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Clean up your act on diversity, government tells FTSE companies image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of March 2017 11:36:15 AM
....Publishing her report last month, McGregor-Smith, who became the first Asian woman to run a FTSE-250 company when she took over at Mitie in 2007, expressed her frustration at the lack of progress on improving diversity in the workplace. She said the government should make the reporting of race and pay breakdowns a legal obligation if employers do not do it voluntarily. ...
Why are Britain’s new homes built so badly? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 11th of March 2017 07:00:27 AM
.... However, from September UK universities and colleges will offer degree-level apprenticeships in construction lasting three to four years. Builders are under no legal obligation to obtain a licence to practise. ...
'This is grossly unfair': self-employed readers react to NICs increase image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 9th of March 2017 02:21:03 PM
....I have had to start working part time as a self-employed contractor due to the cost of living in this area, and the lack of suitable alternative jobs. I work 40 hours per week on PAYE, and about 12 as a self-employed contractor, while this does allow me a degree of flexibility, I have legal obligations to spend a certain number of hours with my customers which I have to fit in. ...
Rosa Monckton: Let learning disabled work below minimum wage image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of March 2017 01:55:05 PM
....Speaking to the BBC, Miss Monckton said: "I'm not saying they can't be paid the minimum wage. I'm saying there shouldn't be a legal obligation to do so. ...
'It's getting tougher' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of March 2017 12:17:26 AM
....". Then there are fears that the system has been corrupted by unscrupulous bosses, who ignore their legal obligation to pay market wages, exploit migrants and deny Australians properly paid work. ...
Insurers shocked by reform to compensation payouts image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 27th of February 2017 12:39:36 PM
....The Association of British Insurers (ABI) said the government's approach was not good enough and demanded an immediate change in the law to abolish the current formula. It argued that in fact there was no legal obligation on the government to make a change at all. ...
Brexit is a Whitehall farce that threatens the heart of Europe image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 26th of February 2017 07:00:23 AM
....It should surely have become obvious by now to May that she is living in a fantasy world if she thinks the rest of the EU is going to take our exit from the EU lying down. It will demand that we pay up for our £50bn of legal obligations, which will dwarf the putative £350m a week promised on the ridiculous Leavers’ battle bus during the referendum campaign. ...
Does UK’s lucrative arms trade come at the cost of political repression? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 12th of February 2017 06:00:37 AM
.... “The ATT has the real potential to reduce human suffering, and increase security across the globe,” he added. But internal Whitehall emails, released as part of the latest court case, reveal the alarm in the Foreign Office, MoD and the Department for Business as mandarins realised the extent to which the government’s commitment to the treaty and other legal obligations would be subject to forensic analysis by the judicial review. ...
It’s take-back Tuesday, the day when unwanted presents are returned image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 31st of December 2016 07:01:21 AM
....So what are your rights, online as well as in the shops? If your mother gave you a jumper in a hideous colour, can you take it back? You can try, but you can’t force the store to take it back. High-street shops are under no legal obligation to take back goods unless they are faulty, not as described or unfit for purpose. ...
Phones need software to stop drivers becoming distracted, ministers say image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 19th of December 2016 12:01:20 PM
....But road safety campaigners said the government should compel manufacturers to include a drive safe button, if they resisted ministerial pressure. A separate RAC Foundation-commissioned report published this summer found that without a legal obligation, few companies would include software that limited the use of their equipment, because it would put them at a commercial disadvantage and they felt the onus was on the driver to make sure their use of technology complied with the law. ...
Pensions Regulator fires BHS warning shot with £255m Coats Group deal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 16th of December 2016 05:47:42 PM
.... “With all other warning notices [of legal proceedings], the company is already bust, so the regulator has been picking over the carcass in the bankruptcy courts. “There are clear parallels with BHS – the parent company has no legal obligation for the subsidiary’s pension scheme and there is no obvious breach of rules, but the regulator has been tough and got a large contribution from the parent. ...
UK firms 'face more, not less, red tape if Britain exits customs union' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 11th of December 2016 02:30:58 PM
....Asked if the article 50 challenge was simply “the first legal spanner” in the government’s plans and other legal challenges would follow, Grieve said there was “undoubtedly a very large number of legal complexities”. He added: “It’s going to be complicated; it’s 50 years of enmeshed legal obligations and rights. ...
