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Blog archive: January, 2016

Business Property Relief (BPR)

What is BPR? BPR is a relief from inheritance tax (IHT). The primary purpose of BPR is to prevent the break up of businesses upon death due to the IHT charge which would ordinarily apply if the relief was not available. This allows family businesses to pass down through generations with little disruption. If certain …

Business Property Relief (BPR)

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Zero Hours But Not Zero Rights

In recent years, zero hours contracts have come under increasing criticism. Although such contracts are undoubtedly a valuable tool for businesses who experience fluctuating demand or who face an uncertain trading period, a particular concern was the growing use by employers of exclusivity clauses, a clause in the contract seeking to prevent employees and workers …

Zero Hours But Not Zero Rights

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The Uber Economy

Following a recent case brought to the High Court by Transport for London (“TFL”), which sought to clarify the legality of Uber in the UK, it has been confirmed that the “ride-sharing app” does not breach the law. What is the current legal status of Uber in London/the UK? Is the company exploiting legal loopholes? …

The Uber Economy

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