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Government considering new paid paternity policy

Posted in Left, Legal News | Posted on 30 Jul , 2019

The Government is considering offering fathers 12 weeks’ paid paternity leave as one of Theresa May’s ‘legacy’ policies now that she has reached the end of her time as Prime Minister. The plans,…

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Small business unaware of new e-commerce rules, says FSB

Posted in Legal News, Right | Posted on 30 Jul , 2019

“Most small businesses” are unaware of new EU payment rules to be rolled out from September 2019, the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has warned. The new legislation – known as Strong Customer…

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Government announce proposal to revamp sick pay eligibility

Posted in Legal News, Right | Posted on 30 Jul , 2019

The Government has announced new proposals that would see around two million low-paid workers receive statutory sick pay for the first time. Work and Pensions Secretary Amber Rudd and Health Secretary…

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Government launches review into marriage ceremonies

Posted in Left, Legal News | Posted on 30 Jul , 2019

The Government has this month launched a Law Commission review into marriage ceremonies in England and Wales in a bid to modernise the outdated rules around wedding venues. The project, which is the first…

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Almost a quarter of new dads miss out on paid paternity leave

Posted in Legal News | Posted on 26 Jun , 2019

Nearly one in four new fathers did not qualify for statutory paid paternity leave in 2018. The Trade Unions Congress (TUC) says that 23 per cent of new dads didn’t qualify because they were self-employed,…

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Persistent late payers to be fined under new Government proposals

Posted in Legal News | Posted on 26 Jun , 2019

The Government will fine businesses who persistently fail to pay suppliers on time, it has been announced. The new rule forms part of a packet of measures designed to level the playing field between the…

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New motorway law announced that could see motorists penalised

Posted in Legal News | Posted on 26 Jun , 2019

A new piece of legislation has been introduced on Britain’s motorways which will see drivers receive automatic fines and points on their licence for ignoring closed lanes. The new rules which came into…

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What does the ‘Good Work Plan’ mean for businesses?

Posted in Legal News | Posted on 26 Jun , 2019

Earlier this year, The Government implemented the ‘Good Work Plan’ with the aim to improve the employment rights and workers. As a result, businesses are being expected to familiarise themselves with…

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Home extensions to be allowed in England without full planning permission after permanent rule change

Posted in Legal News | Posted on 26 Jun , 2019

Homeowners in England will be allowed to complete extensions to their property without planning permission after the temporary rules, which have been in place since 2013, were made permanent. Permitted…

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What happens if I need to re-negotiate my commercial lease?

Posted in Legal News | Posted on 26 Jun , 2019

Commercial lease agreements can be complicated because the terms are negotiable and vary greatly from one lease to another. If a property lease is due to expire, the capital value of the investment weakens…

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