Internet and Social Media

A clearly stated internet and social media policy is becoming increasingly important for employers.

Employment Law – Dismissal

The Government has called for evidence on dealing with dismissal and “compensated no-fault dismissal” for micro businesses.


The Insolvency Service has published an overview relating to the restrictions on the re-use of a name previously used by a liquidated company.

The Olympics and the Bribery Act

Many of the best seats for this summer’s London Olympics remain unsold as companies fear breaching the Bribery Act.

Tax relief for micro-businesses?

The Government is proposing tax relief for micro-businesses who incorporated for tax reasons a decade ago.

Stamp Duty Land Tax

Beware – HMRC has confirmed that it is cracking down on Stamp Duty Land Tax avoidance schemes.

Digital Economy Act

The Court of Appeal has given the government the go ahead to implement the Digital Economy Act 2010.

More guidance on “Cookies”

The Information Commissioner’s Office has issued further guidance to help businesses become compliant with new rules about the use of cookies on their websites.

Protect your property

The Land Registry is trialling a new initiative designed to assist property owners by protecting their empty or tenanted properties from being sold or mortgaged by a fraudster.