Commercial Client Articles

How to Reclaim Foreign VAT

It is commonly thought that within the EU, recovering VAT on expenditure made whilst abroad is merely a matter of calculating the VAT at the...

The Equality Act 2010 – A Guide for Employers

The Equality Act 2010 replaced nine major pieces of discrimination legislation and other ancillary measures introduced over the last forty years. The core provisions of...

Workplace Stress – An Employer’s Duties

The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) has published the findings of its fifteenth absence management survey, carried out in partnership with Simplyhealth. This...

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...

Informing and Consulting Employees

The EU Information and Consultation Directive 2002 established minimum requirements for companies with more than 50 employees for consulting and informing them on a wide...

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National Minimum Wage RatesDecember 4, 2017

The Government has accepted the Low Pay Commission's recommended rates for the National Living Wage (NLW) and the National Minimum Wage (NMW) rates that will...

Economic Reality Telling Factor in Planning AppealNovember 27, 2017

Aesthetic opinions differ dramatically and, in planning disputes, one property owner's dream is very often anathema to another. That was certainly so in one case...

HMRC Slammed for Unreasonable Behaviour As Costs Awarded to TaxpayerNovember 24, 2017

The increasing aggressiveness of HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) in dealing with taxpayers was recently given short shrift by the First-tier Tribunal (FTT), which criticised...

Letting Agency Fined for Breaches of Consumer Rights LegislationNovember 22, 2017

Professionals who deal directly with the public are subject to a battery of consumer protection rules and failing to comply with them can be costly,...

Equal Pay – Can You Compare One Type of Job With Another?November 20, 2017

For the purposes of equal pay legislation, can workers doing one job compare themselves with others performing an entirely different task when both are paid...

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