Entries by Brian Warren

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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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Living or Minimum wages: what do you have to pay?

UPDATE: minimum pay levels increase in April 2019 – see here for more information. What’s the difference between a Minimum Wage and a Living Wage? Well, it depends who you ask.  There’s a compulsory Living Wage all employers have to pay, although critics say that just changed the name of the Minimum Wage – and it’s lower than the “real but voluntary” Living Wage.  Currently, […]

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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 […]

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Developers’ money and the benefits to communities

How can developers’ money help revitalise and contribute to Brighton and Hove? A council and developer panel discussed the issues at Construction Voice. Balancing residents’ worries about the impact of new development projects with potential options for funding to make community improvements were aired at the Brighton and Hove Chamber of Commerce event. Max Woodford, […]

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Change, develop and improve

  If you see or hear the words “developing people” – you probably don’t react well. If you’re a manager, it probably feels like a duty or, at worst, a pointless exercise. Ticking a box in an appraisal process. But here’s where you’re wrong. Because I’ve worked with all kinds of people who, at some […]

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Major developments for Brighton’s future

It’s Brighton, it’s 2018, and everything is changing! If you have been paying attention walking around Brighton over the last year, you will have noticed the building site currently located on Circus Street. While in this gloomy wet and cold January it might be hard to stare at a building site and dream of anything […]