No tax is popular; however, public opposition to Inheritance Tax (IHT) is particularly widespread despite the fact that only a minority of estates have to pay it. In fact, IHT accounts for less than 1% of UK taxes while affecting less than 5% of estates.
Managing Stress and Building Resilience in the Workplace – Learning to “Ride the Waves”
Jon Kabat-Zimm tells us that “you cannot stop the waves, but you can learn to surf”, a reminder to all of us that managing our own stress and building resilience is vital to us being able to “thrive”. Emma O’Connor Head of Training, looks at our recent Managing Stress and Building Resilience in the Workplace course and asks, what did we learn?
Agreeing funeral arrangements - Easier said than done?
Whilst we all like to hope that when a loved one passes away there will be no dispute with family and friends as regards the distribution of their estate or matters ancillary to their death, in reality this is often not the case. Indeed, in many cases disputes can begin immediately upon the death of a loved one with the question of their funeral arrangements.
Statutory Parental Bereavement Leave and Pay to arrive soon
Business Secretary Andrea Leadsom has announced new regulations on Parental Bereavement Leave and Pay, which will give eligible employees two weeks’ paid statutory leave if they lose a child. The law will come into effect from 6 April 2020 subject to final parliamentary approval. Although an upsetting subject, this new law will give certainty and protections for parents.
Competition between employers to identify, attract and retain talent has led to a wide range of inventive perks and benefits being offered to employees over the last few years in addition to attractive salaries. In addition employers within particular sectors have found it easier to attract talent due to perceptions that candidates may have about them either in respect of the ethics of the businesses themselves or the nature of the work being undertaken.