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June 2014

  • 29

    Small Business, Enterprise And Employment Bill Published

    On 25 June 2014, the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill was published. The government has stated that the purpose of the bill is to “remove the barriers” that small businesses face in the current economic climate, in an attempt to build a stronger economy going forward and help small businesses to grow and compete.

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  • 22

    Power Of Attorney - Avoid Current Long Court Delays

    A Lasting Power of Attorney (“ LPA”) is a document whereby you can choose now someone to help you in the future to deal with finances or medical care.

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  • 22

    Public Engagement

    Background

    A community arts charity has found itself facing intense scrutiny from the local community over its decision to sell the charity’s main asset, a Grade II listed building which the charity has used as a theatre and arts centre for almost three decades.

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  • 21

    Response To The Consultation In Respect Of Zero Hours Contracts Published

    Zero hours contracts have received a great deal of media attention over the past few months.

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  • 19

    Hewitsons Meet With Influential Boe Agent

    Growth in the region’s economy was the subject of a visit to Hewitsons by the Bank of England’s Agent for the East Midlands this week.

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  • 19

    Pensions: Charities Reminded To Explain Pensions Shortfalls

    A Charity Commission (“Commission”) review has found that some charities are not doing enough to show the public how they are dealing with pension scheme shortfalls.

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  • 15

    Reasonable Adjustments By Association

    It is well-established that employees are protected from discrimination by association (i.e. discrimination against a person on grounds of their association with a disabled person). Employers will also be familiar with the requirement to consider reasonable adjustments to help disabled employees and job applicants where a ‘provision, criterion or practice’ of the employer puts them at a substantial disadvantage compared to others.

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  • 11

    Reforming Construction Safety

    Construction can be risky and dangerous. It’s useful for any property owner considering undertaking construction work to have a grasp of the basics of relevant safety laws. The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007 (CDM Regulations) impose obligations in relation to the carrying out of construction projects and are aimed at ensuring adequate health and safety conditions are operated before, during and after construction on site. The key points of the Regulations are set out below, along with the Health and Safety Executive’s (HSE) proposals for reform.

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  • 09

    The New Consumer Contracts Regulations 2013 – Their Impact

    This short article highlights the key changes introduced by the UK’s Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013.

     

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  • 09

    Hewitsons Cambridge Real Estate Pitch And Putt Evening

    The Cambridge Real Estate team has recently hosted its annual junior surveyors pitch and putt evening.

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