How do you now advise the business on HR matters?

While HR officers cannot give advice on particular cases, they can give information on practice and procedure which must include information on previous cases and outcomes. The key will be to present the information in a way that does not fall foul of Ramphal.

Employee Benefit Trusts

Employee Benefit Trusts are constantly under attack by HMRC. Many are restricted in their operation as a result of Part 7A Income Tax (Earnings and Pensions) Act 2003 in that many actions that EBTs used to take are now considered to be taxable “relevant steps” for the disguised remuneration provisions in that Part to apply.

Data Protection: US Safe Harbor Rule No Longer Safe 

The revelations of Edward Snowden in 2013 – to the effect that the US authorities’ surveillance of electronic communications in the US was wider than some had previously thought – continue to create aftershocks throughout the global political world .

L’Eroica 2015

This year I chose to ride an old but beautiful Masi bike for 8 hours 20 in the rain and mud, in the Tuscan hills for L’Eroica 2015.

Insolvency and supplies of essential utility goods & services

The 2015 Order amends the Insolvency Act 1986, and its scope extends to the whole of Great Britain, except that (mirroring the scope of the 1986 Act) certain provisions only extend to England and Wales.
The protections extend both to insolvent companies, and to businesses conducted by insolvent individuals.

Mandatory Gender Pay Gap Reporting

The Government’s Consultation on mandatory gender pay gap reporting for companies with over 250 employees closed on 6 September 2015. How will it affect your business?

Outsourcing the compliance burden

Jurit’s NEW Company Secretarial Services

Keeping numerous records and making the correct filings at Companies House, and on time, are some of the most necessary, but more cumbersome tasks that a company can face, and that’s where we can help.

Early Conciliation Service

This comprehensive study of employee disputes arising between April 2014 and April 2015 show that early conciliation of conflicts is successful provided that the employer is willing to compensate the employee for settling their dispute.


The employer not the client determines who is assigned to an organised grouping of employees. In Jakowlew v Saga Care, the Claimant was employed by Saga and was assigned to a contract for the London Borough of Enfield (“Enfield”). Enfield directed that the Claimant should be removed from the contract. Saga did not agree and … Continue reading TUPE

Unfair dismissal?

Was it unfair to dismiss an employee for historic comments made on Facebook which he claimed were untrue? No, held the EAT in British Waterways Board v Smith. The R employed the C as a manual worker working a 7 day rota maintaining the Scottish inland waterways. The C was on standby for seven days one … Continue reading Unfair dismissal?