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A recent study has shown the number of childminders in England has fallen by 10.000 in the last five years. According to one source (Labour Party) there are now 23,000 less childcare places provided by childminders in England, with costs rocketing by 27% since 2010. The...

Recent research suggests that up to six million workers in the UK are currently paid less than the Living Wage. Of course, you need to know three important matters: What actually is the current Living Wage, secondly how does this figure fit in with current legal minimums...

Age UK has recently revisited the issue of loneliness of many elderly people, but it may be surprising to discover that it doesn't only affect those living alone. Moving out of your own home, away from friends and neighbours, away from the area you know, into...

It's not just about starting the new tax year right, it's about getting the end of year annual reporting and tasks right too. HMRC has a range of live webinars helping you with your final full payment submission and forms P60, updating employee codes, new rates...

Too worried to complain! It can only be described as disgusting that hundreds of  thousands of elderly people in care homes, according to a government watchdog organisation, suffer in silence about a range of issues, because they are too worried about the response. Once again, such...

A court case in the United States has highlighted issues which are relevant to all those who employ domestic staff. In the case, a chauffeur to a former Swedish ambassador is suing for £1.1 million following a fall from a ladder while he was assembling a...

The government is calling on all employers to reduce the pay gap between men and women.  Now, while the thrust of this is towards larger organisations, employers of domestic and household staff, can also 'do their bit' to ensure such inequalities do not exist within...

From 1 April 2016 workers aged 25 and over will be legally entitled to a new minimum pay rate of £7.20 per hour, called the National Living Wage (NLW)....

There are some changes to how benefits in kind can be processed for HMRC which may be of interest to some employers of domestic and household staff. To do so for the 2016-2017 tax year, you will have to register before April 6th. From an operational standpoint,...