Most crofters will have heard something about land reform and community ownership and its effect on the rural landscape. It has been in the spotlight over the past two years with the passing of the Land Reform (Scotland) Act in 2016 by the Scottish Parliament. However it is probably the whole movement in land reform rather than any specific legislative provisions which will have a more dramatic effect and which will invariably encourage more community ownership within crofting communities.
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Every Shetland-based business will be affected in some way by Brexit – whether this is through general changes to economic and trading conditions or by the eventual repeal of specific laws.
Whilst the Housing (Scotland) Act 2014 received Royal Assent on 1 August 2014, it has recently been announced that some of the key tenancy management provisions in the 2014 Act will come into force next year, in 2019. This article summarises the changes being given effect in 2019 and outlines the key issues which will be of interest to registered social landlords in Scotland.
If an employee is dismissed for gross misconduct when they have been employed for just short of two years' service, can they add on the statutory minimum notice period so they can qualify to bring an unfair dismissal claim?