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The Government's response to the Taylor Review - a good work plan?

15 Feb 2018
The Government has published its response to the Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices.

The Taylor Review, which was published last July, included 53 recommendations and the Government has responded to each one. It has also responded to the recommendations made by the Work and Pensions and Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committees.
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Breaking up is hard to do

12 Feb 2018
The case of (1) Sackville UK Property Select II (GP) No.1 Ltd (2) Sackville UK Property Select II Nominee (the Landlord) (1) Ltd v (1) Robertson Taylor Insurance Brokers Ltd (Robertson)(2) Integro Insurance Brokers Ltd (Integro) is yet another case relating to exercising a break option in a lease. It is a useful reminder of:
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Speeding up the processing of cheques: HM Treasury's two legislative proposals

09 Feb 2018
On 1 December 2017, the consultation period closed on HM Treasury's latest step towards transforming the way in which cheques are cleared. In its bid to ensure UK payment systems remain effective, efficient, innovative and aligned to the needs of end users, HM Treasury has supported the industry-led initiative to introduce a new image-clearing system (ICS) for cheques. This article focuses on the two legislative proposals consulted upon in late 2017.