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Self Employment

Working for yourself: If you start working for yourself, you’re classed as a sole trader. This means you’re self-employed – even if you haven’t yet told HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC). Running a business: You’re probably self-employed if you: run your business...

Redundancy

Redundancy is a form of dismissal from your job. It happens when employers need to reduce their workforce. If you’re being made redundant, you might be eligible for certain things, including: redundancy pay a notice period a consultation with your employer the option...

Racial Discrimination

What is race discrimination? Race discrimination is when you are treated unfairly because of your race, or because of the race of someone you are connected with, such as your partner. ‘Race’ includes colour, nationality, citizenship and ethnic or national origins. If...

Problems at Work

If you have a problem at work, there is help available on how to tackle it and what to do at each stage, whether you’re sorting things out informally, taking out a grievance or making a claim to an employment tribunal. The Citizens Advice National Website offers...

Looking for Work

If you’re looking for work, thinking about returning to work, or want to change your career, there is help available. It may be a long time since you went through the process of looking for a job, filling in application forms and attending interviews. Where To...

Flexible Working

What is flexible working? Flexible working is a way of working that suits an employee’s needs, for example having flexible start and finish times, or working from home. Common types of flexible working are: Flexible working arrangements might include: changing from...