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By Andrew Goldstone, Jonathan Legg, Kassim Meghjee
The UK Government is targeting existing property-owning companies with two important new tax charges.
By James Libson, Max Cole
On Wednesday 14 May the Government announced its Draft Legislative Programme (DLP), a preview of the legislation which the Government intends to include in the Queen's Speech in November.
By Joanna Blackburn, James Lisbon
In a recent case that will worry many employers, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has held that employees solely working abroad could bring claims under the Fixed-Term Employees Regulations against their employer in the UK.
By Joanna Blackburn, James Libson
The long-awaited amendments to the Sex Discrimination Act (SDA) came into force this week. In this Briefing, we look at those amendments, and in particular a new right for women on additional maternity leave to claim the same contractual terms as those applying during ordinary maternity leave.
By Nick Davis, Ross Bryson
Simple contracts may still be made on behalf of a company by a person acting under its authority. The position is different for deeds. As before, a deed can be executed by a company either by the affixing of its common seal or alternatively by having it signed by two directors or by a director and the secretary.
By Nick Davis
Welcome to the March 2008 edition of Mishcon de Reya's Recruitment Watch, prepared by the Firm's Recruitment Services Group. Its aim is to provide those involved in the recruitment sector with a snapshot of what has been happening in the world of recruitment in the last month.
By David Blumenthal, Belinda Bridgen
Alastair Darling's first Budget contains few surprises and largely reprises measures we already knew about. A summary of some of the key measures announced on 12 March 2008 is set out below.
By Joanna Blackburn, James Libson
The Advocate General to the European Court of Justice ("ECJ") has recently given her opinion in the case of Stringer v HM Revenue & Customs. This case concerns whether workers are entitled to paid annual leave during long-term sick leave.
By Nick Davis
Recruiters are concerned about the new money laundering regulations that will catch companies who do executive search or act as a payroll agency and require them to register with HM Revenue & Customs, otherwise they could face up to two years in jail
By Nick Davis
Welcome to the January 2008 edition of Mishcon de Reya's Recruitment Watch, prepared by the Firm's Recruitment Services Group. Its aim is to provide those involved in the recruitment sector with a snapshot of what has been happening in the world of recruitment in the last month.
By David Blumenthal, Andrew Goldstone
In his October Pre-Budget Report, the Chancellor announced that taper relief, which can reduce the effective rate of capital gains tax (CGT) to 10%, and the indexation allowance, which gives relief for inflation, would both be withdrawn from 06 April 2008.
By Andrew Goldstone
In his Pre-Budget Report the Chancellor announced possible changes to the taxation of non-domiciled individuals living in the UK, commonly known as "non-doms". HM Treasury has now published a consultation document on the proposals. The changes are likely to take effect from 06 April 2008 and will have a huge impact on many non-doms.
By Daniel Naftalin
Since 01 October 2007, under the Working Time (Amendment) Regulations 2007 (which amended the Working Time Regulations 1998 ("WTR")), all workers (including temporary and those with irregular hours) in the UK have been entitled to 4.8 weeks (24 days) of paid leave every year including bank holidays.
By Nick Davis
Welcome to the December edition of Mishcon de Reya's Recruitment Watch, prepared by the Firm's Recruitment Services Group. Its aim is to provide those involved in the recruitment sector with a snapshot of what has been happening in the world of recruitment in the last month.
By Joanna Blackburn, James Libson
As is traditional at this time of year, we will recap on the employment law developments over this past year. Whereas we have not seen any revolutionary new legislation coming into force, there have nevertheless been some interesting developments in areas such as dispute resolution and age discrimination. We have also seen an overhaul of the Companies Act, the introduction of the smoking ban and an increase in the statutory holiday entitlement.
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