• Third Party Top-Ups ECC Meeting

    At the last ECA Conference, members expressed concern to ECC about the approach to Third Party Top-ups. As a result, ECC held a well-attended workshop last week to consider how the approach could be improved. ECA were there and a brief summary is now available

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  • ECA's new Director of Development, Simon Harniess reflecting on his first few weeks with ECA

    Please see attached Simon Harniess' blog on reflecting on his first few weeks at ECA.

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  • Employment Law Update event in association with Attwells Solicitors LLP - 10th October 2018 at The Towngate Theatre, Basildon

    Lloyd Clarke from Attwells Solicitors will be running this workshop to help you, the Provider, deal successfully with employment issues affecting your business.

    Employment law is constantly on the move and therefore it is important that employers keep abreast of the latest employment law changes

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  • Hot Weather - working in hot temperatures

    Although the Great British Summer often doesn't result in hot temperatures there will be times when the sun does come out and workers find themselves working in hot conditions. In the UK there is no maximum temperature that a workplace is allowed to be, rather advice from the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) states "during working hours, the temperature in all workplaces inside buildings shall be reasonable". What is reasonable depends on the type of work being done (manual, office, etc) and the type of workplace (kitchen, air conditioned office, etc).

    The HSE offers further guidance on workplace temperatures including details on carrying out an optional thermal comfort risk assessment if staff are unhappy with the temperature 

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  • Unison Appeal Mencap Court of Appeal Sleep-ins Decision

    Unison have applied to the Supreme Court to appeal against last month’s Court of Appeal Mencap ruling regarding Sleep Ins that ruled in favour of providers.

    Lloyd Clarke from Attwell’s has drafted a report on this latest development which is below for your information

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