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Jun
01
2017

“Mini” strike exposes major pension issues

In April workers at BMW’s UK plants started a wave of one day strikes, halting the output of the iconic Mini. ..

Feb
02
2017

Government publishes guidance on apprenticeship funding

We reported last year (Apprenticeship levy update) on the government’s plans to introduce an apprenticeship levy of 0.5% for all employers with a total annual payroll bill in excess of..

Dec
02
2016

Improving Lives: A Work and Health Plan to Help Disabled People into Employment

Whilst the rate of employment for the non-disabled population is currently 80%, only 48% of disabled people are in employment. This inequality has led the Department for Work and Pensions..

Nov
04
2016

‘Bert and Ernie’ cake gives bakers food for thought…

The Court of Appeal in Northern Ireland has upheld the decision that a bakery which refused to fulfil an order for a cake with a slogan supporting gay marriage amounted..

Oct
06
2016

Is the ‘gig’ up for Britain’s self-employed delivery workers?

Long gone are the days when the postman delivered every parcel. Nowadays, we don’t bat an eyelid when the person knocking at the door is a courier in an unfamiliar..

Oct
06
2016

Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa – Satisfying the Genuine Entrepreneur Test

Over the years, the government has made many changes to the Entrepreneur visa route in an attempt to counter abuse under the Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa category. ..

Sep
02
2016

Bringing the National Living Wage to Life

Since it was announced in the July 2015 Budget, the National Living Wage (NLW) has received much comment, both negative and positive...

Aug
05
2016
Jun
30
2016

Employment tribunal fees preventing access to justice

This is one of the conclusions reached by the House of Commons Justice Committee ("Justice Committee") in its recent report. ..



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