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Do you know about the auto enrolment for your employees pensions?

Mon, 15/09/2014 - 11:31am

Do you know about the auto enrolment for your employees pensions?

If you would like to know more please use the link below


Tagged: information, Legal Updates, Pensions

United Nation Convention to host awards

Mon, 15/09/2014 - 11:03am

Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, and International Include Me TOO are hosting the National Community Inspiration Awards – a prestigious blue tie event, which celebrates and recognises the inspirational disabled children, young people and their families from grass root communities. Click here for more information >>>>>>>>UNC

Tagged: children, event, information

New Autumn Courses with Skillbase

Thu, 11/09/2014 - 11:18am

PLease see the latest workshops for Autumn click on the attachment beleow

New Courses for Autumn 2014

Tagged: assistance, development, education, information, training

Shared Parental Leave

Wed, 10/09/2014 - 8:48am

Subject to final parliamentary approval, from April 2015 new mothers and their partners will be able to share up to 52 weeks of leave in total.

Employees expecting babies on or after 5th April 2015 will qualify, so employment relations body ACAS has produced initial guidance now, at http://www.acas.org.uk/index.aspx?articleid=4911.

Tagged: information, Legal Updates, Maternity Leave

PAYE returns must be on time from October

Wed, 10/09/2014 - 8:34am

Accountants Sayer Vincent’s September newsletter (http://www.sayervincent.co.uk/publications/newsletters) points out that HM Revenue and Customs are tightening up on their requirements for RTI (real time information) returns of PAYE. Late filing after 5th October this year, even of a nil return, will attract a penalty, and from April 2015 these penalties will be automated and sent out quarterly. Read more by clicking here >>>http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/payerti/reporting/late-reporting.htm.  by · 8th Sep 2014

Tagged: finance, information, PAYE

Workplace dress code guidance by ACAS

Wed, 10/09/2014 - 8:30am

ACAS, the employment relations body, has issued new guidance on dress codes and appearance in the workplace, setting out the issues for employers to consider, rather than providing answers, http://www.acas.org.uk/dresscode.

Tagged: employment, information

Police and Crime Commissioners – 2 years on

Wed, 10/09/2014 - 8:20am

Two years on from the initial elections of Police and Crime Commissioners, Clinks has a short survey to find out what is working and what is acting as a barrier to the voluntary sector’s ability to shape and deliver local services that make communities safer places. Responses will help create a set of recommendations for key decision-makers. Want to know more? click below

Police and Crime Commissioners – 2 years on

Tagged: crime, information, Police

Rights of volunteers as against employees

Wed, 10/09/2014 - 8:13am

Workplace Law has a new 3 page resource on legal status differences between volunteers and employees, highlighting key considerations for organisations to bear in mind when recruiting volunteers. Read more below >>>>>>>>

Rights of volunteers as against employees

Tagged: information, Legal Updates, volunteering

New Venture for people with Learning Disabilities

Mon, 08/09/2014 - 11:19am

 Two charitable organisations in Stafford have come together to launch a new venture for people with learning disabilities. To find out more click on the link>>>>>>B2B_Mencap

Tagged: assistance, charity, disability, health, information, wellbeing

Free level 2 Certificate Dementia Care

Mon, 08/09/2014 - 9:03am

 Workwise personnel are offering a FREE Level 2 Certificate Dementia Care For more information and to book your place please contact us on:
T:01429 862888/01388 665001
E:training@workwisepersonnel.com    World Alzheimers month.pdf (886k)

Tagged: information, training

Holiday pay ruling could impact care sector

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 10:49am

Third Force News reports on a European court judgement which means that routinely earned extra money, such as sleepover payments, should be included when calculating holiday pay. In many cases holiday pay has been based on basic earnings instead. Find out more here>>>>>>   Holiday pay ruling could impact care sector

Tagged: employment, finance, information, Legal Updates

Reminder on volunteers and DBS checks

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 10:28am

This month’s Disclosure and Barring Service newsletter includes a piece ‘Volunteers: who is eligible?’. They have seen a noticeable increase in some organisations submitting checks for volunteers who are not eligible for a DBS check, and this gives some basic guidance.  Reminder on volunteers and DBS checks 

Tagged: information, Legal Updates

Royal British Legion launches first five of 16 ‘pop-in’ high-street advice centres

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 10:13am

Royal British Legion launches first five of 16 ‘pop-in’ high-street advice centres. Read more here>>>>Royal British Legion

Tagged: charity, community, information

Factsheet on zero-hours contracts

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 10:00am

Personnel professional body CIPD believes that “used responsibly, zero-hours contracts can provide flexibility that works for both organisations and individuals. However, our research shows that poor practice does exist. Use the recently revised factsheet to see what good practice looks like.”

More: Factsheet on zero-hours contracts…

Tagged: education, information

Data protection issues around big data

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 9:56am

The Information Commissioner’s Office has published a report giving an overview on data protection issues around big data analytics. It also contributes to the debate on big data and privacy.

Download ‘Big data and data protection’ (pdf, 470KB) via>>>>>>>>

Tagged: information

Library Consultation – have YOUR say

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 9:39am

Whether you access library services online or visit your local library regularly or once in a while, you’ll want to have your say on this major public consultation on the future of Staffordshire’s library service. Thousands of people are expected to have their say – make sure you’re one of them! Read more here >>>>>Library consultation

Tagged: community, consultation, information

Employment Opportunity -Development Worker

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 9:34am

This is an exciting and challenging opportunity to work for South Staffordshire Network for Mental Network, a registered charity based in Lichfield, and covering a wide geographical area across six districts of South Staffordshire.          SSNMH_Development Worker 2014

Tagged: development, employment, health

Free Forum for Social Care

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 9:11am

Have you reserved your space for the Staffordshire County Council Managers Quality Networking Forum for Social Care? Click here for more information>>>>>Forum for Social Care

Tagged: carers, charity, community, social care, training

Carers Association South Staffs

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 8:54am

A new CASS Living Well with Dementia (LWwD) service was officially launched this week to support people living with dementia and their carers. Read more here>>>>>>>LWWD Service Launch Stafford


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