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Gary Hoyte Consulting Ltd offers human resources consultancy to clients in the public, private and voluntary sectors.

We have considerable experience of working with small and medium sized enterprises, both privately owned and third sector organisations, at all stages of the employment relationship, to achieve business aims, improve performance and resolve people management problems.

Our work with larger organisations includes the design, implementation and review of employee consultation arrangements, including briefing employee and management representatives, particularly for redundancy and TUPE exercises.   

There is more information about who we are and what we do in the About Us area.

For an initial discussion please call Gary Hoyte on 01491 652059 or email



The revised Acas Code of Practice on Disciplinary and Grievance Procedures came into force 11 March

The changes to the code relate specifically to the right of accompaniment at disciplinary and grievance hearings. No other parts of the Code have been revised.

The revisions have been made following a judgement by the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) in 2013 which clarified the rules on making requests to be accompanied at grievance or disciplinary hearings.


National Minimum Wage rates

Increases in the National Minimum Wage (NMW) hourly rates come into effect on 1 October 2014. The new rates apply to pay reference periods beginning on or after that date:

  • For workers aged 21 and over - £6.50  
  • 18-20 year olds - £5.13  
  • For workers above school leaving age but under 18 - £3.79  
  • The apprentice rate* - £2.73 per hour.

* For apprentices aged 16 to 18 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year. All other apprentices are entitled to the NMW for their age.