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Trial by Twitter part 2

14 Feb 2014
In the second of her guest blogs, Kate Anthony Wilkinson shares 5 more Twitter lessons you should learn   Recruitment checking More recruitment agencies are now checking for on-line information as part of the recruitment process, so once more that silly joke, rude comment or embarrassing photo may come back to haunt you. Companies may wish to consider... Read More AboutTrial by Twitter part 2 »

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We're supporting Start up Britain - are you?

14 Feb 2014
“The people best placed to help business are the people who do business." So said David Cameron on Monday as the Government launched a major new campaign aimed at new entrepreneurs, under the heading “Start up Britain”. The campaign is designed to deliver help and advice from existing businesses and entrepreneurs to new businesses. It has already attracted... Read More AboutWe're supporting Start up Britain - are you? »

By Carol Prince

Company formation - just as it should be

14 Feb 2014
The company formation industry today is very different to the one I joined more years ago than I care to admit to here. Back then, incorporating a limited company was a long, slow, rather languorous affair that could last several weeks. These days, it’s barely a one-night stand! Even the 1985 Companies Act did little to speed up a process that had remained largely unchanged for... Read More AboutCompany formation - just as it should be »

By Carol Prince

Family businesses – fair shares?

14 Feb 2014
Family dynamics are such that within family businesses there is greater potential for disagreement than in other types of business. Conflict can often arise around the issue of shares. But much of this can be avoided by making changes to the constitution ( the articles ) of the company from the outset. Here are our top 10 points to consider in this area before taking the... Read More AboutFamily businesses – fair shares? »

By Adrian Healey

Family companies – can children hold shares?

14 Feb 2014
In England and Wales* there is no prohibition on a person under the age of 18 (a minor) becoming a member of a company and holding shares.  However, the child can reject or set aside the agreement for the shares while they are still under the age of 18.   The best practice, therefore, is to avoid a minor becoming registered as a member of a company. This is especially so... Read More AboutFamily companies – can children hold shares? »

By Carol Prince

Trial by Twitter

14 Feb 2014
Twitter is great tool for communication and sharing of views. But it can create a host of issues and potential problems for companies, employers and individuals. Many problems do not yet have firm answers but awareness of the issues is key. In the first of two guest blogs, Kate Anthony Wilkinson shares her top 5 Twitter tips. Libel - Lord McAlpine has announced that he... Read More AboutTrial by Twitter »

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How secure are your company authentication codes?

14 Feb 2014
With over 5 million company documents filed electronically at Companies House last year, security is often a concern. Every company has a single authentication code allowing them (or their agents) to electronically submit accounts, annual returns or other changes to the company’s details . Here are Companies House top tips to keeping your company’s code secure: Don’t... Read More AboutHow secure are your company authentication codes? »

By Lee Date

Limited Liability Partnerships – what’s the attraction?

14 Feb 2014
Limited Liability Partnerships (LLPs) have been around since April 2001.  For the organisation and the individuals who own it, a Limited Liability Partnership combines the advantage of being taxed like a partnership with limited liability, corporate personality and organisational flexibility. As predicted, LLPs have proved popular with law and accountancy firms.  But it... Read More AboutLimited Liability Partnerships – what’s the attraction? »

By Wendy Rees

Company names - obligations to display

14 Feb 2014
Displaying the registered name at company premises Every trading company must display its registered name at its registered office and at any other ‘inspection place’.  This would be any location where the company keeps its statutory documents. available for inspection. The registered name also has to be displayed at any location where the company carries on... Read More AboutCompany names - obligations to display »

By Adrian Healey

Just a minute!

14 Feb 2014
The minutes of a company’s board meetings should provide an accurate record of proceedings at the meeting.  They will need to be referred to in the future so it is vital that they are accurate and concise. Here are our top tips :   Preparation is key. Take time to understand the agenda, and review any related documents, such as minutes from previous meetings... Read More AboutJust a minute! »

By Adrian Healey
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