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Managing contracts: guides and templates

In this section, we provide guidance on the various different types of employment status, along with some template policies, letters and standard documents.

Access our guidance documents on managing employment contracts

Guidance on apprenticeships

Apprenticeships have been around for centuries. Many industries rely on apprenticeship arrangements to encourage individuals into their industry to…

Guide to calculating a week's pay

A “week’s pay” is a term that is regularly referred to in employment legislation as being the basis for calculating the following

Guide to employment contracts

The information to be provided by an employer is detailed below. In sections where there are no relevant details to give i.e. the contract is not of a…

Guide to fixed-term contracts

Employees working on a fixed term contract are subject to the Fixed Term Employees (Prevention of Less Favourable Treatment) Regulations 2002 (“the…

Guide to mobility clauses


Guide to part time workers

Part-time workers are protected by the Part-Time Workers (Protection from less favourable Treatment) Regulations 2000 (“the Regulations”). This…

Guide to secondment agreements

Organisations use secondments for a variety of reasons, such as, providing opportunities for employees to develop skills, a means of avoiding…

Changing terms and conditions

In order to begin the process of changing a contract the employer must consider the following:


Last week an employee damaged a piece of equipment causing £200 worth of damage. We don't have the right under the contract to recover this money from…

Guide on Pensions

Defined Benefit Schemes

Letters and standard documents

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Pay in employment

This guide deals with the legal issues relating pay in employment. It should be read in line with our Guide to Equal Pay INTRODUCTION TO EQUAL PAY and…

Template contracts and clauses