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HMRC makes time to pay easier

Date: Thursday 02 July 2020

Our colleagues at Xecutive Search have drawn our attention to the fact that businesses and individuals struggling with tax bills can agree a repayment schedule with HMRC. This is often easier said tha…

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Mandatory MOT testing to be reintroduced from 1 August

Date: Monday 29 June 2020

Mandatory MOT testing is to be reintroduced from 1 August 2020 as COVID-19 restrictions are slowly lifted, Roads minister Baroness Vere has announced today (29 June 2020). Due to the coronavirus outbr…

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UK Government Trade Credit Support Scheme

Date: Friday 05 June 2020

On 4th June 2020 the details of the Government Trade Credit Support Scheme were announced. The Government will support UK private sector B2B trade credit insurers with a £10 billion guarantee from 1st…

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COVID-19: Furlough is changing

Date: Friday 05 June 2020

Lawgistics, the IAAF's legal helpline provider has produced a summary of the changes that were recently announced to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and the updated government guidance. Closure t…

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COVID-19: General advice for members

Date: Friday 05 June 2020

In light of the speed of changes with regard to the ongoing situation, members are urged to check regularly for the latest government information and advice and to promptly follow all recommendations …

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COVID-19: Guidance and advice for First Aiders

Date: Friday 05 June 2020

A First Aider is generally called upon to treat relatively minor injuries. Sometimes they may have to treat serious injuries. Rarely, the trained First Aider may have to address very serious and life-…

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Social distancing, keeping businesses open and in-work activities during the coronavirus outbreak - guidance from HSE

Date: Friday 05 June 2020

Social distancingIn these extraordinary times, HSE is constantly reviewing the fast-moving situation with our partners across government to support the national effort to tackle COVID-19. While social…

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Latest updates to Companies House services

Date: Friday 05 June 2020

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, Companies House is closely following Public Health England guidelines. They have plans in place to maintain services for customers and to protect th…

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HMRC Guidance: Reporting payments in PAYE Real Time Information from the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Date: Friday 05 June 2020

See below for information on how and when to report payments to HMRC made to employees under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme using the PAYE Real Time Information system. If you have not yet submi…

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COVID-19: Annual leave whilst on furlough

Date: Friday 05 June 2020

IAAF legal helpline provider Lawgistics have summarised information received regarding annual leave for employees who have been furloughed as It is coming up to holiday season and naturally, employees…

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COVID-19 Support from HMRC

Date: Friday 05 June 2020

HMRC has a range of online support to guide businesses through the new measures, announced by the Chancellor, to help deal with the economic impacts of COVID-19. As part of the government’s commitment…

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Important information related to unoccupied property

Date: Friday 05 June 2020

Boswell aftermarket have produced guidance on unoccupancy clauses contained in insurance policies. The document covers both properties and contract sites, as well as providing advice on how to manage …

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Coronavirus: MOTs due from 30 March 2020 - update

Date: Monday 27 April 2020

Cars, vans or motorcycles' MOT expiry dates will be extended by 6 months where they are due on or after 30 March 2020 - but the vehicle must be maintained in a safe-to-drive condition. The new rules h…

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Social distancing guidance for businesses in Scotland

Date: Tuesday 07 April 2020

Social distancing guidance for businesses in Scotland has been updated to help provide clarity on protecting employees in the fight against coronavirus (COVID-19). It provides further information fo…

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Workplace 'social distancing' to become law in Wales amid worker concerns for safety

Date: Tuesday 07 April 2020

The ,Welsh Government is to enforce 'social distancing' at work with a law requiring employers to abide by the two metre rule where "reasonable". Up to now businesses have been advised to keep…

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COVID - 19: How do I inform employees they are to be put on Furlough Leave?

Date: Wednesday 01 April 2020

Lawgistics have already seen a keen interest from companies interested in utilising the recently announced Job Retention Scheme, for many it appears the only viable option of saving the jobs. Whilst…

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COVID-19: To Furlough or not to Furlough

Date: Wednesday 01 April 2020

Everyone is talking about furlough, but what does it mean, who will benefit, is commission included and how will it be paid? , IAAF Service Support Partner, Lawgistics, have developed a quick Q&am…

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New rules on MOT testing for light vehicles

Date: Wednesday 01 April 2020

Due to the unfolding COVID-19 situation, cars and vans and motorcycles due their MOT from 30 March 2020 will have their MOT extended by 6 months. This will continue until confirmed otherwise. This…

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Mexican test beckons for NGK-sponsored M-Sport Ford WRC team

Date: Friday 13 March 2020

The NGK-sponsored M-Sport Ford World Rally Team’s Esapekka Lappi, Teemu Suninen and Gus Greensmith will be targeting new heights when the FIA World Rally Championship turns to gravel at this week’s Ra…

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Employers Liability - Compulsory Insurance

Date: Tuesday 03 October 2017

Lawgistics have offered the following advice to business in respect of Employer's Liability - Compulsory Insurance. Most employers are required by law to insure against liability for injury or indus…

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Are you ready for the GDPR?

