Are your website privacy policies GDPR compliant?

The Information Commissioner indicated that by this date she wants organisations to demonstrate that they are “on the journey” to compliance. An essential part of ensuring compliance with the GDPR is the privacy notice on your website.

Retentions in construction contracts – the end in sight?

The second reading of the Construction (Retention Deposit Schemes) Bill has been given a revised date of 15th June, when the construction industry’s existing retentions system will be reviewed in light of lessons learned in the collapse of Carilli

Marriage – the effect on your Will

Those that enter a marriage after making a Will are at risk of having their Will revoked, with assets left to pass through “intestacy rules.” It is important that you update your Will in these circumstances, to protect your wishes and assets.

Are your website privacy policies GDPR compliant?

The upcoming General Data Protection Regulations (“GDPR”) will radically shakeup the way that company privacy policies are drafted and presented. We have provided below our top five tips to think about to ensure that your privacy policy is GDPReady

Home ownership: Joint tenants v Tenants in common

“Joint tenants” and “tenants in common” are both terms that refer to how owners of a property hold the beneficial interest in it. The terms have different meanings for you and your family. Find out which best fits your circumstances.

Consequential loss: Who picks up the pieces?

A situation that comes up over and over again is that of liability for consequential loss, or in plain English,who has to foot the bill for a customer’s losses when equipment, supplied by an installer from a supplier, fails within its warranty period

Tricked in the trade: Email scams and what to watch

We have noticed a significant increase in members asking us about offers of work they have received via email, and especially schemes where they are asked to pay an up-front fee in order to be added to a potential customer’s panel of tradesmen.

Increases for National Minimum Wage and Discrimination Awards

It is important that all eligible workers are paid at least the rates referred to above as the Government has the power to impose significant penalties on those employers failing to comply.

Stage 1: Taking on a commercial lease

A lease requires a willing landlord and a willing tenant. Someone who wants to grant a lease, and someone who wants take a lease of commercial property for the purpose of their business.

Newly independent optician sets his sights on becoming a national brand

Indy Atwal, owner of the former Nottingham CrossEyes, now known as Loxley Opticians & Eyewear Experts, exited his franchise agreement with CrossEyes with the support of Fraser Brown.

Branding: The essential dos and don’ts for a successful brand

Ketan Mistry considers the importance of brand strategy, and delivering a clear message. Get this wrong, and businesses can suffer as a result

Lifetime gifts and inheritance tax planning

With the new tax year a little under a month away now, it might be a good time to give some thought to inheritance tax planning. lifetime gifts are often overlooked, but can be an effective way of reducing the inheritance tax liability after death

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