The new Social Housing Fraud Act 2013 is designed to prevent tenants of social housing illegally sub-letting their properties.
HMRC have published a summary of responses to their consultation on proposed changes to the Community Amateur Sports Club (CASC) regime. This sets out the changes they propose to introduce over the next 6 months or so.
Regulations creating a new defence for website operators under the Defamation Act 2013 have been approved by Parliament and will enter into force on 1 January 2014.
The a-typical working patterns of many staff in the care industry raise numerous issues for employers. One in particular is the matter of ‘on call’ and ‘sleepover’ arrangements and their relationship with the National Minimum Wage. We examine some examples based on case law in light of the recent decision in Whittlestone v BJP Home Support Ltd.
In Croft Vets Ltd and others v Butcher the EAT has held, amongst other things, that where private medical treatment could support a return to work it may be a reasonable adjustment for an employer to pay for it.
The government are consulting on reforms to judicial review which include a proposed restriction on who can bring judicial review, openly aimed at stopping charities and other not for profits using the courts to uphold the law and as part of campaigning challenges.
Blackburn v Aldi Stores emphasises the importance of dealing with grievances properly and the far-reaching nature of the duty for an employer not to act in a way that is likely to destroy or seriously damage the relationship of trust and confidence between employer and employee.
On 17 July 2013, the government introduced to Parliament the Transparency, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Bill (“the Bill”).
Finding that an employee has committed an act of gross misconduct will not automatically result in any subsequent dismissal being deemed fair.
The announcement that the Charity Commission are conducting a statutory inquiry into the sale by the Spiritualist Association of Great Britain of its London headquarters serves as a timely reminder to all charity trustees and operational directors of the importance of complying with the Charities Act 2011 when disposing of properties.
Today a number of proposed employment law changes have come into force that are likely to affect both employers and employees.
Property Dispute Resolution Update - Preparing for the new academic year: offering student accommodation >
If you are about to send out offers to students for accommodation for the next academic year there are a few factors you need to consider to make sure the agreement is binding and can be enforced if any issues were to arise.
USDAW v Ethel Austin Ltd (in administration) has changed the basis for calculating when employers must consult employee representatives on making employees redundant. In the past collective consultation rights only applied where an employer was making 20 or more employees redundant “at one establishment”.
A report commissioned by the Welsh government on business rates relief for charities has made a number of recommendations for cutting the mandatory charitable relief for charity shops in Wales.
The Court of Appeal has dismissed an appeal by Westminster City Council against a High Court decision that licence fees may only be set by local authorities to cover the cost of administering a particular licensing system (in this case, sex shops), and could not extend to the costs associated with enforcement action taken in relation to unlicensed activity.
BWB announces a new conference on the Rehabilitation Revolution being held on 3 July.
A renewed impetus has been reported on the part of HMRC to take enforcement action against organisations that illegitimately fail to pay the NMW.
For many years charities have been entitled to mandatory rates relief on 80% of business rates liability for commercial premises, which they “wholly or mainly” use for charitable purposes.
On 17 June 2013 the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) launches its new Update Service.