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by July 9, 2016Published on
We now know we face an EU free future, but what does that actually mean for business owners, directors and managers?
The dust has hardly settled on the rather surprising news that emerged in the early hours of June 24th, the UK has voted to leave the European Union. Of the 33.5 million voters 52% cast their “X” in the leave box and now begins the rather onerous task of unpicking and re-aligning our relationship with the EU.
We’ve covered the topic on a couple of occasions recently and confirmed that it is very unlikely major changes will happen in the near future.
Many excited Brexiters may now be expecting immediate changes to laws governing our lives, including those impacting the workplace. The reality is that our decision to leave the EU is unlikely to lead to any sudden changes, in fact a large number of the EU originated employment laws are likely to be retained as they are broadly accepted as positive for staff and business owners. Now we know we’re Brexiting here below are the main considerations.
The fact is no one knows for certain the outcome of this decision but the objective must be to work through the mass of legislative and bureaucratic detail to deliver an outcome where our economy can not only survive but actively thrive. No doubt we will return to this subject in the future and as matters develop, rest assured we will keep you posted on employment related changes as they’ll impact you and your business.
If you have any queries with regard to the handling of any issues arising out of our decision to leave the EU feel free to contact Sally or Angela call 0191 2328451
April 12, 2017
In the midst of all the talk about the increase in Probate application fees, the Office of the Public Guardian (‘the OPG’) has decided to go against the grain with the welcome result of reducing fees. As of 1 April 2017, the OPG is reducing the registration fee for a Lasting Power of Attorney (‘LPA’) […]
October 28, 2016
The recent ruling in favour of two taxi drivers could have far reaching consequences for the UK’s rapidly expanding “gig economy”. The Employment Tribunal delivered its decision Friday 28th October setting out that Uber, a business whose success is largely due to customers use of their smartphone app and engagement of self employed drivers; should […]