A cancelled flight and terrible customer service from Thomson Holidays image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 11th of December 2016 07:00:20 AM
....This was poor customer service, particularly from a major player like Thomson, and a shame that this blighted an otherwise enjoyable holiday. As you note, Thomson has a legal obligation to investigate and respond to flight delays on this scale under EU regulations that came into force in 2015. ...
Furious readers  help get justice for  the man Waitrose labelled ‘shoplifter’ image
.... Waitrose has discussed Mr Seddon’s concerns with him further. While we believe that Waitrose has no legal obligation in this matter, we are nevertheless very sorry to hear of the distress he has experienced. ...
Is Insurance Premium Tax really the sneakiest of scare taxes? image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 27th of November 2016 12:00:00 AM
....com, says it remains to be seen whether whiplash reforms will save that much, or whether insurers can be trusted to pass on their savings to motorists: “Hammond knows drivers have nowhere to hide. Car insurance is a legal obligation. ...
May hints at transition deal on Brexit to avoid 'cliff edge' for business image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 21st of November 2016 11:48:23 AM
.... If this happens, firms could find themselves stranded in a regulatory no man’s land. “And even if our legal obligations are clear and in place there would also be real, practical implications. ...
Secret filming reveals problems relinquishing timeshares image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 24th of October 2016 03:01:11 PM
.... . "However, it would clearly be detrimental to the upkeep of the resorts and unfair on the remaining resort owners if people were allowed to walk away from their contractual and legal obligations without some form of reasonable recompense which allows for the quality of facilities at the resorts to be maintained for future generations. ...
Older leaseholders who fought for right to manage their block – and won image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 15th of October 2016 06:00:07 AM
.... It took the residents eight months to gain the RTM, costing £9,000. The bulk of the bill was for legal costs – residents must pay the freeholder’s costs as well as their own, and there’s no legal obligation for the freeholder to use a competitively priced solicitor. ...
Jury service: what are your chances of being called up again and again? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 20th of August 2016 05:59:06 AM
.... Last year, research by Churchill Home Insurance found that one in 20 employers refused to pay their staff if they undertook jury service, while a third stopped after five days. There is no legal obligation for firms to pay employees while on jury service. ...

Theresa May rejects suggestion from Tory peer that House of Lords could block Brexit 
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....”. Lord Bridges of Headley, Minister for Exiting the EU, told peers in July: "The government's position is that there is no legal obligation to consult Parliament on triggering Article 50", since "it affects the position in international law and not in domestic law". ...
Holiday travel advice: terror attacks, political coups and a travel company collapse image
.... . However, they are under no legal obligation to fly you home ahead of schedule, so you will almost certainly have to cough up the cost yourself. ...
Call to make recruiters responsible for housing migrant workers safely image
.... These licences require companies to meet tough standards covering health and safety, pay, accommodation and working conditions, but they only need to ensure workers’ housing is safe if the housing is linked to their jobs. This means Staffline was not under any legal obligation to check Hyperion House met minimum standards before suggesting it. ...
UnitedHealth's Obamacare exit won't hurt system but is a PR blow, say experts image
....”. Corlette said that there should be a push by United and insurance regulators to ensure people understand what they need to do and are moved to a quality product, though United is under no legal obligation to do so. ...
Vet bills: are they making you sick as a dog? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 9th of April 2016 06:00:08 AM
.... The other thing to think about is that we have to charge 20% VAT on top of our rates. Plus, we are under a legal obligation to provide a service 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, which we can’t opt out of. ...
Indian law requires companies to give 2% of profits to charity. Is it working? image
.... “The so-called 2% law has brought CSR [corporate social responsibility] from the fringes to the boardroom,” argues Bimal Arora, chair of the Delhi-based Centre for Responsible Business. “Companies now have to think seriously about the resources, timelines and strategies needed to meet their legal obligations. ...
Apple at 40: privacy, software and new device frontiers are key challenges image
....At times it has been praised for taking strong public stands on issues such as gay marriage and climate change – Tim Cook once angrily told a campaigner against action to tackle climate change to “get out of this stock”. At other times, however, it has been attacked for falling short of expectations – if not always legal obligations – on working conditions in the Chinese factories that make its products. ...
