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Don’t Forget Employment Law Applies To The Christmas Party

Posted on Thursday, December 18th, 2014

Office Christmas parties are renowned for keeping Employment Tribunals busy in the New Year. Cases over recent years highlight just how far removed from the incident an employer can be and yet still become entangled in litigation. Laura Claridge, Employment lawyer at Gullands Solicitors, comments: “The key point to bear in mind is that employment…

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Postage Scam

Posted on Wednesday, December 10th, 2014

It has been brought to our attention that the below information is a hoax, apologies for any inconvience this may have caused.   Christmas is fast approaching, Royal Mail & The Trading Standards Office are making people aware of the following scam: A card is posted through your door from a company called PDS (Parcel…

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North Kent Economic Development Group

Posted on Wednesday, December 10th, 2014

The Chambers, North Kent Economic Development Group, will be meeting on the 16th December. If you have any business concerns or comments that you would like to be discussed and possibly passed on, please let me know by email and I will place them before the group. May I also take this opportunity to pass…

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TradeSmart Market Research

Posted on Wednesday, December 10th, 2014

Kent County Council Trading Standards Services is currently tasked with finding out how businesses in Kent would like to access services provided by Trading Standards. The areas of law that Trading Standards cover includes animal health and welfare, petroleum, explosives, weights and measures, fair trading practice, product safety, credit licensing and age restricted products; this…

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Consumer Rights For Online Businesses

Posted on Wednesday, December 10th, 2014

Many people are surprised to learn you’ve EXTRA rights buying online (or by telephone/catalogue) due to the Consumer Contracts Regulations. These give a legal right to send most goods back within a fortnight for a full refund (including outward delivery costs), even if there’s no fault. You’ll usually need to pay for the return delivery….

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BCC UK Monthly Economic Review December 2014

Posted on Wednesday, December 10th, 2014

The BCC’s UK Monthly Economic Review for December. This briefing provides an easy-to-use commentary on the key economic indicators for UK businesses. The report also provides a comparison between the economic data compiled by external organisations such as the Office for National Statistics (ONS) and the BCC’s own Quarterly Economic Survey and economic forecast. This…

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Kent Community Foundation Launches Surviving Winter 2014

Posted on Wednesday, December 10th, 2014

Community Foundations Aim to Help Raise Millions in Face of 30,000 Winter Deaths Kent Community Foundation has launched its Surviving Winter appeal 2014/15. The annual campaign, which helps older and vulnerable people facing fuel poverty in the colder months, raised £16,000 last year which was distributed in hardship grants and to support organisations that provide…

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The GREAT Festival of Creativity event will support British businesses looking to secure opportunities and growth in China. More than 500 world leading British companies will use the festival to reach the Chinese and global business audiences to show how British creativity can help their businesses innovate and grow. To be a part of this…

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Postgraduates For International Business Scheme

Posted on Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

International Students can provide real help to UK businesses hoping to export to new markets, and UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) is offering to assist companies who want to arrange placements. The nationwide student placement scheme run by UKTI – Postgraduates for International Business – began in the summer and is already receiving applications from…

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International Trade Outlook Q3 2014

Posted on Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

The Q3 2014 BCC/DHL Quarterly International Trade Outlook sets out the opportunities and risks facing British companies as they trade the world – with a particular focus on timely information on dynamic new markets. Click here for more