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Changes to Assured Shorthold Tenancy Rules

Important changes have come into force for all Assured Shorthold Tenancies (or AST’s) entered into after 1 st October 2015 as a result of the Deregulation Act 2015. A summary is set out below. At the outset of the tenancy, all landlords must provide: Gas safety certificate Energy Performance...

Happy Birthday – out of copyright and back onto the screen

It is a song that is sung across the world in almost every language imaginable (even Klingon, if Google is to be believed), but did you know that Happy Birthday is subject to a copyright? The song was composed by two American sisters in 1893, albeit under a different name. It later evolved to...

Uber - Employee Rights and Regulatory Issues

Uber, the taxi app, is facing legal action in the UK over the treatment of its drivers. The GMB union is bringing a case on the basis that Uber does not provide its drivers with basic workers’ rights such as minimum wage, paid holiday or rest breaks. Uber argue that its drivers are not entitled to...

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