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You send your housekeeper, nanny, chauffeur or indeed any member of your domestic staff out on an errand for you; instead of taking an hour, it takes three hours. When questioned, there is a story of delays, queues and so on which you accept.  Then it...

As an employer of domestic staff you will either have been asked to provide a reference to a staff member leaving your employment, or have asked for a prospective candidate to provide a reference. The normal procedure on seeking employment is to provide two references, one...

If you haven’t heard the term ”workplace pensions”  or if you have and don’t really comprehend  what they are or mean to you as an employer of perhaps just one domestic staff member...

When we read about employment issues, it’s easy for those of us who employ just one domestic staff member to forget that, although we are at the low end of the employment scale in numbers, the law affects us all regardless of size. So, we try...

It’s a tricky situation. You need childcare for your children – but not all the time. You prefer to have someone come into your home rather than send your children to a childcare centre, an idea is born, perhaps a nanny.  This way, you don’t have...

The Graham Agency has lots of exciting and well-paid temporary and one-off assignments.  Register with us now if you have some free time and would like to join our experienced team of temporary staff. Please email karen@thegrahamagency.co.uk with your details....

You notice we have called  the arrangement an “agreement” because it is still unclear legally if it is actually a contract at all and often the courts will decide the issue having examined all aspects of the working relationship.  Suddenly it’s started to get complicated! Now...

More for less.  That’s what many councils are demanding of their care worker staff.  But what is the more and what is the less? Unfortunately, it seems to be more people being cared for, by less people for less money.  And that can only result in...

Part one: A time bomb for the future In the not too distant future, 2030+, some 160,000 elderly people in the UK could be left without the caring support they need. According to the London School of Economics (LSE), it is estimated 675,000 older people currently rely...

So, we were right all along.  The Social Care Cap IS a con, a false hope distorted with smoke and mirrors.  In reality, the new cap does nothing to help those  who are not eligible for state help  - those who have more than a...