Entries by Brian Warren

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Pay and pension changes from April 2019

In April changes to pension contributions and pay levels come into effect. Pension contributions Minimum pension contributions are increasing to a minimum of 8% of an employee’s salary. The minimum split for contributions is: Employer 3% Employee 5% For more information click on this link. Pay levels If you pay anyone at the compulsory Living […]

Share your views for a great free bag!

We have 5 great bags to give away – just share your thoughts and experiences about working with people. The canvas bags are big and incredibly resilient. I’ve been stuffing my bag with groceries and heavy objects for ages, with no signs of wear and tear. For a chance to win, share your views about […]

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Equal pay for players

Why pay women less than men? Apart from that general question, why should gender make a big difference to your pay if you’re playing football?  Lewes FC is the first football club in the world to treat and pay its women’s and men’s teams equally. As the club says: “Same playing budget. Same stadium. Same training facilities. Same coaching budget. […]

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Giant snails everywhere!

Giant snails around Brighton and Hove popped up over the autumn – and they’ve now been sold. Designed by a wide range of artists and sponsored by local businesses, the colourful snails were auctioned and sold for a total of £231,400 for Martlets Hospice. You can see them on social media sites using #bemoresnail and […]

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Brighton Digital Festival

The UK’s largest digital culture festival is underway in Brighton and Hove, with a wide range of events on offer until mid-October.  Brighton Digital Festival includes talks, exhibitions, performances, workshops and open studio events at local businesses. Now in its 8th year, the month-long festival highlights the city’s creativity and booming digital industry, as well […]

GDPR and Quick HR

Quick HR understands that your privacy is important to you and that you care about how your personal data is used and shared online. We respect and value the privacy of everyone who visits this website and will only collect and use personal data in ways that are described here, and in a manner that is consistent with […]

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Getting ready for summer

We’re sorting out the Yachtwerks front garden for summer, so that we can work outside – and you can join us for meetings in the sunshine. The hard work’s being carried out by our lovely neighbours from Old Tree Brewery who are digging and planting the garden. We supplied the colourful deckchairs!  

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Parents, sickness and minimum wage – what you have to pay

Compulsory pay rates for various situations have just increased: the minimum wage, maternity and paternity pay as well as sick pay, if your company doesn’t pay people normal salaries when they are absent from work through illness. To help you prepare, here are the old and new levels from April 2018: STATUTORY PAYMENTS From April […]

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Working parent? Here’s everything you need to know

Expecting a baby? Already a parent?  Do you employ parents or soon to be parents?  We’re often asked about what parents are entitled to or how everything works with employers when someone takes maternity or paternity leave. Most people know about leave and pay entitlements, but other things do crop up that are less familiar […]