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Choc Wars – KitKat fails to convince court that its product shape is distinctive
June 2017

In a decade-long dispute between two global chocolate manufacturers, the London Court of Appeal has ruled that the KitKat bar is not sufficiently distinctive to be awarded a trademark. Continue reading...

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European Court advises on worker holiday entitlement
June 2017

The European Court has advised on the rights of workers to holiday leave which, if upheld, could lead to significant costs for so called ‘gig economy’ employers. Continue reading...

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Taxman targets investment property sales
June 2017

HMRC has lately been turning its spotlight on commercial property investors and, in particular, situations involving the non-payment of VAT where there is a transfer of a going concern (TOGC). Continue reading...

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Ignore enforcement safety notices at your peril
June 2017

A company which ignored the warnings of a health and safety inspector has been handed fines totalling £90,000 by a Crown Court judge. Continue reading...

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Keeping your cool as workplace temperatures soar
June 2017

The body that represents more than six million working people has issued its annual plea, calling on employers to relax workplace dress codes in a bid to help staff keep their cool during higher summer temperatures. Continue reading...

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‘Presenteeism’ in the workplace a growing trend – report suggests
June 2017

A report by insurance company Aviva suggests that millions of sick employees struggle into work because they are worried about the consequences of taking a sick day. Continue reading...

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Tribunal rules job applicant suffered indirect discrimination
June 2017

An Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has confirmed that a job applicant with Asperger’s Syndrome, who failed a ‘situational judgement’ test, suffered indirect discrimination. Continue reading...

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EFA investigation reveals ‘significant failings’ at Trust
June 2017

A multi academy trust (MAT) which has been investigated by the Education Funding Agency (EFA) faces uncertain times after significant failings and weaknesses in governance were identified. Continue reading...

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Free breakfasts costs questioned as researchers suggest the sums are wrong
June 2017

Plans to provide every primary school pupil with a free breakfast, could add up to three times more than the £60 million budget which has been earmarked to pay for the new initiative, according to academics. Continue reading...

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Cutting short an apprenticeship could breach employment laws
May 2017

Employers who offer apprenticeships are being warned that if they withdraw training early, they may be acting in breach of employment laws. Continue reading...