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It remains to be seen what tightening borders would do for UK industry

It remains to be seen what tightening borders would do for UK industry

Katrina Cooper, counsel at Faegre Baker Daniels, examines whether any government pledge to curb immigration would risk Britain's prosperity and impede business.

What parents of teenage tech entrepreneurs should know about the law

Nick D'Aloisio has shown that young entrepreneurs can build and sell an idea

Entrepreneurs are getting younger by the day as tools open children up to idea and business creation at a much younger age. Robert Taylor, consultant IP and media solicitor at Cubism Law, examines what the legal implications of setting up a company at this stage are.

How the UK Bribery Act may be extended

As a piece of legislation that is now three years old, Melanie Wadsworth, partner at Faegre Baker Daniels, explains how the Bribery Act may have its remit increased.

The UK's new Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill: Transparency is nothing to be scared of

The bill is hoping to make the UK a better place to start and grow a business

In light of the government's new Enterprise Bill, Edward Craft and Charlotte Baker, partner and senior associate at Wedlake Bell, examine what transparency regulation means for SMEs.

Transparency of company beneficial ownership 

Edward Craft and Marlies Braun, partner and senior associate at Wedlake Bell, looks at what a beneficial owner is and how new regulation brings it into the business spotlight.

Trunki’s wheels fall off: The battle to protect its design

Trunki was set up by Rob Law in 2006 and has now moved into new markets

From failing on Dragons’ Den to selling over two million of its children’s suitcases, Verity Ellis, an associate solicitor at D Young & Co, explains why Trunki are now at the mercy of copy-cat designs. 

Employment Allowance: Is my business eligible for a tax cut?

With a month to go until the coalition’s latest tax incentive for small businesses gets underway, Daniel Mepham, accounting director for ClearSky Business, examines what businesses need to know when it comes to the Employment Allowance.

The Bribery Act – what you need to know

Careful planning can mitigate against the risks of overseas business activity

Neale Andrews, partner and head of Mundays’ Corporate and Commercial team, boils down the Bribery Act for UK SMEs.

Top ten tips for Right to work checks and advice on the civil penalty regime

Natasha Chell, partner at Laura Devine Solicitors, gives her advice on one of the many red tape obstacles employers must deal with: Right to work checks.

Light touch regulation: Friend or foe? 

Stifling business: Regulation on markets like AIM makes it hard for SMEs

Sophia Harrison, director of financial and professional services at Grayling, looks at how a new exchange platform out of Sweden could strike the right chord of regulation for SMEs.

Health and safety for business – How to prevent accidents

For businesses, the creation of an up-to-date health and safety policy can be the difference between damaging litigation and a solid safety net.

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With chancellor George Osborne's third Autumn Statement done and dusted, GrowthBusiness speaks to entrepreneurs, investors and advisers to gauge their reaction to announcements made in parliament.

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