Car insurance and the little-known world of credit hire companies image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 28th of March 2016 07:00:20 AM
....When the CHC makes a claim the driver could be held liable for the costs if they were found to be at fault in the accident or if the third-party insurer refuses to pay, since the contract, and therefore the bills, are in the driver’s name. The CHCs insist that they are filling a vital gap by looking after no-fault accident victims when, previously, insurers often failed to fulfil their legal obligations. ...
Can Medium bring civility to the web? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 3rd of March 2016 08:52:43 AM
...."We are going to take things down that are unsafe, that are hate speech, that are harassment. It's not a legal obligation, it's an obligation to the ecosystem of the site. ...
Wedding venues warned to act fairly image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 2nd of March 2016 01:42:30 PM
....Wedding venues that demand large deposits or refuse to pay refunds when plans change have been warned to treat customers fairly. Warning letters have been sent by the Competition and Markets Authority to venue owners reminding them of their legal obligations. ...
'Limited role' for gas in UK future image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 23rd of February 2016 01:11:03 AM
.... . The authors calculate that without carbon capture and storage technology, unabated gas could only make up 10% of the electricity mix in 2050, if the government wanted to meet current legal obligations to restrict carbon. ...
Power of attorney: complaints soar as banks and other firms bungle image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Friday 19th of February 2016 08:11:54 AM
.... . Banks have a legal obligation to honour powers of attorney, but in practice many limit the attorney's remit, including for example by insisting that the attorney open a bank account with the same bank as the donor. ...
Fifth of commercial buildings face penalties for not meeting new government energy standards, research finds image
.... . At present, when a commercial property over 50 sq m in size is sold or rented it is required to have a government-approved energy performance certificate to establish how well it performs, but there is no legal obligation for landlords to carry out any efficiency improvements. ...
Fund managers who ignore climate risk 'could face legal action' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 10th of February 2016 06:00:21 PM
....In an article published in the journal Nature on Wednesday, Covington, Thornton and Oxford University professor of energy economics, Cameron Hepburn, say that investors will be crucial in ensuring the largely voluntary climate change deal sealed in Paris in December is implemented. “Investors will play a major part, either voluntarily or because they will be forced by the courts to meet their legal obligations to manage climate risk,” they argue. ...
Politicians need to get off their knees with the likes of Google | Andrew Rawnsley image
.... Facebook paid just £4,327 in corporation tax in 2014, a sum that is a microscopic proportion of its economic activity in Britain. And who can forget the “voluntary” offer by Starbucks to donate £20m to the Treasury for 2013 and 2014, having paid nothing at all the previous three years? While no company is ever going to pay more in tax than its legal obligation, there is a phrase for what these multinationals are doing. ...
Don’t fob us off with this pitiful Google tax gesture | Margaret Hodge image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 23rd of January 2016 09:00:12 PM
.... We need to open companies’ tax affairs to public account. HMRC always refuses to disclose the details of its tax deals with companies by hiding behind the legal obligations to keep taxpayers’ affairs confidential. ...
Human rights groups condemn steep rise in UK arms sales to Saudis image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 19th of January 2016 08:01:30 PM
....Arms experts believe the third quarter’s licensing of bombs represents a replenishing of munitions following earlier large-scale usage of the weaponry in the conflict in Yemen. A government spokesperson said: “We operate one of the most rigorous and transparent arms export control regimes in the world with each licence application assessed on a case by case basis, taking account of all relevant information, to ensure compliance with our legal obligations. ...
Whistleblower gets £137k payout image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 19th of January 2016 01:44:04 PM
.... . Balfour Beatty admitted liability with the caveat that it had not carried out criminal activity or breached legal obligations. ...
Wildenstein art heir stands trial for half-billion euro tax fraud in Paris image
.... . Guy Wildenstein insists there was no legal obligation to report trust-held assets on his father's death at the time. ...
Amazon and eBay face crackdown over VAT fraud by overseas sellers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 22nd of December 2015 07:15:02 PM
....eBay said it too helps sellers with VAT compliance. “We are committed to working with HMRC to ensure our sellers are complying with their legal obligations,” it said. ...
