Holiday pay

The holiday season might be ending, but holiday pay remains a hot topic. In Flowers v East of England Ambulance Trust, the Employment Appeal Tribunal looked at whether voluntary overtime should be included in holiday pay. Employees should be paid their ‘normal remuneration’ when they take holiday. But is voluntary overtime ‘normal’ pay? This case…

Is Your Business Safe?

You might think that your health and safety is covered because you’ve got some paperwork, but if an accident occurred at your workplace and you were taken to court, would that paperwork be enough to protect you, or even worse, would it be used against you?

Restart a Heart Day 2018 – 16th October

According to the British Heart Foundation 545 people will be taken to a UK hospital today, having suffered a heart attack. , Unfortunately 180 of those will die. There are more than 30,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests every year in the UK, with an overall survival rate less than 1 in 10. In order to maximise…

Count the cost of health and safety failings*

When you consider the increase in penalties and fines for those companies failing in their health and safety duties, you can see why more and more of them are choosing to use THSP for their competent person, advice, training and inspections.