And, of course…Brexit!

Deal or no deal–a new UK in 2019! With less than 100 days until we leave the EU, what can we expect? Regardless of whether a deal on the UK’s exit from the EU is agreed, the rules around the employment of EU nationals will change sooner or later. Once the UK leaves...

Top Questions for December 2018

A visual summary of the top questions fielded by DLP Advisers in December 2018. Click image to enlarge The top questions in December were… Dismissal / Disciplinary – 38% Welfare / Sickness – 22% Grievance Queries – 11% Restructures – 7%...

Ex-Gratia Payments

The recent story of Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho being given the red card and paid £15 Million for essentially failing a major company (Manchester United) has put ex-gratia payments back on the agenda for conversation. So, what is an ex-gratia payment? An...

Good Work Plan – Update

The Government recently released a new set of proposals1 in response to 2017’s Mathew Taylor Good Work Review2. This is government’s second published response to The Taylor Review. A number of proposals are put forward and three pieces of legislation have passed...

Legal Updates for 2019

29th March 2019 Brexit day! The UK leaves the EU. We’ll keep you updated with any changes in Employment Law. 6th April 2019 Taxation of termination payments. Class 1A employer National Insurance contributions will be payable on termination payments over £30,000. 6th...

Blurring the client-employee relationship?

Not sure how to maintain a professional working relationship? This month we received a very interesting question from one of our clients in the care sector regarding working relationships with clients and service users and how friendly is “too friendly”. While it is...