There’s a really good test on whether or not an economy is competitive on the world stage which is basically whether or not it can earn enough money from exporting to buy the goods that consumers want to import.
None of us like to think that one day we may not be capable of dealing with our affairs. However, mental incapacity is something that can affect any of us and whilst for some it may be as a result of a degenerative illness, it could affect you without warning, perhaps as the result of an accident.
The European Court of Justice has ruled that, in circumstances where workers do not have a fixed place of work, the time spent by those workers travelling each day between their homes and the premises of their first and last appointments will now constitute “working time”.
The recent news that over 100 businesses in East Anglia have been given grants totalling £10.7million from the New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership’s Growing Business Fund demonstrates a real appetite for growth in the region.
Landlords must act to avoid ending up in hot water over heating supplies – they must comply with the introduction of individual metering and charging on communal heating and other forms of heat networks.
The growth of self-employment (including personal service companies) is a phenomenon of the economic recovery: the Office for National Statistics estimates that 15% of the total UK workforce (4.5million people) now work for themselves.
Fraud, whether personal or business, can cause irreparable damage and often takes considerable time and money to resolve. Yet despite warnings about the dangers of failing to put protective measures in place, individuals and organisations continue to fall victim to fraudsters.
We usually associate the living wage with campaigns for the rights of employees, but the announcement in the Summer Budget that a National Living Wage is to be made compulsory isn’t just good news for the two million people who will get a significant pay rise.
As we know, the Conservative Party was elected to government on May 7 and, having won a majority of the seats in the House of Commons, the Tories are promising to implement the whole of their manifesto.
As we approach the General Election, what can East Anglia’s SMEs do to thrive? East Anglia is brimming with SMEs, from established family businesses to start-ups. Through enterprise, creativity and hard graft, they have all played their part in driving the economic recovery.
In the summer of 2013 London hosted the World Pole Dancing Championships. This nugget of general knowledge had passed me by until I read the judgment handed down in the case of Vertical Leisure Ltd v (1) Poleplus Ltd (2) Peter Bowley (2015).
The recent demise into insolvency of G B Solutions Ltd, a major contractor which owed two subcontractors alone £230,000, should act as a reminder to all subcontractors to manage their cash flow during the course of a project.
I have disappointing news for builders and carpenters across Europe! Employers will not be required en masse to widen their doors, or to reinforce all of their furniture, as a consequence of a recent ruling of the European Court of Justice.
“Think I just hit a cyclist. But I’m late for work so had to drive off lol.” Newspapers reported that the author of this tweet was sacked by his employer last month, despite his claim that there was no truth in what he’d written and that it was just a bad joke.