When Chancellor Philip Hammond announced the Spring Budget this month it is fair to say that the increase in NICs for the self-employed was unexpected. This announcement resulted in accusations that the Conservative Party had broken their manifesto pledge not to raise taxes.
So why was this increase proposed?
Mr Hammond said there was a disparity between those who were employed and those who...Read More
You work hard to build up your practice, only for an ex-employee or ex-associate to leave, set up business down the road and take all of your patients with them. In most cases this will be a breach of the restrictive covenants in their contracts. When clients come to us with this problem it is often too late to stop the action taking place, meaning they are only able to claim damages. However,...Read More
If someone makes a criminal allegation against you, whether true or false, you will be subject to a police investigation. This will no doubt be a daunting experience for you. In this article we guide you through the process and give you some important advice to help you protect your registration as a dentist.
At the police station:
It is a fallacy that only those who have done something wrong...Read More
Mrs Heather Ilott was estranged from her mother Melita Jackson after she left home aged 17 in 1978 to live with her boyfriend whom she later married. They went on to have 5 children, but lived in straitened financial circumstances. Mrs Ilott’s father had died before she was born, and attempts at reconciliation during Mrs Jackson’s lifetime were short-lived and ultimately failed. When Mrs...Read More
Last year Katie Price stated on the TV show ‘Loose Women’ that she had not changed her Will following her divorce from pop-legend Peter Andre; Ms Price appeared again this month on the same show and commented that she still had not changed her Will. Her understanding being that her estate would pass to Mr Andre, despite being divorced and re-married, and not to any of her three children.
Some Other Substantial Reason for dismissal (or SOSR dismissal) is not a type of dismissal that is utilised that often. However, it is a tool you can use as an employer if you need to make substantial changes in your business and need to dismiss employees, but one of the other potentially fair reasons does not apply. It is a catch all phrase to cover a variety of situations, as explained in...Read More