To tell or not to tell – Employment References

To tell or not to tell – Employment References

It is common-place to be asked to provide references when applying for new job, but is there a legal requirement to give one? Unless regulated by an institution such as the Financial Conduct Authority, an employer is under no legal obligation to give a reference....
Are ‘Sleeping in’ carers entitled to minimum wage?

Are ‘Sleeping in’ carers entitled to minimum wage?

Recently, in the case of MenCap v Tomlinson-Blake the Court of Appeal held that carers who sleep at a client’s home, to attend to any needs the client has throughout the night, aren’t entitled to minimum wage whilst asleep. Before the decision made in the Court of...
How will Brexit affect employment laws?

How will Brexit affect employment laws?

Recently the government published its White Paper ‘The Future Relationship between the United Kingdom and the European Union’. Within the paper it was stated that employment laws wouldn’t change in the way we expected when (or if) the UK leaves the European Union....
Investigations into Attorney Actions on the Rise

Investigations into Attorney Actions on the Rise

We regularly advise clients on the benefits of having a Lasting Power of Attorney and always invite the attorneys to come along to the meeting to speak to us or to approach us by telephone before signing the document. Figures from the Office of the Public Guardian...
Single Women make up a third of the Equity Release Market

Single Women make up a third of the Equity Release Market

Married couples still take up 42% of the Equity Release market, but this year has shown a sharp increase in the number of single women over the age of 55 choosing to release Equity from their homes. Figures released show that single women are now 35% of the Equity...
Equity Release Q1 Figures

Equity Release Q1 Figures

After its exponential increase in popularity throughout 2017, Equity Release shows no signs of slowing down in 2018. Over a quarter of all pensioners are now pursuing Equity release; Q1 has shown that 26% of over 55s are choosing Equity Release up from 22% previously....