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.
If you own property in a student city you may be tempted to allow a group of the budding scholars to rent it out. It can be a good idea, the flow of tenants is consistent and unaffected by most of the economic shakes that can negatively impact the fully developed renter.