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Uber drivers are workers says Court of Appeal

After many months of arguing over the status of their drivers, the Court of Appeal has told Uber that they must be classed as workers despite Uber’s best arguments to the contrary. The drivers were fighting for holiday pay and the national minimum wage among other things, but Uber argued that the company was merely […]

13th February 2019 Laura Franklin

News

Universal Wealth Preservation update

Families have been left fearing for their homes and life savings following the collapse of inheritance planning firm Universal Wealth Preservation. The Ipswich-based company ran seminars called ‘Keep it in the Family’ at locations up and down the country, including Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire and Cheshire. At the seminars, people were invited to put their homes and […]

HR

Five top tips on settlement agreements

Formerly known as a compromise agreement, settlement agreements are used to bring employment to an end on mutually agreed terms. They often involve payment of ‘compensation’ by the employer, on the basis that the employee won’t bring any claims against them

Private Wealth

Majority of people unaware of the risks of using unregulated will-writers

Six out of 10 people are completely unaware that will-writers in the UK are unregulated, leaving consumers with no protection at all. By having a will written by a qualified solicitor, however, people can be sure of their adviser's professional credentials and the body that regulates the services that they provide.

Property

First-time buyers' reliance on 'bank of mum and dad' could exempt them from stamp duty relief.

Many first-time buyers need to accrue significant savings and parental contributions in addition to a mortgage to begin their property ownership journey. But relying on the ‘bank of mum and dad’ can create problems with first-time buyer Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) relief.

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