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The Housing and Planning Bill makes a couple of significant changes to Section 115 of the Planning Act 2008.
Shoosmiths considers the impact upon UK employers who transfer employee data to their US parent companies and suggests next steps.
Temporary permitted development rights have enabled offices to be converted to residential use without having to apply for planning permission.
Continued consultation in the area of zero-hours contracts has led to the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills producing a guidance document for employers.
Stand by for an ‘immigration skills charge’ and ‘illegal working checks’.
Don’t be guilty of ‘unwitting facilitation’ – decide on your approach now.
First audits on 5 December…...
Case law confirms that HR is essential to supporting management when dealing with employee relations issues; however there is a clear difference between supporting a process and influencing a decision.
As it becomes increasingly common for contractual documentation to be concluded electronically, we examine the pros and cons of e-signatures against traditional wet ink signatures.
Imagine a world where, at the tap of a smartphone, other people can rate you personally. It’s coming.
…and Companies House forms will be updated.
As the government seeks to resolve the UK’s skills gap and reduce net migration into the UK, Shoosmiths examines two new charges which are proposed to be levied on businesses.
Up by a fifth in a year.
The Court of Appeal has given further guidance on the use of ‘business sense’ in the interpretation of commercial contracts.
There is already a significant difference in Employment Tribunal (ET) procedure north and south of the border and there is more to come!...
…without the superior landlord’s consent.
A lender in Scotland requires to take ‘reasonable’ steps to agree proposals with their customers before embarking on court proceedings for possession of a residential property.
PRS For Music has issued proceedings against SoundCloud for infringement of its members’ copyrights after SoundCloud continually refused to obtain a PRS licence.
’Persons with significant control’ provisions pushed back, among other changes.
A tenant who signs up to a lease of commercial property that is suffering from inherent defects or is in a state of disrepair can find they have taken on more than they bargained for.