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14 Aug, 2017

Report to consider economic and social impact of the UK leaving the European Union.

In July 2017 the UK Government commissioned the independent Migration Advisory Committee to report on the economic and social impact of the UK leaving the European Union. The report will also consider how the UK’s immigration system should be aligned with a modern industrial society.

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11 Aug, 2017

Inclusion of Voluntary Overtime in Holiday Pay

In a landmark decision by the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) in the case of Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council v Willetts and others, it was held that regular voluntary overtime should be included when calculating holiday pay.

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11 Aug, 2017

Having fun and staying safe at UK Theme Parks

Whilst the Scottish school holidays are winding down, the English summer holidays are still in full flow making August one of the busiest months for theme parks across the UK.

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09 Aug, 2017

Hiring and firing employees – UK Laws

With all of the recent headlines regarding the dismissals and resignations within the White House, it seems topical to consider the laws in the UK and the risks of simply ‘firing’ an employee.

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08 Aug, 2017

Planning for Funeral Costs

This morning there are reports that the Scottish Government intends to take steps to assist people struggling to pay for funeral costs.

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07 Aug, 2017

Is the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme Fit for Purpose?

The Scheme which is government funded and run by the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority, is designed to compensate blameless victims of violent crime.

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03 Aug, 2017

Sun, Sea and Secondary Gastroenteritis

New figures reveal a sharp increase in holiday sickness related claims. Personal Injury specialist, Richard Poole discusses the rise in these claims and what may happen to those making fraudulent claims.

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28 Jul, 2017

The End of the Line for Payment Surcharges

To the surprise of many, the Government announced last week that, from 13 January 2018, charging add-on or ‘surcharge’ amounts to customers who wish to pay by credit card, debit card or other payment methods such as PayPal, will become unlawful. This change will be important to many businesses.

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28 Jul, 2017

The end of Tribunal Fees?

In a significant ruling on 26 July 2017, the Supreme Court unanimously decided that the issue and hearing fees, which were introduced to the Employment Tribunal in 2013, were in fact unlawful and the legislation that introduced them should subsequently be quashed.

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28 Jul, 2017

When a Waiver isn’t a Waiver

Waivers are common for participants of extreme sport activities, such as Obstacle Course Racing, but could you still have a claim if you suffer an injury?

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