Monthly Archives: January 2016

The cost of exiting staff set to increase under new government consultation

The Government is consulting on “simplifying” the tax treatment of termination payments. A consultation by the Office for Tax Simplification in October suggested that all termination payments should be taxable (with some limited exemptions). Currently non-contractual termination payments under £30,000 in certain situations, such as where a termination payment is paid as compensation for damages […]

Face Fit Testing

Where respiratory protective equipment (RPE) and face masks are used, it is essential that these provide adequate protection for all individual wearers. Face masks can’t protect the wearer if they leak. A major cause of leaks is poor fit – the face mask needs to fit the face to be effective. Many masks rely on […]

Environmental Liability: is your business exposed?

Both legislative changes and increased pressure for businesses to behave in a social, ethical and environmentally responsible way has led to an increase in demand for companies to purchase Environmental Liability insurance (EIL). Whilst this type of cover is not compulsory at present, the Environmental Damage (Prevention and Remediation) Regulations of 2009 have introduced new […]