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What is a Statutory Demand?

A Statutory Demand is a formal written request, which can be sent to individuals or companies, which provides a 21-day period for the payment of monies due and/or the provision of security. It is effectively a ‘call to action’ and leaves debtors in no doubt as to a...

Supreme Court rules in Mills v Mills: Enough is enough?

The Supreme Court has ruled that a divorced husband should not have to increase payments to his ex-wife after she mismanaged her finances following their separation. The couple divorced in 2002 after a 15-year marriage, the wife received £230,000 in settlement of her...

Limb (b) worker is entitled to certain rights.

The Supreme Court has dismissed an appeal by Pimlico Plumbers in a decision that should have wide implications for workers’ rights. During his time at Pimlico Plumbers, Gary Smith paid tax on a self-employed basis though he worked solely for the company.  He was...

More ‘reward’ for outsource giants in wake of Carillion demise

The bosses of Mitie and Serco will appear in front of Parliament’s Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee this week as the Government gathers evidence in an attempt to avoid another high profile collapse of a business providing core services to...

Are you ready?

The new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect on May 25 and according to a recent survey by the Institute of Directors (IoD) only six in ten company directors are confident that they will be fully compliant with the new law. Under GDPR,...

Construction giant now delivering substantial profits.

Construction group Balfour Beatty, one of Britain's largest construction groups, has reported a surge in profits. Previous reports suggested that the group was close to collapse in 2015 largely due to the underbidding on contracts during the recession and accepting...