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Health and safety law poster – what you need to know

Date: Friday 29 July 2022

The HSE's poster explains British health and safety laws and lists what workers and their employers should do. If you employ anyone, you must either: • display the health and safety law poster where y…

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Lawgistics Legal Updates: Change management

Date: Monday 11 July 2022

“The only constant in life is change.” – Heraclitus of Ephesus The same can be said of business, though some employees will resist change, and the challenge for a business is how to effectively implem…

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Latest advice from Lawgistics

Date: Thursday 30 June 2022

The federation's legal helpline provider, Lawgistics, has recently issued advice on three subjects which should be of interest to IAAF members. Image use without permissionTo be entitled to use the im…

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Image use without permission

Date: Thursday 30 June 2022

Recently, Lawgistics have had several enquiries about letters being received referring to a demand for payment on the basis of images being used without authorisation/no license obtained for the image…

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Can a notice to terminate employment be withdrawn?

Date: Thursday 30 June 2022

Occasionally, an employer may come across circumstances when previously served notice to terminate employment, for whatever reason, may need to be withdrawn before termination becomes effective. In th…

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Advice from Lawgistics: Pandemic impact on annual leave entitlement

Date: Thursday 28 April 2022

The change in March 2020 allowed for four weeks of annual leave to be carried over. So, as a reminder, any carried over leave must be used in 2022! In previous legal updates, Lawgistics have advised a…

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COVID-19 restrictions are being replaced by public health advice

Date: Wednesday 13 April 2022

COVID-19 will remain a public health issue and guidance for workplaces is being replaced with public health advice. You can check the latest position and timescales for the nation you are working in: …

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PPE at work regulations have changed

Date: Monday 11 April 2022

The new Personal Protective Equipment at Work (Amendment) Regulations 2022 (PPER 2022) have now come into force. They amend the 1992 Regulations (PPER 1992). Under PPER 2022, the types of duties and r…

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Advice from Lawgistics: The current legislation regarding pre-employment checks on foreign recruits is due to change from 6 April 2022

Date: Thursday 31 March 2022

The IAAF's legal helpline provider, Lawgistics, have highlighted upcoming changes to the legislation on pre-employment checks on foreign recruits. As an employer, you are obligated to ensure you only …

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Making Tax Digital for all VAT-registered businesses

Date: Friday 11 March 2022

Since April 2019, VAT-registered businesses with a turnover above the VAT threshold (currently £85,000) need to keep VAT records digitally and send returns using Making Tax Digital (MTD) compatible so…

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Top Scottish law firm to support Lawgistics members before the Scottish courts

Date: Friday 04 February 2022

Lawgistics are delighted and proud to announce that they have now partnered with a top Scottish law firm, to offer unparalleled levels of litigation support and assistance to their members who find th…

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COVID-19 and the workplace FAQs

Date: Tuesday 18 January 2022

The rules regarding COVID-19 can be confusing for many, particularly with new rules being announced regularly, so Lawgistics have provided a list of answers to some frequently asked questions regardin…

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Managing home workers’ Health and Safety: advice from Lawgistics

Date: Tuesday 18 January 2022

The Government has again said that (where possible) people should work from home. Consequently, the HSE have again reminded us that Employers have the same health and safety responsibilities for those…

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Purchase by inspection: advice from Lawgistics

Date: Tuesday 04 January 2022

Lawgistics had a recent case go to a court hearing and was successful in defending it on behalf of one of its members. The customer bought a VW Transporter from the member for £20,000. The advert was …

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Support from HMRC - Making Tax Digital

Date: Friday 03 December 2021

Since April 2019, VAT-registered businesses with a turnover above the VAT threshold must keep VAT records digitally and send returns using Making Tax Digital (MTD) compatible software. From April 2022…

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Legal Update: COVID-19 Employment Tribunals

Date: Thursday 25 November 2021

Lawgistics, the IAAF's legal helpline provider, has highlighted two contrasting cases which have been brought to an employment tribunal in respect of concerns about COVID-19. There are now a number of…

