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Hethertons Services for Businesses - October 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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  Hethertons celebrates shortlisting at Yorkshire Legal Awards


We are delighted to have been named as a finalist at this year’s prestigious Yorkshire Legal Awards.

Our firm has been included on the shortlist for the Corporate & Commercial category at this year’s ceremony, which is due to take place on 10 October 2019 at New Dock Hall in Leeds.

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More than one million workers denied legal working rights


According to a new report by the Resolution Foundation think tank, a significant number of workers in the UK are not receiving paid holidays or a payslip from their employers.

The analysis, which focused on legal violations within employment, shows that workers across the country are being failed by employers who are abusing their rights, amid a steady rise in precarious working conditions over the past decade.

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MPs lead calls for workplaces to protect women experiencing menopause


MPs are leading calls for the Government to implement clear workplace policies to protect women who are experiencing menopause.

A significant number of women have seen their careers ruined by symptoms such as anxiety, confusion and a loss of confidence, with some female employees having to face disciplinary action, being forced to take time off work, or even have to stop working altogether due to the condition.

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Businesses with poor payment practices excluded from bidding for Government contracts


Big businesses with poor payment practices will no longer be able to bid for Government contracts under new corporate guidelines.

The changes, which form part of the enhanced Prompt Payment Code, went into effect on 01 September 2019.

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Government to automatically enrol businesses into customs scheme


The Government will automatically enrol all VAT-registered businesses into a non-EU customs scheme after figures show worryingly low take-up.

According to the latest figures, fewer than half of all eligible businesses have registered for an Economic Operator Registration and Identification (EORI) number.

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Vote for Hethertons at the Minster FM awards!


We are delighted to reveal that our firm has been shortlisted in the ‘Best Legal/Financial/EstateAgent Service’category at the Minster FM Listeners Choice Awards

Now we need you to help us achieve this accolade by voting for our firm.

The next round of voting closes on Friday 18 October at 5pm

Thank you for your continued support.

Please click here to submit your vote

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