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Hethertons Services for Businesses - June 2019

Welcome to the latest edition of the Hethertons Solicitors newswire for Businesses, which is designed to keep you up to date with what is happening within our firm and abreast of the latest changes in industry.

Hethertons Solicitors has been providing advice to businesses in and around York and North Yorkshire for more than 70 years. Despite our long and illustrious history, we are a forward-thinking firm with our finger on the pulse of the modern world of business.

We hope you enjoy reading our latest newswire and find it informative.

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  UK retains position as number one destination in Europe to invest in


The UK attracts more Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) stock than Germany and France combined, a new study has revealed.

The finding has been published as part of a new study carried out by the United Nations.

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The future of resolving tenancy disputes


Few landlords relish the idea of a tenancy dispute, but they are an unfortunate part of renting out a property to a tenant that many landlords have to face.

Often matters can simply be resolved by agreement between the landlord and the tenant, but circumstances arise where the landlord needs to recover possession of a property but the tenant is unwilling to leave.

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Number of people in the UK using co-working areas rises to 1.3 million


The number of people in the UK who are using co-working areas has risen to 1.3 million, according to a recent study.

The data shows that the number of people utilising co-working space rose by 10 per cent in the first quarter of 2019.

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MPs call for ban on NDA ‘gaggling clauses’


MPs are leading calls for a ban on non-disclosure agreements (NDA) which are being used by employers to silence employees who made allegations of unlawful discrimination and harassment in the workplace.

NDAs were originally created to stop members of staff from sharing secrets about the organisation if they changed jobs. However, it has been claimed that they are instead being used to cover up criminal behaviour and other wrongdoings.

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Persistent late payers to be fined under new Government proposals


The Government will fine businesses who persistently fail to pay suppliers on time, it has been announced.

The new rule forms part of a packet of measures designed to level the playing field between the smallest and largest businesses.

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Call for employers to adopt ‘age-friendly’ practices as the number of over 70s in employment doubles in a decade


Data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has shown that the number of people aged 70 or older who are still in work has doubled in a decade to almost 500,000 people.

The first quarter of 2019 saw a peak of 497,946 over-70s in either full or part-time employment, according to the ONS. The figure represents a 135 per cent increase in the number of over-70s in work over the last 10 years.

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