En­gi­neers sell of­fices As pArt of ex­pAn­sion

Vo­gal Group sets up new home in £2.5 mil­lion move

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Business - By Paul Grin­nell paul.grin­nell@jpress.co.uk Twit­ter: @PTPaulGrin­nell

An en­gi­neer­ing com­pany’s head of­fice in Pe­ter­bor­ough has been put up for sale as the firm pre­pares to ex­pand. Re­gent House, which wasthe head­of­fice­oftheVo­galGroup, in Wel­beck Way, Wood­ston, has been put on the mar­ket by com­mer­cial agents Sav­ills with a price tag of £425,000.

The sale is part of the me­chan­i­ca­lan­d­elec­tri­cal in­stal­la­tion spe­cial­ist’s £2.5 mil­lion move to a pur­pose-built unit on Kingston Park in Flet­ton.

The two-storey de­tached prop­erty com­prises ground and first floor of­fice ac­com­mo­da­tion, work­shop and stor­age space to­tal­ing 3,723 sq ft.

Chair­manBenAtkins­said: “This is a re­ally exciting time for us.”

He said it is hoped to dou­ble the com­pany’s turnover from about £7 mil­lion to £14 mil­lion over the next two years.

There will also be an in­crease in the 90 mem­bers of staff.

Ed­ward Gee, as­so­ciate of Sav­ills Pe­ter­bor­ough, said: “Re­gent House of­fers good qual­ity of­fice space in a well es­tab­lished com­mer­cial lo­ca­tion.”

AThe rules re­lat­ing to an em­ployer’s obli­ga­tion to pay Statu­tory Sick Pay are set out in the Statu­tory Sick Pay (Gen­eral) Reg­u­la­tions 1982 and the So­cial Se­cu­rity Con­tri­bu­tions and Ben­e­fits Act 1992.

If the em­ployee does not com­ply they will not be en­ti­tled to re­ceive Statu­tory Sick Pay. The rules ap­ply only where the em­ployee has been ab­sent as a re­sult of sick­ness for four or more con­sec­u­tive days.

An em­ployee is not en­ti­tled to re­ceive pay for the first three days of ab­sence.

There­after it is a re­quire­ment that the em­ployee no­ti­fies the em­ployer within seven days of be­com­ing un­fit for work. This will in­volve the pro­duc­tion of a Fit Note (for­mally know­nasamed­i­cal­cer­tifi­cate).

Upon­re­ceipt­theem­ployer is obliged to pay the Statu­tory Sick Pay pro­vided that the Fit Note is sent within the re­quired time pe­riod. If the em­ploy­eefail­sto­provideitwithin seven days there is no obli­ga­tion on the em­ployer to pay SSP. The rules are com­plex and it is al­ways ad­vis­able to seek le­gal ad­vice be­fore with­hold­ing any such pay­ment.

Re­gent House in Wel­beck Way, is on the mar­ket for £425,000.

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