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Farming Matters - Issue 18

We have of course since  the last issue of Farming Matters received the Brexit result which came as a surprise to many. At the time of writing the ability for the government to invoke Article 50 and trigger the UK’s exit from Europe without the prior consent of Parliament is being challenged. Assuming this challenge is not upheld the government has indicated that it is looking to trigger the exit next Spring. 

Farming Matters - Issue 18 

Did you know that there are approximately 2,000 private railway crossings on the mainline railways across England and Wales?
Brabners are pleased to be able to offer through one of our contacts, a free training session dealing with risks, practicalities and potential liabilities of owning/permitting the use of private railway crossings on your land.

Farming Matters - Issue 18

In this guest advertorial feature, Richard Whiting, Chief Executive from the NWF Group PLC, provides an insight into their specialist agricultural and distribution business which delivers feed, food and fuel across the UK. With a heritage in the agricultural sector, established in 1871, the Group has over 140 years’ experience in adding value to its customers’ businesses.

Farming Matters - Issue 18 

Key reforms from this year’s Government Budget, mean that the tax position for individuals letting residential properties will change in the next few years. The provisions introducing these changes are contained in sections 73 and 74 of the Finance Act 2016.

Farming Matters - Issue 18

The Renting Homes (Wales) Act 2016 (RHWA 2016) aims to consolidate and modernise the existing complex raft of legislation into one new piece of legislation. When it comes into force, the RHWA 2016 will significantly reform the basis on which residential property in Wales is let.

The RHWA 2016 (Commencement No.1) Order 2016 has been made, bringing certain provisions into force from 5 August 2016 for the purposes of making regulations and issuing guidance.

Permanent pay protection as a reasonable adjustment

Employment Bulletin - Issue 308

In the case of G4S Cash Solutions (UK) Ltd v Powell, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) held that an employer was required, as a reasonable adjustment, to continue employing a disabled employee in a more junior role involving a less physical activity, preserving his existing rate of pay on an indefinite basis.

Brief facts of the case

Employment Bulletin - Stop Press - Issue 307

An Employment Tribunal held today that staff bringing equal pay claims against Asda are able to compare their jobs in Asda retail stores with the jobs of their colleagues who work in distribution centres. Asda had sought to argue that the jobs could not be compared for the purposes of equal pay because the shops and distribution centres were in different locations, with different pay arrangements.

Housing and Regeneration News - October 2016

While I am sure everyone is now getting used to the new procedures for adult Anti-Social Behaviour Injunctions which function along similar lines to the old ASBI and are applied for in the County Court, what about the situation where the perpetrator is under 18?

In this first of two articles we take a look at Making the Application outlining the key points you need to know about.

Part 1: Making the Application

Legislation changes

Housing and Regeneration News - October 2016

Of all the potential shocks to the UK economy that loomed in the aftermath of Britain’s vote to leave the EU, few seemed as dramatic as the impact on the housing market.

Housing and Regeneration News - October 2016