The number of companies being held to account by their employees/contract workers is growing. First, Deliveroo and Uber were put through the legal mill and their workers gained a slew of rights and assurances. Now, courier and minicab giant Addison Lee is in the gig-economy spotlight, after its minicab drivers gained ‘worker’ status with all…Details
In April 2017, the Criminal Finances Act was given Royal Assent. It was primarily introduced to bring online the two new corporate criminal offences of failure to prevent criminal facilitation of tax evasion and has been designed to tighten up several existing loopholes in the current legislation. Here is a quick guide to the law…Details
Emergency worker assault – are the NHS, the Fire Service and the Police doing all they can to protect first responders?
It seems inconceivable to most of us that anyone would wantonly attack, injure or in any other way assault a nurse, fire officer or police officer. Yet every day our emergency services and front-line NHS staff face increasing levels of violence, physical harm, and aggression. In September, in a bid to try and stem this…Details
First-time buyers who bought a shared ownership property in the last twelve months should check if they are due a refund on any stamp duty paid. That’s because when Chancellor Hammond extended the stamp duty relief available to first-time buyers of shared ownership property in his Autumn 2018 budget, he also applied the extension…Details
The Citizen’s Advice Bureau (CAB) has always been a bastion of free legal advice, support and help. It’s an integral part of our communities, and although it often goes unnoticed until people really need its help, CAB is an essential component of modern society. It’s troubling, then, to hear that this stalwart of fair and…Details