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Statutory Guidance on the Procurement Reform (Scotland) Act 2014 published

November 9, 2015 | Lauren |

Procurement Reform (Scotland) Act 2014

The Scottish Government has issued the first of its statutory guidance under the Procurement Reform (Scotland) Act 2014 (the Act), which addresses fair work practices in procurement. The guidance applies to all regulated procurements which commence on or after 1 November this year.  A few provisions of the Act which are relevant to the guidance … Read More >>

Succession to Property in Europe – Brussels IV

October 27, 2015 | TC Young |

Succession to Property

The overlap of the laws of succession in different countries (e.g. in the country which you live and the country in which you own property) has caused a great deal of confusion and resulted in property owners putting two Wills in place – one in the country which they live in and the other in … Read More >>

How to conduct a disciplinary hearing & appeal – Part 2

October 23, 2015 | Marianne |

Disciplinary hearing

Following on from our previous blog, the second instalment in our disciplinary series looks at the disciplinary hearing. If, after a reasonable investigation, the employer takes the decision to proceed to a disciplinary hearing, the employee should be notified in writing of this. The notification should contain information about the time and venue of the … Read More >>

Main Residence Nil Rate Band

October 21, 2015 | TC Young |

Main Residence Nil Rate Band

The Summer Finance Bill sets out the changes to Inheritance Tax which were announced by the Chancellor in his Summer Budget. The Bill introduces an additional Main Residence Nil Rate Band (the Band) which will be introduced in stages from April 2017 until the full Band of £175,000 comes into force in April 2020. The Band … Read More >>

How to conduct a disciplinary investigation – Part 1

October 16, 2015 | Marianne |

disciplinary investigation

It is likely that most managers will have to deal with a disciplinary matter at some point in their career. It is important that a fair procedure is followed otherwise they risk any subsequent dismissal being classed as unfair. In our two part blog series we look at the factors to be considered by employers … Read More >>

Modern Apprentice Opportunities

October 2, 2015 | angie |

Modern Apprentice Opportunities

At TC Young, we offer modern apprentice opportunities in all of our offices. We have worked with school leavers for a number of years (before it was called a modern apprenticeship) and it is a recruitment method that we feel offers excellent training for school leavers. It is also a relationship that we continue to … Read More >>

The end of Long Leases

September 11, 2015 | Neil |

end of long leases

The Long Leases (Scotland) Act 2012 will come into force in Scotland on 28 November 2015, a tenant’s interest under a qualifying lease will automatically convert to outright ownership of the property and the landlord’s title to the property will be extinguished. Essentially this will mean the end of long leases. It is estimated there … Read More >>

How to manage cancer in the workplace

September 9, 2015 | Marianne |

Manage cancer in the workplace

The ability to manage cancer in the workplace is becoming increasingly relevant for many employers and employees. More than 100,000 people of working age are diagnosed with cancer each year, in addition to the 700,000 people of working age living with cancer. There are also an estimated 500,000 carers of people with cancer working in … Read More >>

Off-side employment law – employee demotion

August 31, 2015 | Marianne |

Employee demotion

Another week, another footballing story which gives rise to some interesting employment law questions, including employee demotion. This time, it involves Jose Mourinho and his public criticism of the Chelsea FC team doctor and physiotherapist after they ran on to the pitch during stoppage time of a match against Swansea to treat a player. After … Read More >>