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Common mistakes when hiring migrant workers in the UK

28 March 2023

When hiring or sponsoring migrant workers in the UK there are many mistakes that businesses can make.

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Planning for Employee Ownership Trusts 5 Top Tips

07 November 2022

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.

Public procurement challenges

Procurement challenges

07 October 2022

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.

Sponsorship Management System

26 May 2022

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.

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  • 07 March 2023
  • Corporate and M&A

Business Succession and Exit Planning

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.

  • 07 March 2023
  • Immigration

UK Sponsor Licence: Immigration Advice for UK Businesses

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.

  • 06 March 2023
  • Commercial Real Estate

Complying with MEES: Improve your EPC rating before the deadline

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.

  • 02 March 2023
  • Employment

The 4 day work week – is it inevitable and how should employers prepare?

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.

  • 01 March 2023
  • Employment

TUPE Podcast Series: Service Provision Changes

In this podcast, Caroline Lendrum will be focussing on service provision changes.

  • 28 February 2023
  • Public Procurement

Public procurement: no mercy for last-minute bidders

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.