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EMPLOYMENT TRIBUNAL LIMITS RAISED

EMPLOYMENT TRIBUNAL LIMITS RAISED

Wednesday 28th June 2017

As required under the Employment Relations Act 1999 and order has been issued which increased the limits on compensation which can be awarded by an employment tribunal in line with inflation. This order came into force on 6th April 2017 and means that amongst other increases the maximum amount of a week's pay rises from £479 to £489 and the limit on the compensatory award for unfair dismissal rises from £78,962 to £80,541. Please contact Andrew Baxter our HR specialist if you have any...

ARE SMARTPHONES RESPONSIBLE FOR INCREASING PEDESTRIAN DEATHS?

ARE SMARTPHONES RESPONSIBLE FOR INCREASING PEDESTRIAN DEATHS?

Wednesday 28th June 2017

In America the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) has reported an 11% increase in the number of pedestrians killed on roads in the USA in 2016 when compared with 2015 and a 22% increase when compared with 2014. The final total of pedestrian fatalities for 2016 could exceed 6000 for...

REPORTING GENDER PAY GAPS

REPORTING GENDER PAY GAPS

Wednesday 28th June 2017

The Equality Act (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations came into force on 6th April 2017. These regulations require relevant organisations to publish specific information regarding the relative amounts paid to the men and women they employ, known as the gender pay gap. This concerns the average amounts paid to men and...

WHAT IS TRADE CREDIT INSURANCE AND DO I NEED IT?

WHAT IS TRADE CREDIT INSURANCE AND DO I NEED IT?

Wednesday 21st June 2017

In simple terms Trade Credit Insurance provides cover for businesses if customers who owe money for products or services do not pay their debts, or pay them later than the payment terms dictate. The Association of British Insurers (ABI) report that there are around 12,000 policies in force and trade credit...

DATA BREACH COULD AFFECT 270,000 WONGA CUSTOMERS

DATA BREACH COULD AFFECT 270,000 WONGA CUSTOMERS

Wednesday 21st June 2017

It was recently reported that the payday loan firm Wonga had suffered a data breach which could affected up to 245,000 of their UK customers and a further 25,000 in Poland. Affected customers are being contacted and warned to watch out for scammers or unusual online activity, in particular they...

LANDMARK CONVICTION FOR THE INSURANCE FRAUD BUREAU

LANDMARK CONVICTION FOR THE INSURANCE FRAUD BUREAU

Wednesday 21st June 2017

The Insurance Fraud Bureau (IFB) was established in 2006 to fight against insurance fraud. The have now announced their 500th conviction. In June four individuals were found guilty of deliberately causing a crash just outside Kenilworth, Warwickshire and were sentenced to a total of just under five years imprisonment. Working closely...