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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....

Mar
05
2020

Spouse Visa - What sources of income are not permitted?
#Immigration

Previously we have focused on the sources of income which can be counted towards the financial requirement, but in this blog we will shed some light on the sources of income which are not counted towards the financial requirement. ...

Mar
05
2020

Immigration Bill to end freedom of movement to be introduced today
#Immigration

The Government has announced that it intends on introducing the Immigration Bill to the House of Commons today, 5 March 2020. This bill will end freedom of movement for EU nationals once the transition period ends, and will provide a unified immigration system from 1 January 2021....

Mar
05
2020

Capping exit pay-out for disabled police officers to prevent ‘windfall’ was discrimination
#Employment

In Chief Constable of Gwent Police v Parsons and Roberts, the claimants were two police officers who were disabled under the Equality Act. ...

Feb
28
2020

What is the Immigration Skills Charge (ISC) and how much do you have to pay?
#Immigration

The Immigration Skills Charge (ISC) is a levy on companies who sponsor migrant workers. This levy was imposed on 6 April 2017. The Government states that the charge has been levied to contribute towards addressing the skills gap in the local economy....

Feb
27
2020

The Cheese Barge Set to Sail
#Real Estate #Clarkslegal #Food and Restaurants

In April, Mathew Carver will open the Cheese Barge, a two-floor restaurant floating nearby Paddington Central. ...

Feb
27
2020

IR35: Eamonn Holmes found to be employed for tax purposes
#Employment

TV presenter Eamonn Holmes has lost his appeal against a 2018 tax tribunal finding that income tax and national insurance was due on his earnings as presenter of This Morning because his contract with ITV amounted to employment for tax purposes....

Feb
27
2020

New ACAS advice on handling coronavirus in the workplace
#Employment

The recent surge in European cases has been met with a myriad of governmental guidance, including the following ACAS advice....

Feb
26
2020

The Vegan Society issues guidance for employers
#Employment

Following last month’s landmark ruling that ethical veganism is a philosophical belief protected under the Equality Act 2010, The Vegan Society has issued guidance for employers to help them “accommodate the needs of vegans” in the workplace. ...

Feb
21
2020

Police use of Facial Recognition - Artificial Discrimination?
#Data Protection #Information Technology

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. For further details see our case analysis here. (link) 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)....

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