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Jun 2014

BMA warns of longer GP waits for patients

The British Medical Association is warning that it is now “becoming the norm” for patients to wait longer to see a GP, often having to wait one or two weeks for an appointment, blaming “chronic underfunding” for the current situation. Chaand Nagpaul, BMA’s GP leader, will highlight the issue at the BMA’s annual conference on…

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27
Jun 2014

Flexible Working Changes

The Flexible Working Regulations will come into force on the 30 June 2014, amending the right to make flexible working requests. Simply put, the new regulations seek to simplify the existing process of making flexible working requests. In order to examine the changes brought about by the new regulations, perhaps it would be helpful to…

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27
Jun 2014

Update on Preventing Illegal Working

Under the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006, offences may be committed where an individual is employed without the relevant permission to work in the United Kingdom. A civil penalty may be imposed if an employer negligently employs someone without the right to undertake the work for which they are employed. Further, a criminal offence…

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27
Jun 2014

Management Matters

Each edition Jackie Astbury, our Training Manager, will look at the ‘managerial side of life’ and focus on management development, providing guidance, tips, techniques and practical advice on an assortment of topics including performance management, conflict management, time management and many more. We continue on our journey looking at managing your time and specifically with…

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27
Jun 2014

New Rules for Selling to People

For businesses that sell to consumers or members of the general public, June has seen the biggest overhaul of the law surrounding contracts with consumers in recent years. Brand new Consumer Contract Regulations have been introduced and they apply to virtually all businesses which trade with the public – whether from shop premises, in the…

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