With the recent introduction of new Land Reform legislation, Brexit implications looming and a new board elected for the Crofting Commission there's been some uncertainty in the rural sector. Throw in a general election and it's worth looking at the landscape for agriculture and crofting.
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The parents of young children or the carers of vulnerable adults can often feel overwhelmed by the thought of planning for the future or making their own Will. However, a well drafted Will, Power of Attorney or Personal Injury Trust Deed could ensure the long-term protection of a vulnerable person and the preservation of means tested benefits.
Following the General Election announcement, the Government has dropped many of the proposed changes made over the last couple of Budgets. Here we outline which of the changes have been dropped and those that remain.
At what time is it appropriate to dismiss for long-term sickness absence? A recent case made it clear that employers must ensure they fully investigate all evidence provided by the employee at any stage of the dismissal process – even if received on the day of the appeal hearing - as and when it becomes available.
Calculating time-limits in the face of the ACAS Early Conciliation regime is a minefield. If a claim is presented late to an employment tribunal this usually means that claims are struck out. A recent case examined whether or not the Employment Tribunals Act allows for more than one Early Conciliation (EC) certificate per "matter" to be issued by ACAS, which could have the effect of extend the time limits for making claim.