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Immigration changes – The impact on rural businesses

Fraser Vandal discusses changes to the UK's work visa rules and how these changes will impact rural businesses.

Long awaited Housing Bill introduced to Scottish Parliament

The long- awaited Housing (Scotland) Bill was introduced to the Scottish Parliament on 26 March 2024.

Land Reform (Scotland) Bill introduced March 2024

An overview of the content in Part 1 & 2 of the Land Reform (Scotland) Bill introduced to Parliament on 13 March 2024.

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13 May 2024 | Time to read: 5 mins

Immigration changes – The impact on rural businesses

By Fraser Vandal

Fraser Vandal discusses changes to the UK's work visa rules and how these changes will impact rural businesses.

13 May 2024 | Time to read: 5 mins

Long awaited Housing Bill introduced to Scottish Parliament

By Stephen Gamba

The long- awaited Housing (Scotland) Bill was introduced to the Scottish Parliament on 26 March 2024.

05 April 2024 | Time to read: 3 mins

Land Reform (Scotland) Bill introduced March 2024

By Robert Scott-Dempster

An overview of the content in Part 1 & 2 of the Land Reform (Scotland) Bill introduced to Parliament on 13 March 2024.

05 April 2024 | Time to read: 3 mins

Gillespie Macandrew announced as Great Glen 2024 sponsor

By Lois Newton

Gillespie Macandrew is delighted to announce its sponsorship of the RSABI Great Glen Challenge 2024.

Compulsory vaccinations and discrimination

Published: 02 November 2021
Time to read: 1 min

Earlier this year, we discussed the decision of Pimlico Plumbers to enforce a ‘no jab, no job’ policy and the associated risks of doing so. A link to this article can be found here. As expected, the conversation around compulsory vaccination has shown no signs of stopping. Supermarket giant Morrisons hit the headlines recently as they announced plans to cut the rate of sick pay for unvaccinated employees who are self-isolating.  Despite some opposition, the UK government has now introduced a requirement that anyone working in a care home (in England) must be vaccinated unless clinically exempt.  This is effective from 11th November 2021 and may pave the way for similar moves in other sectors.

The introduction of a compulsory vaccination policy is likely to carry risks for an employer. As such, seeking prior legal advice is strongly recommended.

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