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AFC Bolton Sponsorship

By |June 22nd, 2018|

We are delighted to be sponsors to AFC Bolton. AFC Bolton is a family run, grass roots football club specifically for girls between the ages of 6 and 16. They have grown from one under 14s team to now running an under 7s, 9s, 10s, 12s and 14s. The club charges a low monthly fee to try […]

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BT new online property search

By |December 20th, 2016|

British Telecom (BT) have launched BT Property Search (BTPS). BTPS is a new online search designed for developers to identify any potential interference with BT’s UK non-cable network assets (such as buildings and significant infrastructure) from proposed works. The existing Openreach search procedure will remain in place for searches of the cable network. BTPS is […]

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European Council’s cloud computing guidelines

By |November 25th, 2016|

The European Commission has published a set of cloud service level agreement (SLA) standardisation guidelines, in line with the need for such guidelines contained in the Commission’s cloud computing strategy. The guidelines relate to contracts between cloud service providers and commercial cloud users, and have been produced to address the issues arising from the wide […]

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Electronic direct marketing: new guidance

By |October 28th, 2016|

Businesses that use electronic direct marketing will welcome the publication of updated guidance by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). The ICO guidance aims to help organisations comply with their obligations when carrying out electronic marketing by way of, for example, telephone, fax, email, text, picture or video message, or by using an automated calling system. […]

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HMRC Large Businesses Tax Strategies

By |September 30th, 2016|

HMRC published guidance on 24 June 2016 on the proposed requirement for large businesses to publish an annual tax strategy.

The guidance summarises briefly the criteria that must be met for the requirement to apply, the required content of a tax strategy, how and when a strategy must be published and the penalties for non-compliance, […]

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Unlawful discrimination in advertisement

By |August 29th, 2016|

Employers contemplating hiring new staff should take note of guidance published by the Equality and Human Rights Commission which indicates that many people may risk being denied access to jobs due to unlawful, discriminatory advertisements. In the last year the Commission received over 100 complaints that advertisements were discriminatory. The grounds of discrimination included age […]

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Development rights

By |July 27th, 2016|

Developers will be interested in recent changes to development rights which makes their ability to change a building used as an office to a residential estate permanent. Conditions to the extended right include allowing the local planning authority (LPA) to consider noise impacts on the intended occupants of the development from premises in commercial use […]

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GDPR following Brexit

By |June 29th, 2016|

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has published a statement confirming that following the UK’s decision to leave the EU, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will not directly apply to the UK but if the UK wants to trade with the Single Market on equal terms, it would have to prove “adequacy” by May 2018.

The […]

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Unfair contract guidance

By |May 27th, 2016|

The CMA has published a series of new short form “at a glance” guides to help businesses understand what terms are likely to be considered “fair” and “unfair” when used in a consumer contract. These guides add to the various items of guidance that the CMA published in October 2015 when the main provisions of […]

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Employment law changes

By |April 29th, 2016|

Several changes to employment law came into force in April 2016, the most important of which was the new National Living Wage, introduced on 1st April 2016. This increases the minimum hourly rate of pay to £7.20 for workers aged 25 and over which employers are obliged to pay irrespective of their size.
On 6th April […]

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