Bank holidays and employment rights

28th April 2016

With the spring and summer bank holidays approaching we set out a simple guide to employee’s rights in relation to bank holidays. Right to time off? Employees have no statutory right to take bank holidays off work. Their employment contract may grant them such a right, but there is no statutory entitlement to it. In industries such as… Read More


Company Law Update – The register of people with significant control - Summary guide for companies

7th April 2016

From today (6 April 2016), the Small Business Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 brings into force changes to the registration requirements with Companies House for all UK incorporated companies (whether limited and unlimited) as well as LLPs Limited Liability Partnerships (LLPs). Companies and LLPs are now required to keep a register of people who have significant control of the Company (PSC). It should… Read More


Do you offer your employees a salary-related pension scheme?

5th April 2016

From the 6 April 2016, the current state pension system will change. The current system will continue to apply to those who are already of state pension age. The changes will affect those who reach pension age on or after 6 April 2016, therefore this will affect you personally if you are: a woman born on or after 6 April 1953 a man born on or… Read More


The New National Living Wage

24th March 2016

From 1 April 2016, a new National Living wage of £7.20 per hour will be introduced.  This new compulsory wage will apply to all employees, most workers, and apprentices aged 25 years and over.  This will be the largest annual increase in a minimum wage rate since 2009 in cash and real terms. The National Minimum Wage continues to apply for those… Read More


Improving access to justice..

15th March 2016

...despite soaring court fees    Just a year ago, and following a review of court costs by the Ministry of Justice, we saw huge increases in fees for issuing court proceedings in the County Court and High Court. A year into the new regime and top UK judges and litigators alike roundly condemn the spectacular increases and some describe them… Read More