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February 2018 Newswire  

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Hethertons Services for Businesses

Our aim is to keep you up to date with ideas and information that will help you gain the best possible advantages in working with us. This newswire will be sent regularly to help achieve this aim, and we hope you enjoy reading them.

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  Our advice on dealing with sickness in the workplace


Hethertons’ Employment team has produced a series of videos exploring some of the issues on which we regularly advise clients.

One of these clips looks at sickness in the workplace, with Senior Associate David Scott highlighting points that businesses need to be aware of.

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 That’s York TV recognises our support of children’s cancer charity


Hethertons has been interviewed by community TV station That’s York TV, with the piece focusing on our work alongside other local businesses to raise money for Candlelighters.

In total, more than £5,000 was raised for the children’s cancer charity at a fundraising ball held at the end of last year.

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  Regulator wants to extend support to more businesses


A leading watchdog has set out plans to increase the number of businesses able to access the Financial Ombudsman Service.

Under present arrangements only operations with 10 or fewer staff can make use of the service if they find themselves embroiled in a dispute with a bank.

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  Ex-MP tasked with tackling late payment


The first-ever Small Business Commissioner has assumed his duties and is working to tackle late payment.

Ministers confirmed last year that former MP Paul Uppal had been selected to fill a role which was specifically created to improve the country’s payment culture.

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  CMI suggests that longer hours could actually harm productivity


An average boss works a day a week more than he or she is paid to, recent research by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) suggested.

The organisation had polled more than 1,000 managers around the UK and found that, on average, an individual was working 7.5 hours over and above their contract.

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