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All Change for VAT on VouchersJanuary 15, 2019

If your business issues vouchers, you should be aware that the VAT regime will change significantly on 1 January 2019. From that time, the VAT treatment...

Late Appeal is Void Appeal for Property OwnerJanuary 10, 2019

When the owner of a property that had been designated as a house in multiple occupation (HMO) by his local council in 2001 chose to...

Job Interviews and the Risks of Asking Off the Cuff Discriminatory QuestionsDecember 28, 2018

Questions asked of job applicants at interview should be carefully considered in advance and formulated with the benefit of legal advice. In one case where...

Typhoon Disruption is Reasonable Excuse for Late Tax PaymentDecember 21, 2018

It is fair to say that HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) take a hard line when it comes to non-payment or late payment of taxes...

High Court Stamps on Illicit Live Streaming of Boxing Matches OnlineDecember 13, 2018

Unauthorised online streaming of major sporting events, depriving organisers of their legitimate revenues, is ever on the increase. However, as a case in which the...

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A Guide to the Agency Workers Regulations

The Agency Workers Regulations 2010 (AWR) came into force on 1 October 2011. They apply to those workers who are supplied by a temporary work...

Age Discrimination – Life After the Abolition of the Default Retirement Age

Since the abolition of the Default Retirement Age (DRA), it is no longer permissible for an employer to dismiss an older worker on the ground...

Assured Shorthold Tenancy Rules 2015

Landlords with tenants who occupy their premises under assured shorthold tenancies will be affected by changes introduced by the Deregulation Act 2015, which received the...

Bank Deposit Protection Rules for Businesses : Guide

The levels of protection available for different investments underwritten by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) are detailed on their website. The FSCS protects the deposits...

Bribery Act Guidance

The Government provides guidance for businesses on complying with the Bribery Act 2010, which came into force on 1 July 2011. The Act was originally...

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