Proposal to ban pension cold-calling by June

23 Mar 2018

June looks set to be the month when the long-awaited ban on pension cold-calling comes into force. The Government has issued the deadline as an amendment to its Financial Guidance and Claims Bill and if the regulations are not in


Local MP calls on Government to reject York’s Local Plan

23 Mar 2018

A York MP has called on the Government to take action and reject the draft for the city’s Local Plan. The Labour MP for York Central, Rachael Maskell, made the plea during a Parliamentary debate on homelessness, as she claimed


Property is the way forward for young people

23 Mar 2018

New research has shown that more young people are investing in property, with some choosing the option of bricks and mortar over more traditional methods of planning for the future, such as pensions. The study by Commercial Trust looked at


Local parents receive legal advice on returning to work

23 Mar 2018

The closing days of February saw parents from York and the surrounding area attending a seminar hosted by Avocado Events and featuring Hethertons’ own David Scott. The seminar was aimed at local parents returning to work following parental leave and


Our advice on getting divorced

23 Mar 2018

Hethertons’ Family team has produced a series of videos on the divorce process. In a series of short films, Director Simon Nellar looks at what the process involves and highlights some of the issues that people need to be aware


York-based business group enjoys phenomenal growth

23 Mar 2018

Indie York, a new group showcasing the talents of the city’s many independent businesses, is celebrating ground-breaking success as it gains almost 200 members in under a year. The business group, which recognises and promotes the diverse mix of small


What you need to know about gender pay gap reporting

23 Mar 2018

Businesses are now expected to report the details of their gender pay gap. The rule applies to any organisation with an excess of 250 employees and there are no exceptions. So what does this mean for you and your business?


The Hethertons’ GDPR event

23 Mar 2018

Earlier this month (15 March), Hethertons held an event to inform local businesses of the changes GDPR will introduce. Held at the York Sports Club, the breakfast briefing offered practical tips and useful insight into the details of the forthcoming


GDPR is around the corner, are you ready?

23 Mar 2018

With the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) set to come into effect on 25 May 2018, the time for you to ensure you are fully compliant is now. All businesses will be required to ensure they adhere to the new


What steps can employers take to address absence?

23 Mar 2018

Hethertons’ Employment team has produced a series of videos exploring some of the issues on which we regularly advise clients. One of these clips looks at what steps employers can take to address absence. Senior Associate David Scott highlights the