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December 2017 Newswire  

  Services For You & Your Family


  Services For Businesses


Hethertons Services for Business

Our aim is to keep you up to date with ideas and information that will help you gain the best possible advantages in working with us. This newswire will be sent regularly to help achieve this aim, and we hope you enjoy reading them.

  Christmas Opening Times


Please note that Hethertons will close at 12pm on Friday, 22nd December 2017 and will re-open at 9am Tuesday, 2nd January 2018.

May we take this opportunity to wish all our clients and business contacts a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.


  Our advice on the breadth of disciplinary rules


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 the issues that disciplinary rules typically tend to cover.

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  York’s business leaders enjoy evening hosted by Hethertons


Hethertons has raised a glass to Cuffs & Co, after they were named the winner of the Small Business of the Year category at the York Press Business Awards 2017.

The category, which has been sponsored by Hethertons for the past six years, recognises the region’s leading small businesses, with this year’s winners Cuffs & Co shortlisted alongside Ainsty Ales and PowerOn.

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  Employers need to be mindful of landmark holiday pay ruling


Hethertons is calling on businesses to review their long-standing relationships with self-employed contractors following a landmark case at the European Court of Justice (ECJ).

The ECJ ruled that workers are entitled to compensation in respect of all the annual leave they had been prevented from taking holiday throughout their engagement even if the business did not know they were entitled to it.

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  Poll proves the importance of succession plans


Around a third of the nation’s family business owners fear that their operation may not continue beyond their own retirement.

A recent survey has revealed that many owners are unsure if the next generation is ready and willing to take over the running of the business when they decide to step aside.

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  Late payment problem is “totally unacceptable”


The UK has the dubious distinction of being the late payment capital of the world, new research suggests.

A study carried out by technology company Sage revealed that 18 per cent of invoices paid to SMEs were late.

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