2017 has been a significant year for the UK as the country moves towards Brexit. Unfortunately, the Brexit process has brought out some of the worst aspects of the press in this country. Headlines from the Daily Mail such as ‘Enemies of the People’ in November last year, directed at Supreme Court Judges who had the temerity to ask Parliament to follow the law, have been followed this week by...Read More
Which bills made the Speech?
Unsurprisingly, Brexit dominated the Queen’s Speech. A number of bills were announced to facilitate the UK’s departure from the EU:
The Repeal Bill, no longer touted as the “Great Repeal Bill”, as the name suggests will repeal the 1972 European Communities Act, changing EU law into UK law.
The Immigration Bill will bring free movement of EU nationals into...Read More
Much of the post-referendum debate in the UK has been on the single market and freedom of movement. Not much attention has been given to the gender pay gap, or racial inequality as a possible factor in shaping this gap. The recent study published by the Fawcett Society suggests a complex picture of gender pay gap inequality, and notes that the forthcoming general election is an opportunity to...Read More
DENTAL BULLETIN, ISSUE 25
Two weeks on and the UK is still reeling from the result of the Brexit referendum. Regardless of where your heart lies, the result has rocked the global stock market, caused the pound to fall to its lowest value in 31 years, wreaked havoc amongst the UK’s political classes and arguably divided the nation. We analyse the possible effects of Brexit in...Read More
Brexit; no longer a question of ‘if’ but are we any clearer on the question of ‘when and how’
Are you a business-big or small? Do you employ EU nationals? Are you an EU national working or operating in the UK or a UK citizen employed abroad in the EU? The decision to leave will no doubt have cast you into the pool of uncertainty and concern. But rest assured, we at JFH Law are...Read More