The newly announced carer’s leave

In 2020, the Government consulted on introducing a ‘carer’s leave’ as a ‘day one right’ to help employees with long-term caring responsibilities balance these with their paid work. The Government’s […]

Meet a Small Business Owner: Lorna and Mindy from H&H Research

In 2020, over 4 million people chose Rocket Lawyer UK for their legal needs. We decided to share these stories to find out more about our customers.  In this interview, […]

Setting up a property company as a landlord

When purchasing a buy-to-let property (a property you buy in order to rent it out to tenants) it’s important to think about how you will own the property and what […]

Summary of the Autumn Budget 2021

The Chancellor announced the Autumn Budget on 27 October. The Government’s plans focus on the ‘post-Covid’ era, and are intended to pave the way for an ‘economy of higher wages, […]

The proposed flexible working reform

The UK Government has proposed reforming and extending the statutory right to request flexible working, including the right to request flexible working from the first day of employment. It builds […]

Driving in the EU and EEA on holiday

Family of four (a mother, father and two boys) leaning against a car looking over a field

Provided you have a valid driving licence, you can typically drive abroad in the European Union (EU) and European Economic Area (EEA). However, you will need to make sure that […]

What are flexi-job apprenticeships?

Flexi-Job Apprenticeship

On 3 August 2021, the UK Government launched its new flexi-job apprenticeship offer, allocating funding of £7 million over the next two years to establish flexi-job apprenticeship agencies. This change […]

The new Covid-19 Autumn and Winter Plan

On 14 September 2021, the UK Government published its coronavirus (COVID-19) Autumn and Winter Plan for England. The Government has two plans; Plan A (to be followed if the pandemic […]

Making subject access requests

Subject Access Requests

Under the UK General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA) individuals can make data protection requests from businesses and other organisations in relation to any […]

The end of the UK furlough scheme

Furlough ending

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) was introduced to support businesses with retaining staff during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Under the CJRS, staff members who would have otherwise been laid-off […]

The new ‘dognapping’ offence

The new ‘dognapping’ offence

After a rise in reported thefts during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, with over 2,000 dogs being stolen in 2020, the UK Government has confirmed that ‘dognapping’ or pet abduction is […]

Employee data protection

Employee data protection

The UK General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA) set out the basic legal rules on protecting data belonging to private individuals. These data protection […]