Brexit...What next

6th July 2016

With Britain voting to leave the European Union, we look at what’s next and how long it will take. This is no short-term relationship where you can un-follow, delete and move on from the EU. There is a formal legal process called Article 50 - but it's never been used and when it was created nobody thought anyone would… Read More


Brexit... its not all doom and gloom

6th July 2016

On the back of Brexit; we take a look at some of the more unusual EU laws which we might be better off without: Bananas should not be too bendy... In 1995, the EU issued guidelines for the growing of bananas and cucumbers. This regulation required that bananas of the highest quality classification could not have abnormal curvature and led to… Read More


Bank holidays and employment rights

28th April 2016

With the spring and summer bank holidays approaching we set out a simple guide to employee’s rights in relation to bank holidays. Right to time off? Employees have no statutory right to take bank holidays off work. Their employment contract may grant them such a right, but there is no statutory entitlement to it. In industries such as… Read More


Company Law Update – The register of people with significant control - Summary guide for companies

7th April 2016

From today (6 April 2016), the Small Business Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 brings into force changes to the registration requirements with Companies House for all UK incorporated companies (whether limited and unlimited) as well as LLPs Limited Liability Partnerships (LLPs). Companies and LLPs are now required to keep a register of people who have significant control of the Company (PSC). It should… Read More


Do you offer your employees a salary-related pension scheme?

5th April 2016

From the 6 April 2016, the current state pension system will change. The current system will continue to apply to those who are already of state pension age. The changes will affect those who reach pension age on or after 6 April 2016, therefore this will affect you personally if you are: a woman born on or after 6 April 1953 a man born on or… Read More