Our Care team has the expertise and knowledge to guide you through all aspects of the finance of care homes.
With the expertise of our Banking & Finance and Corporate teams, we can assist on a wide range of financial matters to include:
Our experience and knowledge of the care industry gives us the ability to provide high-quality advice and solutions in relation to corporate finance and documentation for care homes. Combining the wealth of experience Healys has to offer across multiple teams including corporate, commercial, property and private wealth, with up-to-date knowledge of industry trends and threats, the team can provide a competitive service that benefits your business and your care providers.
7th February 2019
The Supreme Court has ruled that the way in which a university employee’s ill-health early retirement pension was calculated, based on the part-time salary he earned in the last three years before he took early retirement, did not constitute ‘unfavourable treatment’ for the purposes of Section 15(1) of the Equality Act 2010 (Williams v The Trustees of Swansea University Pension and Assurance Scheme and Another). Continue reading »
4th February 2019
The law regulating what information a person must reveal concerning his or her criminal record when seeking employment attempts to strike a balance between guarding against the risk of harm caused if someone were to reoffend and allowing someone to get their life back on track by giving them an opportunity for rehabilitation. Continue reading »
23rd January 2019
The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has ruled in two further cases on the treatment of workers’ untaken paid annual leave (Stadt Wuppertal v Maria Elisabeth Bauer and Volker Willmeroth v Martina Broßonn). Continue reading »
9th January 2019
The Court of Appeal has upheld the decision of the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) that drivers who use online taxi company Uber’s app are ‘workers’ within the meaning of the Employment Rights Act 1996 (ERA), rather than self-employed contractors, and thus have the right to be paid the National Minimum Wage or the National Living Wage and to receive holiday pay. However, the Court has given the company permission to appeal to the Supreme Court (Uber BV and Others v Aslam and Others). Continue reading »
4th January 2019
In a guideline ruling, the Court of Appeal recently found that on a straightforward reading of the National Minimum Wage Regulations 1999, two care workers who were expected to sleep for all or most of their shifts and were provided with suitable facilities were entitled to be paid the National Minimum Wage (NMW) for time when they were required to be awake for the purpose of performing some particular task, but not for time when they were asleep (Royal Mencap Society v Tomlinson-Blake and Shannon v Jaikishan and Another). Continue reading »
12th February 2018
In what could be the largest ever equal pay challenge in UK history, legal proceedings have begun against retail giant Tesco. Up to 200,000 shop floor staff could be affected by the claim, which has the potential to cost Tesco up to £20,000 per worker in back pay over at least 6 years. If successful, the final compensation bill could be as much as £4bn. Continue reading »
10th November 2017
In 2016 the Employment Tribunal decided that Uber drivers were entitled to workers’ rights, such as holiday pay, paid rest breaks and the minimum wage.
Uber appealed to the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT), arguing its drivers were self-employed and under no obligation to use its booking app. Continue reading »