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The Law on the Web blog is the place to read about the latest happenings in law, including changes to legislation and guides to help you understand your legal rights.

State of pay – a look at this year's National Minimum Wage increase

Luke Whitmore - Law on the Web

  1. 01 October 2015
  2. Employment
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The National Minimum Wage underwent its annual increase today, rising to £6.70 an hour, as the income of low-paid workers sees renewed focus.

New and improved - Consumer Rights Act comes into force

Luke Whitmore - Law on the Web

  1. 01 October 2015
  2. Consumers
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The Consumer Rights Act comes into force today, simplifying and strengthening consumer law and providing a range of additional protections when you buy something.

No smoke without ire - new ban on smoking in cars with children

James Watkins - Law on the Web

  1. 30 September 2015
  2. Cars and Motoring
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As of October 1st, smoking in an enclosed vehicle in the presence of a child under the age of 18 will be illegal, punishable by a £50 penalty notice,

How new rules against revenge evictions will work

James Watkins - Law on the Web

  1. 29 September 2015
  2. Housing
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On October 1st, new regulations designed to prevent "retaliatory evictions" come into effect. Here's a look at how they will affect landlords and tenants.

4 common examples of when you need a business licence

James Watkins - Law on the Web

  1. 28 September 2015
  2. Business
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There are dozens of different business licences, some affecting very niche activities, and others affecting a variety of different businesses.