Business Signage on Private Property : Do you need planning permission

The newly announced carer’s leave

In 2020, the Government consulted on introducing a ‘carer’s leave’ as a ‘day one right’ to help employees with long-term caring responsibilities balance these with their paid work. The Government’s […]

Meet a Small Business Owner: Lorna and Mindy from H&H Research

In 2020, over 4 million people chose Rocket Lawyer UK for their legal needs. We decided to share these stories to find out more about our customers.  In this interview, […]

Planning permission for business signs

Business Signage on Private Property : Do you need planning permission

Most businesses need some form of signage. The reason most businesses need some form of signage is that signage is visible. That means your local authority is likely to have […]

Setting up a property company as a landlord

When purchasing a buy-to-let property (a property you buy in order to rent it out to tenants) it’s important to think about how you will own the property and what […]

What are your rights as a tenant in 2021

Although the UK is, in general, very much on the move back to “business as usual”, many aspects of life are still in flux. One of them is the issue […]

Summary of the Autumn Budget 2021

The Chancellor announced the Autumn Budget on 27 October. The Government’s plans focus on the ‘post-Covid’ era, and are intended to pave the way for an ‘economy of higher wages, […]

The proposed flexible working reform

The UK Government has proposed reforming and extending the statutory right to request flexible working, including the right to request flexible working from the first day of employment. It builds […]

Driving in the EU and EEA on holiday

Family of four (a mother, father and two boys) leaning against a car looking over a field

Provided you have a valid driving licence, you can typically drive abroad in the European Union (EU) and European Economic Area (EEA). However, you will need to make sure that […]

What are flexi-job apprenticeships?

Flexi-Job Apprenticeship

On 3 August 2021, the UK Government launched its new flexi-job apprenticeship offer, allocating funding of £7 million over the next two years to establish flexi-job apprenticeship agencies. This change […]

The new Covid-19 Autumn and Winter Plan

On 14 September 2021, the UK Government published its coronavirus (COVID-19) Autumn and Winter Plan for England. The Government has two plans; Plan A (to be followed if the pandemic […]

Making subject access requests

Subject Access Requests

Under the UK General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA) individuals can make data protection requests from businesses and other organisations in relation to any […]

Understanding deposit disputes

Deposit disputes are possibly the single, biggest cause of friction between landlords and tenants. Avoiding disputes is always much better than having to resolve them. If, however, the matter does […]