Changes to Employment Law April 2020

New legislation making major changes to existing employment regulations comes into force from Monday 6 April 2020. Employers and employees can find the updated advice here on Acas’s website. The most significant changes are: Parental bereavement leave and pay The Parental Bereavement Leave and Pay Act 2018 gives all employed parents the right to 2…

Scotland is set to become the first country in the world with a minimum price for alcohol sales

Scotland is set to become the first country in the world with a minimum price for alcohol sales after the Supreme Court rejected an appeal from the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) and other drinks manufacturers, who argued that the policy was “disproportionate” and illegal under European law.   It brings to a close a five-year legal…

The Platt Brothers

The Platt Brothers The Platt Brothers were a textile machinery company founded in 1770 by Henry Platt. The company based in Werneth, Oldham became the largest textile machinery manufacturer in the world, and by the end of the 19th century, it was employing more than 12,000 workers. Henry Platt was a blacksmith who was manufacturing…