Archive for October, 2013

London city street

6 things to consider before renting a room to a lodger

If the thought of renting out a spare room conjures worrying images of Rigby in Rising Damp then think again. Not only could a room in your property bring in […]

Increase in minimum wage

New penalties for employers failing to pay National Minimum Wage

On Tuesday 01 October 2013, the National Minimum Wage increased to reflect recommendations that were set out by the independent Low Pay Commission in April of this year. The current […]

Business Law from Rocket Lawyer UK

Lending to smallbiz improves but late payment still a problem

Most small businesses need two things to succeed – access to funding and regular payment. Funding allows businesses to expand and pursue their business idea. At the same time, when […]

Employment tribunal fees

Rise in Employment Tribunal claims prior to fee introduction

There has been a rise in the number of claims lodged with the Employment Tribunal Service prior to the introduction of fees for claimants. The number of claims made between […]

Business Law from Rocket Lawyer UK

What is the role of a non-executive director?

Most people have heard of non-executive directors (NEDs) but the nature of their role is often shrouded in mystery. Whilst they have the same legal duties and responsibilities as executive […]

News at Rocket Lawyer UK

In confidence – How to protect your business ideas

Small Business News Sometimes inspiration for a business idea can come from the unlikeliest quarters. UK ready meals boss Charlie Bigham formed a plan for his venture after spending a […]

Property Law at Rocket Lawyer

Help to Buy scheme will “unlock housing market” says David Cameron

Prime Minister David Cameron insists the second phase launch of the ‘Help to Buy’ scheme will unlock the housing market for young first time buyers. Help to Buy2 will see […]

Property Law at Rocket Lawyer

8 things you need to consider when buying to let

As with everything in life, the more you put into finding the right property, the right mortgage and even the right tenant, the more you will get out of your […]

News at Rocket Lawyer UK

Helping cure smallbiz headaches

Small Business News Cutting out the commute can help home based entrepreneurs to pack much more work into a day but does this make them more successful? Entrepreneurs who work […]

Property Law at Rocket Lawyer

Government move to allow longer tenancy agreements

A leading landlord organisation has welcomed Government plans for tenancy reforms in the private rented sector. Eric Pickles MP, Communities and Local Government Secretary, announced the proposals at the Conservative […]

Business Law from Rocket Lawyer UK

Biggest headache for smallbiz: late payment

As if businesses haven’t already had enough problems coping with the recession, smaller companies which do manage to land contracts often have significant difficulty when it comes to actually getting […]

News at Rocket Lawyer UK

Free and Easy – How to enjoy working for yourself

Small Business News Deciding to work for yourself can seem a little daunting. Good has a great post by Paul Jarvis on what he has learned, not just about how […]

Flexible working

8 key points to remember when hiring staff

It’s a daunting thought, taking on your first employee. It’s not helped by all the myths surrounding the employment process: about red tape, discrimination and – worst case scenario – […]