Game changer: the countdown to PSD2

PSD2, which is scheduled to be implemented in January 2018, will effectively end banks' monopoly on their customers' account data.  

Deloitte’s 2016 report, ‘PSD2 opens the door to new market entrants’, provides a breakdown as to what the revised legislation means for...…

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Gender Pay Reports Being Published

Legislation now exists requiring certain employers to publish details of differences in pay and bonus levels between their male and...

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Managing People Risk

The golden thread of our work at byrne·dean is to help businesses create kinder, fairer, more productive workplaces. To achieve this, the...

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Regulatory Issues Grow with Brexit

Following the Brexit theme of my last post, the complex nature of the divorce from Brussels continues to unveil itself. The questions...

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Dealing With the Hippo in the Room

Some employees find themselves worried and anxious mid-meeting as they consider how to deal or respond to the hippo in the room.


You will...

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Robot Wars...On Jobs in the Next 10 Years

We have heard it already. Some (okay... quite a few) of our jobs may be at risk of being taken over by robots or some sort of artificial...

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Do parents know best?

Spiked Online covers this heart-rending story of baby Charlie Gard which has been all over the media during the last few weeks. This...

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Heartbreak Hotel?

A luxury hotel in York has opened which claims to be a 'divorce hotel' offering separating couples a weekend away and the chance to agree...

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PPI Company Director gets 10 Year Ban

Details of director disqualified after being engaged in unfair trading practices contrary to Regulation 22 of the Compensation (Claims...

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High Heels Not Banned

Do you remember the news stories about Nicola Thorp, the temp receptionist who was sent home because she refused to wear shoes with a 2...

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How to dismiss a difficult employee

A manager is causing problems. They’ve opposed a particular business plan every step of the way. You were absolutely fine with that to...

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"Client focused": I don't think so!

Most law firms talk about being client focused.  It's all over their website, their literature and pitches and pretty well the place they...

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An extra 100 hours worked by Londoners

According to the latest research, London workers put in about 2 hours more each week compared to those who work in the rest of the UK....

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Serious Crime Prevention Orders

This is the first SCPO by the Insolvency Service and may be a useful additional deterrent to fraudulent directors. For 5 years he has to...

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Labour and the £10 NMW Pledge

Labour Party leader, Jeremy Corbyn has pledged a £10 minimum wage if Labour wins the 2020 general election.

Here's a question: With the...

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Exceptional Contribution Claim Rejected

The Court of Appeal have rejected a husband's claim that his "genius" was an exceptional contribution to a marriage and so the wife...

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Should every working week be 4 days?

With the long Easter weekend coming up, we have two 4 day working weeks to enjoy. In May, we will have two more, given the bank holidays. 

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Going Through ACAS? Get Your Timings Right!

As a general rule, claimants are only allowed to bring Employment Tribunal claims after submitting an ACAS Early Conciliation (EC) form...

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Keeping things amicable

It is widely accepted that a breakdown of a marriage or a relationship can have a detrimental effect on any children involved. 

It has...

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Modern Marriage

A thoughtful piece on the future of marriage and divorce from the novelist Jeanette Winterson. 

Jeanette Winterson: we need to be more imaginative about modern marriage

Is this 'that' different around family law?

Surely this is just 'mediation' with a bit of 'online document storage' or am I missing something here?

Barrister and family law specialist Joanna Toch has launched Family Law Café, a revolutionary new concept based on her years of...…

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RIP Facebook et al.

Try telling any Brexiteer or Remainer that their views are fake and see what happens? I think that will apply to most so called facts....

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Are you paying the new minimum wage?

As of 1 April 2017 the National Minimum Wage (NMW) for workers aged 25 or over is £7.50 an hour, an increase of 30p over last year’s...

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The litte book of big scams

Useful booklets from the Metropolitan Police

Corporate-related, identity, long and short firm, and insolvency fraud

Don't discriminate, whatever your intentions

You have a longstanding relationship with a certain colleague. You’ve done business together for years. But then disagreements begin. You...

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SMEs under scrutiny over payroll taxes

Another crack down by HMRC on payroll fraud.  I hope they have found extra resources to get to grips with this massive area of fraud.

SMEs under scrutiny over payroll taxes

Marriage to a robot?

It has happened.  An expert in artificial intelligence, under pressure to find a wife, has created and married a robot.  

I like the idea...

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