Guaranteed minimum notice

I am surprised to learn of a minimum statutory notice period in employment law, defined by the Employment Rights Act 1996 §86; it’s one week/year subject to a 12 week cap, if you’ve worked for them for over two years. This may not be over-ridden by the contract of employment and will apply if the reason for termination/dismissal is redundancy. For more, press the “Read More” button. Continue reading “Guaranteed minimum notice”

Millberget Chairs

I got myself a new office chair, I have been without for several months. I got a Millberget from Ikea; the price seems OK but delivery which of course has to be done at the moment is not cheap. I doubt they have reduced the price of deliveries to support us all during lockdown.

The instruction manual for its assembly is online at manuall.co.uk.

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Memories of the Family

Yesterday, 8 May 2020 was the 75th Anniversary of VE Day, yet it’s only today that I consider what my family did during the War. My Dad was a Civil Servant and then volunteered to join the RAF and served as part of Bomber Command; he was in India on VE Day (I think?). My Mum was a Civil Servant, sufficiently senior to be in a reserved occupation, her thanks was to be fired when she married my Dad. Her sister was a driver in the ATS, and if the personal is political, a radical feminist, although the words now mean something else. My Mum had two brothers, one, a fighter pilot who died in the Battle of Britain, the other, a merchant seaman, who survived.

This isn’t really a wiki article, I’ll probably repeat it on the blog; I wanted to make it loop but couldn’t find the runes. Eventually, I just repeated the slides, just the once, so they display in a single loop. I have documented my findings on youtube embedding elsewhere on this wiki.

It was meant to be simpler than making a slide show carousel.

First thoughts on coronavirus in the UK

To deal with the coronavirus crisis, the Govt. wants more powers and it wants them for a long time. I wonder why because they don’t seem to be making any decisions and they pretty much have the powers they need. They have a page on Gov.UK describing what they think they need, and Big Brother Watch have published their take on it. We should consider their failure to offer security to those in work who may lose their jobs, fall sick or have to stop work to look after children or elderly relatives. This will also highlight the appallingly low levels of statutory sick pay and redundancy payments, not to mention the 2 year employment longevity requirement for redundancy payments. No-one is talking about those living on savings who will be hurt by the reduction in the BoE interest rate to 0.1%, by the collapse in the stock market (the FTSE 250 is down by over 40% in the month), and even their business support programme is based on loans and not grants. Continue reading “First thoughts on coronavirus in the UK”