Victoria Spellman, a partner at Gotelee Solicitors

Business Law: Victoria Spellman examines action by the FCA on unfair payment tactics

The well-known payday lender Wonga was recently ordered to repay £2.6million to 45,000 customers for a series of errors, including sending letters to customers from a pair of non-existent law firms in order to put pressure on late payers.

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Stuart Wilkinson, head of tax at KPMG in East Anglia

Business Finance: Stuart Wilkinson of KPMG highlights new powers for HMRC

Under the Finance Act 2014, which gained Royal Assent last week, HM Revenue & Customs will receive new powers to issue a tax demand and collect the tax in dispute in relation to certain tax planning arrangements.

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John Bradshaw of Barker Gotelee.

Business Law: John Bradshaw on avoiding pitfalls in Retention of Title cases

Retention of Title (ROT) is the term used to describe an attempt by a seller to incorporate terms into a contract for the sale of goods which have the effect of preventing ownership from passing to the buyer until certain conditions, typically payment in full, have been met.

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Chris Sheppard of KPMG.

Business Finance: Chris Sheppard explains plans to improve the Prompt Payment Code

For the first time the Queen’s Speech earlier this month included a Bill designed for the UK’s army of SME businesses and referenced measures to improve the existing Prompt Payment Code (PPC).

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