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Many companies, particularly smaller businesses, all too often sign a lease without really considering and understanding the terms contained within it. If you are one of those, your business could suffer a detriment either because your lease does not provide enough protection or you miss the chance to negotiate a better deal.

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Posted in: Commercial Property

New regulations for doorstep and distance sales

The Government has published new regulations aimed at consolidating the law on distance and doorstep selling, providing further protection for consumers and making it easier for them to know their rights.

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Posted in: Corporate / commercial updates

Charity Commission launches annual return consultation

The Charity Commission (the independent regulator of charities in England and Wales) has launched a consultation seeking views about proposed changes to the Annual Return for 2015. The consultation follows changes to the Annual Return for 2012 and 2013, which were made as a result of information gained through previous consultations.

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Posted in: Uncategorised

Endeavour supports swimming star Aimee

Teesside’s right behind you, Aimee! That’s the message for swimming star Aimee Willmott less than two weeks before she goes for gold in the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

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Posted in: News & PR

Brand genocide

When was the last time you “vacuum-cleanered” your house, took a dip in a “whirlpool bath” or even used a “search engine” (as opposed to “googled it”)? OK, so the last one is not quite there yet (hence the explanation) but you get the picture.

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Posted in: Corporate / commercial updates

New On-Farm Anaerobic Digestion Fund for English farmers

A £3 million funding scheme to help English farmers set up anaerobic digestion (AD) plants on their land has been launched.

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Posted in: Agriculture

Lower-value property to become subject to ATED

The value threshold above which residential properties become subject to the Annual Tax on Enveloped Dwellings (ATED) is to be lowered from £2 million to £500,000 over the next two years, under proposals announced in the Chancellor’s 2014 Budget.

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Posted in: Agriculture

Definition of ‘permanent pasture’ challenged in court

Farmers are facing further uncertainty, adding to that resulting from forthcoming changes to Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) payments, as a result of a legal challenge to the definition of ‘permanent pasture’.

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Posted in: Agriculture

Agricultural industry to benefit from AIA increase

The maximum amount of tax relief available under the Annual Investment Allowance (AIA) for qualifying purchases made between 6th April 2014 and 31st December 2015 has doubled from £250,000 to £500,000.

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Posted in: Agriculture

Employment status: limited liability partnerships

The Supreme Court has held that a former equity partner of a law firm incorporated as a limited liability partnership (LLP) was clearly a worker and therefore eligible to bring a whistleblowing claim against the LLP.

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Posted in: Employment Law

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