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October 2017 Newswire  

  Services For You & Your Family


  Services For Businesses


Hethertons Services for Businesses

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.

Free review of your employment contracts

  Our advice on grievance proceedings


Hethertons’ Employment team has produced a series of videos exploring some of the issues on which we regularly advise clients.

One of the items looks at how employers can successfully defend themselves if they face a claim for unfair dismissal.

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  Massive mixed-use development would include region’s tallest building


Plans have been submitted for a £350million joint office, retail and residential property development in Yorkshire.

Commercial Estates Group (CEG) has now lodged a planning application for the site at South Bank, a short distance away from Leeds City Station.

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  Ex-MP tasked with tackling late payment


The first-ever Small Business Commissioner – responsible for cracking down on late payment - has been appointed by the Government.

Ministers have confirmed that Paul Uppal will be the first person to take on the role.

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  Eagle-eyed council officials spot health and safety breach


A roofing contractor was last month sentenced for safety breaches, which meant workers were left at risk of falling from unprotected roof edges.

Chris Smith was given an eight month prison sentence, suspended for two years, and ordered to complete 200 hours’ community service.

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  Businesses overlook the importance of succession plans


A significant number of businesses have failed to put a proper succession plan in place, new research suggests.

The Global Family Office Report 2017, published last month, shows that around one in five family-run firms had no plan at all or, slightly worryingly, were unsure if they’d put an arrangement in place.

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