Articles by Kirsty McCubbin:

When to Hand in Your Notice & How to Do it Professionally

There are many things to consider when you hand in your notice. One of the hardest to work out questions can be when to hand in your notice. Jumping the gun and doing it before you’ve got an unconditional job offer in hand could be disastrous. Equally, you need to understand how much notice you […]

What Are The Average Sick Days in the UK Per Year 2023?

The UK has one of the lowest employee absence rates in Europe, with figures released by the ONS in 2023 reporting workers took an average of 5.7 work days off sick per year in 2022. Figures released by the CIPD in September 2023 suggest a dramatic increase in the previous 12 months. The study found […]

How Many Hours Can You Work at 15 and Under?  Guide to Working Hours & Breaks

Employees aged 13 to 15 are known as child workers. This age group have strict laws on their working hours and breaks compared to other employees. There are also restrictions on the type of work that can be undertaken. The regulations are there to make sure the education of child workers is not compromised, and […]

Can an Employer Give a Bad Reference? Is it Illegal?

A good employment reference can be vital to landing a dream role. But what happens if the reference isn’t great. Can an employer legally give a bad reference about a current or former employee? Many people believe that ex employers are not legally allowed to give a poor reference about work performance. However, references can […]

Fired During Probation Period – Can You Fight it? When’s it Unfair?

It’s common to worry about being fired during a probation period. A work trial can be an anxious time, and worries around making mistakes can lead to fears of dismissal. During a probationary period, notice periods and disciplinary procedures can be much shorter. But what can you do if your fears of being sacked are […]

Defending Yourself Against False Accusations at Work in 7 Steps

False accusations at work can be damaging for the employee being accused, as well as being detrimental to company culture if not handled properly. When presented with an allegation of misconduct that is untrue, it is incredibly distressing. However, it is important to stay calm, and co-operate with your employers investigation process. An unfounded accusation […]

Mobile Coffee Van Business – Setting Up Guide

Does a world without coffee even turn? If this is something you’ve sometimes pondered then the likelihood is that you love your coffee fix. Perhaps you love it enough to set up a mobile coffee van business so everyone else can enjoy that cup of awesomeness. If you’re passionate about coffee already, then becoming a […]

How to Get a P45 from a Previous Employer? Can You Get a Copy Online?

When you start a new job, your employer will ask you for a vital PAYE document your previous employer should have issued. But how do you get a P45 if it’s not been provided to you? Can you get a P45 online? Your employer is legally obligated to provide you with a P45 within a […]