Sports Direct's Mike Ashley to face MPs over working conditions image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 18th of December 2015 06:57:52 PM
....The company said: “Sports Direct always seeks to improve and do things better, listens to criticism and acts where appropriate. With that in mind the board has agreed that Mike Ashley shall personally oversee a review of all agency worker terms and conditions to ensure the company does not just meet its legal obligations, but also provides a good environment for the entire workforce. ...
Sports Direct shouldn't mark its own work – external scrutiny is vital image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 18th of December 2015 04:02:49 PM
....Mike Ashley is to investigate his own treatment of his employees at Sports Direct’s giant warehouse in Shirebrook, Derbyshire. More precisely, the sports retailer’s board “has agreed that Mike Ashley shall personally oversee a review of all agency worker terms and conditions to ensure the company does not just meet its legal obligations, but also provides a good environment for the entire workforce”. ...
Sports Direct to review worker conditions amid anger over zero hours and bag searches  image
...."Sports Direct always seeks to improve and do things better, listens to criticism and acts where appropriate. "With that in mind, as noted above, the board has agreed that Mike Ashley shall personally oversee a review of all agency worker terms and conditions to ensure the company does not just meet its legal obligations, but also provides a good environment for the entire workforce. ...
Fact check: Sports Direct responds to accusations over warehouse workers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 18th of December 2015 01:13:39 PM
....Related: Sports Direct: Mike Ashley to oversee review of agency staff's conditions. The response on Friday did not mention the national minimum wage at all, and instead concentrated on the working conditions in the warehouse, with the company pledging: “The board has agreed that [founder and 55% shareholder] Mike Ashley shall personally oversee a review of all agency worker terms and conditions to ensure the company does not just meet its legal obligations, but also provides a good environment for the entire workforce. ...
Sports Direct: Mike Ashley to oversee review of agency staff's conditions image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 18th of December 2015 08:26:31 AM
....The company said on Friday: “Sports Direct always seeks to improve and do things better, listens to criticism and acts where appropriate. With that in mind, as noted above, the board has agreed that Mike Ashley shall personally oversee a review of all agency worker terms and conditions to ensure the company does not just meet its legal obligations, but also provides a good environment for the entire workforce. ...
Scotland's debt mountain: Holyrood's borrowing could hit £50bn by 2020 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 15th of December 2015 11:30:42 AM
.... The Scottish government is committed to sustainable levels of public sector debt – our approach is to use revenue-funded methods of investment at a sustainable level while not overly constraining our choices in future years,” she added. Angus Armstrong, director of macroeconomics at the National Institute of Economic and Social Research thinktank, and formerly a senior Treasury economist, said there needed to be far greater clarity on Scotland’s debts and on Holyrood’s legal obligation to repay them before it gets additional borrowing powers. ...
The UK's new slavery laws explained: what do they mean for business? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 14th of December 2015 01:18:49 PM
....Although the new provision will push slave labour higher up the agenda for businesses and help increase transparency, there are concerns that it will do little to force companies to properly investigate slavery in their supply chains. In theory a company could publish a statement saying it is doing absolutely nothing to prevent slavery in its businesses and still be fulfilling its legal obligations. ...
Faulty part 'factor' in AirAsia crash image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 1st of December 2015 09:54:41 AM
....Families of the 162 people on board AirAsia flight QZ8501 have been waiting anxiously for the results of this investigation. Indonesian investigators did not release their preliminary findings earlier this year, saying they were under no legal obligation to do so. ...
Disabled entrepreneurs are facing 'too many barriers' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 19th of November 2015 08:10:12 AM
....In order to succeed, having the right information and support, at the right time, is critical for any disabled entrepreneur, Sutherland says. Recently she had to fight for an entrepreneur to be provided with British Sign Language (BSL) translation support in order to understand her legal obligations towards employees. ...
UK to close all coal power plants in switch to gas and nuclear image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 18th of November 2015 12:01:01 AM
....However, several analysts, campaigners and the affected industries argue that slashing support for renewables is a backwards step when it comes to tackling climate change, growing green industry and saving consumers money in the longer term. Davey published a series of questions for Rudd on Tuesday night, including asking how the UK would meet its legal obligations under the Climate Change Act under her new policies. ...
Marks & Spencer will not refund us in full for cracked dining table image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 15th of November 2015 07:00:02 AM
.... That is the reason it has offered you the unpalatable choices outlined above. In our eyes, M&S has just about fulfilled its legal obligations. ...
