Our Housing team are delighted following a formal tender procurement process to have been appointed to three lots under the new multi-million-pound legal services framework for The Riverside Group.
We highlight the key changes that you should look out for below, along with links to our recent ebriefings relating to these changes.
Increases to National Minimum Wage
The National Minimum Wage and the National Living Wage will increase from 1 April 2017 as follows:
|25 and over||21 to 24||18 to 20||Under 18||Apprentice|
General Data Protection Regulation
Although the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will not come into force until May 2018, the scope of the changes means that preparing for the GDPR will be high priority for employers in 2017.
Gender pay gap reporting
Private, voluntary and public-sector organisations, with 250 employees or more,will be required to publish gender pay gap information for the first time by no later than April 2018.
Trade union balloting changes
Certain provisions of the Trade Union Act 2016 are now in force, but there are some important changes that employers might have missed.
Employers with an annual payroll of more than £3 million will be required to pay a 0.5% levy on their total pay bill starting on 6 April 2017.
Employers may need to reconsider their benefit offerings, as tax savings through many salary-sacrifice schemes will be abolished from 6 April 2017.
For further information
If you require support regarding employment changes in 2017 please contact Anna Dabek.
Necrotising Fasciitis, more commonly known as the ‘flesh-eating disease’, is a significant medical condition that requires urgent treatment.
Many of us who have been following the unfolding Inquest, are not surprised that the Coroner found gross and significant failures on the part of those caring for him.
Transferring out of SHPS will not be suitable for every housing association. So what should housing associations do?
In all the action to remove defective cladding, leaseholders have been the elephant in the room. Whilst social landlords might have adopted a wait and see approach private landlords do not have that luxury.
We welcome the Labour Party’s commitment to doubling the size of the co-operative economy. We wholeheartedly support the ambition to grow this vitally important part of the economy.
It was first referred to in the Charities Act 2006 (which was subsequently replaced by the Charities Act 2011) but it has finally been announced that charitable companies are able to convert to a charitable incorporated organisation (“CIO”).
The Private Members Bill Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation and Liability for Housing Standards) Bill 2017-19 now has Government support and was debated at second reading on Friday 19 January 2018.
In short - yes. This is a common question in personal injury or clinical negligence claims and has recently come before the High Court in judicial review proceedings.
GDPR The General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) will come into force on 25 May 2018 and bring changes to the rules governing data protection and the requirements placed on organisations which control or process personal data.
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