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Compensation & Benefits: Publication of proposals from EHRC to reduce gender pay gap

Last year we reported that the Equality and Human Rights Commission (“EHRC”) had been asked by the Government to review private sector pay arrangements in an attempt to increase transparency in the area of pay and narrow the pay gap between men and woman. […]

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Compensation & Benefits: Corporate Governance – what now for listed non-financial services companies?

Following the global banking crisis, much has been detailed in the press regarding corporate governance for banks and financial institutions. […]

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Imminent changes to UK Immigration system require immediate action

This Alert is essential reading for organisations that employ non EU nationals in their UK workforce.  From the end of November the current UK work permit scheme will be replaced with a new points-based qualifying system.  From the end of November employers who wish to employ non-resident workers in the UK will require a license […]

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Employment: Proposed Equality Act: Codes and new guidance in development by EHRC

In anticipation of the current Equality Bill coming into force, the Equality and Human Rights Commission (“EHRC”) has been working on producing associated statutory Codes of Practice together with non-statutory guidance. […]

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Compensation & Benefits: Incomplete disclosure of facts may result in both formal and informal tax rulings being withdrawn

In a recent VAT case, the High Court has ruled that taxpayer’s application for judicial review of HMRC’s decision to withdraw its VAT ruling with retrospective effect, because the taxpayer had failed to make a full and accurate disclosure of material facts, should be dismissed. […]

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Compensation & Benefits: Enterprise Management Incentives (“EMI”) schemes

HMRC has recently announced two significant developments concerning EMI schemes. In particular, a greater number of companies will now be able to take advantage of tax-favourable EMI schemes. […]

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