June 2018 Archive

Business Immigration - Tier 2 Cap

Restricted Certificates of Sponsorship: Some good news for Employers at last Announcement: doctors and nurses removed from the cap; hundreds of allocations freed up. “This is about finding a solution to increased demand and to support our essential national services.” – Sajid Javid, Home Secretary, 15 June 2018

Tax reliefs: use, abuse, and simplification

Taxes are one of life’s few certainties as, increasingly, are arguments over whether the system has become too complex for its own good, belying one of its simple objectives “to help or encourage particular types of individuals, activities or products for economic or social objectives”.

HR & Employment Services

Following The Supreme Court’s ruling in Newcastle Upon Tyne NHS Foundation Trust v Haywood that the claimant’s notice period started on the day she read the letter of redundancy, not from the date when it was actually delivered, employers should review their employment contracts and amend them accordingly if the timing of an employee’s notice period is relevant.

HS2 - Leaseholders beware!

Last year, a legislative amendment designed to solve an anomaly whereby tenants with unprotected, or minor, tenancies receive less ‘disturbance’ compensation under a CPO than either licensees or tenants with protected tenancies has, for HS2 compensation claimants, ended up creating a two-tier compensation system.
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