This is where members of the Numerus team will post blogs that share their professional expertise. We’ll also keep you up to date with industry news, focussing on what it might mean for you and your business.

DWP Direct Earnings Attachments – update for employers

5th June 2014

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) have published guidance for employers on the use of Direct Earning Attachments (DEA) to recover money owed by employees to the DWP. DWP Direct Earnings Attachments: published the following item on 2 June 2014: As an employer you may be asked to deduct benefit overpayments an employee owes the... View Article

Zero-hours contracts

20th May 2014

Workers on zero-hours contracts could be given the right to request fixed contracts, the business secretary has said. The BBC News has reported that the government is considering giving workers on zero-hours contracts the right to request fixed contracts. Speaking at the Resolution Foundation, Vince Cable said that while Labour’s call to give workers the... View Article

Government to take direct action to recover tax and tax credit debts.

7th May 2014

The government is consulting on proposals to recover tax and tax credit debts from businesses and individuals that are able but are actively refusing to pay what they owe. Announced at Budget 2014, Direct Recovery of Debts (DRD) will provide HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) with the ability to recover cash directly from the bank... View Article

1.4 million employers use zero-hour contracts

30th April 2014

Workers are not “aware” of what contracts they are on as 1.4m companies are assumed by the Office for National Statistics to use zero-hour contracts. The figure dwarfs previous ONS estimates, which suggested only 583,000 workers were on the controversial employment contracts. Published today, the snapshot survey taken by the ONS over a two week... View Article