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  • Thursday 16th January 2020

    Employment quick reference section

    Statutory minimum notice periods: An employer must give at least: One week’s notice to an employee who has been employed for one month or more, but less than two years. One week’s notice for each complete year of service for those employed for more than two ...

  • Thursday 16th January 2020

    Contractor protection against employer insolvency

    It is essential for contractors to learn from the lessons such as the Carillion collapse and review their existing business model, to protect against employer insolvency. There are three stages to consider, firstly when negotiating a building contract, secondly during a project and finally when ...

  • Thursday 16th January 2020

    The HSE’s Sector Plan for Construction Health and Safety – 2 years on

    This article looks at the Health & Safety Executive’s enforcement priorities and the statistics behind them. We illustrate these with recent sentencing examples - and initiatives which respond to HSE concerns. The priorities and the statistics behind them In 2018-19 construction ...

  • Thursday 16th January 2020

    Construction contracts ruling

    A ruling by The High Court in Rabilizirov v A2 Dominion London Ltd 2019 has upheld an earlier County Court ruling and should serve as a warning to sub-contractors and their potential liability to others, including liability for loss of rental income caused by defects in the work they carry ...

  • Thursday 16th January 2020

    VAT Domestic Reverse Charge on Construction Services

    What is happening and when? The new VAT “domestic reverse charge” (DRC) was meant to go live on 1st October 2019. However it was delayed by HMRC who said that most businesses were not prepared for the changes. The new implementation date is 1st October 2020. The DRC will be ...

  • Tuesday 7th January 2020

    Welcome to InBrief Winter 2020

    As we welcome in the New Year and new decade this month there is always a renewed sense of optimism and why not put this to use and start planning ahead for your or your business’ future. In this edition we cover a range of subjects for business owners, including indemnity clauses in ...

  • Tuesday 7th January 2020

    2020 Events

    Gullands will be at a number of events taking place around the South East this year including: Farm Expo Wednesday 4th March 2020 We are at Farm Expo at the Kent County Showground, Detling once again and on hand to offer thoughts on a range of rural issues – pop along to our stand to ...

  • Tuesday 7th January 2020

    Mock interviews for students

    The Year 11 students at The Maplesden Noakes School, Maidstone, have had help preparing them for the start of their working life as they recently undertook a ‘Mock Employer Interview’ with the support of some local employers, including Gullands. The students spent 30 minutes being ...

  • Tuesday 7th January 2020

    Commercial leases A guide

    It is always advisable for a solicitor to read a commercial lease on your behalf before you sign it or renew it, to help ensure there will be no future surprises. Leases do tend to be more landlord friendly and often require the tenant to take on full responsibility for the property, which can ...

  • Tuesday 7th January 2020

    Construction contracts ruling

    A ruling by The High Court in Rabilizirov v A2 Dominion London Ltd 2019 has upheld an earlier County Court ruling and should serve as a warning to sub-contractors and their potential liability to others, including liability for loss of rental income caused by defects in the work they carry ...

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