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Incoming changes to the taxation of termination payments
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • September 12 2016

On 10 August 2016, the UK government delivered a report and draft legislation following its 2015 consultation on the taxnational


A provision, criterion or practice operated by employers may not always be discriminatory
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • September 12 2016

XC Trains v D (EAT) This case confirmed that a provision, criterion or practice (PCP) operated by employers, may not be discriminatory if it is a


New HMRC Consultation on limiting salary sacrifice advantages for benefits in kind
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • September 12 2016

HMRC has published a consultation document on limiting the range of employee non-cash "benefits-in-kind" that can attract Income Tax and National


The Apprenticeship Levy - how will this affect your business?
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • September 12 2016

From 6 April 2017, all employers with an annual pay bill over £3 million will be required to pay a levy of 0.5 of their pay bill towards funding


Home Office has broad powers to revoke Tier 2 Sponsor Licences
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • August 12 2016

This case confirmed that the Home Office was entitled to revoke a Tier 2 sponsor licence where an employer had not complied with its record-keeping


Victims of discrimination can bring claims directly against work placement providers
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • August 12 2016

This case confirms that where discrimination is suffered during work placements, university students may bring Employment Tribunal claims directly


Employee fairly dismissed for failure to disclose relationship with sex offender
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • August 12 2016

The CA confirmed that a head teacher had been fairly dismissed for gross misconduct where she had failed to notify her school's governing body of her


Does Brexit mean Frexit? How the decision to leave the EU impacts upon UK Franchisors
  • Bird & Bird
  • European Union, OECD, United Kingdom
  • July 27 2016

It is news to nobody that on 23 June 2016, the UK voted 51.9 to 48.1 in favour of leaving the EU, but franchise lawyers and their clients in the UK


A European View on Employment Law
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • July 6 2016

Although, English employment law is derived from legislation, it is still a traditional common law system in which Courts apply legal precedent to


Internal appeal process held not to extend limitation period for a Fireman's unfair dismissal claim
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • June 10 2016

Court of Appeal decision holding that an employee's effective date of termination was the date of their summary dismissal, notwithstanding a later