According to a recent study by internet payment provider Stripe, spending in Britain via online marketplaces such as Booking.com, Deliveroo and Airbnb is growing significantly year on year, as more people buy and sell products via the internet.
As a director you are responsible for managing the business. You are effectively an agent, in charge of managing day to day affairs and responsible for making the strategic and operational decisions of the company.
There is so much uncertainty about what will happen with a Brexit deal (or no deal) and therefore it is likely that you may have concerns around the effect it may have on your business and on the other suppliers in your chain.
Setting up a business is both an exciting and demanding process. Along with the obvious steps that need to be taken, for example branding and accounts, there are also important legal elements that need to be considered.
The use of confidentiality clauses or “NDAs” to settle employment disputes is coming under increasing scrutiny in the media and from Parliament. New recommendations indicate that the law will soon be clamping down on this issue.
If your business can be successfully franchised, you can establish a national (and possibly international) network of franchisees, all of who will be running identical versions of your business and generating income for you.
The Equality Act 2010 prohibits discrimination at work in relation to the nine “protected characteristics”: age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, and sexual orientation.
The 331-year-old insurance institution, Lloyd’s of London, has introduced a new code of conduct to address claims that its boozy culture is causing general boorish behaviour and sexual harassment in the workplace.
In March 2019, the Court of Appeal upheld a County Court decision that the suspension of a teacher in anticipation of a misconduct investigation was not a breach of the term of trust and confidence which is implied into all employment contracts.