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  • Monday 25th June 2018

    Employment news in brief - July 2018

    Bereavement Leave Consultation closed in June on the Parental Bereavement (Pay and Leave) Bill. It’s intention is to give employees who lose a child below the age of 18 (including a still birth after 24 weeks) certain statutory rights the key ones being the right to: At least two ...

  • Monday 25th June 2018

    Minimum Wage and the difficulties of “On Call” workers

    Further to last quarter’s article on calculating the right wages to pay to avoid being named and shamed for failure to pay minimum wage we deal below with the thorny issue of how to deal with what is working time when the workers are “on call”. Time spent on call has been the ...

  • Monday 25th June 2018

    Heating Engineer wins employment status claim against Pimlico Plumbers

    A much-anticipated ruling in the Supreme Court, (13 June 2018), could have major significance to other freelance workers and the businesses that employ them. Gary Smith worked solely for Pimlico Plumbers for six years and despite being VAT registered and paying self-employed tax, the court has ...

  • Thursday 24th May 2018

    Welcome to InBrief Spring 2018

    Welcome to our spring and summer edition of InBrief. Please don’t let this be the last issue that we send to you. If you haven’t yet replied to our email or filled in and returned the form, see the article on page 6 which details how to let us know your preferences. We take a look at ...

  • Thursday 24th May 2018

    Stamp duty buyer beware!

    Home buyers and land owners are often paying too much in stamp duty as the online calculator tool provided by HM Revenue & Customs does not factor in discounts available for multi-use properties, which could save many thousands of pounds. Examples of where a discount could be obtained ...

  • Thursday 24th May 2018

    Improving connectivity a guide for landowners

    Landowners with telecoms tenants should be aware of changes set out in the Electronic Communications Code (ECC) Schedule 1 of the Digital Economy Act 2017 which addresses the issue surrounding the valuation basis for telecoms sites. The new Code came into force on 28 December 2017 and applies ...

  • Thursday 24th May 2018

    R.A.B.I Clay shoot

    A team from Gullands – the Gullands Gladiators, took part in a charity clay pigeon shoot in March at the West Kent Shooting School, organised by the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution and helped to raise £3,320. A donation of £700 from the proceeds will also be made to the ...

  • Thursday 24th May 2018

    Weald of Kent Ploughing Match 2018

    If you haven’t been before, it is well worth a day out and all the family will enjoy it, as it combines the feel of a country show with the business of farming and of course ploughing. The annual WKPM is organised by the Weald of Kent Ploughing Match Association. It is a vibrant and ...

  • Thursday 24th May 2018

    Does Health & Safety legislation apply to Volunteers?

    It depends. If the volunteer was working for a business or voluntary body which had any employed staff, the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 (HSWA) would apply and the answer to the question would be yes. If a volunteer was injured in an accident and there was a prosecution, it would be brought ...

  • Thursday 24th May 2018

    GDPR Deadline 25th May 2018

    If you haven’t yet told us that you would like us to stay in touch with you, then after 25 May 2018 we won’t be able to send you any further newsletters or invitations to events. You can let us know at www.gullands.com/optin and you can unsubscribe at any time or fill in the flyer ...

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