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Tribunal rules on equal pay

The Employment Appeals Tribunal has departed from previous case law in deciding that men and women who perform equal work cannot be paid differently unless employers can justify this. Previously, the law only required employers to justify themselves in claims involving indirect discrimination – i.e. in cases where the difference in pay affected more women than men.

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The North-East is the place to invest, say SmartNewHomes.com, as house prices have increased by 108% over the last five years, compared to average UK growth of 87% over the same period. One factor is the extensive regeneration work around the Newcastle area, which has increased the popularity of the city with investors. One such […]

Habitus and xit2 develop HCR and survey system

As part of an ongoing major investment program to develop the support services to its national network of building surveyors, Habitus has made plans to launch an internet-based system to assist in the management and scheduling of Building Surveys and Home Condition Reports.The system is being developed for Habitus by xit2, and is based on […]

Half of all landlords have had runaway tenants

A survey by the National Landlords Association shows that up to half of the country’s landlords have at some point had a property abandoned by a tenant. And of those landlords who have experienced runaway tenants, nearly four in ten say that this has happened to them within the past year, with more than a […]

HLIS launches Diamond

Heath Lambert Insurance Services has launched Admiral Groups Diamond home insurance. This follows the successful launch of elephant.co.uk home insurance earlier in the year.David Rudd, business development director at HLIS, says: We are delighted to be working with the Admiral Group in developing and delivering home insurance products for their elephant.co.uk and Diamond customers. There […]

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