201703.28

Accountants – 7 pitfalls to avoid when buying Gross Recurring Fees

For my latest blog, I’m grateful to my colleague, Spencer Laymond for reference to his Report for Accountants “7 pitfalls to avoid when buying Gross Recurring Fees”.  This is just an extract from the much longer and more detailed Report which is available direct from Spencer on 0208 363 4444  or by email  spencer.laymond@curwens.co.uk “Introduction Buying a…

201606.13

What is “BYOD”? You need to know…..

BYOD = “Bring your own device” No – I didn’t know it meant either until recently, when we realised that a lot more of our employees were having to log in remotely to keep in contact with us, so this is becoming very important for employers. What is “bring your own device” (BYOD)? Many employees…

201605.17

Bribery Act 2010

We outline here the offences introduced by the Bribery Act 2010, the penalties for committing them and practical steps you can take to avoid breaching the legislation. What is bribery? Transparency International (a non-governmental anti-corruption organisation) defines bribery as “the offering, promising, giving, accepting or soliciting of an advantage as an inducement for an action which is…

201604.04

“I’ll see you in Court !”

Recovering a trade debt  There’s a lot to consider before starting court proceedings in England & Wales: The court has to deal with matters “justly and at proportionate cost.” Do a cost/benefit analysis before starting proceedings, including the cost of enforcement. Check the other party is good for the money – there’s no point incurring the cost of…

201603.18

COMMERCIAL LANDLORDS AND TENANTS

Landlord and Tenant law is a notoriously tricky area. It’s all too easy to get into difficulty. Whether you’re a Landlord dealing with a commercial lease or residential tenancies, chances are that, before too long, you will come up against a difficult tenant. In the commercial world, Landlords will be faced with arguments about issues with the…

201504.14

If you die suddenly, who “minds the shop” ?

Certain business assets attract significant relief from Inheritance Tax at either 50% or 100% depending on the type of assets involved but what can be done on a more practical basis in order to protect your business and your beneficiaries, should the worst happen? Guest blogger and Wills specialist James Blakemore looks at the options….