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Pre-Action Protocol for Debt Claims comes into force on 1 October 2017

15th September 2017

The Ministry of Justice has published the Pre-Action Protocol for Debt Claims (the “Protocol”).  This comes into force on the 1st October 2017. The Protocol applies to any business, which includes sole traders and public bodies, claiming payment of a debt (the “creditor”) from an individual (including a sole trader) (the “debtor”).  The Protocol does not […]

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STOP PRESS – Employment Tribunal Fees are Unlawful!

7th August 2017

Since the introduction of Employment Tribunal fees in July 2013, there has been around a 70% reduction in the number of Tribunal claims being issued. Four years later, on 26 July 2017 and after a legal battle between Unison and the Government, the Supreme Court decided that the fees are unlawful because they prevent access […]

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Employment Status – The Taylor Review

7th August 2017

The Taylor Review (“Good Work: The Taylor Review on Modern Working Practices”) was published in July evaluating current employment status and workers’ rights, with the overriding aim that all work in the UK should be “fair and decent with a realistic scope for development and fulfilment.” A number of recommendations and proposals were set out […]

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Apprenticeship Levy

7th March 2017

On 6 April 2017, as a result of the Government’s review of youth unemployment and its ongoing promotion of apprenticeships, the Government is introducing an Apprenticeship Levy. Employers with a wage bill of £3 million per annum (or more) shall be required to report and make payment to HMRC of the levy. Calculation of the […]

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Gender Pay Gap Reporting

7th March 2017

On 6 April 2017, the Gender Pay Gap Reporting Regulations will require businesses with more than 250 employees to calculate and publish the Gender Pay Gap between male and female employees. The introduction of the Gender Pay Gap Reporting is a further step towards equality and also transparency of wages and bonuses. Who does it […]

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Self-Employed or Worker?

7th March 2017

Practical Tips for Deciding the Employment Status of your Staff Do you engage self-employed contractors? The issue of whether individuals are genuinely self-employed has been in the news on a number of occasions recently. In late 2016, the Employment Tribunal decided that drivers of Uber (a mobile phone app that connects private car hire drivers […]

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New compensation limits in force from 6 April 2017

6th March 2017

The statutory payments and Tribunal compensation limits will increase from April 2017 as follows: From 1 April 2017, the National Living Wage (National Minimum Wage) will increase as follows: For workers aged 25 and over – £7.50 For workers between 21 and 24 – £7.05 For workers between 18 and 20 – £5.60 For workers […]

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Brexit – What does it mean for Employment Law?

7th July 2016

The decision of the British people to leave the EU came as something of a surprise to most. However, there is no need to panic! The foreseeable future – Business as usual Both the Leave and Remain campaigns were criticised for the lack of information provided and the scaremongering tactics used during the campaign trail. […]

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Target areas for employment law, post Brexit

7th July 2016

We feel that the following areas could be scrutinised: Agency Worker Regulations These Regulations require employers to offer equal terms and benefits to agency workers once they have been working for 12 weeks. They are very unpopular with businesses and are therefore likely to be top of the Government’s “hit” list. Working Time Regulations The […]

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