Commercial Client Articles

Companies Act 2006 Overview and Company InformationDecember 31, 2015

The Companies Act 2006 became fully effective from October 1st 2009. It is the principal source of law relating to the conduct of companies incorporated...

Franchising Your Business – the BasicsDecember 31, 2015

If you have been running a successful business for a period of time, you may be considering expansion. One of the options available is to...

Company Name RulesDecember 31, 2015

You cannot incorporate a company using any name you like. Some names are prohibited (for example, those which suggest a connection with the Government or...

Nuisance Calls and Texts LawDecember 31, 2015

Since 6 April 2015, changes to the law have given the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) enhanced powers to take action against companies making nuisance marketing...

Investing in Small Businesses and Start-Ups – The EIS and SEIS SchemesDecember 31, 2015

The Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) and the Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) are popular vehicles for investment in small or start-up businesses. Both are attractive because...

Consumer Rights UpdateDecember 31, 2015

Businesses that deal with members of the public are reminded that the Consumer Rights Act 2015, which received the Royal Assent on 26 March, becomes...

Dealing with Employee AbsenceJuly 22, 2015

Employee absences can be both costly and disruptive. It is advisable to have systems in place to measure and analyse these costs so that you can...

Guide to IHT and Small BusinessJuly 12, 2015

Inheritance Tax (IHT) is payable on a deceased person’s estate (exclusing their principal private residence for whaih an extra allowance is available) at 40 per...

Insolvency ChangesJuly 10, 2015

 Changes to the legislation on insolvency contained in the recently enacted Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 may affect directors of companies that become...

Assured Shorthold Tenancy Rules 2015July 10, 2015

Landlords with tenants who occupy their premises under assured shorthold tenancies will be affected by changes introduced by the Deregulation Act 2015, which received the...

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