New whiplash proposals

The government plans to unveil its long-awaited consultation on increasing the small claims limit for road traffic personal injury cases from £1,000 to £5,000.

Fraser Brown helps open new tapas bar

The Licensing department at Fraser Brown has helped to get a new tapas bar and restaurant up and running in Nottingham city centre.

Top tips for businesses during the festive season

Walaiti Rathore, from Fraser Brown's Licensing Team has some tips for you to consider to ensure your business is protected and that you maximise business opportunities over the festive period.

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29.Nov.2012 | Licensing

Government confirms office-residential changes

Last month, the government introduced new measures to allow up to two flats to be built in office or storage space above shops without the need for planning permission.

Government consultation on alcohol strategy

The Government has today launched a consultation seeking views on a number of measures set out in the Government's alcohol strategy which was published on 23rd March 2012

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28.Nov.2012 | Licensing

Changes to gas safety for landlords

From 1st January 2013, technical instructions to Gas Safe registered engineers will change in relation to concealed flues. Landlords should be aware that they may need to take action now to avoid boilers being turned off after the deadline.

Bullying at work survey reveals alarming statistics

A report this morning on ITV's Daybreak show revealed some alarming findings, following a survey carried out into workplace bullying.

Flexible parental leave

The government have announced their plans for parents to be able to share up to one year's leave after the birth of a child.

High Income Child Benefit Reforms

From 7th January 2013, the child benefits system is set to change. This will affect all families where at least one partner earns £50,000 or more, and will result in no payment to those earning £60,000 or more.

Auto-enrolment are you ready

You may have recently attended our seminar on this topic and you may also have heard and seen the wave of TV and radio advertising, reminding us all of these reforms which have just started to come into force

Restrictive Covenants - does an employee have to sign them

The recent judgement in FW Farnsworth Limited v Lacy confirms that an employee can be bound by post termination restrictions even if he/she has not signed the contract of employment.

Employee-owner contracts

5 Nov 2012 George Osborne, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, recently outlined his plans for a new employee-owner contract, which are due to become available in April of next year.

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