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HR Bulletin - August 2019

14 Aug 2019

Case Law Update Kocur v Angard Staffing Solutions Limited – Agency Worker Regs do not give agency workers entitlement to same hours as permanent employees The Agency Workers Regulations 2010 entitles an agency worker to the same conditions of work as a permanent employee. Mr Kocur was an agency worker providing temporary services to the […]

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Building families through surrogacy: A new pathway

08 Aug 2019

Becoming a parent is the greatest day in many people’s lives, and more and more people are turning to surrogacy to start a family, yet the laws governing surrogacy came into effect in the mid-1980s and in the view of many legal practitioners need updating. In the UK, surrogacy is governed by the Surrogacy Arrangements […]

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Tenant Fees Act 2019 to come into force on 1 June 2019

18 Feb 2019

On 12 February the Tenant Fees Act 2019 received Royal Assent.  The Act restricts the ability of landlords and letting agents to charge certain fees to tenants and prospective tenants of assured shorthold tenancies, residential licences and student accommodation in England. The provisions will come into force on 1 June 2019 for new and renewal […]

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Government consults on SDLT surcharge on acquisition by non-UK residents of residential property

18 Feb 2019

On 11 February HM Treasury and HMRC published a joint consultation in respect of a proposed 1% SDLT surcharge on non-UK residents purchasing residential property in England and Northern Ireland. This measure was first announced in the Autumn 2018 Budget. Key features of the proposal include: A surcharge of 1% on top of existing SDLT […]

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