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Make Sure You Are Enrolled

If you are employed and earning more than £10,000 a year as a housekeeper, or indeed any job, you are entitled to be enrolled in the Auto-Enrolment workplace pension scheme. This government programme aims to ensure that you are paying into a pension. The BIG plus for YOU, as a domestic staff worker is that …
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Has Your Career Been Held Back Through Minor Offences In The Past Or When You Were Young?

If so, then life may be easier for you in the future, thanks to a Supreme Court Ruling. Until now, information on past old and minor offences has been given to employers and potential employers in Standard and Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks. But the Supreme Court has now ruled in favour of …
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Massive Rise In Fines For Pension Auto-Enrolment Errors….Make Sure You Don’t Get On The List!

Massive rise in fines for pension auto-enrolment errors During the last financial year the number of fines for Pension Auto-Enrolment errors shot up to 35,810 from 14,650 the previous year. The reason..? The expansion after 2017 of the enrolment scheme to employers of less than 50 people….and that may well include you. Pensions Act 2008 …
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London Fire Brigade Finds Fire Assessment Worries In Over Half Of City’s Care Homes

A report by London Fire Brigade on fire safety in London residential care homes has highlighted a series of worrying issues which resulted in 57% of 177 homes being given formal notification to address the issues. In April 2017 a Cheshunt care home in Hertfordshire was the scene of a major fire. Firefighters rescued 33 …
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Your Employee Has Been Off Sick – So You Can Deduct A Part Of Their Holiday Entitlement…Think Again!

It’s only fair isn’t it, a member of your domestic staff has been off sick for a while, so can you reduce their holiday entitlement? The answer is No. It is not only unfair it is illegal and could leave you open to a tribunal claim. Staff do not need to be at work to …
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