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Salary Sacrifice Vat Changes

New rules have come into place from 1st January 2012 on VAT treatment of certain benefits provided under a salary sacrifice scheme. For further details please email

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Simply Put – January 2012

At Simple HR it’s all about You!  In 2011 we listened to our clients requests, so in 2012…  Following last year’s training success  our clients can now download ALL training material at We have build an easy to use  redundancy entitlement calculator. Use it for free at As well as Simply Put newsletters  […]

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Simply Put – Winter 2011

The Winter edition of our Simply Put is now available – it contains pertinent information about employer responsibilities during the winter period. Please join our mailing list if you would like to receive a copy of our Simply Put newsletter or email me at

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National Minimum Wage Increase from 1st October 2011

This is a quick reminder that the NMW rates will change on October 1st, see table below: 21 years and over                   £6.08 ph 18-20 years                             £4.98 ph 16-17 years                             £3.68 ph To discuss any aspect of Employment Law, or to see how Simple HR can give you the peace of mind of legal compliance, contact […]

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Bribery Act

First worker charged under Bribery Act The new bribery act has claimed its first defendant. A court clerk faces a court case over accusations of an alleged bung. The defendant is accused of accepting a bribe to leave a traffic penalty of the legal database. He will be charged under the new Bribery Act, which […]

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Healthy Responses

West Lothian Council new sickness absence policy is being credited for the large reduction in sick days taken by staff this year. The new policy focuses on taking action on the principal cause and early intervention, as well as supporting staff once they are back at work. However, not everyone agrees with their new approach, […]

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Management Training Academy

Here at Simple HR we are running a 4 day management development course. Help your managers develop their time management and recruitment skills and help them manage conflict, performance and discipline issues. These courses are running over 4 days in May and June. This course costs £1600 but for Simple HR clients we are offering […]

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Company fined over labourer’s death after fall from roof

  Electrical chain Comet has been fined £75,000 after a labourer fell to his death from the roof of their Wrexham store. Personnel Today has reported that Paul Alker fell 24ft through a skylight in 2007. While he and his colleague were able to access the store’s roof by purpose-built scaffolding, they had not been issued […]

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Flexible working – the World Cup

Acas (the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service) is advising employers to be ready for the World Cup. Some employees will be expecting their employers to be flexible about working hours so that they can watch matches. Employers may also be worrying about their employees being less productive, hung over or sick following over enthusiastic celebrations. […]

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Statutory Redundancy Pay

From 1 October 2009, the maximum rate of a week’s pay for the calculation of statutory redundancy pay will rise to £380.  The increased weekly pay limit will also be used to calculate compensation for unfair dismissals and other claims from the same date.

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