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Facing a Business Crisis? Don’t Forget Your Employees’ Rights!January 7, 2020

It is only too easy for businesses dealing with office politics, poor trading or cashflow difficulties to take their eye off the ball when it...

Neighbourhood Plans – Court Postpones Local Referendum in Legal FirstDecember 23, 2019

Neighbourhood plans are an increasingly common means by which local people are given the chance to express their views on the future character and appearance...

Underpaid Live-in Porter Wins Over £100,000 in Guideline CaseDecember 18, 2019

The National Minimum Wage (NMW) on the face of it imposes a straightforward duty to pay a minimum sum for every hour worked. However, as...

Twelve Month Reprieve on Construction Industry VAT ChangesDecember 10, 2019

The introduction of the new VAT domestic reverse charge for construction services, originally due this October, has been postponed until October 2020. The extended timeframe comes...

High Court Umpires Fierce Row Over Pharmaceuticals Company’s FutureNovember 29, 2019

Shareholder disagreements as to the direction a company should take are generally fought out behind closed doors. However, as a High Court case concerning 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...