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Hethertons Services for Businesses - September 2018

Welcome to the latest edition of the Hethertons Solicitors newswire for Businesses, which is designed to keep you up to date with what is happening within our firm and abreast of the latest changes in industry.

Hethertons Solicitors has been providing advice to businesses in and around York and North Yorkshire for more than 70 years. Despite our long and illustrious history, we are a forward-thinking firm with our finger on the pulse of the modern world of business.

We hope you enjoy reading our latest newswire and find it informative.

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  What if… I want to prepare my business for Brexit?


 

Last month, we looked at what landlords need to consider when letting property to students. This month, we explore what business owners should be thinking about ahead of Brexit.

The UK will be leaving the EU in less than six months’ time, yet there is still much uncertainty regarding what this might mean for businesses, trade and the economy.

 
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 Canary Wharf case could spell danger for UK landlords


 

Landlords have been warned that a case between the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and Canary Wharf Group could have significant ramifications across the country.

Europe’s equivalent to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) signed a 25-year lease on its Canary Wharf premises in 2014. However, following the Brexit vote in 2016, the agency is set to move its 900 jobs to Amsterdam.

 
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York’s digital sector thriving


 

Research from Science City York data has revealed that the creative and digital industries in York are thriving.

The group who form part of Make it York, have been mapping the creative and digital businesses in York and the surrounding area to gauge how well the sector is doing. So far the research has discovered 1,516 businesses involved in the creative industries.

 
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  Cyber Attack – What would your firm do?


 

There has been a lot of media coverage recently regarding cyber-attacks, with British Airways being the latest major organisation to be targeted.

What should you do in the event of a cyber-attack in the age of GDPR? Security firm Forcepoint recently ran an exercise to highlight the potential dangers.

 
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Government announces new measures to boost funding for small businesses


 

The Government is proposing new laws to help support businesses against unfair contracts that can stop them raising money from unpaid invoices.

The new laws will make it easier for smaller businesses to access invoice finance, and will provide a long-term boost to the economy worth around £1 billion.

 
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