Lasting Powers of Attorney – your health and welfare
by Jo Hudson (Basildon), Viju Chhagan (Thurrock) and Tim Steele (SWF).
The Working Time Regulations 1998 (WTD) provide that workers are entitled to 5.6 weeks of paid statutory annual leave. Workers must be paid at the rate of a week’s pay for each week’s leave. For fixed weekly hours, this is a straightforward calculation. However, if a worker’s pay varies from week to week then holiday pay is calculated by reference to the average pay (including any guaranteed contractual overtime) over the preceding 12-week period but with any voluntary overtime excluded.
As you may be aware, the Government launched its Help to Buy scheme on
It is said that there are more Indian restaurants in Britain than there are in the whole of India. Whether that is true or not, it is certainly the case that there are more restaurants and other food outlets in this country than there have ever been and all of these food outlets are governed by the various food safety acts passed by Parliament and by the European Union and, most particularly, the regulations made under them.
For children, Christmas is a very special time, full of excitement. However, it can create tensions between parents who are no longer in a relationship. Therefore, it is best to try to resolve issues in respect of Christmas contact at the earliest opportunity.
It may seem that Christmas is a long way away but before we know it, we will be doing our last minute shopping in readiness for the big day.
From compromise to settlement
By Karl Barnes
As from 29th July 2013, the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013 provides employers with greater scope and protection when seeking to reach an agreed termination of employment with an employee where no actual dispute has arisen. It has also introduced provisions to rename compromise agreements as ‘settlement agreements’.
by Surjit Verdi
It is an offence for a parent or any other person with Parental Responsibility to remove the child from the UK without either the consent of all persons with Parental Responsibility or order of the court. If a child is removed without consent this would amount to child abduction and is a criminal offence.
by Lara Murray
Government pledges to cut red tape for employers have taken a significant step forward after the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013 (ERRA) and the Growth and Infrastructure Act 2013 (GIA) both received Royal Assent, meaning they have now become law.
The dangers of a picnic
Now that summer has (finally) arrived, our thoughts turn to doing summery things, lazing in the sun, getting caught in bank holiday traffic jams and, of course, that most English of pastimes – the picnic. My thoughts were just turning to the potential dangers of a picnic, such as getting stung by a wasp, bitten by ants, hit by a carelessly kicked football, when I suddenly realised with a shock that there might be another even greater danger – getting arrested for being in possession of a knife.