The end of ‘no fault’ eviction

The word ‘eviction’ has some negative connotations. It can bring to mind people being forced to leave their homes, or having to leave because they did something wrong. However, serving […]

Assistance dogs and the Equality Act 2010

Thousands of people across the UK enjoy their lives with the assistance of highly trained canine companions. Small business owners should know how to uphold the rights of assistance dog […]

What does the ‘Tipping Bill’ mean for tips, tronc, and service charges?

Many hospitality workers are hard-working, skilled staff who work often inconvenient hours catering to customers’ wants and needs. When customers decide to tip to reward excellent service, workers deserve their […]

New consumer protection rules: fighting fake reviews and sneaky subscription models

The digital age is accelerating, and with it comes new challenges for consumers hoping to consume with confidence. In recognition of these issues, in April the UK Government responded to […]

Mental health, body image and the law: new advertising and photo retouching rules

In our modern age of ever-present social media, reality TV, and pandemic-exacerbated social isolation, unrealistic beauty standards are a pervasive part of young people’s lives.  These unrealistic ideals make it […]

The Queen’s Speech 2022: Implications for small businesses

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This week’s Queen’s Speech helped open the new Parliamentary session by setting out the Government’s legislative priorities for the next year. Among the speech’s eclectic list of Bills are some […]

Upcoming changes in real estate law

The Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic brought dynamic changes to the UK’s commercial and residential real estate markets: people and businesses moved in and out of cities and between smaller and larger […]

The new legal age for marriage in the UK

UK marriage laws are changing. The minimum legal age for marriages and civil partnerships in England and Wales is going to rise to 18. Why is this change happening? What […]

Easter egg economics: can I legally sell homemade chocolate?

The Easter holidays are approaching and the entrepreneurs amongst us might be considering how their love for egg-shaped chocolate could be turned into a viable business venture. But how easy […]

Earth Day 2022: How can I make my business more sustainable?

22 April 2022 is Earth Day, a global day of action and thought for furthering environmental sustainability aims. The Earth Day theme for 2022 is Invest in our Planet. One […]

What does the Spring Statement mean for me and my business?

On 23 March the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, made his 2022 Spring Statement to Parliament. The statement is effectively a ‘mini-budget’ for the nation and includes various tax changes intended to […]

New data protection rules for international data transfers

Data protection laws protect individuals’ rights to have their personal information dealt with by businesses in a manner that is fair, safe and transparent. The UK General Data Protection Regulation […]