This was our first year for the Make-A-Wish Spring Ball, following on from the very successful Valentine’s Ball. What a storming success it was. We raised a net profit of about £260k – again down to all the generous people who donated prizes, bought tickets and came along on the night. A huge thank you [...]
Another amazingly successful Ball. Thanks again to everyone who attended; thanks also to our many generous clients who bought tickets and donated prizes. The 2017 Ball raised a net profit of around £239, all of which goes to grant wishes to very deserving children and young people.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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. [...]
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, [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
June To celebrate the end of the month, Bevan Kidwell has collaborated with DegreeArt to send you all something non-legal and artistic. This month's feature is 'Retrostructure VIII' by Luke M Walker. If you have an enquiry about this piece or any other artwork, don’t hesitate to contact Isobel@DegreeArt.com or call 020 8980 0395.