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Setting up a business involves complying with a range of legal requirements. Find out which ones apply to you and your new enterprise.

While poor governance can bring serious legal consequences, the law can also protect business owners and managers and help to prevent conflict.

Whether you want to raise finance, join forces with someone else, buy or sell a business, it pays to be aware of the legal implications.

From pay, hours and time off to discipline, grievance and hiring and firing employees, find out about your legal responsibilities as an employer.

Marketing matters. Marketing drives sales for businesses of all sizes by ensuring that customers think of their brand when they want to buy.

Commercial disputes can prove time-consuming, stressful and expensive, but having robust legal agreements can help to prevent them from occurring.

Whether your business owns or rents premises, your legal liabilities can be substantial. Commercial property law is complex, but you can avoid common pitfalls.

With information and sound advice, living up to your legal responsibilities to safeguard your employees, customers and visitors need not be difficult or costly.

As information technology continues to evolve, legislation must also change. It affects everything from data protection and online selling to internet policies for employees.

Intellectual property (IP) isn't solely relevant to larger businesses or those involved in developing innovative new products: all products have IP.

Knowing how and when you plan to sell or relinquish control of your business can help you to make better decisions and achieve the best possible outcome.

From bereavement, wills, inheritance, separation and divorce to selling a house, personal injury and traffic offences, learn more about your personal legal rights.

13 February 2019

A new report has warned that self-employed workers in the UK may need to keep working until they are almost 80 to build up a big enough pension pot.

12 February 2019

One in three smaller businesses expects access to finance to become more difficult after Brexit, according to a new report.

12 February 2019

Big name store and café closures are causing anxiety among consumers as empty shop fronts continue to dominate some UK high streets.

11 February 2019

The UK's cyber threat environment is intensifying according to the findings of a new survey.

11 February 2019

The government has published new guidance for employers to help them identify why they have a gender pay gap and how to take action to close it.

6 February 2019

The UK tax body has written to UK businesses that trade only with the EU, with details of the actions they need to take in the event of the UK leaving the EU without a deal.

5 February 2019

A Freedom of Information request has revealed that the controversial Check Employment Status for Tax (CEST) tool has not been formally tested by HMRC.

5 February 2019

The inquiry will investigate how government policy on business rates has affected UK businesses and could pave the way for reforms.

4 February 2019

Over 93% of taxpayers filed their self assessment tax returns by the deadline; however, 700,000 taxpayers have yet to comply.

4 February 2019

A new poll of small business owners and self-employed workers has found that Brexit and Making Tax Digital for VAT are causing significant anxiety as major changes loom in 2019.

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