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Radhika Das is a Legal Executive in the employment team at Pannone Corporate. In the first in our series, My Life in Law, she tells us more about how she got into the profession and life at the firm. When did you join Pannone Corporate? I joined Pannone in July 2018, so coming up to three years ago. What was your role/experience prior to joining? I worked at a large respondent firm in Manchester which…
Before the coronavirus pandemic began, it was estimated that around 4.6 million people in the UK worked from home. Despite being in the millions, this represented just 14% of the country’s 32.6 million workforce. Figures from market and consumer data analyst, Statista, show a steady rise in home working over the last few years, growing by 1.69 million since 1998. Fast-forward to 2021 and the ‘WFH’ landscape has changed exponentially, with a reported 60%…
The growth in online retail hit a 13-year high in 2020, as bricks and mortar retailers were forced to close their doors for large parts of the year. The momentum behind eCommerce was already gathering pace, but the global pandemic has only served to accelerate this growth, resulting in an increase in online retail sales of 36% year-on-year in 2020, according to the latest IMRG Capgemini Online Retail Index. Government-imposed restrictions were debilitating for…
The mental and physical wellbeing of employees will be the biggest HR challenge for businesses in the next 12 months, as concerns grow about the welfare of remote workforces.  More than half of HR professionals (55%) admit that the issue will be the main focus in the year ahead, with an overwhelming 83% saying they have concerns about the overall mental wellbeing of employees as a result of the pandemic. According to our survey of…
The majority of North West businesses will not make the COVID-19 vaccination mandatory within their organisation, despite the growing debate around ‘no jab, no job’. As the Government considers plans to introduce COVID certification, as it continues to open up the UK economy, 83% of the region’s business and HR leaders confirmed that they don’t intend to force employees to take up the vaccine, before returning to the office. In a survey…
The Wateredge Inn on Ambleside has been sold to The Inn Collection Group for an undisclosed sum. The Wateredge Inn dates back to the late 17th century and is located in Ambleside on the banks of Lake Windermere in the Lake District. The hotel is well known for its spectacular location and attracts guests from all over the world due to its landmark site. It has been owned by the Cowap family for almost 40 years. The Inn…
Welcome to our March newsletter In this edition, we look at the imminent changes which should be top of the agenda for HR teams and employers.  Coming into force in April, this includes new National Minimum Wage rates and HMRC guidance on the extension off off-payroll working to the private sector.  We also take a look at new pension legislation which will be introduced later this year. Employers continue to rise to the challenge of…
The reputation of so called ‘pre-pack’ administrations has not always been positive but, in the right circumstances, they’re an effective way of ensuring the future of an otherwise insolvent business. The mechanism allows a potentially valid company to survive, but relieves it of otherwise debilitating debt. In the midst of a global pandemic, when otherwise viable businesses are finding themselves in unfamiliar financial territory (in many cases, for no reason other than the impact of…
10 April marks 100 days since the EU/UK Trade and Co-Operation Agreement came into force. Much like the ‘first hundred days’ analysis that follows the start of a leading politician’s term in office, it’s interesting to step back and think about the impact and changes that have, or haven’t, been made since the end of the Brexit transition period on 31 December. Brexit caused an immediate shock to the import/export market following the end of…
A Company Voluntary Arrangement (CVA): a term not necessarily high on the agenda for many businesses, but one that has risen in prominence over the last two years or so, and particularly since March 2020. Most notably on the high street, where retailers have sought to use the arrangement as a means to continue trading in the toughest of conditions. Increasingly a point of debate and discussion, CVAs were once again thrown into the…