COMPANY LAW - 21.10.2020
New company rescue procedure up and running
One of the measures introduced by the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 was a new reconstruction plan to help companies survive the financial impact of the pandemic. The first such plan has recently been considered by the court. When can a reconstruction plan be proposed and what’s involved?
DATA PROTECTION - 21.10.2020
£60,000 fine for unsolicited text messages
Direct marketing. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has announced that it has issued a monetary penalty notice for £60,000 to a small business, Digital Growth Experts Ltd (D). According to the ICO, between 29 February and 30 April 2020, D sent unsolicited text messages to 16,190 individuals promoting a particular brand of hand sanitiser, claiming that it was “effective against coronavirus” . ...
LANDLORD AND TENANT - 21.10.2020
Commercial Rent Arrears Recovery changes
Statutory right. Commercial Rent Arrears Recovery (CRAR) came into force in April 2014. It is a statutory procedure which allows landlords of commercial premises to recover rent arrears by entering premises, taking control of the tenant’s goods and then selling them. CRAR applies to a commercial tenancy regardless of whether any reference is made to it in the agreed lease. ...
TRAVEL COSTS - 08.10.2020
Carry on cutting travel costs
You’ve been asked to shrink the travel budget. This can be done in one of two ways and coronavirus has actually made the more effective one easier for you. What can you save?
UTILITIES - 08.10.2020
More handwashing but save on water
If staff are back in their normal workplace they will be washing their hands more frequently than ever. This shouldn’t be discouraged. So, where else could you reduce consumption and save money?
OFFICE COSTS - 08.10.2020
To help ensure maximum hygiene, you’ve decided to install a new dishwasher in the kitchen, rather than run the risk of dirty mugs and everyone handwashing items. Which is the most efficient model and what will it save you?