Employment News in Brief
What’s new for autumn Consultations are expected shortly on the proposals to rewrite the employment tribunal rules and the government’s plans to change the use and for...
Hiring an employee: The key legal issues
Before advertising Make sure all staff involved in the recruitment process have had equal opportunities training and that they continue to receive it while working for your busi...
It pays to look after your people
Gill Monk, All Health Matters Just what is the most valuable asset your company has? Is it the vehicle fleet, latest piece of plant and machinery, the IT system, the order b...
When age discrimination may be lawful
Businesses are generally prohibited from discriminating against an employee on the basis of their age. This will include choosing not to interview a candidate because their a...
Gullands switched on to local youth services
Paul Burbidge is a trustee and provides advice on legal issues such as leases to Switch Café, an innovative community project in Maidstone. Over the last 18 months Swi...
Permitted Development rights for agricultural buildings clarified
On 13 March 2012 the Government issued Statutory Instrument 2012/748 which clarifies the position of development regarding farm micro generation equipment and Part 6 of the Town &a...
Badger cull delayed
In December 2011 plans to cull badgers were announced by the Government initially in pilot areas to curb the spread of tuberculosis (TB) in cattle, which are then slaughtered at gr...
Changes to the Tree Preservation Order system in England from 6 April 2012
According to a document issued by the Department for Communities and Local Government on the 6 April 2012, the Town & Country Planning (Tree Preservation) (England) Regulations...
Launch of government's mortgage indemnity scheme for purchasers of new Homes
Launched in March, the Government’s New Buy scheme was hailed by David Cameron as a “vital boost to the housing market, giving people good affordable new homes and back...
Improving quality of life in Hampshire
Gullands’ Paul Burbidge has been acting for Byways, a subsidiary of Maidstone based charitable organisation mcch society ltd, who provide care and support for people with lea...