National Apprenticeship Week - 3 years on

Sophie Thompson and Matthew Harbuz share their stories as apprentices that continue to progress through the company

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07.Mar.2018 | Articles

Ban on ‘surcharging’ for card payments made by consumers in stores and online

As of 13 January 2018, the Payment Services Directive (“PSD2”) makes it illegal for any business in the UK to charge the consumer extra for using their debit or credit card,

Christmas questions: Understanding consumer rights

With many of us finding Christmas a particularly expensive time of year, it is vital that businesses and consumers are up to date on consumers’ rights and obligations in respect of Data Protection in relation to any goods or services supplied.

Warning to employers over National Minimum Wage

260 employers, including Primark and Sports Direct, have been named and shamed by the UK government for paying staff below the national minimum wage. Publicising cases in this way is part of the Governments wider strategy to crack down on companies b

Meet the “Bod Squad”: Promoting good health and wellbeing in the workplace

NHS health chief Duncan Serbie recently discussed the benefits of promoting good health and wellbeing in the work place, and Fraser Brown chose to share their experiences, starting with the introduction of the Bod Squad.

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30.Aug.2017 | Articles

Supreme Court rules Employment Tribunal fees are unlawful

As has already been widely reported, the Supreme Court has ruled that fees charged to claimants in the Employment Tribunal are unlawful.

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26.Jul.2017 | Articles

DHP Family leads way on Drinkaware initiative for young people

After an introduction to Drinkaware by our very own David Lucas, our client and live music venue operator DHP Family has been leading the way on the introduction of Drinkaware Crew.

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13.Jul.2017 | Articles

Got control? Identify yourself!

Since 6 April 2016, most UK limited companies and LLP’s have been required to maintain a Persons of Significant Control (PSC) register. On 26 June 2017, further requirements will come into force.

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22.Jun.2017 | Articles

Making Tax Digital (MTD)

MTD represents the most significant change to the administration of the UK tax system since the introduction of PAYE in 1944.

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22.Jun.2017 | Articles

Importance of shareholders’ agreements

When a new business is to be set up, there are a number of options available as to the structure of the business.

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24.Apr.2017 | Articles

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.

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.

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