Category: Commercial

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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More than three quarters of SMEs are struggling with late payments

More than three quarters (78 per cent) of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are having to wait one month or more beyond agreed payment terms before they are paid, a new study reveals.

Directors to become personally liable for breaches of electronic marketing laws

Here at Mackrell Turner Garrett, we are regularly asked to advise company directors on the rules surrounding electronic direct marketing, namely marketing to particular individuals by phone, fax, email, text or any other type of “electronic mail”.

Overseas investment into UK smashes records

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

Average SME is now owed a shocking £25,000 in late payments

A new study published by cloud software provider Xero towards the end of November reveals that the average small British business is now owed almost £25,000 in late payments.

Demand for commercial property strong among domestic investors

A new report published by property group GVA in recent days has revealed that demand for UK commercial property among domestic investors has risen year-on-year.

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.

Overseas commercial property investors expected to ‘swoop in for Brexit bargains’

A new study carried out by prominent real estate group Knight Frank suggests that the UK will surge in popularity among overseas commercial property investors in 2019.

Businesses “urged” to appoint more women in senior roles

British business has been “urged” to do more to meet the target of a third of women in senior leadership positions by 2020.

More than half of SME owners relying on ‘emergency funds’ to fix late payment woes

More than half (56 per cent) of UK small and medium-sized enterprise owners have been forced to use personal or ‘emergency funds’ to plug gaps in their cash flow caused by unpaid invoices.