Date: Tuesday 05 September 2017

If you don't actually know what GDPR stands for, then you are almost certainly not ready for this key change of law which is coming your way. , The GDPR is the General Data Protection Regulation…

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Increase to Compensation Limits and Tribunal Awards

Date: Wednesday 01 March 2017

The annual increases to compensation limits and minimum awards that are payable under employment legislation have just been announced, and will take effect from 6 April 2017, they include: &bull, Th…

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New penalties from next month

Date: Thursday 23 February 2017

Motorists are warned that new penalties for using their mobile phones behind the wheel come into force on 1 March. From next month, guilty drivers will receive six penalty points and a £,200 fi…

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Dept. for Transport and DVSA launch consultation on MOT changes

Date: Wednesday 25 January 2017

Further to the article in the IAAF eBulletin Issue 766, the Department for Transport and the DVSA have finally issued the consultation document seeking views on whether the age a vehicle gets its firs…

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Tax On Termination Payments

Date: Monday 26 September 2016

The government has started consultation on its proposed changes to tax treatment of termination payments. Changes to taxation of termination payments have been heavily trailed for some time and in t…

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Childcare vouchers do not need to be provided whilst employee on maternity leave

Date: Monday 27 June 2016

This was a controversial decision by the Employment Appeal Tribunal and is possibly ripe for further challenge in the not too distant future. Generally speaking all employees on maternity leave are …

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Who is permitted to drive your vehicles?

Date: Monday 27 June 2016

There is occasionally a misconception amongst motor traders that a certificate of motor insurance permits any authorised driver to use any vehicle which is ,held in the policyholder&rsquo,s care, …

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Biggest change in insurance contract law for over 100 years

Date: Thursday 12 May 2016

Lawgistics, the IAAF's legal service provider has issued guidance on The Insurance Act 2015 (the &lsquo,Act&rsquo,) which received Royal Assent on 12th February 2015 and will come into force on the 12…

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Compassionate leave

Date: Monday 04 April 2016

Employees have no statutory right to compassionate leave, so a request can be refused. Although this is the legal position, it is often seen as being unfair. Employees are entitled to take a reason…

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Drug Driving Laws

Date: Monday 04 April 2016

New drug driving laws came into effect on the 2nd March 2016. &nbsp,They only apply to England and Wales and not to Scotland or Northern Ireland. &nbsp,The Road Traffic Act 1988 has been amend…

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Horseplay in the workplace or Hammer it home

Date: Tuesday 23 February 2016

Recently, a court refused to allow an appeal by an employee who was hit on the head by a thrown hammer. He was denied compensation from the employer and as such put in an appeal. , In the case of…

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Dealing with disability related absences

Date: Tuesday 09 February 2016

This is a common issue that arises in businesses up and down the country, long term sickness and potential disability discrimination.  ,When can an employer justifiably count a period absence attr…

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More rights for zero hour workers

Date: Tuesday 09 February 2016

Do you have any workers on a zero hours contract within your company? If so it is worth taking some time to check over their agreement and ensuring you are compliant with new developments on zero hour…

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Drink Driving – the morning after the night before

Date: Thursday 07 January 2016

Think!, the Department of Transport road safety website, has launched a new campaign to raise awareness regarding drink driving. No doubt during the festive period many alcoholic beverages were consum…

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The short-term right to reject under the Consumer Rights Act 2015

Date: Friday 06 November 2015

Following on from the last update about the short term right of consumers to reject goods, a question was received about who is responsible for getting the vehicle back to the dealer should a customer…

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Consumer Rights Act 2015

Date: Friday 30 October 2015

October 2015 brings the implementation of the Consumer Rights Act 2015 which will become the main piece of legislation on which consumers will be relying when buying a car, coming into force on 1st Oc…

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Legal Update from Lawgistics

Date: Friday 30 October 2015

Lawgistics, providers of the IAAF legal helpline, have recently encountered a number of cases where proceedings have been issued incorrectly, generally seen in the individual's name rather than the Li…

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Displaying your Company name….What are you obligated to do?

Date: Thursday 29 October 2015

Lawgistics, providers of the IAAF legal helpline, have recently encountered a number of cases where proceedings have been issued incorrectly, generally seen in the individual's name rather than the Li…

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