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10 May 2015

Consumer Rights Act Becomes Law

The Consumer Rights Act, which brings together key consumer rights into a single Act, came into effect on 1 October 2015. The new Act changes the rules relating to the supply of goods and services to consumers and, for the…

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29 April 2015

Updated Holiday Pay Guidance for Employers

Following the landmark judgment on holiday pay last year, which confirmed that an employee’s overtime and other ‘normal’ payments must be considered when working out holiday pay, the Employment Tribunal has now set out how any commission paid should be…

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22 April 2015

Managing Requests for Shared Parental Leave

The Shared Parental Leave Regulations 2014 came into effect earlier this month allowing parents to share leave and pay following the birth or adoption of their child. Under the new regulations, employees may be entitled to share both parental leave…

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13 April 2015

Government Confirms Duty on Large Companies to Report on Payment

Minister of State for Business and Enterprise Matthew Hancock MP announced in a written statement to Parliament on 20 March 2015 that large companies will be required to report on their payment practices from April 2016. This follows a consultation…

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11 April 2015

CN Specialists Awards Short List Revealed

The finalists for the 2016 Construction News Specialists Awards have been announced and Build UK members are represented in a remarkable 17 out of the 18 categories. There were a record number of entries this year from over 120 separate…

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5 April 2015

Changes to CITB Grants Scheme

Following the changes to the way in which CITB Levy is calculated, the CITB Grants Scheme has now been revised and the categories of employee that employers can claim grant for will change from 1 August 2015. The changes to…

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