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Do you know about the auto enrolment for your employees pensions?
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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
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.
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 VoluntaryNews · 8th Sep 2014
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
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 >>>>>>>>
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
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
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.”
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>>>>>>>>
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
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
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