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Foreign and Commonwealth Office releases findings of British Behaviour Abroad Report 2012

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The FCO has released findings of its British Behaviour Abroad Report which shows a notable increase of 3% in the number of British people requiring consular assistance while travelling abroad. More …

Removal of caps on fines in the Magistrates' Court

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The Government has been given the power under the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offences Act 2012 to remove or amend the caps on fines that Magistrates’ Court can impose criminal offences. More …

Franchise business model may constitute ETO reason for dismissal of employees

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In the recent joined cases of Meter U Limited v Ackroyd and Meter U Limited v Hardy, the Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT) considered whether changing the method of providing services from an employed workforce to a franchise model could amount to a legitimate reason for dismissing individuals following a TUPE transfer. More …

Late Night Levy and Early Morning Restriction Orders - Home Office consultation response

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The Home Office have now issued their response to the consultation on secondary legislation for the implementation of the Late Night Levy scheme ("Levy") and Early Morning Restriction Orders (EMRO's) which form part of the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011. More …