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5 March 2021 Limits on tribunal awards

The Employment Rights (Increase of Limits) Order 2021 will come into force on 6 April 2021. This Order increases the level of a number of compensation caps for tribunal awards and statutory payments.

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4 March 2021 Headline points of the 2021 Budget for employers & the self-employed

Yesterday’s announcement already seems to be a seminal moment on the road to recovery from the impacts of the pandemic. Here are some of the headline points.

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26 February 2021 Digitisation of Civil Claims and the Online Court - Is Covid-19 set to accelerate the reforms?

In 2016, Lord Justice Briggs set out his proposals for restructuring the civil courts and tribunals in England and Wales. The vision for modernising court services and creating the “Online Court” has seen the introduction of online platforms for civil claims in recent years but progress has been described as slow.

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26 February 2021 Gender pay gap reporting - extension until 5 October 2021

The Government confirmed that it would not enforce the usual deadlines for gender pay reporting - 30 March for public sector employers and 4 April for private sector employers.

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19 February 2021 Uber drivers entitled to workers rights

Today the Supreme Court unanimously dismissed Uber’s appeal and agreed with the earlier decisions in Uber v Aslam by deciding that Uber drivers are workers not self-employed persons.

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15 February 2021 Part 36 – is a loophole about to be closed?

Part 36 offers in litigation are used tactically to make a settlement offer while simultaneously placing the other side on risk of not ‘beating’ that offer at trial.

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15 February 2021 An exit for public sector exit pay

It took over 5 years for secondary legislation implementing the £95,000 cap on public sector exit payments to be brought into force; only a few months later, the Government has announced that the Public Sector Exit Payments Regulations 2020 (the “Regulations”) will be revoked, citing “unintended consequences” which have been identified after “extensive review”.

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12 February 2021 Service charges – the bad news keeps coming for tenants!

A few months ago, we discussed a case where the Court of Appeal ruled that the wording of a lease precluded the tenant from arguing that certain costs should not have been included in the service charge calculation. A recent high-profile case concerns a broadly similar issue, this time in relation to the proportion of the landlord’s costs payable by a tenant.

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9 February 2021 Are you prepared for IR35 tax rules this April?

From 6 April 2021, all medium to large private sector companies with a UK connection will assume PAYE liability for payments they make for contractor services provided through an intermediary if it takes the view that the contractor is not a genuine independent contractor but rather a “disguised employee”.

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5 February 2021 The Debt Respite Scheme and its implications for creditors

The Debt Respite Scheme (Breathing Space Moratorium and Mental Health Crisis Moratorium) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020 is due to come into force on 4 May 2021. It’s a snappy title but what exactly is it?

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