Female workers in 30s and 40s face ‘rapid rise’ in pay inequality, study suggests

January 6th, 2017

A new study suggests that women in their 30s and 40s are facing a ‘pay penalty’ in UK workplaces, whereas younger female workers face the smallest gender pay gap, reports Employment Solicitors Joelson. The research, which comes from the Resolution Foundation, found that the average gender pay gap effectively fell from 16 per cent for … Continue reading “Female workers in 30s and 40s face ‘rapid rise’ in pay inequality, study suggests”

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Gambling operators licensed in the UK face new fee structure from April 2017

January 5th, 2017

From April 2017 onwards, gambling operators licensed in the UK will face a new fee structure, following proposals put forward by the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC). In response to a joint consultation between the Department for Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) and the UKGC, the Government published its finalised Proposals for Gambling Commission Fees from … Continue reading “Gambling operators licensed in the UK face new fee structure from April 2017”

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Golf expert sacked upon refusing pay cut was unfairly dismissed, Tribunal rules

January 5th, 2017

An Employment Tribunal has ruled that a golf expert who was asked to stand down by the Professional Golfers’ Association (PGA) upon refusing to accept a substantial pay cut was unfairly dismissed, reports Employment Solicitors Joelson. Reports suggest that in October 2015, Mr Scott Kelly, 61, was given an ultimatum to either retire or accept … Continue reading “Golf expert sacked upon refusing pay cut was unfairly dismissed, Tribunal rules”

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Intellectual property a top priority for the creative industries

January 3rd, 2017

The UK’s creative industries have said they want assurances that Britain’s intellectual property regime will continue to protect their interests following the country’s departure from the European Union. A survey by the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has identified the issue as one of the most important for those working in the sector. Of particular … Continue reading “Intellectual property a top priority for the creative industries”

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London’s Eaton Square named most expensive street in the UK

January 3rd, 2017

London’s Eaton Square has been named the most expensive place to buy property in the UK, with the average home costing nearly £17 million. Eaton Square, in the capitals’ Belgravia district, tops the list that shows every English region now contains “million pound” streets. The prime central London location has been home to a number … Continue reading “London’s Eaton Square named most expensive street in the UK”

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Shared parental leave ‘unpopular’ since introduction, says study

December 23rd, 2016

A new study suggests that the introduction of shared parental leave (SPL) has proven unpopular with the majority of UK employees – and that organisations may not be doing enough to provide flexibility for workers with childcare responsibilities, reports Employment Solicitors Joelson. Research carried out by the Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development (CIPD) has … Continue reading “Shared parental leave ‘unpopular’ since introduction, says study”

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Cambridge restaurant to reopen as gastro pub following support from Joelson

December 22nd, 2016

A popular restaurant in Cambridge will re-open as a gastro pub in the New Year, after Cambridge City Council’s licensing sub-committee granted an application for the venue to vary the terms of its licence. Following the decision, the former Backstreet Bistro will now be reimagined as The Petersfield Pub, subject to a £500,000 renovation. Niall … Continue reading “Cambridge restaurant to reopen as gastro pub following support from Joelson”

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Employment Tribunal rules in favour of Network Rail employee in equal pay case

December 22nd, 2016

An Employment Tribunal has ruled in favour of a former female Network Rail employee in a long-running equal pay case, reports Employment Solicitors Joelson. Ms Tracey Myers, who worked for the organisation from 2007 to 2014, has been awarded a £75,000 pay out, according to reports. The former training assurance specialist, who challenged Network Rail … Continue reading “Employment Tribunal rules in favour of Network Rail employee in equal pay case”

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Chinese shoe company tackled over trademark infringement

December 20th, 2016

Former basketball ace Michael Jordan has won a lengthy trademark battle against a Chinese shoe company which he had accused of infringement of his intellectual property rights. More than a decade on from his retirement, Jordan remains one of the world’s most recognised sportsmen and has a number of business interests. In 2012 he had … Continue reading “Chinese shoe company tackled over trademark infringement”

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Commercial property values rise for second consecutive month

December 16th, 2016

British commercial property values rose in November for the second consecutive month since the vote to leave the European Union, a report has revealed. Values plummeted in the three months following June, with investors rushing to pull out of transactions in fear that the market would crash. However, with the unprecedented drop in the value … Continue reading “Commercial property values rise for second consecutive month”

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