The perils of long working hours have featured extensively in the media this summer. The national long hours trend seems impervious to the legislation on Working Time which has been in place in the UK since 1998, leading some to query its effectiveness. These health and safety driven regulations cap the working week at 48 hours, so why has it not made a bigger impact on the UK’s working hours statistics?
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From October 2015 commercial organisations who supply goods or services and have a turnover of greater than £36 million will have to report publicly on the steps that they have taken to ensure that their operations and supply chains are free from slavery and human trafficking.
Expanding your business across borders? Top 5 tips to make sure your brand strategy is fit for purpose
If you’re considering trading across borders, whether by selling into new markets, or engaging foreign suppliers and manufacturers, then there’s a few key things you should do, to protect your brand and your business as it becomes much more visible overseas. Here's our guide to five important issues you need to deal with.
At Harper Macleod we are great believers in intellectual property auditing. We’ve worked with start ups and mature businesses, across all sectors and all of those we’ve worked with have found the audit scheme worthwhile. Here’s why …
A holiday illness or accident can ruin a holiday and although many holidaymakers become victims of illness or accidents, most don’t realise that there is a course of action that can be taken to seek compensation.