Forum Christmas Hours and Bank Holidays

Forum Christmas Hours and Bank Holidays

There is no legal right to pay employees over public bank holidays. Employers can if they wish to do so, by counting it as part of the employee’s statutory annual leave. Over the Christmas and New Year period there are three public bank holidays in England and Wales. This year’s Christmas and New Year bank […]

Annual Leave and Sickness around Christmas

Annual Leave and Sickness around Christmas

With the run-up to Christmas, workplaces can be a stressful and busy time. This usually ends up with some employees taking a sick day or annual leave. By reading this blog we will help you as an employer, plan ahead with any holiday requests and sicknesses. Annual Leave As an organisation, you should have an […]

Forum Festive Facts

Forum Festive Facts

Everyone loves reading an interesting fact, a humorous joke or something Christmassy, especially in the lead up to the big day and when there’s a sparkly, festive twist. At the Forum, we love Christmas and to celebrate we have created lots of fun and exciting festive facts for you. You’ll also find these interesting nuggets […]

House of Commons Recess Dates 2017 – 2018

House of Commons Recess Dates 2017 – 2018

For information only as the exact dates of the recesses can change and can also be different for the two houses. State Opening: 21 June 2017 Recess Summer Conference November Christmas February Easter May Whitsun House Rises 20th July 2017 14th September 2017 7th November 2017 8th February 2018 29th March 2018 30th May 2018 […]

Budget 2017 Response for Our Members

Budget 2017 Response for Our Members

  The Forum of Private Business is voicing disappointment at the Chancellor’s lack of support for small businesses in today’s Budget. Having campaigned for a greater understanding by Government of the value of the SME sector, lobbied for relief for high street businesses from draconian business rates, and having pushed for greater incentivisation for investors […]