The Coinage Act 1971 and Legal Tender

Did you know that there’s a fixed value on what you can buy with two-pence pieces? Or that a legal quirk means there’s no legal paper money in Scotland? Read our article to find out more. Have you ever saved up a jar full of two pence coins and taken them into a shop to […]

Claiming Late Payment Interest and Compensation

Suppliers often find themselves in difficulties through late payments from their customers. If you’ve had this problem, you’ll be relieved to learn that you have the right to charge late payment interest. Find out more about this right in our article. The Late Payment of Commercial Debts (Interest) Act 1998 (and the Regulations issued in […]

Restrictive Covenants (Prophet plc v Christopher Huggett [2014])

Ensuring that an employee doesn’t leave your company and take valuable information straight to a competitor has often been the reason behind restrictive covenants. Have you got the expertise to accurately draft one? Check out our article on what happened to one company who made a mistake in the wording. If an employee leaves a […]

Sharing Parental Leave

The regulations on shared parental leave have recently changed. If you have not updated your payroll systems, you could find yourself on the receiving end of legal action. We’ll explain the changes and show you how to remain compliant with the law. In November 2012, it was announced that a new system of ‘Shared Parental […]

The National Minimum Wage and Underpayment

The minimum wage was introduced to protect low-paid workers and is updated every year. Employers who fail to pay the minimum wage can face legal action, fines and negative publicity. Avoid these consequences and follow our action plan. The National Minimum Wage increases each October. This year, the rates have increased as follows: £6.50 for […]