Protected Consultations

2017-09-27T14:16:25+01:00April 18th, 2012|

The government is currently consulting on Protected Consultations, which, in David Cameron’s words, could herald a situation where ‘an employer and an employee feel able to sit down together and have a frank conversation at either’s request’. Protected Consultations could be an invaluable tool in allowing employers to have frank conversations with employees regarding performance or retirement, without breaching legislation. Further information will become available later this year. Stay up to date with developments on www.srb.co.uk.

Flexible, Family Friendly Employment Practices

2019-06-12T15:28:50+01:00April 18th, 2012|

Flexible, Family Friendly Employment Practices There has also been lots of discussion, rumour and confusion regarding flexible working, on which the Government continues its consultation. To date, the emphasis has been on the following key proposals: Flexible Parental Leave: this proposal is subject to a ‘caveat of affordability’ and will be introduced in April 2015 [...]

Maximising Your Legacy

2017-09-21T11:41:24+01:00April 16th, 2012|

Maximising Your Legacy Business leader, Sir Richard Branson, and investment banker, Jacob Rothschild, have committed to give 10% of their estates to charity via their Wills as part of the Legacy10 campaign. From April 2012, anyone who leaves at least 10% of their wealth to charity will have their inheritance tax bill reduced from 40% [...]

Maximising Your Legacy

2017-09-20T16:19:47+01:00April 16th, 2012|

Maximising Your Legacy Business leader, Sir Richard Branson, and investment banker, Jacob Rothschild, have committed to give 10% of their estates to charity via their Wills as part of the Legacy10 campaign. From April 2012, anyone who leaves at least 10% of their wealth to charity will have their inheritance tax bill reduced from 40% [...]

Stamp Duty Changes To Affect Both Ends of the Property Market

2017-09-21T11:42:16+01:00April 10th, 2012|

Stamp Duty Changes To Affect Both Ends of the Property Market The Chancellor’s March 2012 budget announcement removed stamp duty relief for first time buyers on homes below £250,000, while increasing the duty on properties sold for more than £2 million to 7%. It is too early to say what impact these changes will have, [...]

Stamp Duty Changes To Affect Both Ends of the Property Market

2017-09-27T14:18:19+01:00April 10th, 2012|

Stamp Duty Changes To Affect Both Ends of the Property Market The Chancellor’s March 2012 budget announcement removed stamp duty relief for first time buyers on homes below £250,000, while increasing the duty on properties sold for more than £2 million to 7%. It is too early to say what impact these changes will have, [...]