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Avoid furlough fall-out

Our top tips to balance the books and retain staff following the finish of furlough On September 30th 2021 the government backed Coronavirus...

When words fail me...

Tim communicates only through dance, Sue by morse code and Obi by mime – can they form a contract? By James O’Connell   Although...

Integrating the vaccinated and non-vaccinated: a Covid dilemma

As workplaces open up after nearly 18 months of home working, employers are facing a new raft of dilemmas created by Covid-19. Abigail...

How to structure your family company

Once your business gets to a certain level of success and stability, it’s always a good idea to think about the future –...

Coronavirus, and key considerations for commercial leases

The Past YearThe past 15 months have seen chall-enges for all individuals and businesses across all sectors because of the coronavirus....

Excluding and limiting liability: How to play your cards right

After 15 years drafting various types of commercial contracts, I can honestly say the most hotly contested contractual issue is exclusion/limitation...

The mantra of 'no jab, no job'

In many respects the vaccine is seen as the answer to the problems that we have with respect to the coronavirus pandemic. Is it really...

What I have learned during lockdown...

March 2020. I was due to host a Future Skills Summit, with guest speakers from across the UK holding plenaries on the circular economy,...

International mobililty

The UK’s immigration regime and tax policies, that continue to be in place in a post-Brexit world, are designed to attract the...

Please Don't Go!

Q An employee has a holiday booked to a country on the government’s amber list for international travel; they are still planning...

Back in check

The UK’s stringent right to work check process was amended last year as Covid took hold. Employment law and business immigration...

Business interruption insurance – hope springs eternal

With the UK having suffered its worst economic slump since the Great Frost of 1709, a fall in economic output of 9.9%, inflation predicted...

Businesses need to get ready for the new normal

Andrew Griggs, Senior Partner and Head of International, Kreston Reeves...

The end of the big freeze

ONS figures published in early February confirmed that the British economy has shrunk to its 2013 size, with output down by almost...

Protecting agri-foods and drink post-Brexit: Geographical Indications

New year, new protection: as we enter the post-Brexit world, trade mark specialist Victoria Watt explains how you can protect food,...

Your top personal finance actions

The events of 2020 have presented challenges for everyone and resulted in many of us reflecting on our personal financial circumstances....

Top tax considerations when selling your business

David Crowter, Tax Partner at MHA Carpenter Box, provides food for thought if you’re considering selling your business in 2021...

Selling your business? Time to act

DMH Stallard Corporate partner Chris Simmons is of the opinion that Capital Gains Tax is likely to increase in 2021  ...

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