Commercial & Legal

Commercial & Legal

Labour Peer Introduces New Payment Bill To Protect SMEs

In the wake of the lack of effective measures to deal with payment abuse following the Carillion collapse two years ago, Labour peer Lord Mendelsohn will introduce today [Tuesday 21 January 2020] a new payment Bill. Lord Mendelsohn has taken

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Commercial & Legal

2020 Legal Events for Scaffolding Contractors

Following the success of the 2019 Contract Law Seminars, Birketts LLP and the Scaffolding Association will be continuing with their series of legal events throughout 2020. Talking about the partnership Stacey Underhill, Head of External Affairs at the Scaffolding Association,

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Commercial & Legal

Why your business might need ownership protection

Martin Ward, an associate director of Amicus Insurance Solutions, outlines an aspect of insurance that is often overlooked – protecting the ownership of the business. When a business owner or partner dies, in addition to the obvious sadness and everyday

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Commercial & Legal

New VAT system to impact on cashflow

The access and scaffolding sector is waking up to changes in VAT invoicing and payments that come into force next month. At the time of going to press, a united construction industry was lobbying hard to have the changes delayed

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Commercial

Payment terms in temporary works contracts

Barrister Rudi Klein advises readers on the legal requirements applying to payment terms in temporary works contracts. The example schedule above should be used for each of your contracts. It incorporates legal requirements relating to the payment process and alerts

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Commercial

Ensuring consistency in contract documentation

Barrister Rudi Klein considers a recent court judgment on inconsistencies in the contract paperwork. The problem It is often the case that contract documentation is put together in haphazard fashion. Documents are thrown together without any care or thought as

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Commercial & Legal

Manage your drivers – protect your business

You will already be aware that, as an employer, you have legal obligations to any employees who drive while at work. In addition, there are areas that you should focus on to protect yourself from prosecution and ensure that your own insurance is not prejudiced.

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