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Is it OK for business owners to discriminate against someone because their religion or conscience tells them to do so?

Not according to the ruling of the Northern Irish Court of Appeal in the case Ashers Baking Company & Others -v- Gareth Lee on 24th October 2016. Facts: The facts of this case are well known and have been publicised widely. Ashers Bakery cancelled an order  taken by their shop assistant to decorate a cake with […]

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Sponsor Licences: What You Need to Know When Hiring Staff from Outside the EEA

If you’re an employer seeking to hire staff from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, then you may need to apply to the Home Office for a sponsor licence. This also applies to charitable organisations employing unpaid staff. Types of sponsor licences Sponsor licences are categorised under Tier 2 and Tier 5. Tier […]

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How to Avoid Landlord and Tenant Disputes

While a properly drafted lease agreement is critical for avoiding and resolving disputes between landlords and tenants, there are also certain measures you can take to minimise the risk of disputes, including adhering to statutory requirements. Tenancy deposit scheme For all shorthold residential tenancies starting after April 2007, landlords must put deposits into a government-backed […]

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Are you or your business owed money? Are you intending to issue a bankruptcy petition?

Changes in the law with effect from 1st October 2015 After a consultation, the Government have announced changes to levels for Creditor Bankruptcy Petitions. The changes will take effect from the 1st October 2015 and introduce the following:- The level of minimum debt that can trigger bankruptcy will rise from £750 to £5,000. As the […]

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How Does TUPE Apply to My Business?

The Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) regulations (TUPE) apply to all employees of companies in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors, in situations involving business transfers or service provision changes. Here, we take a look at how TUPE may apply to your business, providing a broad overview of the necessary steps for compliance. Business […]

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