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– by Lara Murray – employment law specialist
Business Secretary Vince Cable has outlined plans to give courts the power to make financial sanctions against company directors in corporate collapses.
Changes to regulations for LLPs
Following the announcement in the Budget of proposals to review some aspects of partnership taxation, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has issued a consultation document which could result in much larger liabilities for some firms.
A number of decisions by the High Court regarding when business rates relief applies are set to cause confusion.
According to an Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) decision, the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations (TUPE) do not apply when an employee is awaiting an appeal against their dismissal.
Following the publication of the government’s final rules on remuneration reports, companies with financial years beginning on 1st October 2013 or later will be required to publish more information on the pay received by their directors.
As part of the government’s crackdown on excessive health and safety legislation, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has issued new guidance to encourage businesses to offer work experience to young people.
Pay audit results to remain private
Section 98 of the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013 (ERRA), which came into force on 25th April 2013, inserted a new section, 193A, into the Equality Act 2010 (EQA).
A recent ruling in a landmark tax case regarding the inheritance tax (IHT) relief available on farmhouses provides owners with greater scope for tax planning.
Changes to traffic offences
Motorists are set to face further penalties following a number of recent government announcements.