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Oct 2015

Hospital would have had to close A&E nine days in every 10 to break even

An ex-chief executive of Addenbrooke’s Hospital, which is part of Cambridge University Hospitals Trust, has said that in order to break even, Addenbrooke’s Hospital would have to close its accident and emergency department on nine days in every ten. Keith McNeil, who quite Addenbrooke’s in September, said that a funding standard, which means that hospitals…

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23
Oct 2015

The firm known as Yorkshire’s Legal People scoops two awards at prestigious industry event

Leeds, UK, October 23rd 2015: Yorkshire legal firm Chadwick Lawrence is today celebrating a double award win at the prestigious Yorkshire Legal Awards held in Leeds last night. Known as Yorkshire’s Legal People, Chadwick Lawrence picked up the Residential Property Award and the Employment Law Award and was shortlisted for the Dispute Resolution award also. Managing Partner…

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23
Oct 2015

Employee Ill Health Dismissals

The Employment Appeal Tribunal has recently passed an important judgement relating to the unfair dismissal of an employee suffering from ill health. The case emphasises the importance of caution where employers are considering dismissing an employee due to illness and the employer has in fact impacted upon this illness. The Judge in the case held…

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23
Oct 2015

New National Minimum Wage rates

  The National Minimum Wage (Amendment) Regulations 2015 came into force on 1st October 2015. The Standard Adult Rate, Apprenticeship Rate and Accommodation Offset Limit of the National Minimum Wage have been increased further to the recommendations made by the Low Pay Commission. The new rates are as follows:- £6.70 Standard Adult Rate (workers aged…

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23
Oct 2015

Working Grandparents will be entitled to Shared Parental Leave and Pay

The Chancellor has recently announced that Shared Parental Leave and Pay will be extended to working grandparents. It is expected that the legislation will be brought into force by 2018. Shared Parental Leave is a new entitlement for parents in the first year after the birth of their child or after their child’s placement for…

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23
Oct 2015

The Law Society states that Employment Tribunal fees have ‘harmed access to justice’

In June this year the government announced the start of a review of Employment Tribunal fees and the fee remission scheme which was promised when the fees were introduced in July 2013. The Employment Tribunal Fees Post Implementation Review will consider how effective the introduction of fees has been in meeting the original objectives whilst…

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