Following the government’s announcement that contracting out of Defined Benefit schemes will be abolished as of April 2016, not only will both employees and employers be liable for increased National Insurance rates, but there could be further, financial implications for the members, too.
The acquisition of property or a business with an interest in property can be a complicated and daunting prospect. Extensive research and planning should be undertaken prior to purchase to ensure that the transaction proceeds to a swift and successful completion. Whilst it is not possible to provide a concise and comprehensive list of all the related considerations and pitfalls in such a short time, here are some useful things to consider prior to proceeding with a land acquisition.
An estimated one third of hospitality businesses use zero-hours contracts. Business Secretary, Vince Cable recently announced a reform of such contracts. This article examines the upcoming change in the law and explains the rights of workers on zero-hours contracts. A zero-hours contract is an arrangement where there is no certainty work will be made available to the worker. Sometimes workers must be available when told, other contracts permit workers to reject work requests. Some prohibit the worker from working for more than one employer.
Whether you are opening a pop-up restaurant, starting a new hotel or launching a new concept business within the hospitality sector, there are countless things to prepare. Below are Pitmans LLP’s top ten tips for those looking to avoid any legal pitfalls.
Pitmans’ London Corporate team have recently assisted with the management buy-out of PMC Treasury, the international financial risk management and operational treasury services consultancy.
This article was first published on Lexis®PSL on 21 August 2014.
This article was first published by Pensions Expert on 11 August 2014.
This article was first published on supplymanagement.com on 14 August 2014.
The Finance Bill 2014 received royal assent on 17 July 2014 bringing in to force a number of measures that will be important for occupational pension schemes.
How does your cloud service provider’s service level agreement (SLA) stack up against the new EC guidelines?