Blog and Comment

Blog and Comment

22 May 2017

Care Funding

Laura Clarkeposted byLaura Clarke Solicitor

Care Funding

Funding future care is a subject which is becoming more topical every year. Between 2005/06 and 2014/15 the number of people aged 65 or over in England increased by almost a fifth and the number aged 85 and over rose by approaching a third.... Read more

10 April 2017

The Deliveroo Dispute

Amy Cousineau Masseyposted byAmy Cousineau Massey Solicitor

The Deliveroo Dispute

Fast food delivery service Deliveroo are facing a mutiny from some of their couriers. The riders are claiming that they are employees, and so entitled to the rights associated, Deliveroo however, say that they are self-employed contractors which means they’re not. So, who is right?... Read more

6 April 2017

Under The Spotlight: The Gender Pay Gap

Amy Cousineau Masseyposted byAmy Cousineau Massey Solicitor

Under The Spotlight: The Gender Pay Gap

Despite being a regular point of discussion the gender pay gap still exists. Although decreasing, it was still reported that the difference between the average full-time pay for male and female employees was at 9.4% in 2016. If asked, employers will most likely try to distract by discussing the policies they have in place for diversity, support for new parents and other schemes that benefit their employees. However, this is all about to change.... Read more

31 March 2017Tax

Changes To Rules For Individuals Not Domiciled In The UK

Sue Adamsposted bySue Adams Partner

Changes To Rules For Individuals Not Domiciled In The UK

From 6 April 2017, new rules come into effect for individuals who are not domiciled in the UK. In very broad terms, a non-UK domiciled person is someone for whom the UK is not their long term home or the place they intend to be when they die. Special tax rules apply to someone who is non-UK domiciled to reflect the fact that their permanent home is not in the UK. These tax rules were formulated over time to encourage non UK domiciled individuals to come here, many of whom were business people bringing wealth and jobs into the UK. In recent years, the rules have changed to such an extent that it seems unlikely that it is still attractive for non UK domiciled individuals to come here.... Read more