Amazon and eBay face VAT scrutiny image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 1st of November 2015 06:04:06 PM
UK losing millions in VAT from non-EU sellers on Amazon and eBay image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 1st of November 2015 03:18:34 PM
....Evidence was shown to eBay, which said cases highlighted by the Guardian would be discussed with HM Revenue & Customs. “eBay reminds all its users of their need to comply with their legal obligations and we also provide helpful guidance on VAT through our policies and help pages,” the company said. ...
The hidden cost of the boomerang kids, back at home with mum and dad image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 1st of November 2015 07:01:14 AM
....”. ■ If you’ve taken out an equity release plan, you have a legal obligation to tell the provider if an adult relative moves in, says Dean Mirfin from Key Retirement Solutions. ...
A hard day's night: the hidden health risks of working the night shift image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 28th of October 2015 10:54:46 AM
....The TUC, which published an in-depth report (pdf) on night work patterns earlier this year, echoes such concerns. Among the report’s various recommendations is a call for UK employers to meet their legal obligations to provide night workers with free health assessments. ...
TalkTalk criticised for poor security and handling of hack attack image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 23rd of October 2015 04:44:09 PM
....The laws on the levels and types of data security that must be used by companies to protect customer data can be vague. “There is a legal obligation for companies to implement suitable security measures . ...
Parents face fine if they don't register nanny image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 17th of October 2015 06:52:33 PM
. Families who employ a nanny face fines of £400, plus £50 a day, until they register on a new Government workplace pensions - even if there is no legal obligation to set up a plan for the person. ...
Good corporate governance can improve a company's bottom line image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Sunday 11th of October 2015 07:08:12 PM
.... . And then you have to go much further, changing the legal constitution (The Memorandum And Articles Of Association) of the business to state that the legal obligation of the directors is to run the business for all the stakeholders mentioned above, rather than just for maximising financial return for the shareholders. ...
Sports Direct expose shows the dark side of our presenteeism culture image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 8th of October 2015 11:56:10 AM
....Third, we need to challenge the view that all employers need to do is discharge their basic legal duty of care towards employees. In its response to the BBC Inside Out programme Sports Direct said that it “aims” to meet its legal obligations to employees and their health and safety at work. ...
Regulators propose new banker reference form to weed out bad apples image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 6th of October 2015 06:37:58 PM
....Related: How your life can be turned on its head by credit agencies who get it wrong. “The regulators expect firms to exercise judgment, bearing in mind the importance of disclosing information relevant to the hiring firm alongside the need to be fair to former employees and comply with any relevant legal obligations,” the FCA said. ...
What exporters need to know about dealing with bribery and corruption image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 18th of September 2015 06:15:01 AM
....While it’s important to provide solutions to staff who are already in the field, the thrust of advice from experts is to have sound policies and procedures in place before any of your staff ever gets near a plane. There is certainly no lack of documentation to bring SMEs up to speed on their legal obligations. ...
Vodafone strongly criticised by UN official for breaching journalist's data image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 17th of September 2015 02:00:36 AM
.... VHA immediately commissioned an investigation by one of Australia’s top accounting firms. “The investigation found there was no evidence VHA management had instructed the employee to access the messages and that VHA staff were fully aware of their legal obligations in relation to customer information. ...
Vodafone Australia admits hacking Fairfax journalist's phone image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 12th of September 2015 11:49:52 PM
....“Vodafone Hutchison Australia immediately commissioned an investigation by one of Australia’s top accounting firms. The investigation found there was no evidence VHA management had instructed the employee to access the messages and that VHA staff were fully aware of their legal obligations in relation to customer information. ...
Microsoft battles US over 'drug' emails image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 9th of September 2015 12:00:30 AM
...."A criminal user can easily manipulate such a policy to evade the reach of US law enforcement by the simple expedient of giving false residence," they state in court papers. And they add that, anyway, US-based bodies have a legal obligation to comply with warrants issued under the Stored Communications Act, regardless of where the related electronic records are kept. ...
How Ashley Madison hack has fuelled an opportunist bank scam image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 31st of August 2015 07:02:16 AM
.... After this, victims have recourse to the financial ombudsman. But the bank has no legal obligation to pay unless it failed to investigate the fraud. ...
