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Use of zero-hour contracts increases
October 2013

As the government continues to find ways to tackle the UK’s unemployment issues, it has been reported that employers have been finding increasing benefits by using zero-hour contracts for their employees. Continue reading...

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“Zombie Businesses” could bring a surge in insolvencies
October 2013

A recent report has suggested that years of financial unrest has affected thousands of UK firms, turning them into so-called “zombie businesses”, and potentially produce a surge of insolvencies when they finally cease trading. Continue reading...

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Insolvency could affect a third of retailers
October 2013

Recent research suggests that as many as a third of retailers in the UK could be at risk of insolvency in the coming year. This compares with a risk of insolvency of only 25 per cent for other UK businesses. Continue reading...

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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 (Basildon), Karl Barnes (Thurrock) and Charlotte Woolven-Brown (SWF). 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...