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New trade marks rules

The Trade Marks Regulations 2018 will come into force on 14 January 2019. They make changes to the registration of UK trade marks and remove a legal protection. What’s happening? New law. The Trade Marks Regulations 2018 , which transpose…

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The NMW and family members

As a general rule, all workers must receive the minimum wage rate that’s appropriate for their age. But what happens if your business employs family members – is there any exemption available? Rates for 2017/18 On 1 April 2017 the:…

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NEW BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP REGISTER

New legislation Although it was touch and go at times, the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 became law on 26 March 2015 . The Act makes a number of fundamental changes to company law, one being that the majority of UK companies will be legally…

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THE CONSUMER RIGHTS ACT 2015

A massive change Towards the end of March 2015 theConsumer Rights Act 2015 received Royal Assent. This legislation – which is a massive shake up to existing UK consumer laws – is due to come into force on 1 October 2015 . When it does, nearly every business that sells goods and/or supplies…

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Who owns that design?

On 1 October 2014 the Intellectual Property Act 2014 comes into force. Under it, the legal owner of an unregistered design is the person who created it not who commissioned it. How can you protect your position? Framework. For some…

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National Minimum Wage rates

The national minimum wage rates effective from 1st October 2014 are now available. To see these rates, follow the link below: https://www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates Contains public sector information licensed under the Open Government License v2.0

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Updated National Minimum Wage

On 30th September 2013 the new National Minimum Wages were published. These are effective from 1st October 2013. To see these rates, follow the link below: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/national-minimum-wage-to-rise-from-1-october-2013 Contains public sector information licensed under the Open Government License v2.0

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