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THE LATEST on "sleep-in" shifts in the social care sector and the enforcement of the National Minimum Wage

Friday, 28th July 2017

HM Revenue and Customs is responsible for taking action against employers who do not pay at least the National Minimum Wage to their staff. For adults aged 25 and over, the minimum wage is currently set at £7.50 per hour.

Calculation of a week's pay should include employer pension contributions

Friday, 28th July 2017

In a recent judgment, the Employment Appeal Tribunal held that employer pension contributions should be included in the calculation of a week's pay for the purposes of the Employment Rights Act 1996 (ERA).

Government commissions EU migration study

Thursday, 27th July 2017

The Government is commissioning a study on current migration trends in order to understand what the impact on the UK's economy will be if there is a significant drop in EU migration into the UK after Brexit.

Drones - Results of the mid-air collision study

Wednesday, 26th July 2017

With the news that the Department of Transport are seeking to introduce regulation, registration and technological solutions to better regulate the drone industry and use of drones, it may be that a small technical report passes those in the industry by. However, the report commissioned by the Department of Transport, the Military Aviation Authority, and the British Airline Pilots Association, titled the 'Small and Military Piloted Aircraft Systems (drones) - Mid-air Collision Study' actually provides some interesting insights.

Farm Safety - The importance of Health & Safety

Tuesday, 25th July 2017

With high numbers and rates of fatal injury, the agriculture, forestry and fishing sector is certainly the riskiest industry sector.

Pearson v. Primeo Fund (Cayman Islands) [2017] UKPC 19

Tuesday, 25th July 2017

The Privy Council sitting as the final court of appeal for the Cayman Islands recently considered a case concerning prioritisation in a Liquidation between feeder hedge funds where the investment medium was redeemable shares.

FNV v Smallsteps

Tuesday, 25th July 2017

In this Dutch case, the European Court of Justice has ruled that in a 'pre-pack' Administration, the employees transferred in accordance with TUPE regulations.

Direct marketing consent - when 'no' means 'no'

Monday, 24th July 2017

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which applies from next May, contains much stricter conditions which must be followed when obtaining consent for processing personal data.

Strong year of growth for Ashfords LLP as turnover rises 12.7% to £40.6m in the year to 30 April 2017

Monday, 24th July 2017

National law firm Ashfords has closed another successful year with turnover rising to £40.6m representing an increase of 12.7% from the prior year with substantial growth across the firm's six offices.

Public Sector Bulletin - 21 July 2017

Monday, 24th July 2017

Few could have imagined the shape of the current political landscape in the UK, just over one month on from the snap General Election. The legislative agenda for the upcoming two-year Parliament just announced in the Queen's Speech is likewise significantly different from what was expected before the General Election.

Brexit could make cross-border M&A a difficult process

Monday, 24th July 2017

Research published by Deloitte has shown a marked increase in the value of cross-border M&A between the UK and other European countries.

Experian MarketIQ names Ashfords as one of the UK's most active legal advisers of 2017

Monday, 24th July 2017

Research recently released by Experian MarketIQ, the market intelligence platform, has shown that national law firm Ashfords has once again been ranked as one of the UK's most active legal advisers for corporate transactions.

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