Update: National Minimum Wage

Update: National Minimum Wage

The annual changes to the minimum wages are due to come into force tomorrow, 1st October 2016. The national living wage for workers aged over 25 remains £7.20 per hour since it was introduced in April of this year. The new minimum wages for younger workers from 1st...
Are You MEES Ready?

Are You MEES Ready?

We are now 18 months away from the next phase of the Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Property) (England and Wales) Regulations 2015 which will see the implementation of the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (“MEES”). Landlords should be preparing for this now if...
Higher Stamp Duty rates continue to cause confusion

Higher Stamp Duty rates continue to cause confusion

Following the Autumn Statement on 25th November 2015, the then Chancellor announced that higher rates of Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) would apply from 1st April to purchases of additional residential properties. Since then we have found that clients can be confused as...
Third Party Funding in Arbitration Proceedings in England

Third Party Funding in Arbitration Proceedings in England

Obtaining information about trends in Arbitration is not an easy task as, by their nature, Arbitration proceedings are subject to confidentiality and most are conducted “behind closed doors”. Occasionally parties seek to challenge all or part of an Arbitrator’s Award...
Update: National Minimum Wage

Employees with child care commitments

A recent case has highlighted the issues employers face when accommodating employees with child care commitments. In XC Trains Ltd v CD and another Claimant, who was a single mother of three children, was employed as a train driver and instructor. At the depot where...
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