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Termination payments and tax - update on PILONs

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From 6th April 2018, the rules on taxation of termination payments are changing. In particular, the £30,000 exemption for certain termination payments will no longer apply to payments in lieu of notice (PILONs). Historically,...

Proposals to ban letting agents' fees

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The Government has found evidence that tenant fees are often poorly explained and that tenants are confused or unaware about the true cost of renting a property and proposes to ban letting fees imposed by landlords and letting agents on tenants. The...

Government Action to Tackle Revenge Evictions

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The Government has introduced a new law to prevent so-called revenge evictions. This follows concerns that tenants, who legitimately complained about the state of the property they were living in, were being evicted by their landlord in retaliation. The...

Parental leave and flexible working hours

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New parents will be allowed to share annual parental leave. Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has announced proposals to introduce a system of shared parental leave from 2015 with the aim of getting more women into the workforce and encouraging men to take...

How to be a truly equal opportunities employer

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Everyone is entitled to an equal chance for a rewarding job or career. The introduction of equalities legislation has removed many inequalities in the workplace. There is more, however, to being an equal opportunities employer than simply knowing...