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23 January, 2018 | General news
It's our first ever Vlog (or Vlawg...See what we did there?) so please go easy on us! Dolly is here to show you the daily goings on here at PIPLaw, so make sure you keep in touch. [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i0CBh1Y4Pv0[/embed]  
23 January, 2018 | General news
The Health and Safety (Miscellaneous Repeals, Revocations and Amendments) Regulations 2013 were laid before Parliament on 4 March and came into force on 6 April. These Regulations repeal one Act and revoke twelve instruments (plus a related provision in the Factories Act 1961). These measures are being removed because they have either been overtaken by more up to date Regulations, are redundant or do not deliver the intended benefits. These changes do not compromise essential health and safety protections. The aim is to make the legislative framework simpler and clearer. This work is part of wider reforms to help employers understand quickly and easily what they need ...
13 October, 2017 | Injury claims news
New diesel and petrol cars and vans will be banned in the UK from 2040 in a bid to tackle air pollution, the government has announced. Ministers have also unveiled a £255m fund to help councils tackle emissions, including the potential for charging zones for the dirtiest vehicles. But the £3bn clean air strategy does not include a scrappage scheme, calling previous ones "poor value" for money. Local government leaders welcomed the funding but called for more detail. Local authorities will be given direct financial support from the government, with £40m of the fund being made immediately. They can use the funds for a range of measures, ...
28 July, 2017 | General news
‘The whole legal edifice is vulnerable,’ according to Michael Ford, a professor of employment law at the University of Bristol Law School Women won a record number of seats in the general election in June, but women’s groups fear Britain’s planned departure from the European Union could roll back decades of other meaningful advances for working women. After Brexit, the UK won’t have to adhere to the EU’s minimum standards for worker protections, many of which are stronger than member countries might enact on their own. The EU also gives workers the right to appeal cases and claims to the European Court of ...
19 July, 2017 | General news
While the Queen's speech may have proved controversial to many, it also gave an indication of some of the new laws set to come into effect in the UK. The new legislation includes improvements for those of you with electric cars, protection for holidaymakers booking online and potentially tougher sentences for domestic abusers. Here are the news bills set to be rolled out across the UK within the next two years: Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill This bill will set up a network of charging points for cars and ensures insurance is available for self-driving cars. This means hundreds of charging points will have to be installed ...
29 June, 2017 | General news
2017 is a year of major change in terms of legislation. This year has seen plenty of changes - some of which, we're sure, you've probably already heard of. Typically, it takes a while for laws to come into effect after the Government first announces them. So don't be alarmed if you already know these laws below. But you should definitely be aware - and, if you didn't know about them, you do now. These are the laws it's imperative you know about over the course of 2017 - and, more importantly, how they are set to impact your day-to-day life. A rise to the minimum ...
30 May, 2017 | General news
Drivers caught doing 51mph in a 30mph zone or 101mph on a motorway will now be face fines starting from 150% of their weekly income. The introduction of tougher punishments for the most serious speeding offences has been welcomed by motoring groups. Drivers caught at speeds excessively above legal limits face higher penalties in England and Wales from Monday. Under new guidelines for magistrates, fines for motorists caught doing 51mph in a 30mph zone or 101mph on a motorway will start from 150% of their weekly income, rather than the previous level of 100%. AA president Edmund King described the changes as “an effective way ...
28 April, 2017 | General news | #Driving law #Law #Uk
Key changes will be made to the minimum wage and pensions A raft of new laws are due to come into force this week which could affect your wallet for better or worse. Here The Independent looks at some of the key changes: Increase to the minimum wage The new minimum wage for people aged 25 and over will go up by 30p to £7.50 per hour. But younger workers are not quite so lucky and the wages of 21- to 24-year-olds will only increase by 10p from £6.95 per hour to £7.05 per hour. For 18- to 20-year-olds that rate will increase just 5p from £5.55 to £5.60 per ...
04 April, 2017 | General news | #Brexit #Law #Money
In order to keep babies and infants safe on car journeys, it’s not only essential to have a properly-fitted car seat for them - it’s the law. New research by Sheila’s Wheels, however, claims that a third of child car seats in the UK are installed wrong, and 10 per cent are a danger to the child as a result. The law governing baby car seats in the UK is changing from March 1st but according to a Freedom Of Information request by confused.com, 66 per cent of parents do not fully understand the current booster seat height, age and weight regulations. So if ...
10 February, 2017 | General news
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