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How to make staff redundant

by Nadine De Souza Unfortunately, during these difficult economic times you may have to make a member of staff redundant. Read our essential guide below for the steps to ensure that any redundancies you make don’t fall foul of the law.… Find out more

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How to handle staff absences due to travel disruption

With the UK having recently experienced one of the worst winters since records began, many employees have struggled to get into work due to travel disruption. But what can you do as an employer if your staff can’t get into… Find out more

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What to do if your employee resigns

All employers will have to face an employee resigning, but it’s important that you handle it in the right way. Here are some crucial tips to follow. 1. Get confirmation You can’t refuse an employee’s resignation, but do get the… Find out more

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What to include in a staff handbook

Producing a staff handbook could be one of the best moves you ever make as a company boss, as the document will resolve numerous issues and appease staff personnel over the years to come. At first, you might think: ‘Do I really… Find out more

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Our stock transfer form template is changing

As of 6 April 2012 the design of the stock transfer form is changing, due to amends by HMRC. Find out more on the latest changes… A new certificate is being added to the reverse of the stock transfer form, which… Find out more

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Private sector businesses on the rise

The UK has seen an increase in the number of private sector businesses over recent years, government figures suggest. Statistics from the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills show that between the start of 2009 and the beginning of 2010, there was… Find out more

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Unhappy workers ‘can have toll on workplace’

Unhappy workers can be damaging to wider company goals, according to one employment analyst. Dilys Robinson, principal research fellow at the Institute for Employment Studies, believes that “structural commitment” among workers could be one of the biggest problems facing the… Find out more

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Share certificates and stock transfers: Q&As

When people start up a small business, they usually form a company limited by shares. The benefit of forming such a company is that the shareholders have limited liability, which means that if the company fails, creditors cannot seize their… Find out more

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The pros and cons of forming a limited company | lawpack.co.uk

Limited companies are among the two most popular types of company chosen by UK business people, with the sole trader route the other main avenue. The first step for anyone setting up a limited company is to register it with Companies House,… Find out more

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How to write a winning business plan

Throughout the educational process, lecturers and teachers often argue that you should begin an essay with the conclusion. Not only does this give the audience a way into your argument, but it helps to inform their expectations of what you… Find out more