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Proposed Fees in Employment Tribunals and the Employment Appeal Tribunal

6th February 2024

The year 2024 is shaping up to be action-packed, with a steady stream of legislative provisions due to be enacted throughout the year. The government has recently issued a consultation paper regarding the re-introduction of fees in Employment Tribunals andRead more ›

Changes to Employment Law are on the Way!

3rd January 2024

2024 is here, and a number of proposed changes to UK employment law are now on the horizon. We take a look at several key dates for your employment law diaries over the next 12 months and beyond: April 2024Read more ›

Season’s Greetings from the By Design Group

18th December 2023

They had so much fun in the summer that the By Design Group kicked off the festive season with another great cooking session at Food Sorcery. The team had a great time, albeit with a few sore heads in theRead more ›

The By Design Group – Happy Belated 10th Birthday!!

14th December 2023

In late spring this year, the By Design Group turned 10 and to celebrate, the team (minus one struck with the Covid!) celebrated in style at Food Sorcery, Didsbury. A great time was had by all, and the food wasn’tRead more ›

Congratulations James!!

The By Design Group are proud to announce that our James Taylor has successfully completed his traineeship and is now a fully fledged Solicitor. James was completely dedicated to the course throughout and passed with flying colours as we allRead more ›

A new addition to our team

The By Design Group are excited to introduce our newest team member, Linda Pritchard. Linda has primarily joined our HR Solutions By Design team, however her wealth of experience enables an easy cross-over to other departments within the Group. WeRead more ›

The impact of the Supreme Court Decision in ASDA Stores Ltd v Brierly

21st April 2021

The Equality Act 2010 implements the principle that men and women should receive equal pay for equal work. Whilst in today’s society we would expect men and women’s salaries to be harmonised, in reality there appears to remain a starkRead more ›

No jab, no job – give us your thoughts…

25th March 2021

With just short of 28 million of the UK population having received their first COVID-19 vaccination, and 2.3 million a second dose, employers are wrestling with a very acute dilemma. Can they/should they force employees to have the COVID-19 vaccination?Read more ›

Mandatory vaccination policy – the risks?

It is too soon to tell whether any employers will seriously contemplate imposing a “no jab no job policy” but for those who might even now be considering it, we have put together a list of some of the moreRead more ›

Budget 2021 – a Brief Review of the Employment Points

5th March 2021

Two immediately positive takeaways from the highly anticipated Budget 2021 announcement by Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, are: (1) the prediction that the economy will bounce back this year, with a projected annual growth of 4% and an expectation of pre coronavirusRead more ›