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A massive increase in care home closures, the negative impact of this on the health of residents and continuing slashing of council budgets for care home costs have focussed attention more than ever on feasible means of independent living for the elderly. Data from accountants Wilkins...

New and far reaching rights for agency workers are now in force in the UK. The new Agency Workers Regulations 2010 which came into operation on 1 October 2011 are the first trans-national legal measure to ensure agency workers are treated equally across countries and in...

Tax breaks for many well-off working mothers who employ a range of domestic help could be in the offing under ideas being considered by Prime Minister David Cameron. The controversial concept came from a recent summit meeting in Stockholm and has already been introduced in Sweden. The...

Under a recent change in employment legislation, the minimum period of service required before an employee may claim unfair dismissal has been extended from one to two years. This means, in effect, that employers of all domestic staff including housekeepers, nannies, live-in carers, etc  will...

So you think you need a housekeeper? You lead a busy life style, your priorities don’t include looking after the home and cooking, you have other things going on in your life.  Perhaps you leave early, get home late and or too tired to worry about...

What you see is not always what you get! The importance of verifying employment candidate references  for any employment vacancies, let alone for the privileged position of domestic staff working in your homes, nannies, housekeepers, carers etc., was demonstrated recently when our checks revealed some blatant...

So, you are a working mum; perhaps a housekeeper takes a lot of the household concerns off your shoulders, and a child minder looks after your youngster while you are slaving away. Your child minder says she is qualified and, of course, that puts your mind...

Rules for dismissing employees may soon undergo a dramatic shift as the government considers allowing dismissal without cause on payment of a statutory compensation payment.  This statutory payment would effectively be a redundancy payment. As the proposed legislation would affect almost all who employ domestic staff...

Amid a raft of criticism of the UK government’s lack of commitment to an overhaul of social care, there is little to look forward to for those who elect or need to go down the residential care home route. Opposition ministers, council leaders, campaigners and those...