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Job Support Scheme: quick FAQs

So, no more furloughs and the replacement sounds a bit complicated. Something about thirds and two-thirds, I think. Honestly, thinking through the details made juggling spaghetti sound easy. But with a little more time and a lot more focus…
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A quick guide to furloughs

It sounds like a simple idea: don’t fire people and the Government will provide up to 80% of their pay each month instead. Inevitably it’s becoming a little more complicated. The next key date is 10th June and after that new entrants…
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Living or Minimum wages: what do you have to pay?

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…
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Help to pay workers

Government support is available if you put people on unpaid leave (otherwise called furloughs or temporary layoffs) but don't terminate their employment. Employers can apply for up to 80% of pay, up to £2,500 per month (annual equivalent…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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What you have to pay: minimum and living wage levels

Pay is a tricky issue. Employers have to balance what they can afford with what they need to pay to attract new recruits and keep people – as well as considering, if they’re wise, whether rates of pay are in line with what other employers…
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Free money for everyone!

Now I have your attention, let me tell you about a scheme that has been gathering momentum incredibly quickly over the last few years. Universal Basic Income – or free money for everyone! Where did I learn about something so exciting? A…
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Want to pay in bitcoins? Now you can

We sometimes work with people who want to pay in other currencies. Usually they’re based outside the UK and need our help with UK employment issues. We also take payments by Paypal. So we thought we should go a little further and let people…
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£1,000 pay rise – coming soon

If you employ anyone 25 or older on pay levels based on the Minimum Wage, you will have to put their pay up by about £1,000 a year soon. Then it will carry on increasing by roughly the same amount each year, so it’s going to have a big impact…
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Special offer for Living Wage Week

It’s Living Wage week from November 1st – 7th and we have a special offer for employers who sign up to the Brighton and Hove Living Wage campaign, to show the world that they pay people more than £7.85 an hour. What is the Living Wage?…
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Living or Minimum wages: what do you have to pay?

What’s the difference between a Minimum Wage and a Living Wage? Well, it depends who you ask. The Government is introducing a compulsory Living Wage soon, although critics are saying that’s just changing the name of the Minimum Wage –…
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Pay well? Tell everyone

Do you pay employees at least £7.85 an hour? If you’re not sure, that’s a salary of £15,100 - £16,300 depending on the length of your working week (based on 37-40 hours a week). If you’ve answered yes, and most digital media companies…
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More money for holiday pay

Does your company ask people to work extra hours for paid overtime? If the answer’s yes, then it could mean changing the way you calculate holidays. A ruling by the Employment Appeal Tribunal might mean that people who regularly get paid…