vivoHR & Training Blog

Basingstoke Business Expo

On 30 March Sam is speaking at the Basingstoke Business Expo. If you are a business owner who, like many other small business owners feels worried about the thought of needing to employ people, join Sam as she takes you through options that may mean employment isn't...

Changes to Salary Sacrifice Schemes

From 6 April 2017 the Government are limiting some salary sacrifice arrangements - this will limit the number of benefits for which there are tax & NI contribution advantages when managed under a salary sacrifice scheme. Schemes for pension saving, certain...

Statutory Pay Rate Increases

As well as the minimum wage rate increases we wrote about on here the other day, new limits come onto force for statutory pay rates on 6 April 2017 as follows: Maternity / Paternity / Adoption / Shared Parental Pay - rises to £140.98 per week Statutory Sick Pay -...

Worker or Employee – do you know the difference?

Worker or Employee? These two terms are often used interchangeably (particularly by the media reporting yet another scaremongering story!) but they do have different meanings in terms of employment status and therefore in the eyes of an employment tribunal....

GCSE Grades are changing this year

Grades for GCSE are changing from the A to F system to a 9 to 1 system.If you are an employer and you recruit younger employees (maybe apprentices) you need to be aware of this. It's being phased in gradually - this year some students are receiving grades 9 to 1 in...

Minimum Wage Update

From 1 April 2017 the National Minimum Wage rates increase as follows: £7.50 per hour - 25 yrs old and over (new rate for over 25s was introduced April 2016 and referred to as the complusory National Living Wage) £7.05 per hour - 21-24 yrs old £5.60 per hour - 18-20...

Working From Home, great reasons as to why we love to WFH!

I love working from home (WFH) and enjoy the flexibility to do domestic "stuff" when necessary. Not sure I qualify for less distractions with two dogs under my feet all day though! A survey summarized in the Microsoft whitepaper, Work without Walls, indicates the top...

Business Expo March 2017 – An invite from vivoHR

vivoHR are very pleased to be exhibiting for the second year at the Basingstoke Business Expo March 30th 2017 Apollo Hotel - Basingstoke All your HR under one umbrella Visit us @ Stand 10 to book a FREE HR Audit Enter our prize draw to win a ½ day consultation...