When hiring or sponsoring migrant workers in the UK there are many mistakes that businesses can make.
An Employee Ownership Trust (“EOT”) is a legal arrangement through which a trustee holds a controlling stake in a company for and on behalf of the employees of a company. Under an EOT, the shares are sold to the trustee in order for them to be permanently held for the benefit of the employees of a company or group of companies. Crucially, the EOT must benefit all employees on equal terms based on certain criteria. The criteria include hours worked, length of service and level of remuneration.
Follow our top tips for shareholders looking to sell to an EOT.
Taking prompt advice is essential as unsuccessful bidders have just ten days within which to issue court proceedings if they want to benefit from the automatic suspension provided for in the Regulations, which prevents the contracting authority from awarding the contract to anyone else.
Otherwise, there is a time limit of 30 days to issue proceedings. This guide sets out the key information about public procurement challenges that bidders and
contracting authorities need to know under the Public Contracts Regulations 2015.
When granted with a Worker sponsor licence to employ migrant workers, an organisation is given access to the Sponsorship Management System (SMS), which is the online platform used to manage the licence and facilitate the sponsorship of migrant workers. We have set out some key points for you to download to help you with the SMS.
This session will cover succession planning and your exit strategy, what this means for SMEs, things you might want to consider and where to get support.
In this podcast Rebecca Hone and Monica Mastropasqua members of the immigration team at Clarkslegal discuss how to apply for a sponsor licence so you can sponsor foreign workers to come and work in the UK.
Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) are regulations aimed at improving energy efficiency standards in properties – this article relates to commercial properties onlyUnder the MEES regime, the EPC rating of a property is crucial if you want to grant a lease.. Since 2018, commercial properties are required by law to have an EPC rating between A and E and forms part of the government’s aim to be carbon neutral.
From June to December 2022, 61 UK employers took part in the world’s largest trial of a four-day working week. Staff working for these employees saw a 20% reduction in working hours but no reduction in wages.
In this podcast, Caroline Lendrum will be focussing on service provision changes.
Many bid teams will be familiar with the last-minute rush which can sometimes ensue before a big submission deadline. It is not uncommon in a complex procurement for the Invitation to Tender to set out a myriad of documents.