Author: tga-nigel

This new year heralds probably of some of the greatest changes in the UK for decades. The big issue is of course Brexit and the affect it will have on a huge range of issues in our lives. However, there are many other Bills due to...

To remind you of important dates coming up. Firstly, this year's remaining Bank holidays for England and Wales as well as those for 2019 and some notes on how you can react as an employer. 2018 England and Wales Summer Bank Holiday         Monday 27 August Christmas Day                       Tuesday 25 December Boxing Day                           ...

Over 150,000 UK workers are set to receive a pay rise, and it's all voluntary on the part of the employers. This pay rise is because their employers have signed up to the Living Wage..but haven't we all? Actually, no. The Living Wage is totally separate...

New research shows how difficult it is in the UK for many to break out of poorly paid jobs, in direct contrast to the situation of domestic staff who pass through our doors. The Social Mobility Commission has said that low pay is "endemic" in the...

An appalling list of deficiencies in a residential care home which charged between £680 and £1,350 a week highlights once again that cost does not equal quality and reinforces the need to consider other care options. Inspectors found a resident, who previously had deep vein thrombosis,...

A bill currently going through parliament will lay down new regulations on payment for work experience. This will obviously extend to any such work undertaken regarding household, gardening or seasonal activity. Titled the Unpaid Work Experience (Prohibition) Bill [HL] 2017-19 I will prohibit non-payment for work-experience...

Employment Tribunal Claims May Rise After Ruling Employers of domestic and household staff need to be aware that disgruntled former employee's can now lodge claims in employment tribunals without paying fees. This follows after the Supreme Court ruled that the tribunal fees imposed in 2013 were illegal. Now,...

Domestic staff need to be aware when considering a job in the Gulf countries that maids there have been illegally bought and sold on the internet. The warning comes after a BBC investigation found that Facebook Groups are being used to to conduct the trade. This...

If the recommendations of an independent review of the treatment of black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) individuals in the criminal justice system become law, the criminal records of any criminal could be sealed from employers, including of course those of domestic and household staff. The...

The internet tutorial programme provided by HMRC (HM Revenue and Customs) continues to expand and offer valuable, free learning opportunities for all employers, including those of domestic and household staff. Their “Webinars,” web based seminars, cover a range of subjects relating to, tax, benefits and expenses....