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Farewell to furlough

Date: Friday 01 October 2021

The IAAF's legal helpline provider, Lawgistics, have produced some guiddance for employers on their responsibilities following the end of the furlough scheme on 30th September 2021. An employer is abl…

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Quarantine-free travel to resume on 19 July for fully vaccinated passengers returning from amber list countries

Date: Friday 09 July 2021

On 8 July 2021, the government set out the details to enable people who have been fully vaccinated with an NHS administered vaccine, plus 14 days, to travel to amber list countries without having to q…

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VAT: New e-commerce rules in the EU will simplify life for traders and introduce more transparency for consumers

Date: Monday 28 June 2021

New Value-Added Tax (VAT) rules for online shopping enter into force this week as part of efforts to ensure a more level playing field for all businesses, to simplify cross-border e-commerce and to in…

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Update from Lawgistics: Covid Fines

Date: Monday 21 June 2021

Hopefully, most members will have been able to keep on the right side of the law during this period of COVID restrictions. Lawgistics made it their goal to ensure that members were kept fully abreast …

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HSE COVID-19 spot checks and inspections update

Date: Thursday 27 May 2021

The Variant of Concern first identified in India has been found in small clusters around the UK. In response, the government is working with relevant local councils on surge testing, and to support th…

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SME Toolkit: Trading with the EU and Northern Ireland

Date: Wednesday 10 March 2021

A new summary of actions SMEs may need to take to trade with the EU produced by BEIS is now available. The document provides an overview of actions to take, outlines support, helplines and resources t…

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Travelling to Europe for work? Business Travel: An explainer document

Date: Thursday 04 March 2021

A short explainer document has been produced by BEIS to help companies understand the new rules that are in place for business travel to Europe for work. These rules apply if a person is travelling fo…

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Brexit Transition: Sources of help and guidance

Date: Tuesday 23 February 2021

Below can be found a list of sources of information which may be of interest to businesses who import and/or export goods to and from the UK.  This list is not exhaustive and new information will be a…

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HMRC guidance: Value Added Tax EU Exit Transitional Provisions

Date: Wednesday 10 February 2021

HMRC has provided guidance relating to the VAT treatment of transactions or movements of goods which span the end of the transition period. This guidance covers goods, fulfilment houses, services, cal…

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Do you move goods to Northern Ireland?

Date: Wednesday 03 February 2021

The UK trade deal with the EU and the additional agreement known as the Northern Ireland Protocol has safeguarded Northern Ireland's place in the UK's customs territory, this preserves access for Nort…

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New-style driving licences and number plates mark one-year anniversary of Brexit as EU flag is removed

Date: Wednesday 03 February 2021

To mark the UK’s exit from the EU, the EU flag has been removed from all UK driving licences and number plate designs, with the first batches issued from 1 January 2021. While existing licences and nu…

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HMRC answer frequently asked questions on new trade rules

Date: Wednesday 03 February 2021

New rules for businesses that trade with Europe are here. Now that the Brexit transition period has ended, all businesses that move goods between Great Britain and countries in the EU, or under the No…

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HSE spot checks and inspections continue during national lockdown

Date: Thursday 21 January 2021

With the increase in the number of coronavirus cases and the national lockdown restrictions now in place, all businesses that continue to operate must ensure their workplace is COVID-secure. To protec…

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No-deal Brexit means the return of the Green Card

Date: Wednesday 23 December 2020

Our colleagues at Boswell Aftermarket have provided the following information for any member with employees who will be taking UK registered vehicles to mainland Europe after 31st December 2020. Whils…

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UK Transition Period: Important information regarding re-registered international designs

Date: Thursday 10 December 2020

International designs designating the EU will continue to have protection in the UK under the terms of the Withdrawal Agreement. From 1 January 2021, the UK Intellectual Property Office will create a …

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HMRC Transition Update: Completing customs import declarations

Date: Thursday 03 December 2020

The UK transition period ends at the end of this month. If your business trades with other countries from Europe or you represent a business who does, from 1 January you’ll need to be prepared for the…

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BEIS Update: Rules for providing services are changing

