Businesses overlook the importance of succession plans

19 Oct 2017

A significant number of businesses have failed to put a proper succession plan in place, new research suggests. The Global Family Office Report 2017, published last month, shows that around one in five family-run firms had no plan at all


Eagle-eyed council officials spot health and safety breach

19 Oct 2017

A roofing contractor was last month sentenced for safety breaches, which meant workers were left at risk of falling from unprotected roof edges. Chris Smith was given an eight month prison sentence, suspended for two years, and ordered to complete


Ex-MP tasked with tackling late payment

19 Oct 2017

The first-ever Small Business Commissioner – responsible for cracking down on late payment – has been appointed by the Government. Ministers have confirmed that Paul Uppal will be the first person to take on the role. They have created the


Massive mixed-use development would include region’s tallest building

19 Oct 2017

Plans have been submitted for a £350million joint office, retail and residential property development in Yorkshire. Commercial Estates Group (CEG) has now lodged a planning application for the site at South Bank, a short distance away from Leeds City Station.


Hethertons returns victorious from general knowledge quiz

19 Oct 2017

A team of staff from Hethertons is celebrating having won a charity quiz organised by local professional contacts, Begbies Traynor. Held at the Lysander Arms in York, the quiz saw several firms face-off against one another in aid of local


PM promises more money for Help to Buy

19 Oct 2017

The Government will pour an additional £10billion into the flagship Help to Buy scheme, in order to help more people around the country onto the property ladder. The extra investment will offer individuals the opportunity to buy new-build homes with


Woman in fight to secure workers’ rights

19 Oct 2017

A foster carer has gone to an Employment Tribunal to argue the case that the role should give her access to workers’ rights. Sarah Anderson, who is one of the tens of thousands of Britons who provide places for youngsters,


Offering a helping hand to passengers affected by flight cancellations

19 Oct 2017

Hethertons is standing by to help passengers affected by a recent raft of flight cancellations, following the staffing issues at Ryanair and the collapse of airline Monarch. Thousands of passengers from around the UK are believed to have been affected


Hethertons professional completes 5k run for cancer charity

19 Oct 2017

A member of the Hethertons team has raised hundreds of pounds for charity by taking part in the Pretty Muddy 5k run. Lucy Martindale, an administrative assistant with the firm, raised more than £400 for Cancer Research UK by throwing


An opportune time to review your will

19 Oct 2017

Our expert lawyers are advising clients to review their will, in light of the changes to Inheritance Tax (IHT) introduced earlier this year. Under the new system, if an individual dies on or after 6 April 2017, and the value