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How will chancellor George Osborne look to woo both businesses and individual voters with this final pre-election budget? Top names from the field give their views

Employers split on future of tribunal fees

Fair price: Are tribunal fees blocking access to justice?

Lack of consensus prevails on highly divisive legal issue as tribunal cases fall 70%

How Osborne can use Budget to counter uncertainty with tax incentives

Looking ahead to the Budget on 18 March 2015, tax specialists at accountancy firm Clement Keys are urging the Chancellor to use the tax regime to encourage long-term thinking and promote political and economic certainty

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Financial planning: Chancellor George Osborne is preparing for next week's Budget

The final budget before May’s General Election will take place next Wednesday, with chancellor George Osborne set to unveil the Government’s plans for Britain’s economy over the next year. Here’s a rundown of what businesses can expect and also would like to see

Would capping EU Immigration be the demise of British businesses?

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

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

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