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Ideas are just the start

Ideas are just the start

Share And Share Alike: Discrimination Implications Of Shared Parental Leave?

This year brings more interesting developments to the world of employment law, particularly with the introduction of Shared Parental Leave (SPL).  As discussed in our blog in July 2014, the new legislation applies to children expected to be born or adopted on or after 5 April 2015.  It aims to provide parents with greater flexibility in terms of the time they take off following the birth or adoption of their child.   Many employers will cu

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LChalmers

The End Of The Deed Of Variation?

The current government has invested heavily in tackling both tax evasion and tax avoidance through a number of measures including the introduction of the UK Swiss Agreement, the General Anti-Abuse Rule and the Accelerated Payment regime.

Notwithstanding that, it may have come as a surprise still that George Osborne has ordered a review into the use of Deeds of Variation to counter inheritance tax (IHT) avoidance.

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LChalmers

Not An Oil Price Crisis

Bruce McLeod

This was one of the assertions made at the Oil & Gas Conference hosted by Burness Paull yesterday.   I confess I was surprised.  It certainly feels like an oil price crisis.

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