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So far Paul Beare has created 74 blog entries.

Maternity pay – what UK firms need to know 

2020-01-24T15:53:44+01:00January 27 th, 2020|UK Legal, UK Payroll|

One of the more surprising aspects of employing staff in the UK is the regime governing maternity benefits. As part of the government’s desire to equalize the gender pay gap as well as making it easier for women to return to work, statutory maternity pay is a key cornerstone of UK employment law.    And, like ...

Paul Beare Ltd heads to IR Global Miami

2020-01-16T10:04:53+01:00January 16 th, 2020|Setting up in the UK, UK General|

If it’s January then it must be time for the latest IR Global ‘On the Road’ event, and the first 2020 engagement takes place in Miami. And Paul Beare will be there, as his globetrotting reaches new heights.   “The Miami event is a really well timed one,” Paul says, who is currently in New Zealand. ...

Hire power: how to get your new employee set up right 

2020-01-14T23:17:15+01:00January 14 th, 2020|Setting up in the UK, UK General, UK Payroll|

Taking on your first new employee is an exciting milestone for any business. It means not just that help is on the way but also that the business is taking another step in its growth. And fresh blood means new ideas and energy.    However, it is worth pointing out that, for UK companies at least, employing ...

Auto-enrolment:  A guide to UK pensions 

2020-01-16T10:05:06+01:00January 10 th, 2020|UK Legal, UK Payroll|

Although businesses in the UK have had a few years to get used to the concept of pensions auto-enrolment, some confusion remains: what is it, how does it work, what does it mean for me? And that confusion is often mirrored by employees themselves, who are sometimes left unsure as to what commitments they have ...

The end of the beginning

2019-12-22T10:09:30+01:00December 20 th, 2019|Setting up in the UK, UK General|

So, at last, after three and half years, one referendum, two general elections and more parliamentary votes than anyone can care to remember, the UK has finally settled the Question of Brexit.   Boris Johnson’s comprehensive victory in last week’s General Election means that we can now be sure that, whatever follows, the UK will begin ...

Australia embraces the British Market

2019-12-14T17:26:32+01:00December 13 th, 2019|Setting up in the UK, Top 10 tips for UK setup|

As part of his work helping Australian companies make the leap to setting up in the UK, earlier this week Paul Beare hosted two separate workshops, one in Sydney, the other in Melbourne. Both were held in collaboration with the UK’s Department of International Trade, which sent along team members to support and answer any ...

The Melbourne – Sydney Road Trip

2019-12-09T00:05:15+01:00December 5 th, 2019|Setting up in the UK|

The bridge between the UK and the Australian and New Zealand economies has never been stronger. And that is in part thanks to the willingness of some really exciting and innovative companies Down Under to look towards expanding into the UK market.   But while the UK offers fantastic opportunities for young companies from abroad, the ...