the situation alongside the legal duties on public sector organisations?
As some of us bemoan the withdrawal of one daily episode of the Archers, it is a reminder that no industry will be untouched by the Coronavirus and its effects. The pensions industry is no exception.
In this our third Coronavirus briefing, we will address the latest employment developments and their implications for employers and employees.
The Charity Commission has issued two guidance notes reassuring charities of its flexible and pragmatic approach at this uncertain time.
During this period of uncertainty, many of you are unsure as to how the new government measures will affect respective parents spending time with their children.
Last week, the Lord Chancellor approved the issue of the Pilot Practice Direction, which affects the Health, Education and Social Care Chamber of the First Tier Tribunal (mental health).
Employers should not undervalue the risks that lone working can pose to the health and safety of its employees.
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