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Jan 2020

Smoking breaks and the growing tide of extra annual leave for non-smokers

Following the recent decision by a managing director in a UK Logistics firm to offer non-smoking employees extra annual leave, workplace smoking policies have come under additional scrutiny.

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22

Jan 2020

The Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Act 2018

Under the new legislation, which is due to come into force in April 2020, bereaved parents will be entitled to at least two weeks’ leave following the death of a child under the age of 18 or if they suffer a stillbirth after 24 weeks of pregnancy.

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20

Jan 2020

High Court sanctions release of green belt land for housing development

Metropolitan Green Belts are precious but, in an era of escalating housing demand, they cannot be viewed as sacrosanct. 

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19

Jan 2020

Council ‘seriously misled’ into granting residential planning permission

Official decision-making is only as good as the advice on which it is based. The High Court succinctly made that point in ruling that a local authority was seriously misled into granting itself planning permission for a residential development.

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16

Jan 2020

Capital Gains Tax on property sales – always take professional advice!

Increases in the value of your main or only home are exempt from Capital Gains Tax (CGT) – but proving that a property is your principal private residence (PPR) can be far from easy and that is why taking legal advice on the issue is always wise. 

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