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Former employee in ‘gig’ economy case loses his claim for £74,000 in holiday pay

A heating engineer who won a claim against Pimlico Plumbers at the Supreme Court, establishing he was a worker and not self-employed, has lost his tribunal claim for £74,000 in holiday pay.

Charity calls for child domestic abuse victims to be given school priority

A charity report has said that children whose families have had to be relocated due to domestic violence should be given priority for school places.

UK property investors intend to buy more in 2019

A survey by property investment experts reveals that the vast majority of UK property investors are looking to maintain or grow the size of their portfolios in the coming 12 months, with a mere 11 per cent planning to reduce the number of assets they own.

Last year saw surge in over 45’s asking for IHT advice

The number of over-45s seeking estate planning advice has risen sharply in the past year as many struggle to understand inheritance tax (IHT) rules, research has shown.

Jess Varnish appeals against employment tribunal ruling

Jess Varnish has decided to lodge an appeal against January’s ruling in her landmark employment tribunal against British Cycling and UK Sport.

Plans of new eco standards for homes expected within weeks

Plans for the Future Homes Standard 2025 announced by the Chancellor in his Spring Statement are expected to be announced soon with a consultation process promised for this spring.

Mixed-sex civil partnerships on the verge of becoming law

Reforms to the laws surrounding civil partnerships to extend them to mixed-sex-couples who do not wish to get married are on the verge of becoming law after they cleared parliament.

Five employment law changes to look out for this April

April is set to bring with it a fresh batch of employment law developments that employers must be aware of, and adapt to, in order to remain compliant. As the month draws ever closer employers will need to be wary of these impending changes and it would be wise to dedicate time over the coming…
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What happens if… I want to protect my assets before I get married?

Getting married is a wonderful, exciting time for couples. In the build-up to getting married and in the midst of arranging their perfect wedding, couples might not pay much attention to what could happen if their relationship doesn’t work out in the long-term.

Home Office announces measures to support male domestic violence victims

The Home Office has announced a series of measures to support men and boys who are victims of domestic abuse, including grants of up to £1 million.