Making Tax Digital for VAT: What do HMRC’s updates mean for you?

Expected to roll out in 2020 the earliest, Making Tax Digital (MTD) is an HMRC scheme that will require businesses to do all their taxes online. Making Tax Digital for […]

5 reasons why you need a mentor for your start-up

Mentors. They’ve been there, done that and gotten the t-shirt (well maybe not that last one). Yet an unbelievably low number of entrepreneurs start their careers without one. We’re living […]

Offered free wifi? Check the terms and conditions!

Free Wifi

I read about a prank recently, whereby thousands of free WiFi users inadvertently agreed to 1000 hours of community service by accepting a public WiFi business’ terms and conditions. Duties […]

What is it like to be a paralegal at Rocket Lawyer?

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Fancy working for a legal technology startup and using your legal knowledge and experience to make the law more affordable and simple for all? Apply for our open paralegal position […]

General Election 2017 – Employment policies

Don’t know who to vote for on 8 June? Samantha Jolliffe gives us the lowdown on what the main political parties have in store for business and employment.

GDPR – What’s it all about?

You’ve probably heard the acronym “GDPR” floating around a lot recently. The rules surrounding data protection are set to change significantly when the GDPR (or the General Data Protection Regulations) […]

What “calendars” should business owners be aware of?


The 5th of April marks tax year end! As a person trying to save as much as I can, I’ve never been more aware of my personal allowance, ISA options, […]

Does Uber have to pay VAT?

Does Uber have to pay VAT?

A tax lawyer Jolyon Maugham has brought a case against Uber claiming that the startup is avoiding paying VAT.

It’s not that easy being green

As awareness of the importance of preservation of the environment continues to grow, businesses are looking for ways to become environmentally friendly, also known as “going green.”

7 reasons why you should quit your job and join a startup

Every now and then, I get asked why I made the leap from corporate gig to technology startup. I’d seen Rocket Lawyer’s products, believed in its mission and liked its […]

Seed funding – the deal with Term sheets

“Shall I compare thee investor to a summer’s day?” “How very romanticised!” I hear you cry, but if you think about it, the relationship between a start-up and an investor […]

5 questions to ask when hiring for your startup

5 questions to ask when hiring for your startup

1. What goals do I need to achieve? As a new business, you are likely to have certain goals to realise. A good way to help you decide who to […]