Author: Maung Aye

New funding option for UK tech start-ups

The Government has announced a new £2 million investment grant designed to help UK tech start-ups bring new ideas to market. According to the report, published by Innovate UK and UK Research and Innovation, the fund will help to bridge a “productivity gap” that exists between UK and international competitors. The fund will be available…
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“Phoenix” director receives second ban for running defunct company

A director has received a second disqualification after he was caught running a business when he had already been banned.

“It’s never been easier to set up a business in the UK”, says minister

More than 200,000 start-up businesses have been launched using the Government’s online speedy registration service, new figures reveal.

Wagamama successful in bid to stop rival trademark

Restaurant chain Wagamama has been successful in stopping the registration of a rival trademark after the UK Intellectual Property Office (IPO) ruled against the application from Cable Logic Europe.

Vans take legal action against Primark over trainer design

American footwear brand Vans has brought legal action against Primark for allegedly imitating the design of two of its classic trainers.

Legislation considered to protect customers when businesses collapse

The Government is considering new laws with the aim of protecting consumers when a business becomes insolvent and the consumers have prepaid for products.

Investment Association toughens rules on executive pay

The Investment Association (IA) has this month toughened its rules on executive pay after concerns that companies were not listening or responding to shareholders. The new guidelines, known as the Principle of Remuneration, were launched at the IA Stewardship and Corporate Governance conference earlier this month. The IA guidelines set out investor expectations and best…
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Overseas investment into UK smashes records

2017 saw the greatest levels of inward investment since records began, a new report has revealed.

Leicester City gain the victory in ‘LCFC’ trade mark dispute

Fresh from their wins over Southampton FC and Watford this past week, Leicester City Football Club has picked up another victory, this time in the form of a trade mark dispute against Leeds City.

Facebook suffers from the “maximum possible fine” for failing to protect users’ personal data

The data regulator for England and Wales, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), announced that it has concluded its investigation into the use of data analytics for political purposes by the social media giant Facebook.