Legal

Understanding business law is critical to protecting your ideas and knowing your rights.

Our articles on legal issues have been created to help business owners tackle sensitive situations that require essential knowledge. Some of our articles break down tricky issues such as trademarks, patents and IP, while other content is more lighthearted, providing a welcome break from the more serious side to managing a business.

How to Build an Inclusive Workforce

How to Build an Inclusive Workforce

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How to Build an Inclusive Workforce

Darren Hockley, Managing Director of DeltaNet International, explores the business benefits of equality, diversity and inclusion, along with how to build a culture of inclusion in your workplace

Claiming Tax Relief with Salary Sacrifice Pensions

Claiming Tax Relief with Salary Sacrifice Pensions

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Claiming Tax Relief with Salary Sacrifice Pensions

Salary sacrifice is a tax-efficient way to boost your employees’ pensions. James Alesbury of HWB Chartered Accountants talks us through the details

A Guide to Claiming Limited Company Expenses

A Guide to Claiming Limited Company Expenses

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A Guide to Claiming Limited Company Expenses

Operating your small business as a limited company comes with a host of financial benefits, incentivised schemes and tax relief. Here's a look at the expenses you could be claiming

Dealing with Data Loss from Business Devices

Dealing with Data Loss from Business Devices

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Dealing with Data Loss from Business Devices

Andrew Magee, Development Manager at software specialist Enigma Recovery, explains what to do if you've lost data from one of your business devices

6 Ways Your SME Can Become Carbon Neutral

6 Ways Your SME Can Become Carbon Neutral

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6 Ways Your SME Can Become Carbon Neutral

If you're concerned about your business' carbon emissions, here are six ways to help your business become more environmentally-conscious

The Benefits of Incorporating Your Business

The Benefits of Incorporating Your Business

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The Benefits of Incorporating Your Business

Incorporating your business can offer many important legal and tax advantages. Here's a quick look at whether incorporation is right for your small business

An Employer's Guide to the Risks of Sitting

An Employer's Guide to the Risks of Sitting

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An Employer's Guide to the Risks of Sitting

There's been much research conducted into the detrimental impact that sitting at an office desk can have on our health. Here's a quick look at what employers can do to help

How to Approach Diversity Within Your SME

How to Approach Diversity Within Your SME

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How to Approach Diversity Within Your SME

Siân Goodson, Founder of executive search business Goodson Thomas, shares her strategies to help SME owners ensure they have a more diverse workforce and senior team

Balancing Digital Transformation with Privacy

Balancing Digital Transformation with Privacy

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Balancing Digital Transformation with Privacy

Sophie Chase-Borthwick, Director of Data Ethics & Privacy at Calligo, explains how to incorporate data privacy into digital transformation projects

How to Build an Inclusive Culture Within Your SME

How to Build an Inclusive Culture Within Your SME

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How to Build an Inclusive Culture Within Your SME

Zoe Morris of recruitment agency Jefferson Frank explores what UK businesses can do to build an inclusive culture and make women feel more welcome in the technology industry

Collecting Data for Hyper-Personalized Marketing

Collecting Data for Hyper-Personalized Marketing

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Collecting Data for Hyper-Personalized Marketing

Jason Lark of Celerity shares his tips on how to collect the right types of data for your SME's marketing campaigns

The SME Guide to Optimising Transparency

The SME Guide to Optimising Transparency

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The SME Guide to Optimising Transparency

In this detailed guide, KJ Dearie of Termly explores how SMEs can promote transparency through their data collection and marketing practices

How to Ensure Your Supply Chain Is Ethical

How to Ensure Your Supply Chain Is Ethical

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How to Ensure Your Supply Chain Is Ethical

Darren Hockley of DeltaNet talks us through how UK SMEs can ensure their supply chain is ethical, including potential red flags to look out for and a supplier checklist to bear in mind

The SME Guide to Better Records Management

The SME Guide to Better Records Management

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The SME Guide to Better Records Management

Paul Ravey of Access Records Management shares tips on how businesses can refine their records management practices

A Complete Guide to Making Tax Digital

A Complete Guide to Making Tax Digital

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A Complete Guide to Making Tax Digital

We share a complete rundown of everything you need to know about the Making Tax Digital scheme, including a useful visual guide to help prepare your business for the deadline

Employee Health Assessments for SMEs

Employee Health Assessments for SMEs

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Employee Health Assessments for SMEs

Marcus Herbert, Corporate Operations Specialist at Nuffield Health, explores the value of intelligent personal health assessments for SMEs

The Biggest Phishing Threats to SMEs in 2019

The Biggest Phishing Threats to SMEs in 2019

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The Biggest Phishing Threats to SMEs in 2019

It’s imperative that SME owners and employees know exactly how to detect and react to potential phishing threats. Here's what to look out for in 2019

Making Tax Digital: Common Misconceptions

Making Tax Digital: Common Misconceptions

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Making Tax Digital: Common Misconceptions

Tony Mills, tax expert and Director of Online Tax Rebates, dispels some of the most common myths about Making Tax Digital

A Guide to Business Rates

A Guide to Business Rates

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A Guide to Business Rates

Here's everything you need to know about paying business rates bills in the UK, including how business rates are calculated, exemptions, and small business rates relief

Why Cybersecurity Training is Crucial for SMEs

Why Cybersecurity Training is Crucial for SMEs

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Why Cybersecurity Training is Crucial for SMEs

Melanie Jones looks at how investing in cybersecurity training can positively impact both your business and your wider workforce