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  • Tax on termination - employer NICs charges delayed

    23 November 2017

    Some good news for employers was confirmed in the Chancellor’s autumn Budget.

  • Employment status review announced in response to Taylor report

    23 November 2017

    In the autumn Budget, the Government has indicated for the first time how it intends to respond to the recommendations made by Matthew Taylor in his review of modern working practices.

  • Extending ‘off-payroll’ worker reforms to the private sector

    23 November 2017

    The Chancellor announced in the autumn Budget that there will be a consultation in 2018 to tackle non-compliance with IR35 rules in the private sector.

  • The Damp Squid Budget?

    22 November 2017

    Yes, yes, I know the phrase is “damp squib”. Call it pedant bait if you like. And the Chancellor (like everyone else) seems to be Blue Planet crazy, so you may detect a salty theme in this Budget update. Anyway, let’s dive into the icy waters of the latest Budget and see what monsters lurk beneath.

  • Applying game theory to HR

    16 November 2017

    The influence of game theory, developed in the 1950s by Nobel Prize-winning mathematician John Forbes Nash Jr, has been huge. It provides a formal modelling approach for decision-makers to explore a variety of interactions among agents, and their potential outcomes.

  • Full Employment Tribunal fees refunds scheme now open

    16 November 2017

    After a brief pilot scheme, the full scheme for refunding Employment Tribunal (“ET”) fees is now open for use by both claimants and respondents.

  • Our latest Brexit update on immigration

    16 November 2017

    The UK Government published a Brexit update with the notion that it would relieve worried EEA nationals in the UK and let everyone see how lovely the UK Government intend to be over the end of free movement. This somewhat backfired when the European Parliament then said the proposal was “inadequate”.

  • Deliveroo defends union recognition application by demonstrating its riders are genuinely self-employed

    15 November 2017

    The Central Arbitration Committee (“CAC”) has rejected an application from the Independent Workers’ Union of Great Britain (“IWGB”) for collective bargaining rights in respect of Deliveroo riders, in a case in which Lewis Silkin acted for Deliveroo.

  • Dr. Nathalie Moreno comments for formtek: Security and Data Privacy: GDPR is only Months Away, Yet Businesses (and Regulators) are not Prepared

    15 November 2017

    Dr. Nathalie Moreno comments for formtek on the impact of GDPR for foreign companies doing business in Europe.

  • Uber’s worker status appeal rejected

    10 November 2017

    The Employment Appeal Tribunal (“EAT”) has upheld the decision of an Employment Tribunal (“ET”) that drivers engaged by Uber are “workers” rather than independent contractors.

  • Aman Sahota-Dhatt writes for Essential Retail: Smart cities – the benefits for eCommerce operators in the retail industry?

    09 November 2017

    Aman Sahota-Dhatt has written a piece for Essentail Retail on how smart cities may impact the future of retail.

  • Patent Claims to dosage regimes fail to stand up to scrutiny

    06 November 2017

    In Actavis Group PTC EHF & Anor v Teva UK Ltd & Ors [2017] EWCA Civ 1671 the Court of Appeal has found that various dosage regime claims were obvious and invalid, reversing the decision of the of the trial judge.

  • Feedback - positivity vs negativity

    02 November 2017

    Feedback is one of the most powerful tools for optimising workplace performance. Getting it right can help a business to constantly improve. Mistakes become learning opportunities; failures and bad behaviours are not repeated. Conversely, getting feedback wrong can destroy motivation, causing productivity to plummet.

  • New Welsh Land Transaction Tax

    02 November 2017

    From April 2018, Wales will have a new tax known as Land Transaction Tax (LTT), its own version of Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT). LTT mirrors much of the SDLT regime and many of the SDLT rules have been incorporated into the Land Transaction Tax and Anti-avoidance of Devolved Taxes (Wales) Act 2017 (businesses and tax practitioners have emphasised the need for consistency between SDLT and LTT), but there are differences which the Welsh Government say make the tax simpler and fairer, and improve its efficiency and effectiveness.

  • Intention not motive is key to landlords’ redevelopment rights

    02 November 2017

    The Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 is perhaps the most important legislation governing commercial leases and confers protection on business tenants known as ‘security of tenure’. That security can, however, be overridden by landlords in certain circumstances, which are set out in section 30(1) of the 1954 Act. The most common ground of opposition is known as ‘ground (f)’ and arises where the landlord intends to redevelop the premises leased to the tenant.

  • Penny Newman comments for The Times Student Law: Adding context to recruiting

    02 November 2017

    Penny Newman has commented for Times Times' Student Law magazine which discusses the Contextual Recruitment System (CRS) and how it can assist with recruitment.

  • Unsafe property causes death, but still no claim allowed

    02 November 2017

    A man visits a friend at his flat, falls down the stairs of the building (which are unsafe) and is killed. You would expect his widow would be able to sue the owner of the building in respect of her loss wouldn’t you?

  • Iain McDonald writes for Broadcast: Who will win the battle to broadcast key sports events?

    02 November 2017

    Iain McDonald’s piece has been published by Broadcast discussing sports TV rights and the potential threat of tech companies entering the space which is already beginning to manifest itself.

  • Smart Cities – what does this mean for the Property world?

    26 October 2017

    One of the trending topics in property circles at the moment is the rather confusing term ‘Smart Cities’. Whilst there is a great deal of buzz around the topic the main question is what exactly is a ‘Smart City’?

  • New ACAS guidance on mental health in the workplace

    25 October 2017

    Mental illness costs employers in the UK a lot of money – up to £30 billion each year in lost production, absence and recruitment costs according to Acas, which has recently published a guide to “promoting positive mental health in the workplace”.

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