Government announces licensing reforms

The Minister of State for Crime Prevention, Jeremy Browne has announced the government's response to the Alcohol Strategy consultation.

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23.Jul.2013 | Licensing

The interview process and reasonable adjustments

This recently came before the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT)

The search is on for Nottingham's next top retailers

Fraser Brown is behind a city-wide competition to find two new Nottingham retailers who will each win £10,000 in funding "“ and business support from some of the city's top business experts.

Redundancy and bumping

In a recent case, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has confirmed that an employee can be dismissed fairly for redundancy where the employee's own job remains, but the needs of the business for different kinds of employees reduces.

Fraser Brown work with new Boilermaker concept bar

The commercial property and licensing departments at Fraser Brown have recently helped Boilermaker, a new "˜hidden bar' concept to open in Nottingham city centre.

New partner at Fraser Brown

Fraser Brown has appointed John Buchanan as a partner in their Employment and HR department.

Directors of failed companies could be held liable

Business secretary Vince Cable is reportedly set to propose widening the circumstances in which people that have run failed companies can be held personally liable for the firm's debts.

BBC severance payments scandal

The Huge Severance Payments paid to 150 executives when they left the employment of the BBC is understandably causing outrage, not least as the payments were from TV licence payers i.e. the general public.

Married couples to be offered tax breaks

A Treasury minister has recently promised that married couples are to be offered tax breaks worth up to £150 before the next general election in 2015.

Parental leave and redundancy

The Court of Justice of the European Union has recently ruled that in a redundancy situation, an employer cannot assess workers who have been absent from work due to parental leave on different criteria to those at work for that period.

Private landlords may need to check tenants immigration status

The Home Office has published a consultation on proposals to require private landlords to check the immigration status of new tenants.

Cultural fit in employment

A recent survey has revealed that over half of organisations have rejected a potential candidate based on cultural fit.

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