CBI suggests double-dip recession unlikely and publishes (relatively) optimistic projections for growth of the UK economy in 2012 and 2013.
Government produces draft regulation increasing qualifying period for unfair dismissal from one year to two years.
The two year period applies to those commencing employment on or after 6th April 2012.
For everyone else the qualifying period remains one year from commencement of employment.
Unfortunately it's that time of year when solicitors experience an increase in clients seeking advice about divorce and separation. It's always a difficult time for all involved but the stress, trumoil and expense can be minimised with the application of common sense, courtesy and pragmatic legal advice.
For those in this difficult position I suggest you read this page from the BBC website and contact a solicitor as soon as possible.
At long last legislators move to close a gaping hole in Scots criminal law.
I for one will feel safer on the dance floor.
A very interesting and pointed article from the Scotsman ( by Andrew Brown of Anderson Strathern) reminding us that "sorry" doesn't excuse those who commit racist acts.
Happy New Year to all colleagues, clients and friends.