The following Employment practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:
IP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. At this point in time (referred to in UK law as ‘IP completion day’), key transitional arrangements come to an end and significant changes begin to take effect across the UK’s legal regime. This document contains guidance on subjects impacted by these changes. Before continuing your research, see Practice Note: Brexit and IP completion day—implications for employment lawyers.
This Practice Note examines the two different statutory definitions of 'redundancy'.
The first is found in the Employment Rights Act 1996 (ERA 1996). Whether or not it is satisfied determines:
whether an employee may be entitled to a statutory redundancy payment (see Practice Note: Entitlement to statutory redundancy payment)
whether, in the context of an unfair dismissal claim, the reason for dismissal is redundancy (which is one of the potentially fair reasons for dismissal—see Practice Note: Reason for dismissal—redundancy)
For further information regarding this first definition, see: Redundancy payment entitlement, and fair reason for dismissal, below.
The second is found in the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992 (TULR(C)A 1992), and is relevant in collective redundancy situations. This definition must be satisfied (as well as other criteria) before the obligation to inform and consult appropriate representatives will arise (see Practice Note: Collective
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Statutory declaration of solvencyA company enters voluntary liquidation when the members of the company vote to do so by a special resolution. For more information, see Practice Note: What is a members' voluntary liquidation (MVL) and where/when is it typically used?Before the members can vote on a
You may apply simplified customer due diligence (SDD) measures in relation to particular business relationships or transactions which you determine present a low risk of money laundering or terrorist financing, having taken into account:•your organisation-wide risk assessment—see Practice Note:
The roles of nominated officer and money laundering reporting officerA nominated officer is an individual who is nominated by a firm to receive disclosures under Part 7 of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (POCA 2002) or Part III of the Terrorism Act 2000 (TA 2000)—see Requirement to appoint a
BREXIT: As of 31 January 2020, the UK is no longer an EU Member State, but has entered an implementation period during which it continues to be treated by the EU as a Member State for many purposes. As a third country, the UK can no longer participate in the EU’s political institutions, agencies,
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