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Scrap metal laws to stop metal theft come into force

UK Home Office - 1 October 2013
Rogue traders who buy and sell scrap metal for cash face £5,000 fine under new laws designed to stamp out metal theft.
All scrap metal dealers will need to apply to their local council for a licence to operate under new rules which come into effect today (1 October 2013).
The [...]

Google publishes video to show how it feels to wear Google Glasses

See more about this on the BBC web site.

BBC News - Nursery ratios raised to cut childcare costs

The government announces plans to relax the official child to adult ratios in nurseries and other childcare settings.
See: BBC News - Nursery ratios raised to cut childcare costs.

European Parliament adopts deeply flawed unitary patent

European Parliament adopts deeply flawed unitary patent, gives up power over innovation policy
Today, the European Parliament has adopted a proposal to create a patent with unitary effect for Europe. This decision will leave Europe with a patent system that is both deeply flawed and prone to overreach. It also ends democratic control of Europe’s innovation [...]

Commercial tenants urged to investigate cracks in their rental contracts

Commercial tenants who have concerns about their rental contracts are being urged to take advantage of a new lease review scheme from solicitors Birkett Long.
The firm has launched a fixed-price service giving tenants advice about the content of their own individual lease. Commercial Property solicitor David Temperton explained that tenants may have a number of [...]

Audio Business Podcast - SME tips on how to challenge new business rates

From April 1st business rates are set to rise by an average of 5.77% across England and Wales. Experts warn that the increase, coupled with the painfully slow rates appeals process to challenge business rates, is stifling business growth in the UK. The estimated total amount of savings due back to UK businesses from the [...]

Media Law - Lunch time talk by Mark Stephens - The Mall, London - 24th Feb 2012

Lunch time talk: Mark Stephens discusses his work as a solicitor specialising in media law, intellectual property rights and human rights.
Date: Friday 24th February 2012
Time: 1:15 pm at,
Venue: Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), The Mall, London SW1Y 5AH
Mark Stephens joins the ICA for this lunch time talk to discuss his work as a solicitor [...]

Essex Business Seminar - Weathering the storm, March 2nd 2012

Business Seminar: Weathering the storm
Date: Friday 2nd March 2012
Time: 10.00 am to 12.30pm at,
Venue: Firstsite, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1JH UK
The organisers, Birkett Long solicitors say:
This seminar is a must for all investors.  In a challenging economic environment, investment choices can be difficult.  Our panel of experts will look at a range of investment opportunities. In [...]

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