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Construction Law: Take care when signing Letters of Appointment2nd September 2010It is standard practice that the professional team sign up to Letters of Appointment for any project. But how many employers, architects, engineers or other consultants actually take the time to read through or instruct someone else to look at what the appointment actually says before signing up to it? The appointment is the contractual … Continue reading "Construction Law: Take care when signing Letters of Appointment"
VAT on Salary Sacrifice Schemes27th August 2010Salary sacrifice schemes are often used by employers to give their employees vouchers as part of their salary. Common examples include vouchers for childcare or bicycles and cycling equipment. The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has recently ruled that drugs giant AstraZeneca should pay VAT on retail vouchers provided to staff as part of their … Continue reading "VAT on Salary Sacrifice Schemes"
Employees buy fake ‘fit notes’ online17th August 2010Whilst employers are adapting to the new “fit note” introduced in April 2010, a website has started selling fake versions of the new note. DoctorsNoteStore.com sells imitation certificates, which are stamped and written on official doctors’ letterhead for £9.99 (when last checked they were on a “buy one get one free” offer). The website advertises … Continue reading "Employees buy fake ‘fit notes’ online"
Rent reviews and break clauses17th August 2010In the present difficult property market conditions issues such as rent review and the inclusion of tenant break options are matters which regularly require to be considered when negotiating the terms of a new business tenancy. Traditionally rent review clauses contained in the leases of Scottish commercial property tended to operate on the basis of … Continue reading "Rent reviews and break clauses"