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Brexit preparations – driving in UK & EU after March 29, 2019

by ParentalChoice
in Uncategorized, Europe
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Many of you are aware that as it currently stands, March 29, 2019 is ‘Brexit Day’. From this date onwards, and with a No-Deal Brexit remaining a possibility, the details and minutiae of everyday life are likely to change in various ways. One of these crucial details is the continued ability to legally register, insure ...

Employment law and payroll update

by ParentalChoice
in Tax and Pensions, Payroll, Parenting, Nannies, Financial Planning, Childcare
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In line with the amendments and updates due to come into effect with the new tax year from April 2019, we thought it would be useful to highlight a few changes that may affect you on the legal and payroll side, in relation to being an employer. Employment Rights (Employment Particulars and Paid Annual Leave ...

From babies with love – love in the workplace

by ParentalChoice
in Working Mum, Working Dad, Work life balance, Parenting, New mum, Family Friendly Companies, Employee Benefits, Children
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Is love a word you often hear at work? In respect of how you feel about your colleagues, how you feel about your company, or how your company feels about you? I wonder if a staff survey ever asked: “do you feel loved by your company”? On Valentines Day From Babies with Love launched with ...

Cutting the Cost of Childcare

by ParentalChoice
in Working Mum, Working Dad, Work life balance, Parenting, Childcare, Career
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As any Parent who has looked at childcare will know, it is expensive.  Parents can spend up to 45% of their disposable income on childcare and after housing it is the second largest cost for a household. Naturally there are regional variations across the country, with the north being typically lowest in cost and the ...

What makes a successful international relocation?

by ParentalChoice
in Relocation, Moving house, Global Mobility, Family Friendly Companies, Europe, Employee Benefits, Children, Childcare, Brexit
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Last week The Guardian reported that nearly one third of British companies are either considering, or actively planning on, relocating their business operations abroad because of Brexit. What makes a successful international relocation for the thousands of people behind these headline-grabbing statistics? The logistics involved in ...

Love

by ParentalChoice
in Parenting, Family, Children
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‘The greatest thing you’ll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return’. David Bowie. I find these words from the late master of reinvention humbling. Someone can have ‘everything’, but, without love, it is nothing. As I sit here contemplating this, I am surrounded by tissues and various cold remedies, having succumb...