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Help with debt on the rise
October 2013

The number of homeowners seeking help with debt problems has risen by more than 50 per cent since 2008, the Debt Advisory Centre – part of the “Think Money Group” which provides debt management plans – has reported. Continue reading...

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New fee paying system for tribunals
October 2013

A two-tier fee paying structure for tribunals has been introduced, payable by claimants. This structure, which came into force in July, divides claims into Type A and Type B claims. Continue reading...

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New employee shareholder contracts – what employers need to know
October 2013

Employers can now offer their staff a new kind of employment contract. The basic idea behind the new concept of employee shareholder, which came into force in September, is that individuals receive at least £2,000 worth of shares in their employer in return for giving up some employment rights. Continue reading...

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Important employment laws to come into force from 1 October
October 2013

The month of October brings a number of new changes in employment law which include an increase to the national minimum wage and the amendment of third party harassment provisions. Continue reading...

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The front line against cyberbullying
October 2013

by Lara Murray

The tragic death of 14-year-old Hannah Smith, who committed suicide after suffering taunts from ‘trolls’ on a popular social networking website, has once again thrust the subject of cyberbullying into the news. Continue reading...

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Introduction of the Office of Fair Trading’s ‘Unfair Terms Hub’
September 2013

As the government continues its attempt to make complicated legislation more accessible to businesses who must comply with it, significant progress has been made since the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) launched its ‘Unfair Terms Hub’ in August. Continue reading...

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Introduction of the Office of Fair Trading’s ‘Unfair Terms Hub’
September 2013

As the government continues its attempt to make complicated legislation more accessible to businesses who must comply with it, significant progress has been made since the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) launched its ‘Unfair Terms Hub’ in August. Continue reading...

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Large businesses urged to extend a helping hand to SMEs to help young people
September 2013

While the government continues to tackle the problem of unemployment in the UK, larger businesses are being asked to help small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) so they can help get young people into employment. Continue reading...

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Maternity leave and its impact on employers
September 2013

Although the announcement of an impending birth is always a joy, it can be a worry for employers who may be left wondering what the impact will be on their business. Continue reading...

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Changes to consumer credit on the horizon
September 2013

Changes to the regulation of consumer credit are just around the corner with news that the responsibility for consumer credit regulation is to be moved from the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) to the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) on 1 April 2014. Continue reading...