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Mar
19
2020

Does the zero in 50 stand for zero hours?
#Employment

A recent analysis of figures produced by the Office of National Statistics shows that there has been a significant increase in the number of 50 plus year olds who are on zero-hours contracts. ...

Mar
19
2020

COVID-19 Amendment to the Statutory Sick Pay (General) Regulations 1982
#Employment

On the 13th April 2020 the Statutory Sick Pay (General) (Coronavirus Amendment) Regulations 2020 comes into force. This follows the announcements from Rishi Sunak’s inaugural budget outlined earlier this week; “the best way to support people is to protect their jobs – and we do that by supporting our businesses”. ...

Mar
18
2020

Immigration in the time of Corona
#Immigration

The Coronavirus has peaked in China, and the number of new infections there are steadily declining. Whilst Europe is now at the forefront of this novel virus, it seems that there are effective measures which can be taken to prevent the spread. The new world has taught many new lessons in distance working, but there are many who still have to travel and brave these uncertain times....

Mar
18
2020

Public procurement and Coronavirus
#Public Procurement

Public bodies and bidders will be familiar with the requirements of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015, which impose obligations in respect of the advertisement of public contracts over the financial thresholds, the conduct of the tender and the award of the contract......

Mar
18
2020

Do sponsors have to report migrant worker activity related to Coronavirus?
#Immigration

Due to Coronavirus, the government has provided a concession for some points-based system visa categories, to ensure both migrants and employers are not disadvantaged by the Coronavirus pandemic. ...

Mar
18
2020

Impact of Covid-19 on Construction Contracts
#Construction

As the World Health Organisation announced last week that Coronavirus can now be classified as a pandemic we are hearing from more and more clients worried about the impact of Covid-19 on their construction contracts....

Mar
18
2020

IR35 changes delayed to April 2021
#Employment

It was announced yesterday that the changes to IR35 legislation due to come into force in April this year have been delayed......

Mar
17
2020

Three “Ms” to help avoid the supplier’s nightmare of a key customer who can’t pay
#Commercial #Corporate

It is anticipated that the Covid 19 outbreak will result in a spike insolvencies in the UK and it goes without saying that this means that a very considerable number of suppliers to companies or sole traders will have been left as unsecured creditors, likely to receive a fraction only (or nothing at all) of what they were owed for goods or services supplied. ...

Mar
17
2020

Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS) to increase in October 2020
#Immigration

The Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS) is a fee which is levied on most visa applications in the UK. ...

Mar
13
2020

PM’s briefing: impact on employers
#Employment

The Prime Minister confirmed that the UK will be moving into the ‘delay phase’ of its plan to tackle coronavirus. ...

Mar
12
2020

The Budget 2020 – Employment Law Round Up
#Employment

There were a number of measures introduced in the budget to try to protect businesses and employees against the impact of Coronavirus. ...

Mar
12
2020

Rare IR35 win for HMRC ahead of April changes
#Employment

In Northern Lights Solutions Ltd v HMRC, a contractor has lost his appeal against a tax bill of £70,000 after the Tribunal ruled the “overarching degree of control” meant he was a “disguised employee”....

Mar
12
2020

Time for reflection following pay gap submissions
#Employment

The deadline for the third set of gender pay gap submissions is fast-approaching, with the public sector organisations due to submit their gender pay gap data by 30 March 2020, and private companies and charities by 4 April 2020....

Mar
11
2020

£550,000 costs award against claimant
#Employment

In the case of Radia v Jefferies International Limited the Claimant was unsuccessful in his claims for disability discrimination. ...

Mar
10
2020

Immigration guidance on the Coronavirus: March 2020
#Immigration

The Government has said that it continues to monitor the immigration implications of the Coronavirus, which has prevented travel to various regions of the world....

Mar
09
2020

Developments on Stamp Duty Land Tax Regulations
#Real Estate

The past year has seen several changes in the regulations surrounding Stamp Duty Land Tax (“SDLT”). This is a tax which is payable to HMRC, on the purchase of freehold or leasehold property and on the grant of leases, if they are valued over a certain threshold. ...

Mar
09
2020

Warranties and Indemnities in Share Purchase and Asset Purchase Agreements
#Commercial #Corporate

The terms “warranties” “representations” and indemnities” are frequently used throughout the sale of assets or the sale of shares process....

Mar
09
2020

Is the coronavirus a contract killer?
#Commercial #Corporate #Force Majeure

The current spread of the coronavirus is likely to be used as justification for the delayed or non-performance of contracts globally. Do established contract law principles support non-performance because of Covid-19?...

Mar
09
2020

Police use of Facial Recognition - Artificial Discrimination?
#Corporate #Commercial

It has been some months since the High Court delivered its judgment in R v Bridges concerning the use by South Wales police (SWP) of live facial recognition (LFR) in a public place. The claimant has since appealed the decision in the Court of Appeal and the SWP is still under investigation by the Information Commissioners Office (ICO)....

Mar
06
2020

Former civil servant brings constructive dismissal claim
#Employment

The very public resignation of Sir Philip Rutnam has clearly generated the media coverage he anticipated....

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