Iconic York hotel to be renamed and rebranded

23 May 2018

The Royal York Hotel, which sits adjacent to the railway station and is currently known as The Principle York, is set to undergo a rebranding after its management was taken over by the Intercontinental Hotel Group (IHG). The iconic hotel,


Business remains on the road during winter cold snap

23 May 2018

Keeping the wheels of commerce turning despite the worst excesses of this winter’s Beast from the East, proved costlier than anticipated. City of York Council has revealed that the budget for gritting the roads, allowing the hard-working entrepreneurs of York


Good news as year-long pay squeeze comes to an end and business confidence rises

23 May 2018

Businesses across the UK and their employees will be welcoming the news that the pay squeeze, which has lasted for more than a year, is over. The latest figures from the Office for National Statistics revealed that during the first


Four thousand babies and toddlers own companies in the UK

23 May 2018

An analysis of filings with Companies House has revealed that 4,000 babies and toddlers under the age of two are listed as beneficial owners of companies in the UK. The analysis, carried out by Global Witness, also found that five


York Candlelighters receives £5,400 from city’s professional community

23 May 2018

The past 12 months has seen the members of York Trusted Professionals raise thousands of pounds for its annual chosen charity. This year’s beneficiary has been the childhood cancer charity, Candlelighters. The York Trusted Professionals, which includes local business owners,


What happens if I want to restructure my business?

23 May 2018

Restructuring or reorganising your business can be a big step and one that should not be embarked upon without first seeking professional advice. In this month’s newswire we take a look at the challenges you may face if you decide


What difficulties can employers face from absence?

23 May 2018

Hethertons’ Employment team has produced a series of videos exploring some of the issues on which we regularly advise clients. One of these clips looks at the difficulties employers can face due to absences. Senior Associate, David Scott, highlights the


It’s a case of swings and roundabouts for families in York

23 May 2018

Good news for York families with little ones, as the village of Fulford unveiled a new playground. Thanks to joint funding from City of York Council and Fulford Parish Council, the new £34,000 development boasts, among other things, a zip


Supreme Court hears civil partnership case

23 May 2018

A heterosexual couple from London are fighting for their right to enter into a civil partnership and are having their appeal case heard at the Supreme Court. Rebecca Steinfeld and Charles Keidan have no desire to get married, but want


Call for Inheritance Tax system to be scrapped

23 May 2018

There have been calls for the present Inheritance Tax (IHT) system to be scrapped and replaced by a fairer method of taxing inherited wealth. The proposals were made by the Resolution Foundation, a thinktank that looks into ways of improving