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The Final Countdown

As we approach the final six months before GDPR is finally with us, there is still time for businesses to get ready.  If you haven't given serious consideration to how GDPR will affect your business, now is the time to do so. The starting point for any business needs to be a personal data audit: assessing what personal data you have and what you use it for and then checking if that use, and the way the data was obtained, meets the higher compliance standards of GDPR.   In many cases the justifications currently relied on will not be enough, particularly...
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GDPR: An Employment Perspective

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is an EU regulation which will replace the UK Data Protection Act 1988. The aim of this Regulation is to guarantee the fundamental right to personal data protection across the EU.  The Regulation will likely have an impact on the ways that employers store and gain consent to retain information about employees.  In this blog, we shall provide a brief outline of the Regulation, and the main ways that it shall affect Employment Law and HR.  Background The application of the Regulation extends to organisations which carry out processing outwith the EU but offer...
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Scottish-European Growth Co-Investment Programme

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What is it? The Scottish-European Growth Co-Investment Programme was launched in June 2017. It is a £100 Million equity co-investment scheme managed by EIF.  It is match funded by existing Investment Funds who have been supported by EIF, the objective being to create an overall Fund of up to £200 Million. It is a joint initiative by EIF and Scottish Enterprise, who have each contributed £50 million.  It aims to support businesses looking to raise £2 million or more in equity finance for growth. Who can apply? The Scottish European Growth Co-Investment Programme is suitable for businesses in all areas...
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Holiday Entitlement/Pay Update

The scope of payment that employees are entitled to when on holiday has expanded greatly over recent years. With the summer holidays fast approaching, it is important to be aware of these changes and the potential implications for your business. As well as being a statutory requirement, holidays can be important for maintaining employee morale, and therefore offering a transparent and fair holiday policy is one of the keys to making your business both an attractive and friendly place to work. With this is mind, here are some of the key points of the law relating to holiday pay, and...
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Taking control of redundancy

  In this week’s guest blog, we are delighted to hear from Rob Moore who is the Managing Director of The Career Management Organisation. At The Career Management Organisation, Rob works as part of a dedicated team to help both individuals and employers to overcome challenges and fulfil potential by providing tailored Career Coaching, Personal Development Coaching, and Outplacement services.  To find out if TCMO can help you or your company, please follow this link to their website: http://www.tcmo.co.uk/contact/ . Rob has lots of experience helping people through redundancy, and assisting them to prepare for change with confidence. We hope you shall...
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