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Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme - Borrower beware

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The Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) has had a slow start and Chancellor Rishi Sunak has been forced to overhaul the scheme following pressure from small business owners, primarily at the paltry level of loans sanctioned compared to...

Rectifying a commercial contract

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Rectifying a commercial contract, how do the Courts do it? If you are the owner of a business, it will be common for you to work with commercial contracts. It is important to note that the terms of a contract do not have to be written down to bind parties...

Data protection: Should businesses be worried?

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Data protection: Should businesses be worried? With British Airways (BA) and Marriott receiving notices of proposed fines from the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), the regulatory body that enforces data protection policies in the UK,...

How much do you know about cookies?

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What is a cookie? We’re not talking about the chocolate chip variety! A cookie is a small text file that is downloaded onto ‘terminal equipment’ such as a computer, when the user opens a website. This allows the website to identify...

The right time to sell: planning for retirement as a business owner or shareholder

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Retirement is something that many look forward to. For those who have invested years of hard work into a business to make it a success, it is a time to reap the rewards. One could be forgiven for wanting to expedite the whole process and book a...

Don't Neglect Your T&Cs!

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Inevitably, all businesses will have different priorities from one another in terms of income generation and business development. These can range from product and brand development, to increasing market share, increasing revenue, or growing client lists....

#AD: New Guidance for Influencers

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In November we wrote about the guidance published by the Advertising Standards Authority (“ ASA ”) clarifying the rules that apply to social media influencers. Now, further guidance on the rules regarding social media endorsements has...

Preparing for Brexit? Have you thought about your business' contracts?

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With the 29 th March 2019 fast approaching, it is, for good reason, becoming increasingly difficult to avoid the “B” word. In this article, we consider contractual measures that businesses may consider implementing in their preparations...

New Rules for Influencers from the Advertising Standards Authority

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The advertising landscape changes quickly; those in the industry are constantly looking for novel and captivating ways to reach their desired audiences. This has led to an influx of brands working with influencers to promote various products and...