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SMEs list late payment and cash flow as their biggest problems

Late payment and cash flow are the biggest barriers to growth facing small to medium-sized enterprises (SME), according to research by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB). Late payment and cash flow are the biggest barriers to growth facing small to medium-sized enterprises (SME), according ....

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Director unfairly excluded from company he set up

When setting up a new company, it’s important for directors to ensure that all the legal requirements are fully met and that everyone involved understands their rights and responsibilities. When setting up a new company, it’s important for directors to ensure that all the legal requirements a....

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Advertising watchdog sets deadline for agents and landlords

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has set a deadline of 1 November for letting agents and landlords to ensure they clearly display information about non-optional fees in their ads for rental properties. The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has set a deadline of 1 November for letting....

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Brothers win fight to get their full inheritance

Two brothers have won a legal battle to receive their full inheritance from their mother’s will. Two brothers have won a legal battle to receive their full inheritance from their mother’s will. The case involved a family dispute between the brothers and their sister. Their mother had ma....

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Husband fails to get payments to his former wife reduced

A husband has lost his appeal to have his payments to his former wife reduced even though the couple’s assets had not been divided equally as part of the divorce settlement. A husband has lost his appeal to have his payments to his former wife reduced even though the couple’s assets had not b....

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Government reduces power of attorney application fee by 15%

The Government has announced a 15% cut in the application fee for registering a lasting power of attorney (LPA). The Government has announced a 15% cut in the application fee for registering a lasting power of attorney (LPA). LPAs are legal documents that allow you to appoint someone you trust....

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House prices increasing ‘at fastest rate for three years’

Figures released by the Halifax suggest that house prices are rising at the fastest annual rate for three years. Figures released by the Halifax suggest that house prices are rising at the fastest annual rate for three years. The Halifax survey found that prices in the three months to the end ....

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Restaurant ‘did not discriminate against disabled girl’

The Court of Appeal has ruled that a restaurant did not discriminate against a disabled girl when it refused to allow her to eat its food outside its recognised seating area. The Court of Appeal has ruled that a restaurant did not discriminate against a disabled girl when it refused to allow her ....

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Company must pay 13 months’ rent after tenancy dispute

The High Court has ruled that a commercial tenant that continued to occupy its premises after the lease expired had effectively created a new periodic tenancy and so was liable to pay 13 months’ rent. The High Court has ruled that a commercial tenant that continued to occupy its premises after ....

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Consultant’s failure to define ‘success’ means no fee payable

When drawing up a contract for consultancy work it is important that both sides agree what the objectives are and what will constitute success. When drawing up a contract for consultancy work it is important that both sides agree what the objectives are and what will constitute success. If the....

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Plans to make company directors more accountable for failings

The Government has outlined proposals to make directors more accountable for misconduct and company failures. The Government has outlined proposals to make directors more accountable for misconduct and company failures. It also wants to improve company transparency to make it easier to work ou....

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Tribunal fees and employment law changes come into effect

The most controversial, the introduction of fees for bringing claims to employment tribunals, went ahead as planned despite opposition from union leaders. A new set of employment regulations came into effect on 29 July. The most controversial, the introduction of fees for bringing claims to em....

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