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There has been a major development that could affect many domestic staff, now and in the future If you have lodged a complaint against a former employer since July 2003, you would have had to pay a compulsory fee firstly to make the complaint and then...

Increases in statutory pay rates staff recently announced by the government will affect a whole range of workers. We have listed all the new rates below to help you ensure you will be paid the correct levels which come into effect in April 2018. These new...

A recent court case illustrates just how important it is for employers of domestic and household staff to be as sure as possible of the prospective employee's character. In the case in point a butler working for a HNW family stole art and jewellery worth 1.9...

Fees for residential and nursing homes have risen at their fastest rate to reach an average of £33,000 a year, according to a survey. The annual cost of a place at a care home rose by 9.6 per cent last year, almost twice the rate of...

The Government's scheme for individuals  to apply for tribunal fees refunds has been rolled out to all applicants, after a successful opening phase of the scheme Following the Supreme court in July 2017 that the employment tribunal fees regime is unlawful, the Government immediately ceased requiring...

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...