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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....

Employee Fraud – Fraud Act 2006April 26, 2007

Employee fraud continues to rise as the recession continues to bite - however,  the Fraud Act 2006 provisions make it easier to obtain convictions for...

Letters of Intent – Getting Them RightMay 25, 2006

What Is a Letter of Intent? Letters of intent, commonly referred to as 'heads of agreement', are used to indicate the terms under which two or...

Employee Fraud: Warning SignsMay 25, 2006

Employee fraud was a boom area even before the recession started.  ‘Targeted’ frauds, often backed by organised criminals, are also becoming more common. In these...

Contractors Are Your ResponsibilityMay 25, 2006

A handbook produced by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) outlines the responsibilities of both the contractor and the client in situations in which work is...

Business Relief – Traps for the UnwaryMay 17, 2006

Most business people know that for family businesses there are generous Inheritance Tax (IHT) reliefs, which generally operate to make assets used in the business...

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