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New HMO laws could cost landlords £95 million
October 2018

New laws came into effect on 1 October 2018, which dramatically widened the scope of properties deemed to be “Houses in Multiple Occupation” (HMO). Continue reading...

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Will you accept our ‘summons’ to attend our latest mock disciplinary hearing?
October 2018

The employment team at Palmers will once again be summoning local businesses to the courtroom for a mock employment disciplinary meeting this autumn. Continue reading...

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NMW review reveals £15.6 million underpayment
October 2018

Minimum wage breaches by employers, including breaches of the National Living Wage, have cost workers from across the UK a combined total of £15.6 million in lost wages. Continue reading...

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What happens if my customers are not paying me?
October 2018

The UK is suffering from a so-called ‘late payments crisis’, with recent research suggesting that, on average, only 52 per cent of invoices issued by small businesses and freelancers are paid on time. Continue reading...

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Nominate your governors and trustees for an award
October 2018

Schools are being encouraged to nominate their hard-working governors, trustees and clerks for the National Governance Association’s prestigious Outstanding Governance Awards 2019. Continue reading...

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Unregistered school prosecuted in landmark case
October 2018

A landmark prosecution has resulted in sanctions being handed down against an unregistered school. Continue reading...

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Trust with £1million deficit allowed to bid for new schools
October 2018

An academy trust was allowed to continue its expansion – planning the takeover of two existing schools and receiving initial DfE approval to open two new free schools – despite having significant financial problems. Continue reading...

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Intestacy rules in the spotlight again as Aretha Franklin dies without leaving a Will
October 2018

The law of intestacy, which governs the distribution of an estate where a person has died without a Will are once again in the spotlight, after it was revealed that US soul singer, Aretha Franklin died without making a Will. Continue reading...

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Workers miss out on £15.6 million in pay due to minimum wage breaches
October 2018

Minimum wage breaches, including breaches of the National Living Wage, have costs workers from across the UK a combined total of £15.6 million in lost wages. Continue reading...

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The Bank of Mum and Dad set to lend more than £5 billion in 2018
October 2018

A new study into the ever-growing phenomenon of The Bank of Mum and Dad (BoMaD), has revealed that it continues to be a significant revenue stream for the UK housing market. Continue reading...