18 Sep, 2020

What does a House Manager do?

2020-11-03T11:51:21+00:00September 18th, 2020|

A recent Financial Times article wrote that a house manager should be “as adept with an Excel spreadsheet as they are with a bottle opener”. Modern house managers often need to be both butler and [...]

4 Aug, 2020

Flexible Furlough – What does it Mean?

2020-11-03T11:49:19+00:00August 4th, 2020|

You may have placed members of your household on furlough under the Government Jobs Retention Scheme that has been in place since March 2020. The terms of this scheme have been altered: What employers will [...]

10 Apr, 2020

COVID-19 – Furloughed Workers

2020-11-03T11:49:09+00:00April 10th, 2020|

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme was established by the government on 20 March 2020 and will be administered by HMRC. The scheme will make available grants to those employers who elect to furlough, rather than [...]

24 Mar, 2020

COVID-19 & Your Staff – What to do & When to Pay

2020-11-03T12:00:13+00:00March 24th, 2020|

In line with the latest government advice in regards to Coronavirus, Private Households should consider some simple steps to help protect the health and safety of their staff and family members. It's good practice for [...]

23 Mar, 2020

Three Key Changes to Staff Employment Law

2020-11-03T12:00:26+00:00March 23rd, 2020|

As someone who owns or runs large properties or estates, you likely employ a number of household or estate staff. As of April 2020, three key reforms are coming into force, and you or your [...]