Legislation

The Budget 2018 – What does it mean for employers and employees?

According to Chancellor Philip Hammond, the 2018 Budget marked the end of the “era of austerity”. This, along with a new digital services tax on tech giants, a £500m pot set aside to prepare for Brexit and income tax cuts for high earners all […]

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What would a four-day week mean for employees?

Whilst welcomed in some quarters, The Trades Union Congress’ (TUC) recent call for a four-day week has caused a great deal of consternation in the business world, not least because of the implications it could have for employers’ bottom lines and the wider economy. […]

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Recruiting Staff Post-Brexit

According to a recent survey carried out by East Midlands Chamber, “two thirds” of companies in the region expect to experience difficulties recruiting and retaining staff post-Brexit. With the UK’s exit from the European Union rapidly approaching, we take a look at the impact […]

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Changes to the National Living Wage

In April 2018 the National Living Wage increased from £7.50 to £7.83 per hour for workers over the age of 25. With the figure set to rise to £9 per hour by 2020, it’s vital that businesses prepare themselves for the changes.

What you need […]

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The Gender Pay Gap – Some Key Points

A recent spate of high profile cases have thrown the question of women’s pay into sharp relief. From the BBC to Hollywood, disparities in pay between male and female workers are making headlines, and many of them make difficult reading. In January, over 500 […]

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GDPR – What you need to know

In May 2018 a new set of EU-derived General Data Protection Regulations, known colloquially as GDPR, will officially come into force in the UK. The new rules are designed to bring digital laws up to speed with advancements in technology and will give people […]

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The Leaked Immigration Bill and the Business View

The news of plans to curb EU migration to the UK, reported in the Guardian this September, will be of great concern to many businesses. At Frontline we believe firms need access to a flexible and affordable labour market – especially at times of […]

By |September 15th, 2017|Categories: Legislation||Comments Off on The Leaked Immigration Bill and the Business View

The National Living Wage – One Year On

It is now over a year since the UK government introduced the National Living Wage. Despite fears that the new rules would place unmanageable cost pressures on SMEs, most businesses seem to be coping well under the new regime, which is testament to the […]

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Running Checks on Employees – What You Need to Know

UK law requires employers to carry out checks on successful job candidates before they can begin work. But which checks are mandatory? What are you expected to do, and what’s off-limits?

DBS checks (formerly CRB checks)

If the job you’re offering involves working with children – […]

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The Modern Slavery Act – What You Need to Know

The Modern Slavery Act was introduced by the UK government in 2015 to stamp out cases of forced or compulsory labour and human trafficking. The onus is now on businesses to eradicate these kinds of exploitation where they exist in the supply chain. So, […]

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