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TUPE: like ‘pin the tail on the donkey’? Plus: competition!

  • Pitmans LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • September 30 2014

Deciding when a TUPE has occurred is difficult because not only will it be unclear until after whether there was a TUPE but in the real world parts

National minimum wage increases

  • Pitmans LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • September 29 2014

The National Minimum wage for increases for employees, workers and apprentices on 1 October 2014. The rate per hour is increasing as follows:

Don’t rely on a “blue pencil” to save a poorly drafted restrictive covenant

  • Pitmans LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • September 29 2014

Restrictive covenants are a valuable tool in an employers' armoury when defending its business interests. Get the drafting of the restriction right

References: damned if you do and damned if you don’t?

  • Pitmans LLP
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  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • September 29 2014

Employers are concerned about their liabilities so often refuse to give a reference to avoid any pitfalls but there are the following problems with

New VAT rules for consumer digital services

  • Pitmans LLP
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • September 25 2014

On 1 January 2015, new legislation comes into effect for the purposes of charging VAT on "digital services" received by consumers in one EU member

The difference between lasting powers of attorney and deputyships

  • Pitmans LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • September 25 2014

Acting sooner rather than later is important. It is estimated that by 2015 there will be 850,000 people with dementia in the UK , the cost of which

The importance of brand protection

  • Pitmans LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • September 22 2014

A trade mark registration can provide monopoly protection in the territory you have registered your trade mark. It gives you exclusive rights to use

Arcadia: CPI is a “similar and satisfactory” replacement for RPI

  • Pitmans LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • September 17 2014

In the recent High Court case of Arcadia Group Ltd v Arcadia Group Pension Trust Ltd and another it was held that the governing rules of an

Gleeds Retirement Benefit Scheme: validity of a deed and the meaning of “accrued”

  • Pitmans LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • September 17 2014

The Gleeds Retirement Benefit Scheme (the "Scheme") was established in 1974 as a final salary scheme with Gleeds Group ("Gleeds") as the principal

New definition of “money purchase benefits”

  • Pitmans LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • September 17 2014

There has been an update to the law in respect of the definition of "money purchase benefits" under pension legislation. The update is contained in