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Feb
19
2020

Ready or not, here change comes! How will your contracts change with the UK’s upcoming tariff regime and departure from the EU?
#Commercial #Corporate #Brexit #Transition Period #Trade tariffs #EU

On 6 February 2020, the UK Department for International Trade (DIT) launched a public consultation to begin shaping the country’s new independent global tariff policy following the UK’s departure from the EU. The upcoming regime will enter into force on 1 January 2021....

Feb
18
2020

Unable to return to China due to Coronavirus?
#Immigration

Are you unable to return to China due to Coronavirus and are you afraid that you will be overstaying or breaching the conditions of your visa? The Home Office published guidance on 17 February 2020. ...

Feb
18
2020

Supreme Court refuses leave to appeal: Failure to pay enhanced shared parental leave to match maternity is not discriminatory
#Employment

Back in May last year we blogged on the Court of Appeal’s decision that a failure to pay enhanced shared parental pay to match maternity pay was not sex discrimination. ...

Feb
18
2020

Parental Bereavement Pay and Leave – new laws as of April 2020
#Employment

As of 6th April 2020, new laws will come into force giving employees the right to both parental bereavement leave and pay. ...

Feb
13
2020

Roses are red, Violets are blue, Workplace Romance, What should employers do?
#Employment

Love is in the air And maybe the workplace to But fear not employers Here’s what you need to do…...

Feb
13
2020

The British passport and Brexit
#Immigration

An unlikely contender to the list of key Brexit issues has been the burgundy British passport. Ardent Brexiters have advocated for the return of the ‘blue’ passport, which to their delight is set to return this year. ...

Feb
12
2020

The Equal Pay Bill: is the current equal pay law fit for purpose?
#Employment

We all followed the recent equal pay claim which was brought by the TV presenter Samira Ahmed against her employer, the BBC. ...

Feb
12
2020

“Long-term effect” must be satisfied at time of discriminatory acts
#Employment

The EAT has clarified when the “long-term effect” aspect of the definition of disability will be satisfied. ...

Feb
12
2020

Are we punishing the academics?
#Immigration

With the introduction of the Global Talent Visa, there comes the new rule that any absences from the UK for the purposes of research will not be taken into account when considering settlement under this visa route. ...

Feb
12
2020

Not all one-off acts will be a ‘provision, criterion or practice’
#Employment

The Court of Appeal (“CA”) in Ishola v Transport for London (“TFL”) has given guidance on the meaning of ‘provision, criterion or practice’ (PCP), an essential element for claims of indirect discrimination and failure to make reasonable adjustments. ...

Feb
10
2020

New Global Talent Visa: 'Immigration Update In 10' Podcast, February 2020
#Immigration

Join your 'Immigration Update in 10' host, Bhavneeta Limbachia for the second of our new monthly podcasts. This time the focus is on the new Global Talent Visa, which the government will officially launch on 20th February 2020. ...

Feb
07
2020

The Registration Gap – a warning
#Real Estate

The transfer of ownership in registered freehold or leasehold land or the grant of a registerable lease does not take effect until registered at the Land Registry. This means that from the date of the transfer/lease until the date of registration such rights are said to exist in ‘equity’ only and the legal estate does not vest in the new owner/tenant until registration is complete. ...

Feb
07
2020

Investor Relief
#Corporate

The Finance Act 2016 introduced investor relief which is essentially a tax relief for Capital Gains in a similar way to the operation of Entrepreneurs Relief. On qualification any capital gain is reduced from the usual capital gains rate – currently 20% to 10%....

Feb
07
2020

What does the new decade herald for EMI Option Schemes?
#Corporate #Commercial

The Enterprise Management Initiative (EMI) option scheme is a tax efficient incentive scheme designed to incentivise employees by enjoying the rewards of growth and business success usually on a sale...

Feb
07
2020

Employee Ownership Trusts: 2020 The best is yet to come!
#Corporate #Commercial

Since the enactment of the Finance Act 2014, the popularity and acceptance of the Employee Ownership Trust (“EOT”) as an exit option for business owners has continued to gain support from lawyers, accountants, the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and business owners themselves....

Feb
07
2020

Director’s Duties Can Survive Insolvency Process
#Corporate

In the recent high court case Re Systems Building Services Group Ltd [2020], there was considerable debate and judgement made on whether a director’s general duties, as outlined in section 171 to 177 of the Companies Act 2006, survive a company’s entry into a formal insolvency process....

Feb
07
2020

Holiday Pay – what are the rules?
#Employment

The calculation of holiday pay is a notoriously complicated (and ever changing) topic. There are a number of key cases that have, over the past decade, set out what should and should not be included when calculating a worker’s holiday pay. ...

Feb
07
2020

Coronavirus – what should employers do?
#Employment

The first cases of the Coronavirus have been confirmed in the UK, so what should employers in the UK consider?...

Feb
06
2020

Top 10 mistakes: Maintaining your Sponsor licence
#Immigration

Maintaining a Sponsor licence can be hard work, and sometimes the unexpected can hit you when you least expect it. You only find out about this either from reviewing an old file, your solicitors (them again!) or the Home Office....

Feb
06
2020

All about Alliancing – why, what, where?
#Construction

Regular readers will know that we’ve written about collaboration before, but how can it be achieved? What options are out there for contractually encouraging and allowing collaboration? One option often cited, but not so often adopted is alliancing. ...

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