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The latest UK business law news and government policy updates for small businesses.

Large organisations placing IT security demands on SME suppliers

Inaugural CybSafe Supplier Cyber Security Study reveals SME must increasingly prove cyber credentials to win contracts.

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Business owners are baffled by employment law jargon

New research suggests that more than half of business owners don’t know their employment law jargon.

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GDPR could cripple business, say UK firms

Nearly half of organisations are afraid they won’t meet the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation, inadequate technology cited as core challenge.

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Running a small food business: Essential health and safety information

Here are some vital health and safety tips for those aspiring to start their own food business.

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UK SMEs hit with big fines for unlicensed software damages

Damages and legalisation costs for companies caught with unlicensed software are increasing year-on-year.

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HMRC applies to shut down more businesses as it pursues unpaid tax

HMRC applies to shut down 12 per cent more businesses in 2016 than in 2015, aggressively pursuing unpaid tax.

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Budget 2017: NI increase for self-employed scrapped by government

The government has made a shocking U-turn on their plans to raise NI contributions for the self-employed, by scrapping the initiative altogether.

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Europe’s top court legalises workplace headscarf ban

Employers are entitled to ban workers from the 'visible wearing of any political, philosophical or religious sign' including headscarves, Europe's top court has ruled.

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Government must be cautious when considering self-employed tax changes

The government is being urged to seriously consider the impact that tax changes could have on the self employed in this years Spring Budget.

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Government plans to tackle gender pay gaps only superficial

Businesses will have to take more responsibility over the gender pay levels, but women could still come out second best, a new study reveals.

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Uber drivers’ tribunal win a ‘disaster for UK plc’

The Uber tribunal case will open the floodgates for more workers to challenge their employers in pursuit of their rights, says a leading self-employment and contracting adviser.

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More UK companies protecting intellectual property year on year

European patent applications filed by British applicants rose by 5.7 per cent in 2015 compared to the previous year, according to figures released by the European Patent Office (EPO).

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Small businesses to lose thousands as a result of commercial property lease ruling

A property expert has warned that small companies could be set to lose thousands of pounds when reviewing their commercial property lease.

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Tribunal compensation applicable for criminal offences

Employment Law firm Deminos has issued a warning to employers that they could face paying out compensation to sacked members of staff, even if the sacked person has been found guilty of a criminal offence.

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What is professional indemnity insurance?

Professional indemnity insurance provides cover if somebody sues your business and they allege that your advice caused financial loss or damaged their brand. It’s not just for accountants and lawyers but for anyone offering a personal service, even web designers

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What is public liability insurance, and does it cover Covid-19 claims?

Public liability insurance can cover your small business if a third party has an accident or injury. But does public liability insurance cover claims made against your business arising from Covid-19?

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Business insurance everything you need to know

Every small business may need to be insured at some level. But which policies are must-haves, and which are optional? Edward Murray guides you through the maze

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London & Partners Q&A — driving growth in the London startup ecosystem

In this Q&A, we explore how London & Partners' Business Growth Programme is driving economic growth and inclusion in the London startup scene