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    Probate Application Fees - Proposed Changes

    by Julia Routen | Mar 24, 2016 |
    The Ministry of Justice is proposing radical changes to the Probate application fee...
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    Are You Paying Enough? The New Requirement for Gender Pay Gap Reporting

    by Philomena Price | Mar 21, 2016 |
    If you have not done so already, you should start thinking about the new requirement to report gender pay gap information. This is being brought in by the Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2016.
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    Young Female Workers Wanted!

    by Philomena Price | Mar 21, 2016 |
    I hope this headline caught your eye as being discriminatory. According to the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) adverts which are discriminatory are still common especially in relation to sex or age. An individual who applies unsuccessfully for a job will point to a discriminatory advert that the employer’s failure to offer them the job was unlawful discrimination.
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    Controlling Influence

    by Catherine O’Riordan | Mar 07, 2016 |
    From 6 April 2016 most UK companies will need to maintain a register (PSC Register) of those people who have significant control over the company.
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    Treating Consumers Fairly

    by | Feb 29, 2016 |
    There is no denying that affordability is one of the well-known issues in the financial sector world of collections.
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    Are you Thinking of Getting a Pre-Nup?

    by Gemma Davison | Feb 26, 2016 |
    Pre-Nuptial Agreements, also known as Marital Agreements, are becoming increasingly popular and are no longer just reserved for the rich and famous.
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    Buy-to-Let Properties - Will the Stamp Duty Changes Affect You?

    by David Inch | Feb 24, 2016 |
    In his autumn statement the Chancellor announced proposals that would drastically increase the rate of Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) for people buying buy-to-let properties or second homes. The proposals were subject to consultation until 1 February 2016 and the final version of the proposals are due to be announced at the Budget on 16 March 2016.
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    Belated Birthday Greetings!

    by Philomena Price | Feb 22, 2016 |
    Am I talking to you? If you have had a recent birthday then I do wish you a many happy returns! But actually I am talking to the Sex discrimination and Equal Pay legislation which is now 40 years old and still going strong. Although now the protection is under the Equality Act 2010, it has been in existence since 1975. The number of sex discrimination claims and equal pay claims still continue to exceed the number of other discrimination complaints in Tribunal and they make up a sizeable proportion of overall claims.
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    The Legal Differences Between Cohabiting and Being Married

    by Gemma Davison | Feb 22, 2016 |
    The number of people getting married has reduced significantly over recent years with more people choosing to cohabit instead. However, there are significant legal differences between a married and cohabiting couple. This includes issues surrounding inheritance, children and money.
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    Is there No Privacy at Work?

    by Philomena Price | Feb 19, 2016 |
    The latest case on the monitoring of personal messages on work related messaging accounts has been in the newspapers and on the radio. The coverage has given the impression that employees no longer have any right to privacy at work
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