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Latest Legal News

Latest Legal News

Will Institutional PRS Schemes Have Rigsby Shaking In His Slippers?

Gavin Paton

Readers of a certain age will recall the “Rising Damp” sitcom from the 1970s with the wonderful Leonard Rossiter playing the hapless live-in landlord, Rigsby. Part of its popularity was undoubtedly because many of the themes had a firm footing in reality: grubby, substandard flats with landlords charging rents that were far too high. While some “Rigsby” landlords may still exist today – are their days numbered?

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LChalmers

A Spotlight On Equal Pay

Almost forty years after the Equal Pay Act 1970 made unequal wages unlawful, there continues to be a 19.1% gap in earnings between male and female workers in the UK. On 14 July 2015, the government launched a consultation on plans to accelerate the closing of this gap by introducing rules requiring larger businesses to publish gender pay gap information. The Prime Minister said he wants to “cast sunlight on the discrepancies and create the pressure we need for change, driving women’s wages up”.

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LChalmers

Relationship Status: It’s Complicated

Uber is a remarkable success story. Founded in 2009, the ride-sharing service now brings drivers and passengers together in over 300 cities in 57 countries worldwide. Recent estimates suggest it is worth a reported $40 billion, which is more than Instagram.

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LChalmers