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How do I go about hiring an employee?

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Hiring an employee, especially your first, can be quite daunting.  It feels like such a huge step, but a necessary one to help you to grow your business (and probably to stop you working such long hours!). If you’re feeling snowed under you may think that hiring quickly will be a solution to this – […]

Our Hiring Process

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Finding and hiring the right person for your roles can be challenging – having that confidence in knowing you’ve got the right person. I really do believe that CVs can cover up some huge red flags, or if you’re not the best at writing (and this is a trait of many accountants including myself) then […]

Pink Pig HR – Our HR Support Services

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Is your business in need of HR Support?  From contracts to procedures, Pink Pig HR is here to help! At Pink Pig HR we enable you to provide for your team and business, so you can focus on growing your business and growing your team. It’s vital a business has the basics in place to […]

Increase to National Minimum Wage & National Living Wage for 22/23

National Minimum Wage Increase

Under the minimum wage legislation, workers must be paid at least the statutory minimum wage for their age. There are two types of minimum wage, the National Living Wage (NLW) and the National Minimum Wage (NMW). The NLW & NMW increase on April 1st each year. National Living Wage (NLW) The NLW is a higher […]

When do I need to set up a pension for my employees?

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The short answer for this is – probably as soon as you have employees! But of course, the reality of the ins and outs is that it’s never quite that straightforward is it! I often find it simpler to work out what doesn’t apply, and then, by power of deduction, we’ll know what does! Have […]

Ellie’s Travel Adventure – Reliving the Polish sauna experience

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Ellie here, checking in again – but right now, it’s from the UK! I’ll explain why once I’ve told you about the more fun bits of this week first! Like I said last week, we had a day’s break, and then another set of visitors were coming! So it was all systems go, and a […]

Ellie’s Travel Adventure – Polish Bears & Roller Coasters

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So this week, we pick up where we left off, in the beautiful town of Zakopane in Southern Poland. I couldn’t move on from this place without talking about one more thing – bears. This may just show my ignorance but on our very first hike, I jokingly said to my husband something about bears, […]

What does my tax code mean?

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Getting paid is lovely isn’t it? And of course it’s good practice to check your payslip, to see that everything is correct etc. I know you’ll be fully on it, checking if your hours are correct, the pay rate is right, that your pension contribution has gone through … But are you quite so clued […]

Ellie’s Travel Adventure – Zakopane ~ the ‘winter capital of Poland’

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If anyone has been reading from the start, you may remember that the first few weeks of van life, and in Scotland especially, we did quite a bit of climbing, hiking in the mountains etc. My husband loves a hike, but he is not a fan of climbing, so imagine how shocked I was this […]

Ellie’s Travel Adventure – From Paris to Poland

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Dzien dobry from Poland! I have to admit that since the last blog, we’ve not spent one night in the van. But that will soon change! So anyway, how did we get here? I spoke last week about the ferry crossing to France, but, as you can imagine, with Covid & Brexit both having something […]