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The fight for what’s fair: Equality Act 2010

12/03/18 General

With new rules on the gender pay gap currently making the headlines, ensuring equality for employees and customers is a growing priority for many organisations. THE ORIGINS OF THE ACT It could be argued that the Equality Act 2010 has its roots in a 17th-century piece of legislation – the Habeas Corpus Act 1679, which […]

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What is Employment Law

05/03/18 General

Employees can bring claims against directors under the Employment Rights Act and the Equality Act if they feel they have been treated unfairly. Claims can include unfair dismissal, which is usually brought against the company, and harassment and discrimination, which are brought against the individual director and have uncapped awards. The changing face of employment […]

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The latest trends in cyber-crime

27/02/18 General

Cyber-crime is on the increase. The UK’s 5.4 million small businesses are collectively attacked more than seven million times a year, costing the UK economy a staggering £5.26 billion for 2014 and 2015, according to a survey by the Federation of Small Businesses. With British companies reporting a 22% increase in cyber- crime in 2016, […]

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Building regulations for safety

20/02/18 General

Following the tragic fire at Grenfell Tower, attention is rightly focused on the regulations surrounding fire safety. Ensuring that these are fit for purpose to protect both people and property is a top priority. The Association of British Insurers (ABI) recently called for a change to the regulations and a clearer framework of responsibility for […]

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