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Care plans conspicuous by their absence from Queen's Speech

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Critics of the so-called ‘dementia tax’ were delighted that the Queen’s Speech made no mention of the policy. The proposal would have meant that the value of an individual’s home would have been taken into account for all types of...

£282m divorce dispute concludes after landmark ruling

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A long-running financial dispute between a UK hedge fund manager and his ex-wife has concluded after a landmark ruling. In what has been described as one of Britain’s most expensive divorce battles, financier and philanthropist Sir Christopher Hohn...

Employees losing almost £3bn a year

Sally Morris
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Recent research has found that British workers lose almost £3bn a year in unpaid wages and holiday, with recruitment agencies being amongst the most likely to be wrongly paying staff. According to a report from Middlesex University, which forms part...

Carrying Over Holiday Pay

Chris Amys
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Mr King was employed by The Sash Window Workshop for over 13 years. He was paid commission only and his Contract was silent on the issue of holiday pay. Mr King was never paid when he took time off for holiday. In 2008, the Company offered Mr King a...

The heat is on - what happens if it gets too hot at work?

Chris Amys
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With temperatures hitting new highs, employees could legitimately ask whether they can be kept at work as things get uncomfortable. When the workplace gets too hot, it is more than just an issue about comfort. If the temperature goes too high then it can...

Maths Teacher's Dismissal

Chris Amys
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Maths teacher’s dismissal fair despite school’s failure to provide witness evidence of the appeal stage at the Employment Tribunal Mrs Elmore was a maths teacher at Darland High School from 2002 until her dismissal on capability grounds in April...

Doubts cast over Conservative Party's controversial fracking proposals

Miles Dearden
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Reports suggest that controversial Conservative plans to develop a national ‘shale wealth fund’ for the UK are now unlikely to go ahead after the party failed to win an overall majority on 8 June. Previously, the 2017 Conservative Manifesto had...

Landmark ruling could have ramifications for couples caught in financial disputes following 'short marriages'

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A recent Court of Appeal ruling could have important ramifications for couples caught in financial disputes following a brief or short marriage. In the case of Sharp v Sharp , a wealthy career woman successfully challenged a previous ruling that her...

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