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26
Aug 2014

Final TUPE Reforms Come Into Effect

For transfers taking place on or after 31st July 2014, the final change impacting on business transfers came into effect. A new Regulation 13A of the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (TUPE) now allows businesses with fewer than 10 employees to consult directly with affected employees in cases where there is no…

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26
Aug 2014

Government Announcement on Health & Work Service

A new Health & Work Service is likely to be launched in late 2014 which introduces an independent sickness assessment aimed at cutting sick pay costs and reducing sickness absence levels. The Government has now announced that the service will be delivered by Health Management Limited and the service will work initially by providing employees…

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26
Aug 2014

TUC Comments on Fall in Tribunal Claims

Recent statistics released by the Ministry of Justice show that there has been a 79% fall in claims brought before the Employment Tribunal since the introduction of fees in July 2013. In response, the Trade Unions Congress (TUC) suggests that the statistics are a “huge victory” for Britain’s worst bosses. To highlight the impact that…

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19
Aug 2014

Partner at Chadwick Lawrence awarded MBA prize

Sarah Crowther, Partner and Department Head at News celebrated her graduation with a Master Degree from the University of Huddersfield. Not only was Sarah awarded a Master of Business Administration Degree but also received recognition for her efforts by being awarded a prize from the Leadership and Management Department of the Business School. Sarah has…

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06
Aug 2014

Preeclampsia linked as risk factor for cerebral palsy

Investigators at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology are asking medical staff to watch for early signs of an unusually small baby developing in a mother with preeclampsia. This condition is identified through high blood pressure and protein in the mother’s urine. Through research undertaken at the university, it was determined that smaller-than-average babies…

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06
Aug 2014

Yorkshire’s Legal People recover millions for clients mis-sold Interest Rate Protection Products.

In just two years, News LLP has hit the £10 Million mark in their drive to recover compensation for SME’s and individuals who were sold unsuitable Interest Rate Hedging Products. In 2012 the FCA (Financial Conduct Authority) identified serious failings in the way banks sold these products (known as IRHPs). These complex products were mis-sold…

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