18 September 2018

According to Action Fraud’s cyber statistics, there were 12,372 cyber-crime reports made between October 2017 and March 2018, which resulted in victims losing a total of £28 million. Action Fraud, the national fraud and cyber-crime reporting centre is led by the City of London Police. As one of the founding…

13 September 2018

The property management company Rushbrook & Rathbone have recently launched a new tenancy deposit replacement product aptly named Property Protect, which was authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). Property Protect has been launched in line with the tenant fee ban, making it unlawful to charge tenants for referencing, inventories…

12 September 2018

Morrisons has become the latest supermarket chain to come under fire regarding equal pay, which could result in the well-established company facing up to £1 billion worth of fines. The London-based law firm, Leigh Day announced their intentions to submit a claim with the employment tribunal for eight of Morrison’s…

07 September 2018

The British Airways employee, Nadia Eweida, who won her claim against the airline for religious discrimination, has began a new employment tribunal claim against her employer for victimisation. Back in 2006, the 69-year old BA employee, who is a Coptic Christian from South-West London, was told by her superiors at…

06 September 2018

In July of this year, the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) promised to inject money in to organisations, in order to provide the essential adjustments needed to increase employment opportunities for workers with disabilities. The DWP is now acting on this promise alongside Watford MP, Richard Harrington, who recently…

05 September 2018

In wake of the Third Reading of the Tenant Fees Bill, which is due to take place today, the House of Commons have published their briefing paper regarding Tenancy Deposit Schemes. The paper summarises the purpose of the scheme, outlining that all private landlords are obligated to protect their tenant’s…

05 September 2018

A former employee of the Scottish Trade Union Congress (STUC), Zaffir Hakim, has recently been successful in his race discrimination case against the STUC, with the assistance of the Equality and Human Rights Commission. Ultimately, the Employment Appeal Tribunal ruled that Mr Hakim had been unfairly dismissed by STUC, after…

04 September 2018

    Essex-based Dental nurses, Billie-Jo Janes and Jessica Rowley have recently been awarded a total of £16,000 for unfair redundancy, due to their inability to work full-time, as working mothers. In July 2017, the two women were informed of their redundancy, with the explanation that their employer had no…

28 August 2018

Superdrug have recently announced that they have been the target of a data hack, with a warning to customers that their personal data may have been stolen. The health and beauty chain admitted that they had been contacted by someone who appears to be a hacker, claiming that they have…

28 August 2018

The Law Commission have now officially confirmed the validity of electronic signatures when signing formal legal documents i.e. employment contracts. The reason for the confirmation comes after confusion surrounding the legitimacy of electronic signatures, which resulted in many organisations being discouraged from using the electronic format. Utilising electronic signatures allows…

07 August 2018

The need for cyber security professionals has increased rapidly this year, which is why the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has setup a consultation until the 31st August, which will support the National Cyber Security Strategy (NCSS), in developing the cyber security profession further. The consultation caters…

06 August 2018

According to research from the professional services firm KPMG, 39% of UK-based CEOs are convinced that a cyber-attack is inevitable, and on a global scale nearly half of CEOs agreed with this statement. KPMG surveyed 1200 CEOs from around the world, including 150 leaders from the UK, where they were…


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