Government review will take a “close look” at fixed-odds betting terminals

November 18th, 2016

A comprehensive Government review will take a “close look” at fixed-odds betting terminals, following concerns raised by officials that such machines are “causing real and lasting damage” to vulnerable people. The UK Government has already agreed to consider giving Wales the power to ban fixed-odds machines, following a recent amendment to the Wales Bill. Labour … Continue reading “Government review will take a “close look” at fixed-odds betting terminals”

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High Court Judges challenge Government over age discrimination

November 17th, 2016

Six High Court Judges have brought a legal challenge against the Government, claiming that they have been discriminated against by new pension scheme changes, Joelson’s London Employment Lawyers can report. The group, each of whom was appointed to the High Court at a “relatively early age,” believe that auto-enrolment pension changes introduced in April 2015 … Continue reading “High Court Judges challenge Government over age discrimination”

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RICS calls for “radical action” after research reveals gender discrimination fears

November 17th, 2016

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) is calling for “radical action” to tackle perceived gender discrimination in the property and building industries, London Employment Lawyers Joelson can report. The calls come after RICS research revealed that 40 per cent of women between the ages of 13 and 22 fear that they would be subjected … Continue reading “RICS calls for “radical action” after research reveals gender discrimination fears”

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American elections lay the ground for trademark battle

November 15th, 2016

The US Presidential elections have dominated headlines for the past week, but the race to the White House has also triggered an intriguing trademark dispute. Los Angeles entrepreneur Mike Lin had picked up on a line used in one of the debates, in which Republican Donald Trump described Hillary Clinton as “a nasty woman.” Quick-thinking … Continue reading “American elections lay the ground for trademark battle”

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Borrowing costs will climb for portfolio landlords, experts predict

November 14th, 2016

Landlords with four or more buy-to-let properties will see their borrowing costs climb next year as new affordability tests come into force, property market experts have said. The tests will replace the current system in which mortgage providers judge buy-to-let loans on the basis of whether an individual property will bring in enough rent to … Continue reading “Borrowing costs will climb for portfolio landlords, experts predict”

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Southern Rail faces legal action over decision to withhold holiday pay

November 10th, 2016

South East England train operating firm Southern Rail has found itself facing legal action over a controversial decision to withhold holiday pay from its striking employees, London Employment Law Solicitors Joelson can report. The news comes shortly after Southern Rail workers went on strike over proposed changes to the role of train conductors – leading … Continue reading “Southern Rail faces legal action over decision to withhold holiday pay”

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Employers failing to support staff diagnosed with life-limiting illnesses, says charity

November 9th, 2016

London Employment Solicitors Joelson can report that a leading charity is calling upon UK employers to provide greater support to staff diagnosed with life-limiting illnesses, after research revealed that “appalling” numbers of cancer patients across the UK are facing workplace discrimination. The calls come from Macmillan Cancer Support, after a recent YouGov survey revealed that … Continue reading “Employers failing to support staff diagnosed with life-limiting illnesses, says charity”

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Adidas believes football club’s design is too similar to its famous trademark

November 8th, 2016

Adidas has become embroiled in a trademark battle with one of the world’s biggest football teams. The German multi-national has made a submission to the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) arguing that FC Barcelona’s application for registering a new mark should be rejected. FC Barcelona had filed to register the seven-stripe mark in May … Continue reading “Adidas believes football club’s design is too similar to its famous trademark”

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Rents forecast to rise faster than house prices over next five years

November 8th, 2016

The latest research from Savills estate agents suggests that rents across the UK will rise at a faster rate than house prices between now and 2021. Weaker consumer sentiment and “post-referendum economic uncertainty” were cited by the property agents as justifications behind their predictions in a new report, which forecast that UK rents would rise … Continue reading “Rents forecast to rise faster than house prices over next five years”

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Age discrimination is rife in UK recruitment, says charity

November 4th, 2016

A community outreach charity group has called upon businesses to ensure greater inclusion of older job applicants during the recruitment process, London Employment Law Solicitors Joelson can report. The calls, which come from Business in the Community, follow a study entitled Age in the Workplace, which revealed that age discrimination in recruitment is rife across … Continue reading “Age discrimination is rife in UK recruitment, says charity”

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