What you need to know about the final Job Retention Scheme payment

The job retention scheme ended on 30th September 2021. Final claims for September should be made by 14th October 2021. For September you can still claim 60% of your furloughed employees wages for the hours that they have not worked. This is capped at £1,875 per employee per month. You will need to top up your employees furlough by 20% … Read More

What Changes have been made to the Furlough scheme?

If you are taking advantage of the Government Furlough Scheme then you need to be aware of the changes that came into effect from 1st July 2021. It is essential to continue to pay your employees at least 80% of their wages and the cap of £2,500 per month remains in place. You will continue to contribute to your employees … Read More

Don’t ignore the elephant in the room

Do you often ignore the elephant in the room? Pushing complex tasks to the bottom of the pile hoping that they will go away? It’s easy to push tasks like this aside. If you find yourself doing this on a regular basis then it might be worth establishing the reasons behind putting more difficult tasks to one side. Is it … Read More

How do I manage stress at work?

Stress isn’t always a bad thing. Stress in small doses can help you to stay motivated and alert, it can help you to focus on the job in hand in order to meet your goals and face new challenges. But stress can also make you feel overwhelmed with lack of ability to cope, even more so in this pandemic landscape. … Read More

Top 10 tips for looking after your wellbeing

If like the majority of us, you are working from home, looking after your well-being is more important than ever. Come on, admit it – like some of us, you’re more likely to put a load of washing in the dryer or browse social media than take 30-minutes out of your day to take some time for yourself. Am I … Read More

How to stay motivated whilst suffering from the January blues

January is always a difficult month to stay motivated. Whether you have enjoyed a Christmas break or have worked through the festive period, we welcome in the New Year and then the celebrations come to an end. I’m sure most people were glad to see the back of 2020 so moving into 2021 we need to stay positive and focused.  … Read More

A COVID Christmas

Christmas is usually a time of relaxation and getting together with loved ones. Even though the government originally tried to offer relaxed restrictions in order for us to have a more ‘normal’ Christmas, it wasn’t meant to be and the festive period won’t be the same. Without the usual build up to Christmas people are making the most of it, … Read More