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

Auto-Enrolment – Increase in Minimum Required Contribution LevelsMarch 16, 2018

Under the Pensions Act 2008, every employer in the UK has a duty to enrol certain staff into a pension scheme and contribute towards it. Employers...

Gender Pay Gap Reporting – A ReminderMarch 15, 2018

Whilst the BBC has recently headlined the news on the topic of differences in pay between male and female employees, it is important to remember...

In Principle Planning PermissionMarch 12, 2018

One of the bugbears of UK planning law has always been that a lot of work has to be done before a planning application can...

Serving Companies with Legal Documents – High Court GuidanceMarch 9, 2018

Although companies are independent entities in law, they can only act through natural persons and serving a company with a legal document can therefore be...

Veteran Car Salesman Wins Damages for TUPE BreachMarch 7, 2018

The Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (TUPE) apply to any size of business and protect the employment rights of employees when their...

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