SMEs feeling positive about 2018

18 Jan 2018

A sizeable proportion of the nation’s small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are hoping to expand this year, while others are confident they will see their revenue grow. A new survey of 1,000 business owners found that three quarters of respondents


Hethertons launches useful online quiz to help businesses prepare for GDPR

18 Jan 2018

With new data protection rules set to come into force in May, Hethertons is helping local businesses prepare with an interactive online quiz. The General Protection Data Rules (GDPR) will require businesses to alter the way they obtain, store and


More details about Monks Cross scheme emerge

18 Jan 2018

Details have emerged about some of the outlets which will be taking up residence at a new development in York. A number of food and drink outlets will be occupying premises at the city’s Community Stadium, at Monks Cross. Among


Business fined tens of thousands following tragedy

18 Jan 2018

A civil engineering company has been sentenced for serious safety breaches after a father-of-three suffered fatal crush injuries. Sheffield Crown Court heard how RMB Contractors Ltd had been tasked with laying a new concrete slab at Ballast Phoenix Ltd, in


Hethertons steps in to help businesses with new digital threats

18 Jan 2018

Hethertons is continuing with a campaign to help businesses get to grips with the latest online threats by offering free help at an upcoming seminar. The event, to be held at the Best Western Crown Hotel in Horsefair, Boroughbridge on


Woman wins divorce case appeal but calls for a change in the law

18 Jan 2018

A successful businesswoman has argued in favour of a major overhaul of divorce laws, having suggested that current legislation has failed to keep pace with changes in wider society. Julie Arnold (nee Sharp) has recently been involved in a landmark


The Government promises tougher action on rogue landlords

18 Jan 2018

Landlords who flout their legal obligations are set to face tougher action in future, the Government has vowed. Last month ministers announced a series of measures in response to concerns that many properties being rented are either overcrowded or not


Serving policewoman wins discrimination case

18 Jan 2018

A police officer has won a landmark legal fight after arguing that the recruitment process for dog handlers discriminated against female applicants. WPC Kim-Louise Carter was this month awarded a £15,000 pay-out for indirect sex discrimination, after taking her case


Council criticised over its handling of care fees

18 Jan 2018

A recent case has led to local authorities being reminded that they must ensure families receive accurate information about care fees. The warning comes after the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman had received a complaint about the actions of


The Ministry of Housing is revived for the first time in decades

18 Jan 2018

The Prime Minister has resurrected the Ministry of Housing as she seeks to assure the public that the Government will take decisive steps to address the affordable homes shortage. During this month’s cabinet reshuffle, it was confirmed that Sajid Javid