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Immigration Changes 1st January 2021 As of 31st December 2020, the UK will officially leave the European Union and new rules will come into force and the free movement between the UK and the EU and Switzerland with cease. Posted by Lindsay Baker
18th November 2020
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Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme - extension The government announced on the 31st October 2020 that there will be a further national lockdown from 5th November 2020 to 2nd December 2020. To support businesses, they have confirmed that the CJRS Scheme will be extended to 2nd December 2020. Posted by Lindsay Baker
2nd November 2020
Job Support Scheme Closed Guidance The purpose of the 'closed' version of the Job Support Scheme is to give as much financial support as possible to employers who are forced to close as a result of local lockdown restrictions. Posted by Carla Cifaldi
28th October 2020
Job Support Scheme Open Important update on the successor to Furlough: The Job Support Scheme Open Posted by Carla Cifaldi
23rd October 2020
The Job Support Scheme The Government have announced details of the Job Support Scheme which will replace the Job Retentions Scheme from 1st November 2020. Posted by Carla Cifaldi
25th September 2020
Kickstart Grant Scheme for Employers The government have now published information on the new Kickstart Scheme for employers which aims to help businesses create high quality 6-month job placements for 16-24 year old’s. Posted by Carla Cifaldi
3rd September 2020
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Changes to shielding The government have announced changes to “Shielding” from the 1st August to assist with returning to a more normal way of life for individuals, of course taking into consideration health and safety measures. Posted by Charlotte Batchelor
5th August 2020
Travelling outside the UK The government are continuously updating travel advice now that people can travel out of the UK. This comes with its own rules around whether individuals will have to self-isolate upon their return, which are regularly changing. In this blog we've summarised the key points as things stand today. Posted by Charlotte Batchelor
28th July 2020
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Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme update Following the government’s announcement on 29th May that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme will start to wind down from this month, we have updated our guidance to reflect the changes that will be happening over the next few weeks, with more updates to follow after 12th June. Posted by Carla Cifaldi
1st June 2020
Return to Work Guidance during the Covid-19 pandemic Now the Government has laid out their plans to start the recovery of the economy. How do you get your workforce back to work safely and responsibly? Posted by Carla Cifaldi
14th May 2020
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Inducting staff during the Covid-19 pandemic With the Covid-19 crisis pushing more and more of us to work from home, many of our clients may have concerns about the induction and training of new staff when not being able to do this face to face. How do employers engage new staff when they may not meet any of their colleagues in person for some weeks? Posted by Carla Cifaldi
1st May 2020
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Planning the return to work! As the 7th May fast approaches and the government are due to review the current measures that are in place to contain the spread of Covid-19, many of our clients may have started thinking about how they can resume operations and ask their employees to return to the office. Posted by Carla Cifaldi
29th April 2020
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Redundancies during furlough Are you considering how your businesses will survive post Covid-19 and if you will be able to continue to employ the same number of staff as before the crisis? Redundancies should always be considered as a last resort, but should you wish to start the selection process, we have put together some guidance for you to assist you in making redundancies during furlough. Posted by Carla Cifaldi
27th April 2020
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Facing up to disappointment and challenge Now that we are all well and truly living with the forced changes that this Covid19 Pandemic has created, we will be finding ourselves having to deal with a great deal of disappointment and unwanted challenges. So, how do we best deal with the cards we've been dealt? Posted by Graham Ravenscroft
24th April 2020
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Homeworking policies - do you have everything covered? The UK's homeworking force has increased exponentially over the last few weeks as everyone follows government guidance but does your business have a robust homeworking policy? Here we have put together some guidance for you when considering the key points that should be included in your homeworking policy, both for now and once this period of isolation/social distancing is over. Posted by Emma Wynne
24th April 2020
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Our business is growing fast (we’ve doubled in staff in the last year) and that means dealing with a lot of employment hassles. We’re glad to have Gateway HR on our side. Not only do Emma and her team ensure we do everything correctly and legally, but they are always there when we find ourselves in a new situation. It gives us great peace of mind to know we can pick up the phone or send an email, and an expert is there to talk us through our options. Gateway HR is such a trusted adviser, that we now even recommend them to our clients. And there are very few companies we trust that much
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One of the directors of our company, Rob Buxton, suggested that we may benefit from an HR audit from a BNI member, Gateway HR. At first we were sceptical about this. Firstly, nothing in life is free – ‘there’s no such thing as a free lunch’ and all that. Secondly, we’re a firm of accountants, dealing with businesses, staffing matters and so on all the time – what could Gateway possibly do for us? Firstly we can confirm that the HR audit was totally free. We were visited by one of their consultants, Lindsay Gibson, who was with us for about an hour. During this time we ran through the procedures and systems that we have in place for dealing with our staff. Shortly after the meeting we received a health check from Lindsay that clearly showed the areas in which we were good, and the areas where improvements were needed. It became apparent from the report that we didn’t know as much as we thought we did.

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“James Gray initially engaged Gateway HR for some advice around the departure of a senior, long-serving staff member. The advice we got was clear and concise and the team were always on hand to support decisions that were being made around contractual obligations.

Following this initial engagement, we took advantage of the HR audit and starter pack to review all our existing forms and contracts. This is great value as it gave us a new suite of compliant documents that are all consistent and tailored to us. We have also committed to a longer-term arrangement with the Peace of Mind service offering which ensures Gateway are always on hand for any guidance. We have been very happy with the support to date and look forward to continuing the relationship.”
Richard Samuels, MD, James Gray Recruitment
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Sharon Womersley, The Lowdown - HR Services and Support
I’ve run a small business for many years and thought I was doing it properly myself – I wasn’t! I can’t recommend Gateway highly enough for the way that they have taken care of my HR, sorted it out professionally and left me to concentrate on what I do best
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