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The British Franchise Association (BFA) has appointed Pip Wilkins as its new chief executive, succeeding Brian Smart who is retiring after 27 years in the role. Wilkins has been the head of operations at the association since 2013 and in the...


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A recent Employment Appeal Tribunal case has looked at the role and influence HR teams can play when advising...


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In a strategic move designed to increase substantially its footprint in the franchise se...


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The European Court of Human Rights (“ECHR”) has today set down a judgment in the case of Bărbulescu v Romania, with a finding that the employer’s monitoring of the employee’s use of the company’s internet for personal purposes and his resulting di...


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Much has been made of zero hours contracts in the press over the last few...


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Craig Brown, MD of the Signs Express network has joined the board of the British Franchise Association (BFA).Signs Express has long been a supporter of the BFA with two previous Directors, David Corbett and Tony Marsh, previously sitting in promin...


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The case of Lock –v- British Gas Trading Limited was heard at the Employment Appeal Tribunal last week and it is likely that it will take a couple of months for the decision to be reached. The decision should bring more clarification on


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The following story highlights the sorts of scenarios that we see where clients come to us asking for advice on how to resolve problems with their fellow shareholders in circumstances where a properly prepared


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TaxAssist Accountants has been awarded a ‘Best Franchise’ award in its category, at the Best Franchise conference and awards ceremony which took place in Milton Keynes on the 26th November.The awards are based on feedba...


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Following a trial period of almost nine months, Ashtons Legal has made a bespoke paid time off (PTO) policy a permanent feature of the firm’s benefits package.The underlying aim is to be outcome focused in approach and to position Ashtons Legal...


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