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May 2017 Newsletter - Fee For Intervention (FFI) Cost recovery scheme

Posted on Wednesday 10th May 2017

Fees for Intervention

In October 2012 the Health and Safety Executive (the “HSE”) introduced  a Fee for Intervention cost recovery scheme (“FFI”) to reduce public spending on the HSE by moving certain costs to dutyholders (employers, generally).

If upon an inspection an HSE inspector identifies a material breach of health and safety legislation s/he is entitled to issue an FFI invoice to cover the costs of the investigation, which the dutyholder is liable to pay. One can see the danger inherent in the scheme; that HSE inspectors issue a contravention notice whereas previously they might

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National Living Wage and National Minimum Wage 2017

Posted on Friday 31st Mar 2017

Quick reminder:

From 1st April 2017 the rates for the National Living Wage and the National Minimum Wage will rise as follows from the current figures shown in brackets:

Age 25 and over:  £7.50 (£7.20)

Age 21 to 24: £7.05 (£6.95)

Age 18 to 20: £5.60 ((£5.55)

Under 18: £4.05 (£4.00)

Apprentices: £3.50 (£3.40)

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March 2017 Newsletter - Appeal Court upholds contractual commission and holiday pay ruling

Posted on Thursday 16th Mar 2017

Locked Out 

Last year the Court of Appeal in British Gas Trading Ltd v Lock decided that contractual results-based commission must be included in the calculation holiday pay.

This week, British Gas has been refused permission to take its appeal to the Supreme Court. Thus the Court of Appeal’s decision stands, namely that results-based commission should be “taken into account” for the purposes of the four weeks’ leave derived from the Working Time Directive where it forms part of a worker’s “normal remuneration”.

This case should now return to the Employment Tribunal for it to decide

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ASSISTANCE WITH ISO CERTIFICATION

Posted on Monday 6th Feb 2017

ASSISTANCE WITH ISO CERTIFICATION 
Thanks for dropping in.

 We cannot on this one page answer all your questions about what Acton Jennings LLP is able to do to assist you with certification so any queries that remain unanswered please do not hesitate to contact our offices.

The procedure for dealing with the three standards we offer, ISO 9001 (quality standard), ISO 14001 
(environmental standard) and OHSAS 18001,  is essentially the same. 

Obtaining certification for any of the ISO standards develops through definite key stages. To be meaningful and to have a positive impact on

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February 2017 - Gain ISO Certification with Acton Jennings LLP

Posted on Friday 3rd Feb 2017

ISO CERTIFICATION with ACTON JENNINGS LLP

ISOs are internationally recognised standards. A business that achieves ISO certification has demonstrated a commitment to meeting the standards that are important to that business, its customers or clients and its employees and stakeholders. It is a commitment that is instantly recognizable by the logo that accredited organisations are entitled to display. 
We are, then, naturally delighted to announce that Acton Jennings is now able to provide professional and experienced assistance to help organisations  gain  or maintain ISO certification in

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