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Data Protection

All businesses use data of some description, and the Data Protection Act 1998 (the “DPA”) was introduced to protect the individuals whose personal data is being held. The ever increasing ... more

How to deal with a data protection breach

Regardless of how diligent you are in complying with the 8 principles of data protection, we always recommend that you have a Data Protection Breach Action Plan in place. Remember that some ... more

GDPR in a Nutshell: Key changes

The General Data Protection Regulation (the “GDPR”) is coming into force in just over a year and the pressure is on to ensure you are ready. The EU regulation is set to make significant ... more

Prison Sentence for Food Business Operator

A local fish and chip shop known as ‘Angelo’s’, in Oldbury, has been shut down, and its owner imprisoned, after he repeatedly failed to follow the advice of Environmental Health Officers. ... more

Self-employment down the drain

A plumbing firm who thought it’s plumbers were self-employed has lost a case following a Court of Appeal decision that they were in fact workers – and so entitled to workers’ rights ... more

Pub chain fined as employee suffers burns

A pub chain has been fined £95,000 with £15,860 costs at Newport Magistrates Court after a member of staff at one of its pubs was burnt while cooking on a gas range last year. The staff member ... more

Invest in health and safety to save money

Attention paid to health and safety could save UK companies millions of pounds, as workplace injuries cost the UK an estimated £4.8 billion in 2014/15, with the total bill for work-related ... more

Time to renew 10-year club gaming permits

Members’ clubs which offer their members the chance to play poker or bingo, backed by a 10-year club gaming permit (CGP), should now be looking at renewing those licences, the Gambling ... more