Changes to Employment Law from 05 April 2015
It’s that time of year again when a number of changes in the employment law sector will come into force.
New Rights for Consumers
On 26 March 2015, the much talked about Consumer Rights Bill finally
completed its long journey backwards and forwards through the Houses of
Commons and Lords to metamorphose into the all singing and all dancing Consumer Rights Act 2015
Keeping consumer issues out of court
Following the introduction of the small claims free mediation service in
April 2013, more measures are on the way to help parties settle their
dispute without the need to argue it out in front of a judge.
Motorist gains 40 penalty points without ever having a full or provisional driving
A motorist from Lewisham, London, has racked up 40 points for 12 driving
offences despite never holding a full or provisional driving licence.
Fake Policeman feels the long arm of the law
Last week a man from Lincoln, admitted impersonating an officer and
stopping motorists by using a blue flashing light on the dashboard of
his Saab 93.
In memory of Dennis, the team run for charity
Dennis Chapman, a partner in Lawgistics, who sadly died on Wednesday
25th March 2015, was not always the most sport-orientated of men. So it
is with a degree of irony and much affection that Lawgistics have
created a team to run in his honour to help raise funds for SILA - The
Lawgistics bids a sad farewell to friend and colleague Dennis Chapman
It is with profound regret that Lawgistics announces the death of
founder partner Dennis Chapman on Wednesday 25th March 2015, following a
Minimum Wage will rise again this year!
As proposed by the Low Pay Commission the minimum wage will increase again this October by 3%.
The war on parking, a brief reprieve?
It seems that the government are for once making a positive change in relation to parking fines. From
later this month all on and off street council parking spots will be
given a 10 minute grace period from the expiry of the time on the
ticket, before a fine is issued.
Lose your plate?
Many people now have cherished plates on their vehicles and we wanted to
clarify the guidance on how not to lose your clients plates!
A campaign to combat the demonisation of diesel has been launched by the UK's leading motor industry association.
A campaign to combat the "demonisation" of diesel has been launched by the UK's leading motor industry association.
The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), along with
BMW, Ford, and Jaguar Land Rover, believe fears over diesel are
The DVLA and Car Tax
As reported in a previous update
some dealers are experiencing problems emanating from the car tax
changes last October whereby some of their customers have recently been
fined as they were unwittingly driving around untaxed following some
early confusion over the new rules.
The DVLA & Cherished Plates
Many of the issues with cherished plate transfers are not helped by the slow processing times at the DVLA.
2015 Car Dealer Power Awards – VOTE LAWGISTICS
Car Dealer Magazine need your help to discover the manufacturers and
suppliers who do their best for you, who gives the best support to and
who goes the extra mile for their clients. It’s time for the Car Dealer
The biggest and most comprehensive survey
within the industry. There are lots of questions about manufacturers and
suppliers, quality of service, quality of product. Who you use for
finance, website design and most importantly for us at Lawgistics, who
do you use for warranty products.
Low Carbon and Renewable Energy Survey
The office for National Statistics have recently sent out a survey for
Low Carbon and Renewable Energy, as this is being sent out to over
40,000 business some of you have already been contacting us with queries
Unreasonable conduct comes at a cost!
When the court comes to consider costs in a case, it has regard to all
the circumstances, including the conduct of the parties before as well
as during the proceedings
Enter a plea online is being launched by the government
A service allowing motorists in England and Wales charged with summary motoring offences to enter a plea online is being launched by the government. From Monday, those charged with a minor motoring offence such as
speeding or not having insurance can enter a plea 24 hours a day via a
PPI complaints rumble on
complaints against our dealers for the mis-selling of PPI on car finance deals
NEW DRUG/DRIVING REGULATIONS
As from 1st March, 2015 the law has changed in relation to driving while under the influence of drugs.
Internet Reviews & Scams
In our experience, some review sites are more clued up than others when it comes to their legal responsibilities.
If your business uses CCTV you must tell people they may be recorded.
Changes to bankruptcy and Debt Relief Order rules
The Government have announced that from October 2015, the bankruptcy creditor petition limit will be raised from £750 to £5000.
Hangovers from last October’s Vehicle Tax Changes
The effects of the above changes are still impacting on our dealers four months into the new system.
New rules on smoking in vehicles introduced
It has been announced this week that from 1 October 2015, smoking in vehicles will be banned if you have a person under the age of 18 in the vehicle with you.
Pre Election Promises – What changes could the election bring for businesses?
With the election only a few months away, we will be looking at what promises and pitfalls some parties intend to implement should they come to power.