Commercial Client Articles

Making Retention of Title WorkSeptember 3, 2009

Prior to the recession, Retention of Title (RoT) clauses probably received less attention than they should have from many businesses. However, RoT is now back...

Health and Safety – Working With Display Screen EquipmentAugust 26, 2009

Many workers spend a large part of their day looking at a computer screen, laptop or touch screen. The Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment)...

Buying from an Administrator – Take CareAugust 18, 2009

With businesses becoming insolvent in large numbers, opportunities abound to acquire assets from their administrators. However, the low prices sought for the assets are due,...

Bribery Act GuidanceAugust 11, 2009

The Government provides guidance for businesses on complying with the Bribery Act 2010, which came into force on 1 July 2011. The Act was originally...

Outsourcing – Nine Steps to SuccessApril 17, 2009

These days more and more processes are being outsourced (run by external contractors under a service agreement) by more and more businesses. It is particularly...

Company Disclosure Rules – The BasicsJanuary 29, 2009

The Companies (Trading Disclosures) Regulations 2008 set out the the requirements as to where and when company trading names, names of directors etc. need to...

Step by Step Plan for Health and Safety ComplianceDecember 30, 2008

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has published a ‘step by step plan’ for businesses for protecting the health and safety of workers and others....

Entrepreneur’s Relief – the BasicsSeptember 23, 2008

From 6 April 2008 disposals of qualifying businesses and business assets have been eligible for Entrepreneurs’ Relief. In simple terms, it allows business owners to reduce...

Making Training Costs Tax DeductibleJuly 3, 2008

Most business owners and managers think that training costs aimed at improving skills or business profits automatically qualify for tax relief, but that is not necessarily...

Stamp Duty Land Tax: Beginner’s GuideApril 7, 2008

Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) is a self-assessed tax. The onus is on the taxpayer to make the necessary land transaction return, calculate the tax and...

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