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New consumer contracts regulations – is your business prepared?

23 Apr 2014

The Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013 will come into force on 13 June 2014, bringing in changes to consumer rights and imposing additional requirements on traders. Businesses will need to be aware of the new provisions and must ensure that their terms and conditions, other documents and processes comply. Documents which […]


SSP reforms: The impacts on your business

04 Apr 2014

Starting from April 6, the introduction of an independent assessment service means that employers will no longer be able to reclaim any SSP back from the government, following a review that found that a lack of access to occupational health advice was one of the biggest barriers to people returning to work after illness. Uri […]


Bulletin: Employment law changes effective from 6th April

01 Apr 2014

The statutory rate of pay for maternity, paternity and adoption leave will be raised from £136.78 to £138.18 The Statutory Sick Pay will be raised from £86.70 to £87.55 The statutory week’s pay for the purpose of calculating statutory redundancy payments and the basic award for unfair dismissal will be raised from £450 to £464 […]


Distress not an option for commercial landlords

19 Feb 2014

One of the most effective options available to landlords of commercial property in the event of non payment of rent has been distress. This longstanding common law right allows landlords to enter premises once rent has become due and seize a tenant’s goods to the value of the rent owed. Whilst this right is an […]

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