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National minimum wage shame

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The National Minimum Wage (NMW) has been with us for some years now and successive governments has been trying to ensure that employers abide by it and honour payments to...

We are supporting Dementia Friends

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Erica Pearce-Howard and Samantha Webb, both in the Private Client Department are now officially Dementia Friends We were pleased to attend a Dementia Friends information session in Hertford where we...

A Snooper’s Charter for Employers?

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In a world of social media and never ending tweets or notifications employers may want to monitor what their staff are using their IT systems for. A recent European Court...

David Martin

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We are sad to report that former partner of this firm, David Martin, died on 24 December 2015. David started his career as an articled clerk with Crane & Staples...

Howard Centre & Business Expo

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Many of you will have seen us with our Crane & Staples stand in our usual spot in the Howard Centre in March and June of this year. We were...

Joiners and Leavers

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As you’d expect with a busy law firm, we’ve had quite a number of new starters as well as leavers. This year the firm has said goodbye to two of...

Best Business Women Awards

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We were delighted to be involved with the inaugural Best Business Women Awards. As sponsor of the Best Woman in Business Services category, Partner Sharon Montgomery was invited to say...
  On 25th November 2015 the Chancellor, George Osbourne, announced as part of his Autumn Statement that higher rates of Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) would be charged on purchases...

Spending Review and Autumn Statement

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Background On 25th November, the Chancellor, George Osborne, outlined his spending plans for the next 5 years in the Spending Review and Autumn Statement. The Government has maintained its intention...
Crane & Staples proudly supported this year’s Children in Need event by eating cake! Two staff members, Karen Slatter and Julie Wood slaved over the oven to produce some baking delights...

Help to Buy ISA – First Time Buyers

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Launched by the Chancellor at the March 2015 budget, the Help to Buy ISA is the government’s new initiative that seeks to help hard working individuals looking to purchase their...

9th November – Unequal Pay Day?

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November 9 2015 marked Equal Pay Day. According to statistics, the difference in male and female salaries means that as of 9 November 2015 women are effectively working for free...

Holiday & sick pay – FAQ

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Are employees entitled to commission payments while on Holiday? Yes, according to a recent decision of the European Court of Justice in Lock v British Airways. The basis of paid...
A Settlement Agreement is a legally binding agreement between an employer and an employee that usually sees the employer provide a severance payment in return for the employee’s agreement not...
Many employers think of redundancy as just another reason for dismissal and whilst redundancy is indeed a potentially fair reason for dismissal, it is in itself a separate legal being...
No, it is not a medical breakthrough but technological. I often feel that I am on the road to information overload as I am constantly being bombarded with emails, adverts...

East & North Herts Hospitals Golf Day

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Crane & Staples were pleased to support the  East & North Herts Hospitals Charity Golf Day – this year run in aid of the Forget Me Not Appeal for the...
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