Holiday year

Tax year end is on the horizon and every year I marvel at why it is that despite 365 long days ahead of me, it seems that there is always a last minute rush when a deadline looms large?! It’s a basic fact of life, if we are given a deadline, we work to it, and it will always cause a glut or a backlog, often when we are at our busiest! Unfortunately, none of us can change the date of tax year-end, unless your name is Phillip Hammond of…

What If You Refuse Annual Leave, And The Employee Takes Time Off Anyway?

You don’t need me to tell you that the summer period is peak season for staff members wanting to take some time out of the office. The kids are off school, people are thinking about a few weeks in the sun, and the holiday requests start rolling in. All business owners know that it’s essential to have a robust policy in place to manage leave requests and ensure that they’re handled fairly and efficiently, so you can fulfill your duties as a responsible and fair employer, and also make sure…