Backhouse Solicitors News

2024 National Minimum Wage Rates Announced

On 21st November 2023, the Government announced its acceptance of the recommendations put forward by the Low Pay Commission (LPC), relating to the increase of national minimum wage rates that will come into effect on 1st April 2024. The National Living Wage (NLW) is currently [...]

By |2023-11-29T15:21:34+00:00November 29th, 2023|

Changes to the law on Disclosure of Criminal Convictions to an Employer

On 28th October 2023, section 193 of the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Act 2022 came into force.  This new legislation reduces the time period before criminal convictions become spent and are no longer legally required to be declared to an employer. In this article, [...]

By |2023-11-20T18:00:26+00:00November 20th, 2023|

New Law to give Employees a greater say over their Working Patterns

On 18th September 2023, the Workers (Predictable Terms and Conditions) Act 2023 was passed by Parliament.  This introduces a new statutory right for employees to request more predictable working patterns.  In this article we look at why the new rules are coming in, who will [...]

By |2023-09-29T14:39:42+01:00September 29th, 2023|

A First for Backhouse – Level 7 Solicitor Apprenticeships

Backhouse Solicitors are delighted to announce that Zoe, Alexandra, and George will be the first at Backhouse to enrol onto the Level 7 Solicitor Apprenticeship with BPP. We are thrilled to be offering this opportunity to our future solicitors and are dedicated to supporting them [...]

By |2023-09-29T14:45:27+01:00September 26th, 2023|

Backhouse Solicitors Team Building Bash 2023

This summer our staff enjoyed an afternoon of bonding, socializing, and a very unique team building event. The afternoon kicked off with an inhouse Dragon’s Den meets the Apprentice team building and training event. Each group broke off into separate rooms where they discussed a [...]

By |2023-09-06T15:28:00+01:00September 6th, 2023|

New Employment Law Protection for Parents and Carers

Three new pieces of employment legislation that will give parents and carers new protections at work received Royal Assent on 24 May 2023.  In this article, we look at the new rules and protections that will be introduced, who will benefit and what employers will [...]

By |2023-06-06T17:04:29+01:00June 5th, 2023|

New tipping laws will require employers to pay all tips over to staff

On 2nd May 2023 the Employment (Allocation of Tips) Act 2023 received Royal Assent.  This means that employers withholding tips from staff will soon become unlawful.  In this article we look at why the new rules are coming in, who will benefit and what issues [...]

By |2023-05-19T16:00:58+01:00May 19th, 2023|

National Minimum Wage and other Statutory Pay Increases for 2023

Here we have our annual update on the changes to statutory pay rates taking effect from April 2023. National Minimum Wage New Rate from 1 April 2023       Old Rate Increase National Living Wage £10.42     £9.50 9.7% 21-22 Year [...]

By |2023-03-28T12:19:27+01:00March 28th, 2023|

Thank You Farleigh Hospice | Our outgoing Charity of the Year 2022

We are delighted to have supported Farleigh Hospice as our Charity of the Year throughout 2022.  The entire team at Backhouse have thoroughly enjoyed taking part in the amazing events run by Farleigh as well as donating time and money to many in-house events.  The [...]

By |2023-03-01T12:58:09+00:00March 1st, 2023|
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