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When care home costs rise by more than 10 times the increase in pensioner incomes, rocketing by 5.2% in the last year, what are the alternative options in caring for your ageing relatives...

There are more tax changes in the pipeline which you as an en employer, or prospective employer of domestic/household staff need to be aware. It is some way off yet, but there are changes forthcoming which will affect payments made at the termination of employment, in...

If your domestic/household employee returns from maternity leave and asks to work part-time do you have to agree..? It has been established in employment law that in this situation the employee can indeed ask for flexible working hours, perhaps on a transitional basis, but what are...

How does the government's Pension auto-enrolment scheme affect you, as an employer of domestic and/or household staff? The short answer is, that it all depends on the numbers of people you employ. It has been a legal requirement for employers to enrol eligible employees automatically into...

Are you, as an employer of domestic staff, entitled to check your employee’s phone to see if they have been gossiping about you to others? This whole area is a delicate issue which came under the spotlight recently at an Employment Tribunal. It arose when a...

It would seem that no matter how carefully relatives check a care home for their loved ones, there is a real risk of upheaval. A recent BBC programme uncovered figures which show that a quarter of UK care homes are at risk of closure within three...

When shared parental leave was introduced recently in the UK, the degree of take-up was unknown and potentially worrying for employers of domestic and household staff. It appears there is still confusion about the take-up levels. One recent survey has put the figure as low as 1...

It is a situation which can arise in many homes which employ domestic/ household staff – you the employer take your holidays at fixed times of the year and you require your staff to look after the house while you are away. So, are you able...

In every household there are cleaning chemicals being used on a daily basis, but what precautions have you taken to ensure that your domestic and/or household staff know the appropriate procedures for safe use? It is a fact that we have all become so used to...