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Seed Enterprise Investment Schemes: Hoping for Fiery Dragons and Angels' WingsThe new Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) was introduced in the Autumn budget 2011. The new scheme is part of the Government's plan to promote business growth amongs
The immediate jobs outlook has turned positive for the first time in more than a year, driven largely by a decrease in redundancy intentions. This is the main finding of the latest Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development's quarterly Labour M
Two construction firms have been sentenced after a crane collapsed onto a city centre apartment block in Liverpool, resulting in the crane driver being paralysed from the waist down.The 79-metre-high tower crane was being used as part of a multi-mill
As reports suggest the Government is poised to extend the right to request flexible working to all employees, new research from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) reveals that only a tiny minority (4%) of employers have had d
The Court of Justice of the European Union has recently given its judgment in a case involving entitlement to payment for holidays that have not been taken due to sickness.The Working Time Directive imposes an obligation on Member States to take the
Workers’ Memorial Day took place on Saturday 28th April, to mark the many thousands of lives lost due to workplace accidents or ill health.The internationally recognised annual event gives people across the world the chance to remember those who were
The Corrugated Case Company Ltd has been fined after an employee was seriously injured by a heavy goods vehicle at its site in Chesterfield.Mr Newsum suffered damage to his lower spine, fractures to his pelvis, ribs and leg, a damaged shoulder and cu
An employment law Professor has claimed that a change in work culture is necessary to encourage employees to use the proper internal channels to report corporate wrongdoing, and to stop future public disclosures of malpractice.According to David Lewi
The UK Government has launched a consultation on how to close the legal loophole on the prosecution on partnerships in Scotland and how to reform the law on unincorporated associations.The proposals that the Government is seeking views on are based o
Acas has launched its first guide to tackle the last taboo in business - mental illness at work. It is a fast-growing problem, particularly with workers becoming increasingly concerned about their futures in the economic downturn, and costs Britain m
Seven construction workers were lucky to survive when more than 250 tonnes of wet concrete collapsed at Liverpool John Moores University, a court has been told.Two companies have been fined a total of £100,000 over the incident, which occurred during
A recent website poll by the Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals (CIPP) has found that 90% of employers do not believe the GP fit note is effective.Following Dame Carol Black’s review of the health of Britain’s working age population in 2008