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Latest Legal News

Latest Legal News

‘Don’t reverse yourself into a corner’ – Construction contracts and the VAT reverse charge scheme

The Construction Services Domestic Reverse Charge (“CSDRC”) rules for VAT on construction services will come into force on 1 October 2019. These rules will have significant implications for the construction sector.

The CSDRC rules mean that a VAT-registered main contractor who engages a VAT-registered sub-contractor will have to account for the VAT in respect of those sub-contract works and services itself, through its own VAT return rather than paying VAT to its sub-contractor.

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Employment judgment: Men not entitled to shared parental leave pay at the same level as enhanced maternity pay

The Court of Appeal has today handed down its decision in two much anticipated appeal cases concerning the entitlement of men to receive shared parental leave pay equivalent to any enhanced maternity leave pay offered by their employer.

Last year in the case of Capita Customer Management Ltd v Ali, the Employment Appeal Tribunal concluded that failing to enhance shared parental leave, when employers offer enhanced maternity pay, is not direct sex discrimination against men.

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Every iCloud?

What happens to your digital assets when you die? This is probably not the first question that springs to mind when setting up your iCloud account.  However, in an age where more and more people are living their lives on the cloud, how to deal with an individual’s “digital legacy” is becoming an increasingly important – and complicated – issue.

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