In a bid to promote a culture of transparency in the workplace, and to encourage organisations to tackle the underlying causes of the gender pay gap, regulations came into force last year requiring organisations in Great Britain with 250 or more employees to publish data on the pay of their male and female employees.
The Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 grants an automatic right of renewal to tenants of business premises, known as “security of tenure”, unless the landlord and tenant agree, before the lease is granted, to exclude the statutory right to renew.
Welcome news came in the Budget for first time buyers of residential properties when the Government announced that there would be no Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) payable by those who purchased a residential property for £300,000 or less.
Allegations of sexual misconduct have dominated the news agenda in recent weeks. The behaviour of Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey and a dossier of British MPs has highlighted the dangers that follow when a culture of harassment is allowed to develop in the workplace.
New Corporate Criminal Offences (CCO) legislation took effect on September 30, designed to overcome the difficulties in attributing criminal liability to companies and partnerships when their employees, contractors and other “associated persons” are seen to be facilitating tax evasion.