Amidst the news about the Budget and the excitement over the easing of lockdowns, it’s easy to forget that we’ve been in legislative limbo for the past 12 months.
The FCA’s recent victory at the Supreme Court was a red letter day for many SMEs, but who are the beneficiaries? Legal experts Knights PLC attempt to unravel the small print and explain what it all means.
Many franchisees (and franchisors) set up their franchise business trading through a limited liability company or occasionally a limited liability partnership, rather than as a sole trader.
Employment for all business owners carries greater risks than ever before. Sue Tumelty examines the issues franchisors and franchisees should be aware of.
As if the events of the past three financial quarters weren’t enough, two recent developments may have provided franchisors with more cause for concern about the financial health of their franchisees.
Franchising expert Fiona Boswell, a partner with law firm Knights PLC, discusses the implications of the ruling which stipulates that Uber drivers must be classified as 'workers' and therefore entitled to statutory employment rights.
Solicitors Julie Howard and Nicola Broadhurst join forces to explain how franchisees can protect their businesses in the event of death or incapacity.
Since March this year we have given a lot of focus to Covid-19 both in our personal lives and also what this means for franchise businesses and the commercial contracts they have entered into
In the second of our Brexit series we focus on the impact it has on immigration. Franchises in sectors such as care, hospitality and retail rely on staff and franchise prospects from the EU and elsewhere to facilitate the operation of their franchises.
Given the impact of COVID-19 to businesses across the UK, it has arguably never been more important for franchised brands to have a strong online presence to engage with its customer base, maintain brand loyalty and generate revenue where it can.