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10 June 2020: deadline for new entrants to the furlough scheme

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Today -10 June 2020 - is the last day employers can furlough staff who have not already been furloughed through the coronavirus job retention scheme. From 1 July 2020 employers may only claim for employees they have already claimed for;...

COVID-19 Secure Workplace Guidance

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To support businesses and employees in re-opening workspaces and returning to work, the Government has now published a series of guides to making workplaces ‘COVID secure’. Eight sector-specific guides have been produced. These are for:...

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme - further details announced

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The Government has now published additional information about Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (the Furlough Scheme). At present the details represent guidance for HMRC; whether legislation follows remains to be seen. We recommend you...

Corona Virus / COVID19 - Our Approach

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Coronavirus is worrying for all of us and while we are trying our best to take a business as usual approach we have had to make some adjustments for the protection of our staff and clients, which we hope you will understand, so that we can continue to offer...

Top tips if your employer offers you a settlement agreement

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Problems at work? If your employer offers you a settlement agreement, here are five things you need to know. Make sure your settlement is put in writing Settlement Agreements are legally binding contracts and must relate to a...

Why we are backing Brighouse BID

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If you’re a business based in Brighouse, you’ll know the Brighouse Business Improvement District (BID) initiative is gathering pace. Based on the results of their recent survey, the BID team are now developing a business plan for a potential...

Working in hot temperatures - what are my rights?

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The recent heatwave has sparked a series of questions about working in high temperatures. Our employment law specialist James Hodgson offers some advice for employers and employees. In the UK there is no maximum temperature that a workplace is allowed to...

Meet the team behind Calderdale's award-winning Next Step Trust

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We’ve been part of our community for an awfully long time (over 130 years!) and are very proud to support some brilliant local charities who work for the communities of Calderdale and Kirklees. In the run up to Christmas, we’re devoting our...

Meet the dedicated folks from the RSPCA

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We’ve been part of our community for over 130 years and are proud to support some very important local charities who work for the communities of Calderdale and Kirklees. In the run up to Christmas, we’ve decided to devote our blog to...

Meet the amazing team behind Overgate Hospice

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We’ve been part of our community for over 130 years and are proud to support some very important local charities who work for the communities of Calderdale and Kirklees. In the run up to Christmas, we decided to devote our blog to highlighting...

Employment tribunal fees scrapped - could you be affected?

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If you’ve been experiencing problems at work and have been put off taking your employer to a tribunal because of the cost of tribunal fees, you could benefit from last week’s Supreme Court ruling to scrap tribunal fees with immediate effect. The...

How to protect your property against troublesome tenants

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I’ve represented landlords and tenants for over three decades now and I continue to see landlords struggling to remove troublesome tenants from their properties. Beware of Defective Tenancy Agreements In some cases defective tenancy agreements...

Tenancy Deposit Schemes: Landlords - are you meeting your legal obligations?

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Despite being a legal requirement since 2007, many landlords remain unaware of their need to comply with the Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS). Legal requirements for landlords Under an assured short hold tenancy landlords must – by law –...

Children flying without both Parents Could Risk Festive Getaway

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As the holiday season approaches, it’s sad to think that some families could see their hopes of a festive family getaway dashed by increasingly tight immigration regulations which affect children travelling with only one (or neither) parent. Amid...

Why would I need a Notary?

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It’s a good question which is probably best answered by another question - what is a Notary? Notary work is the oldest branch of the legal profession in England and Wales. A Notary is a lawyer (usually also a Solicitor) who has taken additional...