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Setting up a business involves complying with a range of legal requirements. Find out which ones apply to you and your new enterprise.

While poor governance can bring serious legal consequences, the law can also protect business owners and managers and help to prevent conflict.

Whether you want to raise finance, join forces with someone else, buy or sell a business, it pays to be aware of the legal implications.

From pay, hours and time off to discipline, grievance and hiring and firing employees, find out about your legal responsibilities as an employer.

Marketing matters. Marketing drives sales for businesses of all sizes by ensuring that customers think of their brand when they want to buy.

Commercial disputes can prove time-consuming, stressful and expensive, but having robust legal agreements can help to prevent them from occurring.

Whether your business owns or rents premises, your legal liabilities can be substantial. Commercial property law is complex, but you can avoid common pitfalls.

With information and sound advice, living up to your legal responsibilities to safeguard your employees, customers and visitors need not be difficult or costly.

As information technology continues to evolve, legislation must also change. It affects everything from data protection and online selling to internet policies for employees.

Intellectual property (IP) isn't solely relevant to larger businesses or those involved in developing innovative new products: all products have IP.

Knowing how and when you plan to sell or relinquish control of your business can help you to make better decisions and achieve the best possible outcome.

From bereavement, wills, inheritance, separation and divorce to selling a house, personal injury and traffic offences, learn more about your personal legal rights.


July 2018

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New research has found that many SME leaders are "close to reaching boiling point" at work.

Nearly one and a half million sole traders across the UK were unable to take any days as annual leave in the past 12 months, according to new research.

A new investigation into the views of self-employed people has found that job satisfaction for freelancers is not all about money.

The number of individual retail insolvencies has reached its highest quarterly level for six years.

Retail sales growth expanded at a healthy pace in the year to July, albeit at a slightly slower rate than in the previous month, according to the latest monthly CBI Distributive Trades Survey.

Almost a quarter of millennials say they will never be able to afford to retire, according to a new survey.

The vast majority of UK businesses believe the cost of complying with the UK tax system has escalated over recent years, according to new research.

The Office of Tax Simplification has put forward new suggestions for taxing self-employed platform and gig workers.

The Government has published guidance on forthcoming changes to digital record-keeping and VAT return requirements.

The proportion of Government spending that went to SME contractors has dropped for the second year in a row.

The latest labour market statistics show that the number of self-employed people in the UK has remained stable at 4.8 million.

Eight retail gurus have been appointed by the Government to assess the state of UK high streets and advise on how to bring them back to health.