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 […]
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 […]
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 – […]
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, […]
Just three weeks on from the general election and the government is in turmoil. Uncertainty reigns, but with the experts here at Frontline on hand to look after your recruitment needs, there’s no need to worry unduly. Here, we consider what’s next for the […]
Free movement of workers across the EU is good for employers, employees and the UK economy- nearly every business owner agrees with this.
But with Brexit around the corner, there is a very real danger that UK business owners will be cut off from accessing […]
With the General Election rapidly approaching, employers will be looking closely at each political party to examine who will give them the best deal on employment matters going forwards.
But what should businesses be calling for?
Certainty towards Brexit
Brexit is the biggest issue facing businesses […]
There has been much noise about the raising of the Living Wage on 1 April. While trade unions understandably consider the move a triumph, business owners are genuinely worried that their businesses will struggle to meet the new pay threshold.
Here are the facts:
– If […]
Around 2.3 million nationals of other EU countries are in work in the UK as of earlier this year. That’s about 7% of people in work—the highest on record – and there’s no doubt they make a significant contribution to the economy. However, as […]
The £10 an hour that Labour is proposing in 2020 will cripple businesses already struggling with successive hikes in the National Living Wage, the Apprenticeship Levy and a business rates scheme that is both confused and expensive.
Whilst of course we agree that workers should […]