Monthly Archives: September 2019

Unpredictability – the new normal

Business resilience is the key issue firms are grappling with when faced with increasingly large & unpredictable business interruption & supply chain risks. How resilient is your business if the worst happens? Whether it’s a flood on the other side of the world, a fire at a supplier’s premises or a major cyber-attack, business interruption […]

It’s nothing to do with Brexit

There was a time when insurance premiums followed a well-trodden cycle. Premiums would decrease based on competition and then a ‘hard market’ would follow (broker speak for rapidly rising premiums: 20%, 50%, 100%, 200% – big numbers) as a result of insurance companies desperately trying to get more money into the pot. It’s a time […]

Be proactive and audit your workplace

Do you use accident statistics to judge your health and safety performance? Accident statistics can provide a good indication that you’re on the right track. Low accident rates are good! Analysing trends over time can show where you may have problems and allows you to implement measures to correct them. However, there is a problem […]

Holiday pay calculation nightmare continues to evolve

A recent case heard in the Court of Appeal has rejected an Employers Appeal that they did not underpay a part time, term- time worker in respect of their holiday pay. In Brazel v The Harpur Trust,  the Court of Appeal found in favour of the Employee. The original case saw Brazel challenge the way […]

Mental Health First Aid 2 Day Course in association with Westfield Health

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an internationally recognised training course developed by Mental Health First Aid England. It is the mental health equivalent of physical first aid and is designed to raise the awareness of mental health in the workplace and reduce the stigma surrounding mental health issues. Having a qualified Mental Health First […]