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HR Advice for Small Businesses

expert hr advice for small businesses

If you're reading this, the chances are you're looking for access to fast, high-quality, practical HR advice for small businesses.
The great news is - you've found it!

Whether you’re facing a serious HR issue or simply want some general support and guidance, we offer high-quality advice for small businesses in North Wales and North West England like yours.

Unfortunately, even the most careful and diligent employers can have problems with employees or encounter issues associated with accidentally straying into non-compliance with employment laws. If you have an impending HR crisis that needs to be addressed urgently, contact us for guidance today.

Our employer helpline for HR advice for small businesses is available Mon-Fri 8am - 8pm

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HR Advice for Small Businesses is a Phone Call Away

Our human resources experts specialise in providing employers with high-quality HR advice for small businesses, giving you a pragmatic course of action to mitigate any crisis you're facing. Or perhaps you’re just looking for a better understanding of how specific employment laws affect your business? Either way, don’t hesitate to call our small business Advice Line.


Our small business advice line provides sound HR advice for small businesses across North Wales and North West England on all aspects of employment; from hiring to firing (and everything in between).

Call us today for fast answers to your burning questions.

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Small Business HR Advice

free small business hr advice

If you're calling us for advice for the first time, the first hour of our time is completely free of charge

Employing staff can sometimes throw up challenges and unexpected problems. With our small business Advice Line, you don’t need to worry about being an expert in solving all of them.

Our HR experts can provide you with free advice and guidance on UK employment law, help you stay compliant, and navigate all manner of people problems. We offer HR advice for small businesses like yours to help you overcome any workforce issues.

Our HR helpline for small businesses is for owners and employers. We assist all types of employers across North Wales and North West England - from cheese makers in Cheshire; to dentists in Denbigh; to mechanics in Merseyside; to restaurateurs in Wrexham. 

.... And the best part? The first hour is free of charge!

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what's the worst that can happen?

In 22/23, the employment tribunals dealt with 85,352 claims - and, right now, it's easier than ever for an employee to bring a claim.

Defending an employment tribunal claim successfully doesn't come without a (often considerable) cost, but, if you lose, the awards granted to claimants can be considerable... 

Whilst it is impossible to completely mitigate the risk of an employee bringing an employment tribunal claim, you can stack the odds more in your favour by taking professional HR guidance before matters escalate.

Maximum, Median and Average Awards for Unfair Dismissal and Discrimination 2022/23

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Race Discrimination
Sex Discrimination
Disability Discrimination
Religion & Belief Discrimination
Age Discrimination
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Free HR Advice for Small Businesses

we're on your side

Our qualified HR advisors are here to offer your business confidential, in-depth, actionable advice on any query or issue you may face

At LC Management Consulting, we specialise in providing HR advice for small businesses.


We will listen to you, work with you, and provide high-quality bespoke advice, based on your situation.

We are experts at finding effective solutions to any employee dispute or issue, meaning you can run your business with peace of mind, knowing we’re always on hand and only a phone call away.

As a UK-based HR service provider, you can feel confident knowing that you’re talking to a qualified CIPD HR consultant who has your business’s best interests at heart. We won't use any confusing jargon either. Instead, we prefer to talk in 'plain English' and make sure you understand the exact steps you need to follow to resolve the issue and mitigate any legal risks.

Based on the ACAS code of practice and our sound understanding of employment law, the advice we give will allow you to solve any issues and avoid them being taken any further.


Contact one of our team today for confidential small business HR advice.

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Looking for fast and effective advice? You need our small business HR Helpline!

Your small business doesn’t run itself, and while human resources may seem like an uphill battle, it doesn’t have to be with our small business HR Helpline only a phone call away.

Employers across North Wales and North West England, turn to our small business HR Helpline for human resources guidance, support, and employee relations help, they can trust.

Get HR guidance today and receive the answers you need to handle the challenge you face, including:

Employee Disputes

Harassment & Discrimination


Maternity & Paternity

Employee Statutory Rights

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Please note: Our small business HR Helpline is for employers only and does not extend to individual employees.
Should you require employee advice we recommend that you contact Acas in the first instance.

here's the most common hr advice for small businesses that we provide on our helpline

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What holiday entitlement does an employee receive?

Most workers who work a 5-day week must receive at least 28 days’ paid annual leave a year. An employer can include bank holidays as part of statutory annual leave. Part-time workers who work regular hours for the whole year are entitled to at least 5.6 weeks’ paid holiday, but this will amount to fewer than 28 days. For example, if they work 3 days a week, they must get at least 16.8 days’ leave a year (3 × 5.6).

small business hr FAQs


Can I dismiss a member of staff?

- If an employer wants to dismiss or terminate an employee, they must have a valid reason for doing so and must follow a fair and legal process. Unless gross misconduct has occurred, dismissal should only happen if a disciplinary procedure, as detailed in the company’s disciplinary policy, has been unsuccessful. An investigation with appropriate evidence will be required to establish facts, avoid discrimination and manage the risk of unfair dismissal. This is particularly important for employees with more than two years service.


Do my staff need contracts?

- An employer must give employees and workers a document stating the main conditions of employment when they start work. This is known as a ‘written statement of employment particulars’ and must contain certain information. Most employers choose to incorporate this information into a legally binding 'contract of employment' - and it's always best to have these written by experienced professionals.


How do I handle an employee grievance?

By law employers must set out a grievance procedure and share it in writing with all employees, e.g. in their statement of employment or employee handbook. Regardless of the size of your business, all employers should follow a 'full' and 'fair' grievance procedure (as set out in the ACAS Code of Practice). The procedure you've followed will be taken into account if the case reaches an employment tribunal.

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