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HEADS – 10 for 10 in External Audits

Our sector has seen increased focus on Legislative and Industry standard compliance in recent times, with liabilities for inspection being handed right down the supply chain. HEADS consider our compliance processes to be market leaders, and welcome our clients to see for themselves our comprehensive and innovative solutions to demonstrate legislative, ethical and Code of […]

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Employers plan to up temp staff levels says JobsOutlook

Almost all employers surveyed in the Recruitment & Employment Confederation’s (REC’s) JobsOutlook survey for February 2015 plan to hold or increase levels of temporary staff in the next quarter. This month’s findings, published today (25 March), reveal 98% of employers say they will maintain or grow levels of temp workers over the next three months, […]

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Travel & Subsistence – HMRC move in.

Following the Chancellor’s Budget 2015 announcement that the government “will stop employment intermediaries exploiting the tax system to reduce their own costs by clamping down on the agencies and umbrella companies who abuse tax reliefs on travel and subsistence – while we protect those genuinely self-employed”, HMRC has now provided further detail. The proposal is […]

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National minimum wage to rise by 20p an hour to £6.70

The national minimum wage will increase by 20p an hour to £6.70 from October, the government has announced. The changes will benefit more than 1.4 million workers. The hourly rate for younger workers will also rise, and for apprentices it will go up by 20% – or 57p – to £3.30 an hour. The rates […]

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Minimum wage rise of 3% recommended

The independent body that advises the government on the minimum wage is to recommend an increase of 3%, Business Secretary Vince Cable has announced. He said the above inflation rise in the adult rate from £6.50 to £6.70 an hour would be the biggest since 2008, worth £416 a year to a full-time worker. Each […]

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