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Payments for Working From Home, April 2022

Homeworking Allowance:
Employers can reimburse employees for reasonable additional costs they incur while working at home under homeworking arrangements.

Wed, 06 Apr 2022

HR Bulletin Spring 2022

  1. Employment Law Changes 2022?
  2. Need for a Menopause Policy?
  3. Managing annual leave and additional bank holidays?

Thu, 10 Mar 2022

Salary Scales 1st April 2021-31st March 2022

These are the scales for 2021-2022. Salaries and Spinal Column Points (SCP); National Agreement.
As soon as the 2022-2023 scales are agreed and released we will upload them in place of these.

For those where London Allowance is applicable:
From 1 April 2021: Inner Fringe Area=£914 Outer Fringe Area=£637
(as issued by the National Joint Council for Local Government Services)

Fri, 04 Mar 2022

Example Clerk Recruitment Internal Action List

Example summay process/checklist for Councils for the recruitment process.

Mon, 07 Jun 2021

Role of the Personnel Committee

Role of the personnel committee.

Mon, 15 Mar 2021

Model Fixed Term Employment Statement

HAPTC Model example of a fixed term employment statement

Sat, 13 Feb 2021

Auto-Enrolment (Pensions)

Essential information for Councillors, Local Councils and Clerks

The law on workplace pensions has changed. Every employer with at least one member of staff now has new duties. Staff that meet certain criteria must be put into a pension scheme and the employer (and employee) must make contributions into the scheme, unless the employee opts out. This is called automatic enrolment.

Tue, 10 Nov 2020

Model Social Networking Policy

Social media is the term used for Internet-based communication tools used on computers, tablets, and smart phones to help people keep in touch and enable them to interact and allows them to share information, ideas and views.

Tue, 20 Oct 2020

Model Capability Procedure

At times, the Council may be faced with a member of staff who is struggling to meet their required standards of work performance and which needs to be dealt with as a matter of capability.

Tue, 20 Oct 2020

Model Computer Use Policy

With the reliance and use of a range of computers, social media and email for both internal and external communication along with the proliferation of various devices there is a need for a clear policy and a set of rules on the use of such systems and means of communication by members of staff within and beyond within the Council.

Tue, 20 Oct 2020

Substance and Alcohol Abuse Policy

Substance and Alcohol Abuse Policy

Sun, 09 Aug 2020

Risk Assessment COVID 19 general workplace

Generic Risk Assessment for dealing with COVID-19 in the workplace.

Wed, 01 Jul 2020

Risk Assessment COVID 19 Council reopening checklist/risk assessment

Following a council office closure or change in operating model due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, the immediate reaction of many councils is to reopen their offices as soon as possible. However, it is highly likely that the working environment for the next period will be anything but "business as usual" – not just for your council but also your clerks, councillors, volunteers and the community. It is likely that many of the COVID-19 controls put in place during the crisis will remain in place for some time, or only be partially lifted i.e. social distancing requirements etc

Wed, 01 Jul 2020

Job Retention Scheme extension

As part of its response to the COVID-19 pandemic the Government introduced the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme which allows all UK employers with employees on a PAYE scheme to designate those employees as 'furloughed workers'.

This briefing outlines some of the key background facts about designating employees as furloughed workers and implementing this type of leave and details, as far as currently known, of the extension and changes to the scheme which have now been announced.

Wed, 03 Jun 2020

Coronavirus and Holidays

The Government has clarified issues relating to furlough and holiday pay in new guidance published by the Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy.

Wed, 20 May 2020

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Specimen Furlough Letters

This set of model letters are designed to help you work your way through putting employees on furlough under the terms of the Government's Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and certain associated circumstances that may arise during any period of furlough. They have been prepared in a manner that will enable you to cut and paste onto your letterhead and to customise them as necessary to suit your particular circumstances.

Wed, 20 May 2020

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Claims

HMRC has now confirmed that the 20th April 2020 is the intended launch date of an online service for reclaiming wages under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS).

Fri, 17 Apr 2020

WRITTEN STATEMENTS OF EMPLOYENT TERMS – CHANGES FROM APRIL 2020

It is a legal requirement to record the main terms of a new employee's contract in writing.

New important changes are being made to the rules.

Thu, 02 Apr 2020

Guidance on Homeworking Payments

Homeworking Allowance
Employers can reimburse employees for reasonable additional costs they incur while
working at home under homeworking arrangements.

Mon, 23 Mar 2020

Appraisal Manual

Step-by-step guide to staff appraisals

Thu, 19 Dec 2019

How to Support Mental Health at Work

Guidance from the Mental Health Foundation:

For many of us, work is a major part of our lives. It is where we spend much of our time, where we get our income and often where make our friends.
Having a fulfilling job can be good for your mental health and general wellbeing.
We all have times when life gets on top of us – sometimes that's work-related, like deadlines or travel. Sometimes it's something else – our health, our relationships, or our circumstances.

Tue, 06 Aug 2019

Working Relationship Protocols

There is a need in all Councils for clarity regarding the working relationships between the Clerk and Councillors.

Mon, 22 Jul 2019

Home Working Computer Equipment Use Guide

Advice on making the right adjustments to the work area and computer equipment in the "home office" and other temporary desk areas.

Wed, 06 Feb 2019

Example Performance Management Policy

We are grateful to Welwyn Parish Council for sharing this with other member Councils in Hertfordshire

Fri, 11 Jan 2019

Recruitment Manual Unit 14 Clerk Probation

Unit 14 of the HAPTC Recruitment Manual - Step by Step Guide: Probation.

Thu, 03 Jan 2019

Recruitment Manual Unit 09 Clerk Short-listing Guidance

Unit 9 of the HAPTC Recruitment Manual - Step By Step Guide: Short-listing Guidance.

Thu, 03 Jan 2019

Recruitment Manual Unit 08 Clerk Preparing a Recruitment Information Pack

Unit 8 of the HAPTC Recruitment Manual - Step by Step Guide: Recruitment Information Pack.

Thu, 03 Jan 2019

Recruitment Manual Unit 07 Clerk Use of Application Forms

Unit 7 of the HAPTC Recruitment Manual - Step by Step Guide: Use of Application Forms.

Thu, 03 Jan 2019

Recruitment Manual Unit 06 Clerk Advertising and Media Guidance

Unit 6 of the HAPTC Recruitment Manual - Step by Step Guide: Advertising and Media Guidance.

Thu, 03 Jan 2019

Recruitment Manual Unit 05 Clerk Preparing the Person Specification

Unit 5 of the HAPTC Recruitment Manual - Step by Step Guide: Preparing the Person Specification.

Thu, 03 Jan 2019