Category: Commercial

Gender pay gap reporting should be extended to SMEs, say MPs

All organisations with more than 50 employees should be forced to publish details of what they pay their male and female workers, it has been suggested.

Proposed laws to remove legal effect of contractual restrictions on invoice receivables

Proposed legislation presented to Parliament this week will stop large organisations placing unfair contractual restrictions on smaller suppliers.

Network Rail to ‘sell-off’ £1.46 billion worth of commercial property

In recent days, Network Rail has unveiled plans to downsize its substantial commercial property portfolio by ‘selling off’ as many as 5,200 commercial units.

New sanctions for directors who dissolve companies to avoid paying wages and pensions

Directors who allow companies to go insolvent to avoid paying workers and pensions will now face harsh sanctions, the Insolvency Service has announced.

Commercial property popular among domestic investors

UK-based investors have pumped some £18.8 billion into Britain’s commercial property market over the last 12 months, new research from Savills reveals.

NASDAQ closed door meeting regarding cryptocurrency

On Friday 27 July 2018, NASDAQ held a secret meeting in Chicago with attendees from half a dozen cryptocurrency companies and traditional exchanges.

Data misuse “top threat” faced by SMEs, study finds

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) consider data loss, breaches or misuse to be the number one potential threat they face this year, a new study suggests.

First six months of 2018 see a boom in mergers and acquisitions among UK financial services firms

A new study carried out by accountancy firm EY has found that 83 deals valued at £12 billion were conducted in the financial services sector in the first half of this year.