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28 June 2022 Compliance - small businesses and new regulation

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has released a report setting out the impact of new and changing regulations arising from the pandemic on small businesses across the UK.

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10 June 2022 80% hours for 100% pay? That’ll do nicely

As has been widely reported this week, some 3,000 UK workers are taking part in a six month trial to assess the viability of a four-day working week without any reduction in their normal pay.

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Legal update

26 May 2022 The Omnibus Directive is almost here

Amongst the measures being introduced are new rules on online reviews, price reduction promotions, enhanced rights for free digital consumers, GDPR-style fines and information requirements on online markets.

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4 April 2022 Right to Work Checks: Changes from 6 April 2022

From 6 April 2022, right to work checks on all migrant or settled prospective employees must be online and checks on British or Irish nationals will be manual (free) or digital (charged for).

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21 February 2022 Covid-19 rent arrears – the questions that remain

The Government appears set to announce plans on ‘living with Covid to restore freedom’. With the success of the retail and hospitality sector key to recovery, what protections will be on offer to tenants to deal with Covid-19 rent arrears?

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Legal update

12 January 2022 New year, new Brexit transport rules

From 1st January, new import rules come into effect, with potential for significant delay, disruption and cost for importers and exporters.

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10 November 2021 Dealing with Covid Rent Arrears – an overview but no specifics

Following on from our recent article on the release of the updated Code of Practice for dealing with commercial rent arrears that have accrued throughout the pandemic, we continue to highlight what the overall principles seek to ensure - fairness and proportionality for both landlords and tenants across each step of the arbitration process.

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Legal update

18 March 2020 Local business support announced, Local Governments’ key role

The government has announced, in the budget and in subsequent briefings, measures to provide support to businesses during this unprecedented time.

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Published articles

24 October 2019 O/281/19 Revocation (DEVICE MARKS) – 23 May 2019

This decision is a good example of how the IPO approaches non-use challenges, and an insight into the economics of gift shops at public parks.

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Parallel Imports - what brand and IP owners need to know

Parallel importers seek to exploit price differentials for goods sold in different countries. The EU principle of exhaustion of rights prevents businesses from enforcing their IP rights to restrict this secondary trade within the EU if the goods were first marketed in the EU with their consent, other than in limited circumstances.

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