News archive: November 2020

  • Posted on November 4, 2020
    Over two million people are employed in the construction industry in the UK which is one of the most dangerous sectors to work in. According to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), injuries suffered by construction workers are sadly on the increase despite the UK's extensive health and safety legislation.
  • Posted on November 4, 2020
    While 2020 has been a difficult year on the high street, there has also been a surge of new business startups responding to increased demand for online and local shopping. Many startups are born and continue on the kitchen table, but if yours has expanded into the spare bedroom you may be wondering how to accommodate future growth.
  • Posted on November 3, 2020
    If you are contemplating divorce, then you may need to consider whether it would be beneficial to commence proceedings prior to Brexit. This is particularly important if either you or your spouse are nationals of another EU country, if you last resided in another EU country while married, or if there are marital assets such as property in another EU country.
  • Posted on November 2, 2020
    The viability of many businesses is on a knife edge and flexibility in scaling the workforce up or down at short notice has become increasingly important.
    For many employers, keeping their workforce as flexible as possible will be essential for their future. However, the law around zero hours contracts, self-employment, personal service companies and agency workers is complex, and now is the time to take stock of your current arrangements.

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