Date: Wednesday 25 November 2020

In the run-up to the end of the transition period on 31st December, The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has issued further guidance for businesses regarding the rules covering …

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Lawgistics: Furlough Claim Time Limit

Date: Wednesday 25 November 2020

If you have employees on either furlough or flexible furlough you should be aware of the new timescales for making a claim with HMRC. The claim needs to be submitted within roughly 14 days after the e…

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Intellectual property after 1 January 2021: update

Date: Thursday 19 November 2020

On 1 January 2021 there will be changes to UK intellectual property law to ensure the smooth departure from EU IP systems and at the end of October the IPO issued key information for customers and use…

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Motor insurance during lockdown

Date: Thursday 12 November 2020

Reports have recently been circulating in the media regarding the validity of vehicle insurance during lockdown if the driver is deemed not to be travelling for "essential" reasons such as going to wo…

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Health and safety COVID-secure spot inspections ongoing

Date: Thursday 12 November 2020

HSE is carrying out spot checks and inspections on all types of businesses in all areas to ensure they are COVID-secure.By calling and visiting premises and speaking directly to employers, we can chec…

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Is my business insured for the financial impacts of COVID-19?

Date: Thursday 29 October 2020

You may have seen details of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) test case in the media recently and wondered how it may affect you and your business. The FCA has been instrumental in acting for pol…

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When is a van a car?

Date: Thursday 29 October 2020

Our colleagues at Xecutive Search have forwarded details of a ruling issued by the Court of Appeal which means that some crewcab vans are to be treated as cars for benefit-in-kind purposes. Court. In …

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Job Retention Bonus: clarification of the scheme from Lawgistics

Date: Tuesday 13 October 2020

Back in July 2020 the government announced that, for every employee who was on furlough at some point and was in continuous employment until the end of January 2021, a bonus of £1,000 would be paid. T…

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Job Support Scheme: Lawgistics explain the sheme

Date: Tuesday 13 October 2020

A successor to the furlough scheme was much anticipated by many. It has been announced that the Job Support Scheme will come into effect immediately after the current flexible furlough scheme ends. Th…

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HMRC COVID-19 Support

Date: Thursday 01 October 2020

Changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme that came into effect on 1 October mean that employers will need to fund 20% of furloughed employees’ usual wages for the hours they do not work and con…

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New type approval legislation gets go ahead in UK

Date: Thursday 20 August 2020

One of the key pieces of legislation that the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has lobbied for over the past few years has been Type Approval Regulation (EU) 2018/858. This key pie…

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HMRC: Making Tax Digital update

Date: Wednesday 05 August 2020

Making Tax Digital for Income Tax Self Assessment (ITSA) will be mandatory from April 2023 for unincorporated businesses and landlords with total business or property income above £10,000 per year. HM…

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COVID-19: General advice for members

Date: Friday 05 June 2020

In light of the speed of changes with regard to the ongoing situation, members are urged to check regularly for the latest government information and advice and to promptly follow all recommendations …

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COVID-19: Guidance and advice for First Aiders

Date: Friday 05 June 2020

A First Aider is generally called upon to treat relatively minor injuries. Sometimes they may have to treat serious injuries. Rarely, the trained First Aider may have to address very serious and life-…

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Important information related to unoccupied property

Date: Friday 05 June 2020

Boswell aftermarket have produced guidance on unoccupancy clauses contained in insurance policies. The document covers both properties and contract sites, as well as providing advice on how to manage …

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COVID-19: Sources of information and advice

Date: Friday 29 May 2020

IAAF members may find the following links useful sources of information on various subjects relating to COVID-19. The list will be updated on a regular basis. General advice from government on how to …

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Social distancing guidance for businesses in Scotland

Date: Tuesday 07 April 2020

Social distancing guidance for businesses in Scotland has been updated to help provide clarity on protecting employees in the fight against coronavirus (COVID-19). It provides further information fo…

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Employers Liability - Compulsory Insurance

Date: Tuesday 03 October 2017

Lawgistics have offered the following advice to business in respect of Employer's Liability - Compulsory Insurance. Most employers are required by law to insure against liability for injury or indus…

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