Are you ready for the National Living Wage?

Hopefully you are aware that you will have to pay the National Living Wage, of £7.20 per hour, to staff who are aged 25 or over, from April.  Effectively, this introduces a new tier to the National Minimum Wage.

The concept sounds simple but you need to be aware that not everything that you pay will be taken into account for the purposes of assessing compliance with the  National Living Wage, or the National Minimum Wage.  In particular, enhancements for overtime and shift working do not count.  For example, if a worker is normally paid £7 per hour but £10 when working overtime or nights, only the £7 will count towards their pay for the National Minimum Wage or the National Living Wage.

We are working with several of our clients to renegotiate pay arrangements before April so that they are not caught out by this.

If you would like us to help you with any issues arising from the National Living Wage, please get in touch.

Business Networking Award Nomination for Keelys LLP

Erica Burt-Moore, head of Wills and Probate at Keelys LLP, has been nominated for a Business Networking Award for “going the extra mile”. The Awards Ceremony is now in it’s 4th year, we will be looking to have over 200 guests attend the Black tie event at Tower Suite at Drayton Manor Park on 5th March 2016.

This award recognises an individual who ‘has gone above and beyond the norm, delivered more than was expected, surprised you with their attitude or service, they stand out from the crowd’. Erica has an excellent reputation for client service so hopefully she will win the award on 5th March.

Keelys LLP Christmas Jumper Day 2015

Staff at Keelys wear their Christmas Jumpers for CharityOn Friday 18th December 2015, staff at Keelys LLP donned their best Christmas jumpers to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support, Make-A-Wish® UK and Save the Children.

This year’s Christmas Jumper Day was the most eventful yet… There were sewn on fairy lights, pom-pom and bells, and even a full elf costume!! It was wonderful to see so many people taking part and showing their generosity towards the campaign. Together Keelys raised a total of £85.20.

This year’s lucky winner of the Schofield Sweepstake was Paul Dinsdale in the Costs Department, taking home his winnings of £12!

Thanks again to everyone who took part and donated.