Feature articles

Brexit and pandemic present business owners with perfect selling opportunities

In the post-COVID world, many proprietors are seeking to diversify, whilst some are looking to sell their business to overseas investors that are keen to capitalise on the UK’s departure from the EU. Whatever the reason for wanting to move on, the process of actually making a sale is a lot more difficult than it […]

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Myth-busting fire and rehire employment practices

The “fire and rehire” tactic is increasingly being used by employers to bring about changes to contracts of employment where employees disagree with the proposed alterations. In practice, it involves employers dismissing employees (with contractual notice), and then offering them new employment on revised terms. Though certainly controversial, it isn’t illegal, provided it is handled […]

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Businesses must expect more flexible working requests

Despite the Government’s decision to postpone the lifting of Covid-related restrictions until July 2021, organisations are still eager to restore normality by allowing employees to return to the workplace in some capacity. With businesses looking to get back to full productivity, the expectation that many employees will put forward flexible working requests is concerning given […]

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The Covid-19 Inquiry: what do we know?

On 12 May 2021, Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced that an independent public inquiry into the UK’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic would take place on a statutory basis under the Inquiries Act 2005. This means that the Inquiry will have a number of powers, including the ability to compel the production of statements and […]

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