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Aug
05
2020

"Self-employed” hairdresser found to be employee
#Employment

The Claimant, a hairdresser, sought to pursue claims for unfair dismissal, notice pay, holiday pay and redundancy pay following ...

Jul
30
2020

Furlough: increased redundancy and notice pay for some employees
#Employment

The government has announced today a new law, effective from tomorrow (31 July 2020) introducing changes regarding payments on termination of employment to employees who are, or have been, furloughed....

Jul
29
2020

Settlement offers and redundancies: the cost of getting it wrong
#Employment

As the furlough scheme starts to be phased out from the end of this week, the ongoing economic Covid-19 related downturn means that increasing numbers of businesses are having to announce redundancies....

Jul
29
2020

Radical planning changes to come into Force
#Real Estate

From 1st September 2020 radical reforms will be made to the Town and Country Planning (Use Classes) Order 1987 (“the Use Classes Order”). The changes will be the biggest of their kind since the Use Classes Order was introduced over 30 years ago, and form part of a range of measures introduced by the Government to cut planning ‘red tape’ and allow greater flexibility of land-use to adapt to the changing needs of our high streets and communities....

Jul
29
2020

'Grace period’ announced for those unable to leave the UK by 31 July 2020
#Immigration

The UK government has published ‘last-minute’ guidance for individuals who are unable to leave the UK by 31 July 2020. The additional extension is termed a ‘grace period’, which means that individuals will not be penalised if they have overstayed their visa between 24 January 2020 to 31 August 2020....

Jul
28
2020

Local authority investment in commercial property criticised – but is this the way forward?
#Real Estate #Public Sector

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) published a report on 14 July on “Local Authority investment in commercial property”, ...

Jul
28
2020

Furlough and COVID-19 Employer Obligations Update
#Employment #Podcasts and Webinars

A new report by the federation of small businesses found that almost 25% of companies have already reduced their staff numbers in the last quarter, ...

Jul
24
2020

The Hong Kong British National (Overseas) visa route opens from January 2021
#Immigration

The UK government has finally published official guidance on the new Hong Kong British National (Overseas) visa....

Jul
24
2020

Can I extend my property without getting permission?
#Real Estate

The Government has announced further changes to ‘Permitted Development Rights’ which will allow homeowners to add up to two additional storeys to their home through a fast track approval process, ...

Jul
22
2020

Unconscious Bias in the Workplace
#Employment

Earlier this month, after being criticised for comments he made about the Black Lives Matter movement, Labour party leader Sir Keir Starmer made a promise during his LBC radio show that he would undertake unconscious bias training. ...

Jul
22
2020

Employment contracts can be split between multiple transferees
#Employment

UK Case law has established that TUPE can still apply to business transfers where the undertaking is transferred to multiple transferees provided the undertaking does not lose its identity. Further, TUPE can apply to service provision changes in the same circumstances provided it is possible to identity to which contractor the individuals transfer....

Jul
20
2020

Is the retail sector about to “Turnover” a new lease?
#Real Estate

This week, it was reported that the Crown Estate has written to some of its tenants, offering them the option of paying a turnover rent. ...

Jul
20
2020

Women in Property: Leading Ladies Event
#Real Estate

The South East branch of Women in Property recently hosted a virtual “Leading Ladies” Event with guest speaker Kate Davies, CEO of Notting Hill Genesis who are one of the largest housing providers in the country. ...

Jul
20
2020

What are the challenges of the traditional office post COVID-19?
#Real Estate #Information Technology

The challenges of lockdown over the previous five months have been felt equally by both Landlords and Tenants; especially in relation to rental income....

Jul
17
2020

Privacy Shield Declared Invalid by CJEU
#Data Protection

The CJEU yesterday handed down its long awaited decision on questions put to it regarding Data Protection ...

Jul
17
2020

2021 Immigration System detail published: FAQs
#Immigration

The Government published further detail on the 2021 immigration system. The policy statement dated 13 July 2020 provides important detail on how the new system will function. In this article we look at the key facts and takeaways on UK’s new immigration system....

Jul
16
2020

Employment COVID-19 Update: Furlough Fraud and Outdoor Activities
#Employment #Podcasts and Webinars

HMRC has confirmed its first arrest in connection with alleged furlough fraud. It has been reported that an individual in the west midlands was arrested as part of a wider investigation ...

Jul
16
2020

Discrimination arising from a disability is not a ‘but for’ test
#Employment

In Robinson v Department for Work and Pensions, the Claimant brought a claim for discrimination arising from a disability relating to the way the DWP handled her disability. ...

Jul
15
2020

Pregnancy and Maternity Redundancy Protection Bill reintroduced in Parliament
#Employment

The Bill, put forward by Conservative MP Maria Miller, aims to strengthen protections for new and expecting mothers, by legislating that pregnant women, those on maternity leave and those within six months of childbirth cannot be made redundant....

Jul
13
2020

Check your Reservations on Right of Entry
#Real Estate

The recent Court of Appeal case of Rees -v- Windsor-Clive (2020) considered the interpretation of Landlord’s rights of entry reserved by a lease. The recent Court of Appeal case of Rees -v- Windsor-Clive (2020) considered the interpretation of Landlord’s rights of entry reserved by a lease....

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