Legal Compliance Archive

  • Business Insurance

    What insurance do new startup businesses need?

    When starting a new business people tend to focus on the positives. They think about how good their idea is, how much money they are going to make and what they are going to spend it all on. They may not think about what they...

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  • encryption and data protection

    Why Start-ups Need to Know About Encryption

    It has been widely reported over the last couple of weeks that the American and British security services have spent huge amounts of time and money trying to break the encryption of popular internet services such as Google, Facebook and Amazon. As well as using...

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  • UK limited company rule changes

    5 Proposed Changes to UK Limited Company Rules

    At the G8 conference in June the UK government announced plans to change some of the rules around limited companies. Their aim is to make them more transparent so that it is clearer who owns companies. In part this move towards greater transparency is a...

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  • Your named representative

    Advantages and Disadvantages of Appointing a Company Secretary

    Traditionally, all limited companies had to have a company secretary. As of 6th April 2008, private limited companies do not have to have a company secretary, however many still choose to appoint one. (Public companies still have to have a company secretary.) A company secretary...

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  • Copyright protection for website content

    Intellectual Property: Protecting your Website Content

    Google regularly update their search algorithms and ranking strategies to try and weed out spam and identify high quality sites. Starting in early 2011 with their Panda update and rolling through 2012 with Penguin one of Google’s big targets has been duplicate content. There has...

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  • who controls data in the cloud

    Who Controls Your Customer Data in the Cloud?

    A new report from the European Union claims that the widespread adoption cloud computing could add €160 billion to the EU GDP by 2020. The report also claims that the correct application of cloud computing could generate 3.8 million jobs over the same period. We...

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  • Minimum Wage and Pensions Changes

    Two Big Changes for Employers due in October

    There are two major changes being introduced in October which will impact on businesses with employees. The rise in the minimum wage applies to all businesses. The latest rise in the minimum wage comes into effect on the 1st October 2012. The rates will be...

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  • Reasons Company Accounts are Rejected

    Top 5 Reasons Why Company Accounts are Rejected

    Companies House have released figures showing that they now reject 11.1% of company accounts. Using the Companies House statistics for July 2012 that means over 300,000 companies have had their accounts rejected so far this year. If acceptable accounts are not received on time then...

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  • Register for Data Protection

    ICO Continue Data Protection Prosecutions

    The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) are responsible for administering Data Protection rules in the UK. They regularly fine businesses and organisations who mishandle personal information. Recent examples include an NHS Trust fined £175,000 for accidently uploading details of their staff’s religious beliefs and sexual preferences...

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  • Company Model Constitution

    What are Articles of Association?

    When you set up a limited company in the UK there are lots of bits of paperwork to deal with. One of the most important is the articles of association. These are the rules by which your company will run. They determine things like how...

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