After nearly a decade fighting an intense legal battle with a former employee, last week an employment tribunal in Croydon came down in favour of my company ? concluding that he was not entitled to an eye-watering ?74,000 worth of holiday pay. I detail the story, including the impact it had on my family values driven business. This true tale, rife with liberty taking, shows how the rights of SMEs themselves must be defended as much as those of the employees who work for them.
Will the government’s preoccupation with Brexit mean that the SME business economy won’t get the attention it deserves? Is it time we all re-focus our attention? If we don’t, we could risk the destruction of our cornerstone economy, says Pimlico Plumbers founder, Charlie Mullins
The Pimlico Plumbers founder refuses to be tarred with the same brush as Uber.
Whilst employee absences, sickness, and presenteeism are important issues to discuss, employers must work harder to make their work environment healthy.
The high-profile Pimlico Plumbers case is causing uncertainty for employers and workers. Here, Gareth Bridgland, a consultant at Perrys Chartered Accountants, discusses the issue of workers’ rights in the gig economy today.
It?s not a surprise that I was disappointed with the outcome of our Supreme Court hearing, which ruled against Pimlico Plumbers.
If one thing is for certain, Pimlico Plumbers? appearance at the Supreme Court has put the debate surrounding the rights of the self-employed slap bang into the public consciousness.
In my experience, the most precious commodity in life is not gold, diamonds or even Bitcoin, it?s time ??and it shouldn’t be wasted.
Most people have heard the old generalisation, ?those who can, do, and those that can?t, teach?. But less commonly known is, ?those that know business, become entrepreneurs, those that don?t become city academics?.?
The freefall in the number of new apprentices is one of the most depressing statistics I have read in a long time.
When the starter?s pistol was fired for our exit from the European Union on 23 June 2016, there was an expectation that the country would hit the ground running and race towards the independence just over half of Britain were so desperate to have.
It seems taking a back seat is something a lot of people are finding increasingly difficult to do and a return to work after retiring could be on the cards.