Category : Policy, legal and business management

Buying keyword ads? Could this infringe on another’s trade mark?

A really interesting recent legal case, reported here as an ICAEW Legal Alert, looked closer at the coexistence of two rival brands operating side-by-side in the same marketplace. One owned a trade ma...

Screeching U-turn welcomed by entrepreneurs

Nigel Hastilow, Director, Enterprise, ICAEW, reacts to the Chancellor Philip Hammond’s Budget U-turn. The immediate reaction to Chancellor Philip Hammond’s Budget was to wonder if the Government ...

Do you own any trade marks? Are you making ‘genuine use’ of them?

An interesting recent legal case helped highlight a potential issue you might like to be aware of. It clarified a potential grey area around what’s called ‘genuine use’ of owned ‘trade marks...

How do you see admin in your small business? Necessary, or needless ‘red tape’?

We were interested by the headline of a short piece over on Small Business.co.uk recently. ‘Admin is killing UK business: A quarter of managers struggle daily’, announced the piece. ‘New resear...

Are you affected by a rise in business rates? Philip Hammond says he’s ‘listening’

Many have been worried about imminent rises in business rates. • We reported a little on this story here Now Philip Hammond has said he’s ‘listening’, reports BBC News. ‘Chancellor Philip...

UK Business Confidence Monitor reveals a ‘British bulldog spirit’

This is not an easy time – that much is clear. But businesses are hunkering down to sit out the storms. So suggests the picture emerging from our latest UK Business Confidence Monitor (BCM) for the ...

Making Tax Digital: enough government consultation?

Are you worried about meeting your responsibilities around ‘Making Tax Digital’? Many small businesses are, and the Government is currently in a consultation phase around implementation. But is it...

The Government’s Industrial Strategy: our response

We’re pleased the Government has set out an Industrial Strategy – but are concerned it doesn’t go far enough. That’s the basic picture from ICAEW Director of Business Stephen Ibbotson’s gues...

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