• What is Appreciative Inquiry (AI) i ask myself?

    Appreciative Inquiry (AI) is an approach to organisational development that moves beyond mere process to constitute a whole new philosophy of vision creation and organisational change. It begins with the premise that the creation of a vision of the organisational future will best be realised by asking a wide cross-section of employees to recall their…
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  • October 2018 – Abolition of childcare vouchers delayed.

    The government has delayed its scrapping of the workplace childcare voucher system, due to close on 5 April 2018, by six months, following a vote in Parliament. The abolition is among changes to be made as part of the rollout of universal credit. The employer-backed vouchers are to be replaced by a new system of…
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  • Forthcoming employment law legislation 2018.

    April 2018 – Gender pay gaps – first reports Private and voluntary sector employers in England, Wales and Scotland with at least 250 employees will be required to publish information about the differences in pay between men and women in their workforce, based on a pay bill ‘snapshot’ date of 5 April 2017, under the…
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  • Spreng Thomson are recruiting a Graduate Graphic Designer!

    Spreng Thomson, Scotland’s leading creative Communications and PR business, works across the UK and internationally with ambitious and successful clients in the private, public and third sectors. If you’d like to join our highly-experienced, ambitious and hardworking team – we’d like to hear from you. Summary We have an exciting opportunity for a talented Graphic…
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  • Key statutory rates and compensation limits from 1 April 17

    Living wage and minimum wage workers aged 25 and over – £7.50 an hour workers aged 21 and over – £7.05 an hour development rate for workers aged 18-20 – £5.60 an hour young workers rate for workers aged 16-17 – £4.40 an hour apprentice rate – £3.50 an hour Family friendly payments Maternity First…
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  • Forthcoming legislation 2017.

    March 17 – Trade Union Act: important public services The Trade Union Act 2016 sets additional strike balloting requirements for those working in ‘important public services’. For strike action in those services to be lawful, not only must 50% of those eligible to vote participate in the ballot, but 40% must support the action proposed…
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  • Autumn Statement 2016 date confirmed.

    Autumn Statement will be on Wednesday 23 November 2016. Regulations are likely to be altered so that particular employee benefits, such as mobile phone contracts, health checks and gym memberships, will lose their tax relief status. It is anticipated that the changes will be effective from April 2017, but the Reward & Employee Benefits Association…
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