A new age for the older employee

A new age for the older employee

With many more people wanting to work beyond the retirement age, there are clear channels to ensure everyone is treated fairly. Adelle Morris, of Grigor & Young and Moray Employment Law in Elgin (pictured), examines the options. We are all working longer in life. More people are concerned about their pension provision  – or a […]

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Have a cool UEL: The Eight Ways of Christmas – Top tips for a perfect festive office party

Have a cool UEL: The Eight Ways of Christmas – Top tips for a perfect festive office party

Set out the ground-rules:  It might be the season of goodwill – but things spill over. You should clarify in advance what is ‘acceptable behaviour’ – many office parties end up with staff fighting and verbal harassment. An office party is technically a work-related activity and normal disciplinary procedures still apply. Watch the Highland flings:  […]

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Pension timebomb is ticking louder

Pension timebomb is ticking louder

The pension timebomb across the UK is ticking even louder, says John Fox, managing director of the pension provider Liberty SIPP. “As Britons live longer, the nation’s pension bill is rising steadily. The recent figures give a grim forecast – by the time those currently embarking on their working lives retire, state pensions and winter fuel payments […]

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EXPERT VIEW: Law firms merit a place on the high streets

EXPERT VIEW: Law firms merit a place on the high streets

by: MALCOLM MACKAY Local lawyers are part of our towns, says Malcolm Mackay The renowned architect Malcolm Fraser and his advisory group have made some excellent recommendations in their review of the future of Scotland’s towns. But I would respectfully suggest there is a serious omission that requires inclusion – the evolving role of local […]

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EXPERT VIEW: How to unleash the ‘intrapreneurs’ in business

EXPERT VIEW: How to unleash the ‘intrapreneurs’ in business

  Large firms across the UK need to adopt the entrepreneurial spirit that drives so much value in start-ups and small firms. According to CIPD research, by encouraging a culture of ‘intrapreneurialism,’ big businesses could help their employees adopt entrepreneurial behaviours that foster innovation and growth. The word ‘intrapreneurs’ was coined in the 1980s by […]

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