Brexit repeal bill – what will happen to the law?

The European Union (Withdrawal) Bill has now been published. The main purpose of the Bill is to repeal the European Communities Act 1972 and bring to an end the supremacy of EU law in the UK. Another principal purpose of… Read on

The Law Society recommends Employment Inspectors

On 20 June 2017, the Law Society published its recommendations “How to achieve the best working practices in the modern workplace” in response to the government’s Independent Review of Employment Practices in the Modern Economy (known as the Taylor Review).… Read on

Immigration and the Queen’s Speech

The Queen’s speech has hinted at changes to the immigration rules post-Brexit. Immigration post-Brexit has raised concerns on many fronts, for instance; from employers concerned about a chronic skills shortage for their businesses; from EU citizens working and residing in… Read on

We have celebrated our 7th Birthday!

A celebration lunch at our head office went down a treat as we celebrated 7 years of Springhouse One of our solicitors, Yeing, also joined us along with her husband and new born baby girl, Saskia, who travelled down for… Read on

Auto-enrolment: low small employer awareness

The Pensions Regulator has published a report into employer awareness and understanding of the new auto-enrolment regulations. The report shows that awareness of the existence of the regulations amongst small employers is high, at 87% of small business, and 73%… Read on

Election 2017: manifesto promises on employment law

Employment rights have figured strongly in the manifestos of the main three political parties. Somewhat surprisingly, the Conservatives are very much a part of a general consensus that employment rights should be expanded. We outline the various commitments. Conservatives Maintain… Read on

£42,000 auto-enrolment penalty

The Pensions Regulator has recently raised a £42,000 penalty for failure to comply with the auto-enrolment rules. The company in questions is Johnsons Shoe Company, and the excuse that it was “too busy” to comply with the auto-enrolment rules did… Read on

Tories’ 1 year leave for carers. New? Workable?

Following the recent announcement of the Conservative Party’s likely manifesto, Theresa May is promising the “greatest expansion of workers’ rights”, and continued protection of the rights workers’ currently enjoy under European Union law if the Conservative government is re-elected later… Read on

Taxation of payments in lieu of notice

In the Finance Bill 2017, the government intends to implement its plans to tax all payments in lieu of notice. There is currently a possible way around this if there was no payment in lieu of notice clause in the… Read on