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

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?

The legislation will see SMEs fork out less for National Insurance contributions

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.

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

Formal identification and immigration status is an employer requirement

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? 

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

Slippery: Accidents in the workplace can lead to time-consuming lawsuits

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.

Autumn Statement 2012 - Industry reaction to key Osborne announcements

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.

Real Time Information payroll system to call time on Mr X, Mrs Y and fake NI numbers

Tax time: HMRC's Real Time Information system is being soft launched

Lesley Stalker, tax partner at RJP, looks at how the introduction of the Real Time Information payroll system will impact businesses, and provides tips for adherence.

How to navigate through employment legislation in the UK

Erika Bannerman, sales and marketing director at recruitment firm Brook Street, looks at the minefield of employment legislation and gives her advice on how to stay informed.

Industry reaction to Lord Heseltine's report on growth in the UK

Future plans: Heseltine's report includes 89 growth recommendations

The ability for the UK to produce wealth has suffered, Lord Heseltine has declared in his No Stone Unturned in Pursuit of Growth report.

Open the Patent Box 

Confirmed in the 2012 Budget, the Patent Box regime is due to commence in April 2013. Sharon Bedford, business tax partner at James Cowper, looks at what it means for technology and manufacturing businesses.

The UK Bribery Act one year on

Jonathan Middup, partner at Ernst & Young Fraud Investigation & Dispute Services, looks back on the first year of the UK Bribery Act to see if the British perception of corrupt practice has changed.

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