December 2013 Archive

Final TUPE amending regulations published

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Since the Government set out its proposals to make changes to the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 in September, it published draft regulations in December, and has now laid the final amending regulations before Parliament. More …

Defamation Act 2013 – Evolution not revolution

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It has been confirmed that changes to UK defamation law will take effect from the start of 2014, following the introduction of the Defamation Act 2013. More …

Child Support Agency changes

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The new Child Maintenance calculations have been gradually being rolled out since December 2012. From 25 November 2013 the new Child Maintenance Service applies for all new child maintenance calculations. More …

BULLETIN: IT and Media bulletin December 2013

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eBooks continue to attract much press coverage. At the start of 2013 it was reported that e-book sales at the top UK trade publishers doubled in 2012, meaning that the UK e-book market grew to £250m. More …

DC Governance and the Regulator's Code of Practice

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The Regulator's Code of Practice Number 13 came into effect last month. The code sets out the legal requirements and standards of governance and administration that trustees of occupational defined contribution (DC) trust-based schemes need to attain. More …

Shared parental leave: The details

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'Shared parental leave' is the name for a new system of maternity and paternity leave with increased flexibility which will be implemented in 2015. Consultation on this began way back in 2011 with the Modern Workplaces Consultation, and the Government's plans were revealed over a year ago. More …

New statutory definition of 'money purchase' benefits – Check the categorisation of your scheme

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Section 29 of the Pensions Act 2011 introduces a new statutory definition of 'money purchase' benefits. More …