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Do you borrow on LIBOR terms?

Do you borrow on LIBOR terms?

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) announced back in July 2017 that LIBOR, a globally accepted benchmark indicator of borrowing costs between banks, will cease operating after the end of 2021. As that deadline steadily approaches, what does this mean for those businesses who are borrowing on LIBOR terms? What is …

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Tax update: Are consultants “disguised employees”?

Tax update: Are consultants “disguised employees”?

If you are a consultant operating via a personal service company, or your business has contractors which you pay gross via a company, you should be considering the effect that upcoming changes, which will be brought in from 6 April 2020, will have on both reporting responsibilities and cash flow. …

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Brexit and EU workers: Could you and your business be affected?

Brexit and EU workers: Could you and your business be affected?

Increasingly, clients who employ EU workers are seeking advice on the situation around Brexit and its potential impacts on their business and employees. In response to these enquires, our dedicated Brexit team has developed a new document, which outlines some of the key issues we can help you with. You …

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Family law update: Do Prenuptial Agreements Work?

Family law update: Do Prenuptial Agreements Work?

One of the questions most frequently asked of members of our Family team is:  do prenuptial agreements work? Although many people deem prenuptial (or premarital agreements as they’re also known) to be anti-romantic, a combination of factors has seen a rise in the number of people either wanting …

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Latest advice for landowners on energy-related schemes

Latest advice for landowners on energy-related schemes

The UK Government's legal commitment to meet 20% of the country's energy demand from renewable sources by 2020 creates an opportunity for landowners, but how do you ensure that your interests are protected whilst maximising profitability? We are often contacted by landowners who have decided to agree terms …

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Good Work Plan: Changes to Employee Onboarding and Conditions of Employment

Good Work Plan: Changes to Employee Onboarding and Conditions of Employment

Important changes to employment law are coming in effect on 6th April 2020 as part of the Government’s Good Work Plan. To help you ensure your business is prepared, we have set out the changes for you below. The Government's Good Work Plan was published in late 2018 …

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Health is Everyone’s Business: UK government to support employers in reducing ill-health related job loss

Health is Everyone’s Business: UK government to support employers in reducing ill-health related job loss

On 15 July 2019, the Government launched a consultation called "Health Is Everyone's Business: proposals to reduce ill-health related job loss”, which could result in major changes to employment law, which may affect your business. As part of this consultation, the Government outlined ways in which they, and …

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Tillman v Egon Zehnder Ltd: Supreme Court reviews restrictive covenants in UK employment contracts

Tillman v Egon Zehnder Ltd: Supreme Court reviews restrictive covenants in UK employment contracts

The recent Supreme Court judgment in the case of Tillman v Egon Zehnder Ltd was the first time in nearly 100 years that the highest court in the UK has considered post-employment restrictions in a contract of employment. Could this ruling around restrictive covenants affect you and your business? &…

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Pregnancy and maternity leave: extending redundancy protection for new parents

Pregnancy and maternity leave: extending redundancy protection for new parents

Context Women on maternity leave have the right to be offered suitable alternative vacancies, where available, in order to avoid redundancy and they don’t need to take part in a selection process. ‘Suitable alternative employment’ in this context is work that is suitable and appropriate for the employee to …

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Why are female workers more likely than men to miss out on annual paid leave and holiday pay?

Why are female workers more likely than men to miss out on annual paid leave and holiday pay?

Recent analysis by the Trade Union Congress (TUC) suggests that female workers are less likely to take their full annual leave entitlement than men are. The TUC's analysis also provides a number of startling statistics such as: 1 in 14 workers are not getting their legal entitlement to paid …

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