Category : Policy, legal and business management

Always get a ‘joint venture’ agreement in writing

May sound obvious, but sometimes action outruns discussion, and you may find your small business starting down a course in good faith that ends in disappointment. A recent ICAEW Legal Alert highlighte...

Anti-bribery policy: every small business needs one

Did you know, as a small business, you need to take serious measures to ensure you minimise the risk of anyone associated with your business committing bribery? That’s the recommendation emerging fr...

Business confidence at highest for two years – but how fragile?

Business confidence is at its highest in two years, according to our latest ICAEW Business Confidence Monitor – which also reports that regulation and staff turnover are currently perceived as two b...

Some real benefits from GDPR

So, the deadline’s now pending (25 May), but many small businesses are still floundering about how to respond to the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) legislation. We’ve written a coup...

Never forget: posting on Facebook is publishing

Facebook can be a funny ‘place’ at the best of times: public and private, intimate, and open – to strings of tenuously-linked ‘friends of friends’… And of course there’s also all th...

Chancellor’s Spring Statement: our response

On 13th March Chancellor Philip Hammond issued his ‘first slimline Spring Statement’, as our ICAEW statement says here. In it, he ‘unveiled upgraded projections for growth and predicted falling ...

Full report on RBS mistreatment of small businesses to be made public

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) now plans to publish its full report into the appalling treatment by the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) – and, specifically its Global Restructuring Group (GRG) ...

Time to put an end to late payments, says Small Business Commissioner

Cashflow, as we’ve so often seen, is the absolute lifeblood for any small business: you need to be able to rely on it. And it’s simply not tolerable for big businesses to hold off paying small con...

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