It has been another difficult few weeks for many of us, especially those who find themselves under tier 3 restrictions.
Many employers who engage workers on atypical arrangements, where they work more than their normal contractual working hours and receive additional pay over and above their standard pay, were left concerned about the implication of this decision (see our briefing). Many employers also decided not to make changes to their holiday pay arrangements, understanding that British Gas intended to seek leave to appeal to the Supreme Court, which could reverse the Court of Appeal’s decision.
The Supreme Court has now considered British Gas’s application to appeal against the Court of Appeal’s judgment, but has refused permission. This means we have reached a point of finality on this issue of principle and contractual results-based commission is to be taken into account when calculating holiday pay.
What is still not clear is how holiday pay in such circumstances is to be calculated and what the appropriate reference period is for the calculation.
It has been reported that the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) will decide on these outstanding matters in March 2017. Only after that decision is given will we hopefully have the full clarity about how to calculate holiday pay for those with varied earnings.
For further information
To find out more about the impact this decision could have on your business, or to purchase a copy of our Holiday Pay Toolkit (which (i) summarises the current legal position; (ii) answers the most frequently asked questions about the impact of the judgment on existing holiday pay arrangements; (iii) and suggests potential solutions for how to calculate holiday pay and deal with any potential liability for any historic underpayments) please get in touch with your usual contact at Anthony Collins Solicitors or speak to Anna Dabek.
We have submitted our response to the White Paper Consultation based on the discussion held at the “Planning for the Future - what does this mean for affordable housing” webinar we held on Fri 9 Oct
Anthony Collins Solicitors is pleased to have been ranked as a Band 1 firm once again.
Since March 2020, commercial property owners and occupiers across many sectors, whether housing associations, charities, care providers or local authorities, have been impacted by the rules regulating how they deal with their tenants and their landlords. It seems each week there is a change in policy, regulation or legislation, governing how they must respond.
On 18 September 2020, the High Court gave its decision regarding the Judicial Review of Simply Learning Tutor Agency Ltd & Others v Secretary of State for Business.
A key element of the Bill is the establishment of a duty holder regime and requirement to maintain the ‘golden thread of information’ throughout the life cycle of high-risk residential buildings
We have been working with care homes to update their contracts and advise on the risks of charging the resident a regular “top-up” or additional fee where a resident is funded through NHS CHC
The parliamentary processes are complete and the Restriction of Public Exit Payments Regulations 2020 (“the Regulations”) which cap exit payments in the public sector at £95,000 will be in force from 4 November.
As the UK’s social housing sector recovers from the initial Covid-19 outbreak and lockdown, now is the time to focus on the challenges that may emerge next.
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