Employment and Health & Safety Advice Line for Accountants

ICPA’s Employment and Health & Safety Advice Line for Accountants: Empowering Accountants with Expert Employment and Health & Safety Guidance

Employment and Health & Safety Advice Line for Accountants

Employment and Health & Safety Advice Line

As an accountant, you’ll be well-versed in giving professional advice to your clients. However, nobody expects you to be an expert on every single accountancy-related topic…or on non-accountancy-related topics, for that matter.

Employment advice and health & safety advice will be among the topics that your clients will need information on. From employee contract reviews to the development of health and safety policies for their workplaces, access to reliable HR and employment law sources is crucial.

It’s not just your clients, either. These topics are also key to the success of your own accounting practice…but how do you find the information you need?

The answer? A dedicated advice line. Read on to discover the benefits of ICPA’s Employment and Health & Safety Advice Line, how it addresses employment and health & safety issues, and how it can improve your client satisfaction levels.

Features of ICPA’s Advice Line: A Comprehensive Overview

ICPA’s advice line offers comprehensive health & safety and employment advice for accountants. ICPA members who use the service have access to experts in both HR law and employment law: experts who can offer advice on every aspect of these two areas so you remain compliant and up-to-date with the latest legislative requirements.

The employment advice covered by our Advice Line includes all areas of recruitment and contracts, as well as information, advice and guidance on grievances and disciplinary action. Our advisors are here to talk you through maternity and paternity leave queries, as well as your questions about sick leave, holiday pay, redundancy and dismissals.

Our health & safety advice line team can help you to minimise the risks in your practice: while these risks may be low compared with other industries, you’ll still need to make sure you abide by the relevant health & safety legislation.

How it addresses employment and health & safety issues

Adhering to health & safety legislation is vital to ensure you stay on the right side of the Health and Safety Executive. However, it’s also vital to protect your team and your clients alike, reducing the risk of illness or injury and keeping your practice productive, happy and motivated. Our expert advice will ensure that you’re compliant with health & safety legislation, an area that is often neglected.

The same goes for employment advice for accountants – particularly if you are a small firm with no internal HR team or manager. Paying for ad hoc HR consultancy can be pricy: using our advice line can save you time, money and hassle. As an employer, you’ll want to be sure that you’re on the right side of the law, doing the best for your team and avoiding lawsuits which could damage your finances and your reputation. At ICPA, we’re here to help.

Enhancing client satisfaction

In the world of accounting, your people are your most valuable asset. It’s your people who bring in business and who are responsible for keeping clients happy. It’s your people who keep your business going.

It goes without saying that you need to look after your team, nurture them and reward them in the right way. You also need to ensure that you have the right policies and guidelines in place to keep them – and your business – compliant with the most up-to-date legislation.

By cementing your health & safety and employment guidelines, you’ll ensure that you reduce risks in your accountancy practice, as well as improve compliance. You’ll give clients the peace of mind of knowing that your practice does things by the book, that it hires reputable and trusted team members, and that it has health and safety at its core.

Why Join ICPA: Exclusive Benefits for Members

For a small monthly fee, ICPA members can access a wealth of exclusive benefits – including, of course, our employment and health & safety advice line.

In addition, you’ll enjoy various other benefits specific to employment and health & safety advice. These include:

  • Employment and health & safety support from Quest
  • Professional indemnity insurance to protect your practice against claims, damage and defence
  • “Ask an accountant” access: consultations on the latest news, legislation and more
  • Discounts on leading industry tools and services relating to health & safety and employment
  • Access to Tolley’s Tax Library for tax-related advice in these areas.

FAQs on Employment and Health & Safety for Accountants

If you have further questions on health & safety or employment advice for accountants, see below. Alternatively, contact us if you have any questions we haven’t answered.

The ICPA Advice Line can help with all areas of employment law, from contracts, recruitment and dismissals to holiday pay, maternity leave, grievances and disciplinaries.

Our Advice Line gives you access to all of the health & safety information you need to keep your practice within legislative requirements. It will also help you to stay on the right side of employment law, giving your clients confidence in your practice and your team.

You can be sure when you call that you’ll be receiving the most up-to-date information possible. Our advisors are versed in the most current regulations and legislation so that you will be, too.

Yes – the advisors who staff our Employment and Health & Safety Advice Line include experts in both UK HR law and employment law.

Yes, you can. The advice that you access includes the most up-to-date legislative requirements, meaning you can be confident in drafting every element of a client health and safety policy.

Our advisors can help you to navigate the health and safety challenges that remote working may pose, ensuring that you are doing what’s needed to protect both your clients and your own team.

The Advice Line can help you to answer any questions you may have about employment contract reviews. Whatever area of employment or health and safety law you have queries about, give the advice line a call, and our team of advisors will be happy to help.

Employment and Health & Safety Advice Line

To take advantage of our Employment and Health & Safety Advice Line – along with a huge range of other benefits – sign up to become an ICPA member today.