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Nov 2016

Candlelighters Lunch Raises Over £2,500

On 24 November Yorkshire’s Legal People joined forces with Leeds Rhinos Rugby Club to host a charity lunch, successfully raising a total of £2,500 for local children’s charity, Candlelighters. Key partners and clients from across the region were invited to Headingley Carnegie Stadium for a relaxed and informative lunch event. Guests were treated to an…

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30
Nov 2016

Patients at risk as GPs struggle to provide a safe service

A survey based on a poll of over 5,000 members of the British Medical Association, has found that 84 per cent of GPs are concerned that their high workload is affecting their standard of care and only 10 per cent believe they are able to offer a safe service. GP surgeries are undergoing a recruitment…

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30
Nov 2016

Rising demand leaves ambulance service at breaking point

An investigation by the BBC has found that paramedics are struggling to get to seriously injured and ill patients fast enough, with only one of the UK’s 13 ambulance services meeting its target. Pressure on the system and rising demand are being blamed for the crisis, with the situation so critical that it is not…

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30
Nov 2016

Autumn Statement Key Points for Employers

On 23 November 2016 the Chancellor delivered the Autumn Statement for 2016, providing for a number of future changes in employment law. Employee shareholder status tax reliefs are to be abolished. The tax reliefs, in particular for income tax and capital gains tax, associated with employee shareholder status will be abolished for shares acquired by…

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30
Nov 2016

Procedural Failings and Unfair Dismissal

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has held that a dismissal for allegations of gross misconduct was unfair in circumstances where there had been serious procedural failings. In this case, the employee had been employed for 14 years as a healthcare assistant and a patient made a complaint against her. The patient gave descriptions of the…

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30
Nov 2016

Uber Drivers Found to be Workers

An Employment Tribunal (ET) has confirmed that Uber taxi drivers are “workers” for the purposes of important employment legislation; namely the Employment Rights Act 1996, the National Minimum Wage Act 1998 and the Working Time Regulations 1998. Where individuals are classed as workers they benefit from various employment rights including protection from unlawful deductions from…

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