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Decision Makers' Brief

Decision Makers' Brief

Articles & Blogs Decision Makers' Brief Employment

Plumbers, Taxis, Pizza Delivery and the Self-Employed Contractor

Monday, 27 February 2017

A series of recent high-profile cases (involving Uber, Deliveroo and most recently Pimlico Plumbers) are causing some businesses using the services of self-employed contractors to question whether they need to change their working model.

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Articles & Blogs Decision Makers' Brief Recruitment

Top Tips When Using Recruitment Agencies to Supply Contractors

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

The UK flexible labour market, which is one of the strongest in the world, plays a vital role in supporting UK businesses.

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Articles & Blogs Decision Makers' Brief Technology & Startups

Cyber Security: Top 7 Crisis Management Tips

Monday, 27 February 2017

Unauthorised disclosure of personal information can arise from either accidental or deliberate actions of employees, hackers or disgruntled customers.

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Articles & Blogs Decision Makers' Brief

Practical Pointers for Flexible Working Requests

Friday, 13 January 2017

According to the recent Workingmums Annual Survey, over 25% of working mothers have had requests for flexible working refused by their employers.


Articles & Blogs Decision Makers' Brief

Restrictive Covenants - Protecting Your Business

Friday, 13 January 2017

A recent case in the High Court involving a hair salon in Windsor and an entrepreneurial former owner has served as a useful reminder of some of the rules around restrictive covenants and non-solicitation provisions in contracts.


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The Data Protection Regime - Does it Apply to You?

Friday, 13 January 2017

In October, the government confirmed that the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) will be apply in the UK from 25 May 2018 (and that Brexit won't spare us from it).


Brexit Articles & Blogs Decision Makers' Brief

Brexit - Maintaining Flexibility in a Changing Landscape

Friday, 13 January 2017

We don't think there's any value in lawyers speculating on what Brexit will mean for you, other than to say that it will, at some point in the next few years, mean change.

Brexit - Maintaining Flexibility in a Changing Landscape

Articles & Blogs Decision Makers' Brief

Two Important Tips When Using Recruitment Agencies to Find Permanent Staff

Thursday, 12 January 2017

As a result of the current UK skills shortage, more and more businesses are turning to recruitment agencies to help them find good quality staff to fill their permanent vacancies.


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What Will the Apprenticeship Levy Mean for You?

Thursday, 12 January 2017

From April 2017, the government will fund apprenticeships in England in a new way. To meet this objective, some employers will be required to contribute to a new Apprenticeship Levy.


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The Metro Mayor & What it Means for Local Businesses

Thursday, 12 January 2017

Elections are scheduled for May 4th. The new Mayor is due to take office from May 8th. But from our discussions with local businesses and residents there doesn't seem to be much understanding of what this new role involves.

The Metro Mayor & What it Means for Local Businesses

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Practical Pointers for the Imperfect Reality of Contracting with Your Customers and Suppliers

Thursday, 12 January 2017

We all know what a contract looks like, don't we? Carefully drafted, signed by the parties, dated and completed well in advance of any work starting. Our clients tell us that life isn't always like that.