An employee found this out the hard way in the recent case of British Waterways Board v Smith UKEAT/0004/15.
The Court of Appeal has now dismissed Unison’s latest appeal against its judicial review application challenging the legality of these fees. However, this is unlikely to be the end of this controversial issue as Unison has sought leave to appeal and we await the outcome of the Government review.
Audit Scotland’s new report on managing ICT contracts provides a useful insight into the future of Scottish Government ICT contracts, both for those in the public sector and for those in the private sector who tender for such contracts.
Following our recent update on The Pensions Regulator’s compliance and enforcement work on auto-enrolment, it has published some wider findings on the impact of the regime in the third edition of its “Automatic enrolment: Commentary and analysis 2015” report which can be downloaded here.
The UK limited partnership (“LP”) is the standard structure for European private equity and venture capital funds. The LP in the UK is regulated by the Partnership Act 1890 and the Limited Partnerships Act 1907. Given that these statutes have not changed a great deal in the 100 years since they were enacted, the law surrounding LPs needs to be brought into the 21st Century.
Further to our recent update on the online filing regime for employee benefit schemes, HMRC’s ERS online service has encountered some technical difficulties – meaning that some people were unable to submit the required returns by 6 July.
On 10th January 2015 EU Regulation 1215/2012 (“the Recast Regulation”) comes into force across the EU. The Civil Jurisdiction and Judgments (Amendment) Regulations 2014 make provision for the adoption of the Recast Regulation in the UK. In Scotland, changes to the Rules of Court are expected and are being considered by the Scottish Civil Justice Council in order to give effect to the new law.
The business decisions we take with the best of intentions sometimes have unexpected consequences. That does not mean that we should not have made those decisions, but it does mean that, in hindsight, we may have chosen to do things differently.