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Overtime pay to be included in holiday pay

In an important ruling for employers, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has this week held in the conjoined case of Bear Scotland Ltd and ors v Fulton and ors that workers’ holiday pay should be calculated to include normal non-guaranteed overtime pay. The key aspects of the decision are as follows:- workers are entitled to be paid…

We are delighted to announce the winners of our ‘Design Wacky Wellies for Ted’ competition

Thank you to all the schools and nursery’s that entered our ‘Design Wacky Wellies for Ted’ competition. We were thrilled with the number of entries and choosing a winner was hard but we are delighted to announce the winners are: Sophie Willis from King Edwards School in Bath Ben Proctor from Leigh on Mendip First…

Keeping your staff happy & loyal

Recruiting talented people for your company is one thing, keeping them with you can be another thing altogether says Sean McDonough of Mogers Drewett Losing people can have a huge impact on a business. Recruiting is time consuming and expensive and once you have found the right person the investment continues in induction and training…

Straight talking protects family business

Carving up a family business for a divorce settlement can spell disaster for the company, and the best option is to plan ahead rather than resort to crisis management A businessman is facing a hearing in the Supreme Court to answer claims that he misrepresented the value of his company to cheat his ex-wife out…

House sellers are facing testing questions

Property prices keep on hitting the headlines, but anyone getting their home on the market with the hope of celebrating Christmas in a new place, should be getting the paperwork in order before a buyer knocks on the door.  It’s tempting to throw away old papers when spring cleaning or thinking of moving home, but…

Property buyers play it safe with no-nups

Savvy property owners who club together to buy a home are turning to no-nups to safeguard their investment. Whether as a cohabiting couple, or two or more friends clubbing together, a cohabitation agreement, or no-nup, as they now becoming known, can help fix the outcome if things go wrong. And that’s particularly important when contributions…

Taxpayer alarm at demand for old records

Conduct of HMRC is not relevant in deciding whether documents should be produced Alarm bells are ringing after a tax tribunal has decided that it was “reasonable” for HMRC to demand copies of certain documents that taxpayers had already provided eight years earlier. The case involved Whitefields Golf Club and associated companies. A restructuring of…

New rules for those without a will

From October, different rules come into force on how assets should be distributed when someone dies without making a will, but it is still likely to cause a shock to families, particularly where couples were not married or in a civil partnership New rules on what happens when someone dies without making a will should…

MOGERS DREWETT OPEN OFFICE IN WELLS

Newly merged law firm, Mogers Drewett opened its new Wells office on Tuesday 2nd June. Partners from the newly merged law firm welcomed guests and clients to celebrate the opening with them on Thursday 12th June. This was the first event under the name of Mogers Drewett and the first opportunity to catch up with clients…

Employers need to tackle team approach before the ref blows the whistle

With World Cup football fever taking grip, fans across the country are cheering on the England team. But for UK business, many employers may be secretly hoping for an early knock-out for the home team, when faced with the potential of lost working hours due to employees staying home to watch the games. It’s not…