Monthly Archives: November 2017

What does the Autumn Budget 2017 mean for my business?

In the UK’s current landscape of austerity and uncertainty, with Brexit looming, small businesses across the UK were hoping for a ray of light from Chancellor Phillip Hammond, dubbed ‘Spreadsheet Phil’. Carl D’Ammassa, Managing Director of Business Finance at Aldermore, … Continue reading

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Fake News: How can the government ensure that the truth wins out?

The concept of “fake news” came to the forefront of public consciousness during the 2016 US Presidential Election campaign and in particular the rise of Donald Trump. Its profile has risen exponentially to the extent that the term “fake news” … Continue reading

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Death of a sole director-shareholder – What happens next?

When a sole director shareholder dies, his or her shares automatically pass to their personal representatives (PR’s), being the executors (if there is a valid will) or the administrators of his or her estate (if the shareholder dies intestate), under … Continue reading

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Court Rules Settlement Is Final

Many disputes settle without the need for litigation and even when proceedings have been issued the majority of cases settle before they reach trial.  However, the recent case of Mionis -v- Democratic Press SA & Others highlights the need for … Continue reading

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Will SMEs be shackled by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)?

Data is increasingly becoming the most valuable commodity for businesses and as such, one of the most protected. Considering the GDPR is an update to the Data Protection Act which first came into force in 1998, when one gigabyte of … Continue reading

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