Commercial Client Articles

Consumer Rights Update

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 Absence

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 Business

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 Changes

 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 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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Commercial Client News

Faulty Electrics Necessitate Lease InterpretationJune 11, 2018

Many commercial leases provide that the formal document represents the entirety of the agreement, superseding any prior agreements that may have been reached. An important...

Bullied Transgender Shop Assistant Wins CompensationMay 22, 2018

There can really be no excuse for a modern employer not to have in place comprehensive anti-discrimination policies that are fully understood by all workers....

HMRC Reliance on Guidance Not JustifiedMay 14, 2018

The various VAT 'flat-rate' schemes were originally set up with the ostensible purpose of simplifying the VAT process for those using them, while being essentially...

GDPR – ICO Launches Awareness Campaign for Micro-BusinessesMay 13, 2018

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) replaces the Data Protection Act 1998 and comes into force on 25 May 2018. The new law gives...

Tenants Succeed in Avoiding Insurance ChargesApril 30, 2018

When tenants discovered that their landlord had bought insurance over their flats, including the structure of the building, when they had already purchased insurance cover...

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