Heather Love May 2024

Direct vs indirect discrimination: do you know the difference?

Seasonal hiring has begun and if you are one of the 1 million odd recruiters making plans to hire this summer make sure your well-meant job advertisement doesn’t land you in hot water.

Richard Clapham May 2024

Changes to UK Company Law: The Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Act 2023

The Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Act 2023 (the Act) received royal assent on 26 October 2023, ushering in significant changes to UK company law and administration.  Discover how these new measures will affect you and your company as we delve into the details of the changes.

Mehboob Dharamsi May 2024

“I don’t need a Lasting Power of Attorney because…”

Starting a sentence with these words fill me with dread. It amazes me that there are so many common misconceptions surrounding later life planning, we’d rather avoid it altogether than prepare correctly for it.

Here are some of the reasons why people have told me they don’t think they need a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) over the past few months – and an explanation as to why you still do need one!

Heather Love Apr 2024

Employment law updates - 6 April 2024

As of 6 April 2024, employers must comply with some family-focussed changes to Employment law in the form of four key pieces of legislation.

Sarah Noake Mar 2024

All change! Non-domiciled tax rules- a budget update

As foreseen before Wednesday’s budget, the Chancellor announced sweeping changes to the way non-UK domiciliaries are to be taxed from 6 April 2025.

Richard Clapham Mar 2024

HMRC fees are increasing – here’s what you need to know

From 1 May 2024 HMRC will be increasing company information and registration fees. This follows the recently implemented Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Act (ECCTA), which aims to improve the quality of data on HMRC’s registers.

Richard Clapham Mar 2024

Highlights from the Budget speech

The Chancellor Jeremy Hunt has given his latest Budget and outline of spending. It is expected to be the last Budget speech before the next general election this year.

Jenna Hopkins Feb 2024

Don’t leave a “Purple Haze” around your will

We might have more in common with the rockstar electric guitar legend Jimi Hendrix than we might think. I am not talking about growing an impressive head of hair or going for a reverberating solo – unless you’re lucky enough to have both of those abilities – rather Jimi Hendrix was one of millions who died without a will.

Heather Love Feb 2024

Menopause and the law: employers need to start making changes – or face more women leaving the workforce

Workplaces must now be seen to be making “reasonable adjustments” for women experiencing menopausal symptoms or face the possibility of being sued, under new guidance released by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC).

Elizabeth Barrett Feb 2024

When can you turn down a job offer in a redundancy situation?

When there are proposed redundancies, your employer should commence individual consultation meetings with those affected. During the consultation process, they should consider suggestions on ways to avoid the redundancies, and look for suitable alternative employment options.