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Flexible Working Regulations

The flexible working for parents of children under the Age of 18 Regulations have been revoked.  The coalition government announced in March 2011 that this extension would be scrapped in order to include growth by removing red tape for business.  The …

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Foreign Workers

The Accession (Immigration and Worker Registration) (Revocation, Savings and Consequential Provisions) Regulations 2011 have been laid before Parliament and are due to come into force on 1st May 2011.  As a result, the Work Registration Scheme will close.  This was …

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Income Tax (Pay As You Earn) (Amendment) Regulations 2011

This came into force on 6th April 2011.  Prior to its introduction when a payment was made to a departed employee after their P45 had been produced, Income Tax was always deducted at basic rate only.  However, since 6th April …

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April 2011 – Employment Newsletter

Welcome to April’s edition of our employment law newsletter, keeping you up to date with changes to employment law, and informing you of recent case law developments. Income Tax (Pay as you Earn) (Amendment) Regulations 2011 This came into force …

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DeBrieF Under the Skin of…..Sonio Singh…

What is your role at Davis Blank Furniss? I am a partner in this firm’s Corporate Department.  I act for SMEs, public companies, entrepreneurs and investors on a wide range of commercial matters, including; mergers and acquisitions, MBOs and MBIs, …

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The Bribery Act – What you need to know, Andrew Ryan – Head of Dispute Resolution

Three months and counting…. With the Government now confirming that the Bribery Act 2010 will come into force on the 1st July 2011, and issuing Guidance Notes, together with a quick start guide (click here). It’s now time for businesses …

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Protecting your Business is Vital, says Claire Reddington – Dispute Resolution Solicitor…

Protecting Your Business is Vital, says Claire Reddington – Commercial Litigation Solicitor… It goes without saying that things are tough in business thanks to low consumer confidence, unemployment on the rise and the much feared cuts now starting to take …

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Ask Andy – Implementing new terms and conditions

As a result of recent difficulties, we are making amendments to our standard terms and conditions which are issued to customers.  How do we implement the new terms moving forward?  Do we have to draw them to the attention of …

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Ask Andy – Comparative advertising

Like many businesses, we have found the last couple of years tough. Things are starting to pick up but we’ve now realised that we need to take a more aggressive stance if we want to get our name out there; especially …

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DeBrieF Retirement Age Survey…. Good, Bad or Indifferent?

One of the big employment stories for 2011 is the Coalition Government’s plans to amend the pension’s structure. The removal of the default retirement age is due to come into force on 6th April and it’s going to impact massively …

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