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the new Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015

24 June 2015

How this will impact your company

The new Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act is very broad in its scope – it aims to reduce the administrative burden on companies, whilst also enhancing transparency and increasing trust in the UK as a place to do business.  All companies will be impacted by at least some of the changes as they alter the legal requirements placed on them, including what they must file going forward at Companies House. The biggest change will be the requirement that companies investigate and obtain information on persons with significant control over them. 

Take a look at our briefing paper to find out what these changes mean for you.

Please note that the implementation timetable has been subsequently revised - here are the details of the current timetable.

In addition, since we prepared our initial briefing paper the Government has published a further consultation document setting out more details on how the register of persons exercising significant control over companies will operate in practice. We have put together a supplementary briefing paper outlining the key details.

training and events

14Oct

ISBL regional Conference Sheffield

Browne Jacobson’s Associate Sophie Jackson discusses the rise in growth of SEN and the impact of this on schools. Please note that this event was postponed from June 2020.

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4Mar

ISBL regional Conference Park Regis Hotel, 160 Broad St, Birmingham, B15 1DT

Browne Jacobson’s Associate Philip Wood discusses the rise in growth of SEN and the impact of this on schools. Please note that this event was postponed from May 2020.

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focus on...

150th Anniversary of State Education – Lessons Learned: reflections of 12 former Secretaries of State

Our on-demand video was hosted by the BBC’s Education Correspondent Branwen Jefferys with special guests including Baroness Nicky Morgan, Kenneth Clarke QC, Michael Gove, Justine Greening and Lord David Blunkett discussing past successes of education, the unintended consequences of past policy, and to envision what still remains to be done.

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150th anniversary of State Education – looking back, moving forward

Watch our on-demand video where we joined the Secretary of State for Education, the Rt Hon Gavin Williamson, Dame Julia Cleverdon, Sir Michael Barber and the recently appointed President of the CBI Lord Karan Bilimoria to launch a year of celebration for those delivering education.

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Legal updates

What is a higher education course for the purposes of access to the Office of the Independent Adjudicator’s (OIA) complaints process?

The Office of the Independent Adjudicator’s (OIA) has recently published a reminder of its remit in relation to dealing with complaints, which is a timely reminder as the new academic year begins.

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Brexit resources

The Internal Market Bill – an overview

The United Kingdom Internal Market Bill was introduced in the House of Commons on 09 September 2020 (the Bill), provoking much debate and attracting criticism from many. But what exactly is contained within the Bill?

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The content on this page is provided for the purposes of general interest and information. It contains only brief summaries of aspects of the subject matter and does not provide comprehensive statements of the law. It does not constitute legal advice and does not provide a substitute for it.

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