Uber, the well-known taxi-booking service, can no longer classify its drivers as self-employed, an employment tribunal ruled last week. The case has been described as a test case not only for the business model of ride-hailing firm Uber, but for the whole so-called "gig economy".

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In recent years, given the rise in the use of social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook, it is no surprise that the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has issued guidance setting out in what circumstances they would seek to prosecute individuals who create and share offensive posts online. Despite previous guidance being issued highlighting the issues posting on social media, it would appear that public understanding remains unclear.

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Latest statistics show that for every three victims of domestic abuse, two will be female, one will be male. Alarmingly, these figures are the equivalent of 2.2 million male victims. One in six men suffers from domestic abuse in their lifetime. So, why is it that male domestic violence remains one of the greatest taboo subjects in modern day society?

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Getting rid of the multi-tasking mindset

By Matthew Reynolds at 00:00

We all know what it’s like to be short on time. But over the past few months we’ve seen an increased number of stressed-out drivers applying make-up, programming their sat-nav, and even shaving while on the move, in a desperate bid to save some time.

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Landlords, did you know that the Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm (England) Regulations 2015 came into force as of 1st October 2016. For those landlords who have not yet taken steps to ensure compliance with the new rules, now is the time to undertake urgent inspections of your rental properties and ensure that they are fitted with functioning smoke and carbon monoxide alarms. Remember, failure to comply will leave you exposed to remedial and penalty charge notices, which can result in fines of up to £5,000.00 per property!

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