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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. ...

Feb
05
2020

Developing your recruitment strategy for a Post-Brexit world
#Immigration

The UK left the EU without much of a bang, but this partly because we now enter the second stage of Brexit – the transition period. As we explained in our earlier blog, there will be little change to Immigration Law until the end of the transition period. ...

Feb
04
2020

Manchester’s Good Employment Charter
#Employment

Last week, over 60 businesses in the Greater Manchester Combined Authority volunteered to refrain from using zero-hours contracts by signing up to the Good Employment Charter....

Feb
04
2020

Putting the Heart Back into the High Street with New Reading Cinema
#Real Estate #Commercial #Construction #Real Estate #Hospitality & Leisure

With the help of Clarkslegal, a new independent cinema is coming to Broad Street Mall in Reading this summer, in a deal between developer Really Local Group, and Moorgarth, the owners of Broad Street Mall. ...

Feb
03
2020

Beyond Brexit - EU Settlement Scheme
#Immigration

If you are an EEA national, family member of an EEA national or a business who intends to sponsor EEA nationals, are you worried about what will happen now that Brexit has taken place? ...

Jan
30
2020

Impact on Immigration (Brexit): What happens after 31st January 2020?
#Immigration

The withdrawal agreement has now become law and is known as the European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Act 2020. The Act provides ratification for the Withdrawal Agreement to allow the UK to leave the EU at 11PM on 31 January 2020 and gives effect to a transition period which will end on 31 December 2020....

Jan
30
2020

Sky Engineer Not Following Safety Procedure Was Discriminated Against
#Employment

The Claimant was a Field Engineer who was suspended for breaching his employer’s Health and Safety policy by failing to take safety precautions. ...

Jan
29
2020

Sponsor Management System (SMS): What is the difference between a Level 1 and Level 2 User?
#Immigration

A lot of businesses who are considering applying for a sponsor licence or have recently been granted a sponsor licence may have heard the terms level 1 and level 2 user frequently, but what does each term mean?...

Jan
29
2020

Changes to the Agency Worker Regulations – the end of the Swedish Derogation!
#Employment

As of 6th April 2020, the rules relating to agency workers will change, something which may prove costly to businesses presently using agency workers, and which requires action to ensure businesses are compliant with the new law. ...

Jan
29
2020

Tier 2 Sponsorship Licence: Have you renewed your yearly CoS allocation?
#Immigration

As we approach the end of January, most sponsors would have received their first reminders from the Home Office to renew their yearly Certificate of Sponsorship allocation. This renewal is important, and all Sponsors must apply for this renewal should they wish to sponsor migrants on an unrestricted CoS....

Jan
28
2020

Reduced percentage for requesting an information and consultation agreement in the workplace
#Employment

In 2005, The European Parliament and Council Directive 2002/14/EC was transposed into UK law, setting out a framework for implementing information and consultation agreements with employees if validly requested (the ICE Regulations). ...

Jan
28
2020

Government likely to rely on MAC Report for the new immigration system
#Immigration

The Migration Advisory Committee has released an extensive report on the Points-Based System and Salary Thresholds. This was commissioned by the Government in July and September of last year....

Jan
27
2020

The Official Launch – Fast Track Global Talent Visa
#Immigration

The government has highlighted through its vision of an Australian-style points-based immigration system, that it will focus on attracting the best talent to the UK. It has already confirmed that it will invest up to £300 million over the next 5 years to fund experimental and imaginative mathematical sciences research through the best global talent. ...

Jan
27
2020

Subject Access Request Compliance Update
#Data Protection #Employment

Despite the consultation period for their draft Right of Access Guidance remaining open until the 12th February, the Information Commissioner’s Office (the “ICO”) has amended its published guidance on the timescales for Data Subject Access Request (“DSAR”) compliance. ...

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