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Employer National Insurance Deductions on Termination Payments

Manisha Chauhan
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I recently wrote a blog on Settlement Agreements entitled “ Settlement Agreements-  How do they Work ?” In my blog, I discussed the common misconceptions advisors can come across when providing advice on a settlement agreement. One of the...

The Residence Nil Band Rate in the countryside

Alex Keenan
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From 6th April 2017 the agricultural advisor will need to be concerned with ​a new inheritance tax allowance available to their clients, subject to certain conditions. In considering the availability of the new allowance there are three definitions...

When Travellers Set Up Camp on Farm Land

Andrew Morley
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With the UK’s nearly 280,000 farms boasting a combined land mass of some 20 million hectares, it is perhaps no surprise that illegal encampments spring up on farm land with growing regularity. These can cause disruption and conflict locally and, of...

Was it right to hold a disciplinary hearing in the absence of an employee?

Manisha Chauhan
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This was considered by the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) in the case of Dr A Nabili v The Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust Dr Nabili was employed as a Consultant Paediatrician and was suspended from practice due to concerns relating to her...

Pikachu... is it time you had a Pokemon Policy in Place?

Manisha Chauhan
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If you are anything like me, you will neither understand the need for Pokemon Go, nor will you allow yourself be trapped into the latest craze which has individuals glued to their smartphone in a bid to “catch” Pokemon creatures by integrating...

Brexit Secretary: employment law will not radically change

Danielle Lister
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David Davis, the new Secretary of State for Exiting the EU has suggested a UK exit from the EU would not radically affect existing employment laws. Mr Davis has stated in a blog for the website Conservative Home, that “regulation already in place...

Planning using pensions in the agricultural sector

Susan Lovell
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At this time on the farming calendar harvest has, for some, already begun and the wait is over for arable farmers; they will know the yield and with it comes the cashflow for the year ahead; what is available for seed and supplies, wages, machinery and the...

Retirement Planning - Time for a Health Check?

Susan Lovell
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Pensions underwent the most far reaching changes in modern times in 2014 which mean that pension savers now have significantly better flexibility and control.  The changes have been very positive but it can also seem overwhelming with such a wealth of...

Protected Conversations or Without Prejudice?

Manisha Chauhan
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From 29 July 2013, section 111A Employment Rights Act introduced the principle of confidential negotiations before termination of employment, known as protected conversations. Section 111A is designed to allow employers to talk freely to their employees...