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Eugene is a Ukrainian lawyer and arbitration trustee with a Masters degree. He and his family left the Ukraine due to the current war, arriving in the UK in April 2022 through the Government's Homes for Ukrainians scheme. Eugene was introduced to Sherbornes Solicitors by his sponsors, Joanne and Andy...
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Corporate Commercial Update
Major Gloucestershire success story supported by Sherbornes Solicitors
Netomnia, a Gloucestershire-based provider of full fibre broadband infrastructure, and internet service provider YouFibre recently announced that they had secured £295 million in funding led by DigitalBridge Investment Management. They are one of the latest examples of a start-up business that has seen phenomenal growth with the support of Sherbornes...
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Employment Law Updates
Self Employed Staff and Holidays
The Return of a Significant Risk to Employers The use of self employed workers has once again become a significant risk to employers following a Court of Appeal ruling. It has long been a feature of the legal landscape that those we believe are self employed, may in fact be...
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Employment Law Updates
New Rates of National Minimum Wage
A brief reminder of forthcoming increases to the National Minimum Wage and other employment rates From 1 April 2022, the National Minimum Wage increases as follows:   Rates 2021 2022 National Living Wage (age 23+) £8.91 £9.50 Adult rate (age 21-22) £8.36 £9.18 Development rate (age 18-20) £6.56 £6.83 Young...
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Employment Law Updates
Closure of Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) Rebate Scheme
It will not come as a surprise that with the announcement of the Living with Covid plan and the end of the legal requirement to self-isolate, the Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) Rebate Scheme will be closing. Businesses will be able to claim for Covid-19 related absences up to and including...
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Employment Law Updates
Duty to provide a safe system of work
With today expected to see the announcement of the end of all COVID restrictions, we highlight to employers the risk of failing to provide a safe system of work. It is a duty imposed upon all employers to look out for the health and safety of their employees, and a...
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Employment Law Updates
Platinum Jubilee bank holiday
Following the New Year, employers are now thinking about the year ahead. As well as having to continue to deal with the Covid-19 pandemic on top of the usual concerns of running a business, there is the additional bank holiday to consider this year and we have already had questions...
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Employment Law Updates
Temporary Changes To Statutory Sick Pay Doctors Note Requirements.
Up until now, a doctor’s note has been required for absences that exceed 7 days. When we say required, because SSP is paid by employers now and not the state, we mean that employers are entitled to demand a doctor’s note. Pressure on GP Surgeries means the government have relaxed...
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Employment Law Updates
Workplace Lockdown?
New rules, known as Plan B come into effect on this coming Monday. That is, work from home where you can. Wear face masks except where it is impractical to do so. It’s easy to complain that we are once again left to interpret ambiguous rules but we probably all...
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Employment Law Updates
Homeworking and Document Security
In the week that we have National Shred Day, we’re receiving reports of the Information Commissioner’s Office upholding a complaint against an employer who failed to dispose of sensitive data securely where an employee was working from home. This is a reminder to all employers who now allow homeworking to...
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