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

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

Bribery can range from a dirty envelope to forms of corporate hospitality

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

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 

A register of company owners means hiding in the shadows will not be an option

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

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

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.

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