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    What is the point of a TUPE transfer?

    With an apology to those who hoped that this article might be an expression of despair at the complications which TUPE introduces, it actually looks...

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    Children to have a voice in the Family Court

    Following sweeping change to the Family Court system in April 2014 it seems the Government is still not finished. The Family Justice Minister, Simon Hughes...

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    Changing workplace location following a TUPE transfer: what amounts to a “substantial change”?

    According to the EAT, in London 6 miles (or approximately 1 hour of travel time) is a substantial change, whereas 3.5 miles (or roughly 30...

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    Shared Parental Leave – What it means for Employers and Top Tips

    Shared Parental Leave (SPL) will be made available from next April and will enable parents to share leave rights during the first year of their...

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    Employee resigning without notice

    Summary The High Court has held that an employee cannot simply “walk out”, in breach of contract, as a way to avoid their notice period....

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    Safeguarding Update

    Trustees of charities which work with children and vulnerable adults have a legal duty to act prudently which means they must always act in the...

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    New charity SORPs

    UK accounting standards and practices are changing in 2015 and this will affect all charities preparing accrual accounts, also known as SORP accounts. Charities preparing...

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    Lack of funding – possible options for smaller charities

    The funding problems that many charities have faced over the past few years, partly from, in some cases, a significant reduction in grants from local...

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    VAT and Direct Mail – potential liability for charities

    In April 2012 HMRC removed the VAT exemption on bulk mail services. This removal had the potential to cause difficulties for charities and the financial...

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    Governance update

    A spate of recent cases has highlighted the need for good charity governance and management. The Charity Commission has opened a statutory inquiry into the...