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…


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….


New Year – New Business ?

BUSINESS START UPS You know starting up your own business could be quite a challenge but the idea of working for yourself is really exciting, so what do you do ? Fired up with enthusiasm, a lot of people just plunge straight in either on their own or with a couple of chums, just to see how it…