Eight rip-offs rising fast in 2015 image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Sunday 30th of August 2015 07:01:05 AM
.... A common ploy retailers are increasingly adopting to rip you off is by misleading you into buying useless warranties which supposedly cover items for damage and faults – but are actually useless. In fact, shops have a legal obligation to repair or replace faulty goods for up to six years after purchase, although there are some caveats to this rule. ...
7-Eleven chain allegedly pays some staff in Australian stores just $10 per hour image
....”. She also said the company expected franchisees to meet their legal obligations and if even one store was underpaying workers, it was one “too many”. ...
Discount rates: how money off today can be bad news in the future image
Source : Independent [Read Article] Sunday 2nd of August 2015 09:25:38 PM
....So what can be done about it? Mr Haldane moots changing company law to diminish the influence of impatient shareholders. He suggests there should be a legal obligation for company bosses to consider the interests of other “stakeholders” in a company’s success – employees, suppliers and the wider community. ...
Chances of Greek bailout rest on MPs' vote image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of July 2015 05:43:55 PM
.... The directive aims to ensure creditors and shareholders, rather than taxpayers, bear the losses of future bank failures. Greece already has a legal obligation to adopt the plan. ...
Tax discs: 'Is it a criminal offence to continue displaying one on my car?' image
.... But what happens to those who continue to display a paper tax disc on their car? Could they be penalised? . Paul Watters, head of roads policy at the AA, said that since the vehicle tax disc was officially abolished in October 2014 there has been no legal obligation to display a tax disc on your vehicle. ...
What can Greece learn from Cyprus and Iceland? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of July 2015 11:01:18 PM
.... . In 2013, the European Free Trade Association (Efta) court ruled that Iceland did not breach its obligations, either by treating domestic deposits differently or by not accepting legal obligation for foreign branch deposits. ...
Heathrow third runway recommended in report on airport capacity image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of July 2015 06:00:08 AM
....”. She added: “The UK has a legal obligation to meet EU air quality legal limits and the Airports Commission still cannot say confidently whether or not expansion would be legal. ...
Britain's heatwave: How hot can it get before your boss has to send you home?  image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of July 2015 12:11:00 AM
.... It means that British workers could be forced to graft in unbearable temperatures that could put their health at risk, said Peter Ames, head of operations at website Office Genie. He commented: "We’re on the brink of a heatwave and the legal obligations for workplace temperatures are opaque. ...
The power of principles: the United Nation’s Global Compact image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 24th of June 2015 02:08:01 PM
.... Across our businesses, targets have been set to further increase female representation, both within the management population and the workforce as a whole. Anglo American embraces all forms of diversity and complies with relevant legal obligations wherever we operate. ...
'How a £90 will by Barclays lost half my house' image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Sunday 21st of June 2015 06:32:41 AM
.... . "The difficulty with this is that a joint tenant is under no legal obligation to comply with a deceased joint tenant’s wishes where the joint tenancy has not been severed. ...
'My commute to work earns £5 a day' – meet the sharing economy moneymakers image
.... An HMRC spokesman said: "Any trading income is taxable in the normal way. If there is an intention to make a profit, then the trader has a legal obligation to let us know. ...
Plans for £80m London mega-mansion rejected after six-year battle image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 8th of June 2015 06:02:16 PM
....Last night Gilliam said the decision was “fantastic news”. “I was appalled that the owner tried to wriggle out of his legal obligation to restore the building, which is why I became involved,” he said. ...
Make pension freedoms work: our five demands image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 6th of June 2015 06:03:04 AM
.... . As the law currently stands, pension companies are under no legal obligation to offer full freedom to any of their customers. ...
Making an offer on a house? That will be £1,495 please image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 6th of June 2015 06:00:12 AM
.... In a statement, it told us: “The provision in the Estate Agents Act that prohibits pre-contract deposits is not in force. Therefore, in this regard the Property Ombudsman’s code of practice exceeds the legal obligations placed on estate agents, and exceeds the obligations under the National Federation of Property Professionals’ conduct and membership rules. ...
The four pitfalls of buying and selling on eBay image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 4th of June 2015 06:30:44 AM
.... . After our consumer expert interceded, eBay acknowledged that the seller had a legal obligation to honour the guarantee that was offered. ...

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