What will Labour’s civil war mean for business?

As we enter August, politics usually takes a back seat while we focus on the typical summer news agenda – sharks, seagulls and Cecil the Lion have willingly or unwillingly obliged this time around. For those of us who take more than a passing interest in politics, however, this year’s summer recess promises to be dominated by the long and increasingly bitter contest for leadership … Continue reading What will Labour’s civil war mean for business?

Quantification of Serious Harm

In his article on this blog, Jason Nisse mourns – or at least opines on – the death of the writ in libel actions. Judith Townend questions in her article for Inforrm whether the statistics, at least of late, tell a different story, but concedes that data protection and privacy applications are certainly the new trend in terms of legal remedy for ills documented online. … Continue reading Quantification of Serious Harm

The EU Referendum: What will it mean for UK Business?

With the upcoming referendum on whether the UK should leave the EU, the nature of our relationship with Europe and the prospect of ‘Brexit’ are set to dominate the political and public policy agenda for next few years – if not for longer. Recent events in Greece, where the Syriza-led Government decided to hold a public vote on the terms of a proposed EU bailout … Continue reading The EU Referendum: What will it mean for UK Business?

Budget 2015: Osborne aims to seize the political agenda and position Tories as the “party of working people”

On 8 July 2015, the Chancellor George Osborne delivered the first Budget statement from a Conservative majority Government since 1996, in which he declared he would create a “higher wage, lower tax, lower welfare country.” This bold statement was backed up by a Budget Speech that outlined significant cuts in welfare and to working age benefits, which would, in part, be offset by the introduction … Continue reading Budget 2015: Osborne aims to seize the political agenda and position Tories as the “party of working people”