House of Lords Select Committee on the Licensing Act 2003 – update

The long awaited Report from the House of Lords Select Committee (seen below in action) concerning the Licensing Act 2003 will be released on Tuesday 4th April.

Is the Brexit Effect squeezing your margins?

Consider Our top 5 tips for countering this with your contracts.

Our Top Tips for Incoming Franchisors

Franchising in any country is all about the brand - to develop a franchise network in the UK you will need to ensure that your brands are registered here.

Criminal Finances Bill: New corporate offences

The Criminal Finances Bill received its second reading by the House of Lords on 9 March 2017, and the Committee stage, where there will be a line by line examination of the Bill, begins on 28 March 2017.

Are you ready for the new one pound coin?

On 28 March the new one pound coin enters circulation. For owners or users of equipment that require one pound coins (vending machines, gaming machines, supermarket trolleys etc) this is business critical.

Top 10 tips to get your business GDPR ready

The General Data Protection Regulations will be coming into force on 25 May 2018. The fines for failure to comply are significant in comparison to the current regime. To ensure that your business is compliant by this deadline follow our guidance.

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.

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