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Can I supervise a learner driver?

Can I supervise a learner driver? The answer is any driver can supervise a learner driver if you: are at least 21 years old are qualified to drive the type of car the learner will be driving. have held a full driving licence for at least 3 years. are...

Safeguard your assets!

Safeguard your assets! There are around 6 million Lasting Powers of Attorney registered with the Office of the Public Guardian in England and Wales. Despite this, the benefits of these important planning measures are not that well known. There will be...

REQUESTS FOR EXTENDED LEAVE

REQUESTS FOR EXTENDED LEAVE There are many circumstances in which an employee may request extended leave eg to travel or for personal reasons. An employee has no legal right to take an extended break from work for personal reasons and likewise there is...

WHEN MUST AN EMPLOYER PROVIDE A REFERENCE?

WHEN MUST AN EMPLOYER PROVIDE A REFERENCE? An Employer is only legally required to provide a reference for an employee who is leaving or a former employee : where there is a contractual obligation to do so (eg where there is provision to do so in a...

What is the annual vehicle MOT test?

What is the annual vehicle MOT test? An MOT is the Ministry of Transport roadworthiness test of a vehicle which was first introduced in 1960 to ensure that  vehicles comply with current road safety and environmental standards. Most vehicles must...

NEW BUILD ESTATES

NEW BUILD ESTATES The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has published the first in a series of ‘working papers’ – which seeks feedback on potential solutions to problems with new build estate management and the charges households...

POTENTIAL ISSUE OVER EASTER BANK HOLIDAYS 2024

POTENTIAL ISSUE OVER EASTER BANK HOLIDAYS 2024 This year the Easter  Bank Holidays fall on Friday 29 March and Monday 1 April 2024 so that  if your holiday year runs from 1 April to 31 March they straddle 2 holiday years. In the current holiday...

The cost v. benefit of a Lasting Power of Attorney

The cost v. benefit of a Lasting Power of Attorney If you were to lose mental capacity, a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is an important legal document to help safeguard your assets and protect decision making. Mental capacity can be lost through...

2024 - SHARP INCREASE IN MINIMUM WAGE RATES

2024 – SHARP INCREASE IN MINIMUM WAGE RATES On 1 April 2024  the National Minimum Wage (NMW) and National Living Wage (NLW) rates will  be increased by the largest amount since their introduction as follows :- NLW payable to all...

SHOCKING MISCARRIAGES OF JUSTICE LAID BARE

SHOCKING MISCARRIAGES OF JUSTICE LAID BARE Did you watch the first episode of Mr Bates v The Post office which was screened on ITV on Monday 1 January? – A drama telling the tragic story of the lives of hundreds of innocent Sub-postmasters which...
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