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Community and what levy?

When buying property, you might come across the term Community Infrastructure Levy (“CIL”) that may be imposed. This is a levy imposed by the local authority on development in certain areas, which becomes a contribution towards funding the provision of infrastructure in the area. The purpose of CIL is to ensure that, with new developments…

What is a consumer credit claim?

A recent investment fraud involving the use of software providing deceptive indications as to profits made has brought prominence, albeit in an unwelcome fashion, to the Consumer Credit Act 1974 and the capacity it affords to bring claims against creditors rather than suppliers. Section 75 of the act allows anyone who finds that something has…

Thomas Cook – Are they ‘off the hook’ to their employees?

This morning saw the demise of yet another iconic British tour operator and airline; Thomas Cook. Thomas Cook has ceased trading with immediate effect and with the loss of 22,000 jobs; 9,000 of which are based in the UK. Those employees made redundant as a result may be entitled to unpaid wages, statutory holiday and…

Indemnity Insurance Explained

Askews Legal LLP are a firm of Solicitors in Coventry who have a dedicated residential conveyancing team that are experienced in dealing with indemnity insurance policies and any issues, which may be flagged up during the conveyancing process. When you are buying a property your solicitors will review the contract documents they receive from the…

Need to suspend an Employee? Our Top Tips!

As a general rule, some employers will suspend employees when they are suspected of committing gross misconduct. However, employers should be cautious about suspending as a matter of course. Is it a neutral act? Whilst it is commonly cited that suspension is a neutral act, and your suspension letter will likely state this, suspension is…

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