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Accountant Who Worked Exclusively for One Client Became an EmployeeMay 20, 2019

The distinction between employment and self-employment is a continuing source of controversy and a ruling by the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) that an accountant who...

Adjudication Payments Must Be Made FirstMay 6, 2019

Payments under building contracts can be a touchy issue and have led to numerous disputes. Adjudication proceedings are intended to make the process of resolving...

Discrimination and the Burden of Proof – Court of Appeal Gives GuidanceMay 1, 2019

Once an employee succeeds in establishing facts that arguably support a finding of discrimination, the burden of proving that there was no such discrimination falls...

Exchanging Secret Information? Always Get a Non-Disclosure Agreement!April 28, 2019

Businesses that deal or hope to deal with one another often have to put security concerns to one side and share their confidential information. As...

Court Ruling Boosts HMRC’s Cross-Border PowersApril 24, 2019

National boundaries pose little or no obstacle to tax evasion. The Court of Appeal made that point in an important ruling which has greatly boosted...

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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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