Two construction firms, Oliver Connell and Son Ltd and Rydon Construction Ltd have been fined after a worker fell to his death when a temporary platform collapsed.
Delivery firm Hermes has agreed a deal with union GMB which will see its workers receive holiday pay and minimum wage, in what is being labelled a step forward for gig economy workers.
A recent survey has revealed that one in four UK employers is being discriminatory when it comes to hiring staff with disabilities.
At Palmers Solicitors, we understand the value of building a solid circle of business and professional contacts, which is why we are pleased to be involved with two business networking events.
Understanding a director’s duties
The position of company director holds a certain amount of prestige and kudos. But with the title comes significant responsibility, including numerous legal duties which may trip up the unwary businessperson.
The Government has announced a new £2 million investment grant designed to help UK tech start-ups bring new ideas to market.
The Small Business Commissioner, Paul Uppal, has recommended a new “traffic light” system that will warn smaller firms which businesses have a consistent record of late payment and those most likely to request longer payment terms.
The former CEO of a medical staffing agency, who was accused of fraud and dismissed after raising concerns over financial discrepancies, has been awarded £60,000 by an employment tribunal.
Britons at a loss when it comes to inheritance tax
The lack of awareness regarding inheritance tax (IHT) has increased in the last year according to a new report, which has found that 50 per cent of over 45-year-olds are unaware their main property could be subject to IHT.
A new study into the Bank of Mum and Dad (BoMaD) has revealed that parents who help their children onto the property are not high earners, contrary to popular belief.