Mogers Drewett urges firms to act following Supreme Court ruling on employment tribunal fees

August 4, 2017
Mogers Drewett urges firms to act following Supreme Court ruling on employment tribunal fees

Firms should urgently review their human resources processes in light of last week’s Supreme Court decision on employment tribunal charges, according to regional law firm Mogers Drewett. Emily Eccles, pictured, an associate solicitor in its Bath office, said the judgment endorsing the fundamental importance of access to justice would be better news for employees...

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Devolution brings £3.9m from Westminster to the West for innovative skills project

August 3, 2017
Devolution brings £3.9m from Westminster to the West for innovative skills project

Up to 3,000 people across the West of England will get help to increase their skills and opportunities as a result of £3.9m government devolution funding. The investment, from the Department of Work and Pensions, will pay for a two-and-a-half-year Innovation Pilot starting next January which aims to support tenants in social housing into...

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Former fire station proves hot property after developer pays more than double guide price

August 3, 2017
Former fire station proves hot property after developer pays more than double guide price

The former fire station in Keynsham has been sold for redevelopment at more than twice the asking price – an indication, according to agents Alder King, of the strength of the market and lack of freehold properties. Alder King said it was “inundated” with potential buyers after it put the disused building and yard,...

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Online publisher’s grand gesture helps vocal group reap Fringe benefits

August 3, 2017
Online publisher’s grand gesture helps vocal group reap Fringe benefits

An internationally-renowned vocal jazz group from Oxford University is heading to this month’s Edinburgh Fringe festival, thanks to the support of Bath online publisher SelectScience. The Corston-based firm, which works with scientists across the world, stepped in with a donation to the tune of £1,000 to help The Oxford Gargoyles, pictured, return for their...

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Bath office extends legal costs firm Burcher Jennings’ reach along M4 corridor

August 3, 2017
Bath office extends legal costs firm Burcher Jennings’ reach along M4 corridor

Legal costs specialist Burcher Jennings has increased its footprint in the South West with the opening of an office in Bath. The base in Northumberland Buildings will enable law firms in the city and along the M4 Corridor to access the firm’s costs, pricing and funding expertise. It will be led by practice manager...

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Pearson May weekly financial round-up

August 3, 2017
Pearson May weekly financial round-up

Each week Bath Business News and Pearson May bring you the top national finance stories.  HMRC overtaxing savers on pension withdrawals Savers largely unaware of tax on one-off withdrawals, claims report. Read the full story here Cash payment limits for high value dealers New limits on cash payments for high value dealers. Read the...

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