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Legal advice

The small business legal advice section provides in-depth guides and features on tax, company and employment law for UK SMEs and sole traders.

How to deal with a furloughed employee who refuses to return to work

Tribunals are expected to weigh in favour of employees who say they haven’t gone back to work because they feel unsafe during Covid-19. What can a small business owner do?

Employing & managing staff

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Tenants back to facing eviction for non-payment of rent as shops reopen

Draft voluntary code due to be published this week makes no mention of extending eviction protection for small businesses unable to pay rent

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Ethical veganism is a philosophical belief – the steps you should take next

A ruling says that ethical vegans should have similar legal protection to those with religious beliefs. What does it mean for your business?

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Businesses may need to pay casual workers who have cancelled shifts

As part of the government's Good Work Plan, casual workers may get compensation from employers if their shift is cancelled at short notice.

Employing & managing staff

How to set up a share options scheme for your small business

Share options are a great way to recruit employees in a start-up. Here are things you should know, says George de Stacpoole

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T&Cs for your small business – how to make sure they’re done properly

Making T&Cs prominently available and easily understood is important if you want to avoid costly legal action, says Amanda Hamilton

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What should I do if I get a subject access request?

With GDPR came an update to the subject access request policy. What should you do if a customer or an employee sends you one?

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GDPR one year on: what fines have been issued so far?

A year after GDPR was implemented, we take a look at the impact of fines and how the UK compares to the rest of Europe.

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What should I do if I get a subject access request?

With GDPR came an update to the subject access request policy. What should you do if a customer or an employee sends you one?

Legal advice

GDPR one year on: what fines have been issued so far?

A year after GDPR was implemented, we take a look at the impact of fines and how the UK compares to the rest of Europe.

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Writing a will: what business owners need to know about dividing assets

Alex Sealy, a wills and probate lawyer at Slater Heelis, discusses why it’s important for small business owners to think carefully about dividing their assets in their will.

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What does GDPR mean to me and my business?

Here, we look at the new regulations regarding the secure collection, storage and usage of personal information for your small business.

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How to get an ROI on your legal spend

How can you get legal to grow with the rest of your business and provide an ROI? Here, we look into the matter.

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The law on working alone

Here, Jayne Harrison of Richard Nelson LLP answers a reader's question on the legal implications of working alone.

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4 small business functions that must be automated for greater profits

Can technology help you create more efficient business models? In this article, we explore how you can use technology to boost your business

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It’s time the UK’s small businesses got the seamless communications and collaboration tools they need

Why seamless collaboration is crucial for UK small businesses and what tools can help

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Flexible work is making cybersecurity tougher for UK SMBs. It’s time they got the tools, and the platform, to defend themselves

The cybersecurity landscape for small businesses and the tips and tools that can help

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How to enhance your customer and employee experiences using Uber Vouchers

This article explains how Uber Vouchers can enhance both your customer and employee experience