Monthly Archives: May 2015

Gay Cake Row – What was it all about

Gay Cake Row –  The law behind the row This month the County Court in Northern Ireland held that a bakery’s refusal to bake a cake for a homosexual customer with the caption “Support Gay Marriage” amounted to direct discrimination … Continue reading

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False Claims on a CV – What to do

According to research by the Risk Advisory Group, more than half of CVs submitted by job applicants contain lies or inaccuracies. These range from gaps in employment history to false claims regarding qualifications and failure to mention fraud committed against … Continue reading

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Divorce and Money

When it comes to dealing with money and divorce, it is important to know what has to be taken into account and the powers available to arrive at fair decisions. For most couples, the basic problem is how to finance … Continue reading

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Inheritance Tax Failing Means Jail

It is not always appreciated, but HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) will not hesitate to bring criminal proceedings when tax evasion is significant, as the jailing of a woman who under-declared the Inheritance Tax (IHT) due on her mother’s estate … Continue reading

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Dealing with Employee Absence

Employee absences can be both costly and disruptive. It is advisable to have systems in place to measure and analyse these costs so that you can identify problem areas. Are there patterns of absence? Does a particular department have a … Continue reading

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Civil Partnerships And Same-Sex Marriage Explained

The first civil partnerships were formed on 21 December 2005, after the Civil Partnerships Act 2004 came into effect on 5 December 2005. Same-sex marriages contracted abroad, however, have been recognised as valid civil partnerships from 5 December 2005. Whilst the … Continue reading

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A Guide to the Agency Workers Regulations

The Agency Workers Regulations 2010 (AWR) came into force on 1 October 2011. All agency workers are entitled, from the first day of their assignment, to information on any job vacancies and to make use of collective facilities and amenities … Continue reading

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