Archive | October, 2012

Bhavini Kalaria
What are the implications of the abolition of the default retirement age for your business?

The transitional provisions enabling employers to compulsorily retire workers at 65 years of age ended this October.  If you are an employer this means that you will either have to: (i) objectively justify a fixed retirement age; or (ii) dismiss an older employee in the same way as an employee of any other age group. Should […]

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Bhavini Kalaria
Service charges – a sexy legal beast?

The victory of the defendants in the case brought by the Two Rivers Housing Association after a three year legal battle  in October this year which roundly found that tenants could not be charged for grass cutting, once again brought the issue of what service charges can be applied and to whom into the limelight.  Though of  course […]

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Bhavini Kalaria
Want to Keep Your Cash Flow From Crashing?

The Greek tragedy unfolding in Europe shows all too clearly the consequences of spending more than you make.  It is not that different for a business. If your business is experiencing problems with debt collection, then take note: bad debt collection and knock on cash flow problems are often cited as top reasons for business failure.  Getting the […]

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Bhavini Kalaria
Is Your Business a Winner?

The countdown to the Olympics has begun, and whilst going to press there were only 187 days left before they start! Amidst the excitement, almost a third of businesses haven’t as yet considered the impact of the Olympics and the window for dealing with any issues is getting less and less. Some of the immediate legal issues which […]

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Bhavini Kalaria
Protecting Yourself, Protecting Your Loved Ones

The history of the British Indian community is intimately connected to  our past migrations (including my own family’s) from India, to East Africa and then to the UK.  It created  an enterprising spirit which  older generations have often passed onto younger: according to a 2006 report there were over 40,000 Asian owned businesses in London alone, with […]

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Bhavini Kalaria
Selling On Line?

I recently spent time with a friend who wants to start her own internet business.  More and more people are doing the same: there are real advantages, lower overheads & better control of your image. Traditional shop owners and businesses are also using the Internet to market and sell products (take for example, Pataks and […]

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Bhavini Kalaria
Cloud computing – contract concerns explained

“Cloud computing” is a service which is provided over the internet with computing power at one central location. More and more businesses are considering using “cloud computing” as part of their overall information and communications technology models and as a means of minimising the risk of loss of data and reducing overall costs.   However, businesses […]

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Bhavini Kalaria
Pension Auto Enrolment

Pension Auto Enrolment This month sees the largest employers automatically enrol some or all of their workers in to a qualifying pensions scheme, soon to be followed by medium and smaller businesses.  Employers will be given a date from which they will have to auto enrol. What is key for employers is that from the […]

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