“Cos now GDPR is cleaning out ma closet”… apologies to Eminem

Its not even spring anymore and yet I am enjoying a proper spring clean. I have written in my last few blogs about The General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) coming to get they are coming. Well now that they are here, I had forgotten the that as well as all the work that we business […]

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Ghosts in the machine

You know what? I could harp on about the impending tribunals and the ‘gig’ economy stuff. The ‘status wars’ and the new tranche of attacks on operators funded by the GMB through their solicitors, Leigh Day. However, they are becoming so common as to warrant a waiting period until the dust settles. Just remember, even […]

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A Sound Lesson For All Who Are Considering Dying

We’re all going to die …. (one day) About ten years ago, whilst doing some DIY building work, in the evening after a hard day in the office, I was unfortunate enough to overexert and under-hydrate myself, and woke up on the floor, to find my poor old “Her Indoors”, and an Ambulance man, standing […]

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Help for the Disadvantaged

A first-of-its-kind employer toolkit designed to help businesses recruit and retain more single parents and care leavers has been launched today. People from disadvantaged groups face challenges that many others do not – such as having to work around childcare requirements, lack of formal qualifications or gaps in their employment history. Ministers want to help […]

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Why the New IR 35 Ruling will Affect Us

From April 6th, public sector clients will be required to check whether their contractors pass IR35 using a new online tool yet to go live on HMRC’s website. It’s a pretty uncomfortable time for contractors to say the least; they are expected to continue as normal when their employment status is placed under the microscope. […]

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