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PROFIT EXTRACTION

Investing in your company - how tax efficient is it?

Interest rates on savings are currently derisory, yet your business is paying through the nose for its overdraft facility. Can you use your personal money to save your company costs and generate tax-efficient income?

ENFORCEMENT

HSE sector plans

The HSE is in the process of publishing 19 separate plans that detail how it’s planning to tackle safety in different sectors. What’s to know?

SICKNESS ABSENCE

Long-term sickness absence and dismissal

The Court of Appeal has decided that an employee who was sacked following over a year’s sickness absence was unfairly dismissed. Does that mean you can’t ever dismiss employees who are on long-term sickness absence?

CHILDCARE

The new “Tax-Free Childcare” scheme

On 21 April 2017 the new Tax-Free Childcare (TFC) scheme was launched. It will come into force in stages and is quite different to the existing childcare voucher scheme. How much involvement will employers have in TFC?

SICKNESS ABSENCE

Sickness absence: managing migraines

An employee regularly suffers from terrible migraines and needs to go home early. Can you require them to make up the time they miss when they are feeling better or is this problematic?

HOLIDAYS

Statutory paid holiday rights post-Brexit

The Prime Minister has now triggered Article 50 and the UK is on course to leave the European Union. When we eventually do, what will happen to employees’ existing statutory paid holiday rights?

HEALTH AND SAFETY

Q&A - what’s the law on drinking water?

AIR QUALITY

Over to you

ENERGY

Clean energy - what does it really mean?

Energy companies have a history of fudging their environmental claims. How can you avoid any dodgy marketing around renewable energy and be sure that it’s as green as you might expect it to be?

INCIDENT INVESTIGATION

Keep photographic records

In the event of an environmental incident, it’s vital to collect as much evidence as possible so that you can ascertain what happened and the extent of any damage caused. Our new photo record document will help you to do this.

WASTE

Landowners being scammed

The Environment Agency has reported that business owners are being targeted by waste criminals, costing them hundreds of thousands of pounds in clean-up costs. What’s happening and how can you avoid getting caught out?