Author: The Graham Agency

We all, as employers of domestic/household staff hope and expect them to be trustworthy, and we are rewarded by an excellent working relationship. But as a recent case has shown, valuables can sometimes be a temptation too far. In a recent court case,  a member of...

A case in which a Saudi diplomat  trafficked a woman to the UK and forced to work as his servant for 18 hours a day illustrates how careful seekers of domestic staff positions need to be when making job applications. The diplomat, Jarallah al-Malki was ordered...

A case in which a Saudi diplomat  trafficked a woman to the UK and forced to work as his servant for 18 hours a day illustrates how careful seekers of domestic staff positions need to be when making job applications. The diplomat, Jarallah al-Malki was ordered...

As the new national lockdown kicks in, many will have questions about what is allowed and what is  not. Below is a link to the government’s  comprehensive explanation of everything you need to know, as at January 4th 2021. Click the following link. www.gov.uk › guidance › national-lockdown-stay-at-home The Graham...

From January  1st most foreign nationals, including those from the European Union, who want to work in the UK will have to apply online for a visa. Those hoping to obtain a skilled worker visa will need to meet three criteria. A job offer, To be...

The furlough scheme which was due to end on 31 October 2020 then further extended to 2 December 2020, has now been extended further to 31 March 2021. It will says the Chancellor be reviewed again in January 2021. The details: The government will pay 80% of...

Many employers have relied on the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to reveal even minor convictions before giving an employment offer. Now that has changed. From November 28th  2020 those offenders with minor criminal records will no longer have them disclosed to  employers. The new law...

2020 Friday 25th December – Christmas Day Monday 28th December – Boxing Day The big change in Christmas holidays this year is that  they effectively become a long four day weekend break. The reason is that when Christmas  falls on a Friday,  a ‘substitute’ weekday becomes the bank holiday. So,...