More rights for passengers

In light of the recent strikes by the London tube workers and the rail strikes by train drivers on the Southern rail network, we look at the rights that passengers have and obligations on rail and coach companies.

Franchise resales – deposit rules

When considering buying or selling a franchise business you will inevitably be faced with the issue of whether a deposit payment is required.

Data protection and your employees

Data protection is a very hot topic at the moment and with the introduction of the new General Data Protection Regulation in progress, businesses should already be taking all necessary steps in order to ensure compliance.

What’s new in 2017

With the New Year comes new changes although the future is somewhat uncertain. With the potential impact of Brexit on legislation unknown we highlight some changes to be aware of in the coming year.

Protecting your home against care home fees

It is estimated that one in four of us will be living in a care home during our final years. Many couples are concerned that their property will need to be sold in order to meet the costs, resulting in a reduced inheritance for their family.

Zero-hour contracts

Zero-hour contracts are employment contracts that do not guarantee an employee any hours of work per week. Arwen Makin discusses in more detail.


18.Jan.2017 | Articles

Changes to Holiday Pay rules

Employers and employees should be aware of the recent changes in the law regarding holiday pay. These changes are likely to significantly affect any franchises who pay bonuses and overtime payments.


18.Jan.2017 | Articles

BFA new arbitration scheme

The British Franchise Association (BFA), which is the self-regulating trade body for franchising in the UK, is shortly to amend its code of ethics.

Optician sets his sights on the Nottingham market

A new business has opened in Nottingham which offers customers smart, well-made glasses from its new concept store in Friar Lane.

Christmas Opening Hours at Fraser Brown

Friday 23rd December Closed from 12.30 pm Christmas Opening Monday 26th December Closed Tuesday 27th December Closed

Artisan bakery takes a slice of the action on Derby Road

A love affair with baking led to the creation of Nottingham’s latest artisan food retailer, Tough Mary’s Bakehouse, which opened in Derby Road yesterday.

Ratings in the spotlight - Woolway v Mazars and beyond

Many will recall the decision from July this year when the Supreme Court ruled that contiguous floors in a building occupied by the same tenant for the same business was to be treated as a single entity for the purpose of rating.

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