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Understanding the Bribery Act 2010: an essential guide for your business
The risks from bribery are a growing concern for all businesses which can be confronted with demands for bribes, faced with competitors acting corruptly or undermined by employees violating their codes of conduct. In addition, there has been an increase in the enforcement of foreign bribery laws and the introduction in the UK of comprehensive bribery legislation. Businesses must act now to guard and promote their reputation for integrity and responsibility. Read more at this link.
Join the Club
Among all this talk of economic recession, it is easy to forget one of the major contributors to the success of our society – the voluntary sector.
Most of our valuable communities just couldn’t survive without the unpaid activities/contribution of public-spirited individuals who act at trustees, governors, committee members and group leaders. These activities represent 2% of the nation’s GDP (The National Council for Voluntary Organisations, The UK Voluntary Sector Almanac 2007). Article added March 2009. Read more ...
What do you need to know and be aware of when entering into a software licence agreement?
Within any kind of business, taking a licence to use someone else’s Intellectual Property (IP) will often be necessary if you want to use that IP without infringing their rights. The terms of any software licence should always be set out in writing to provide you, the licencee, with absolute clarity as to what both you and the licensor would like to achieve and what you have agreed. However, before signing and entering into any software licence agreement there are a number of common issues which you should pay careful consideration to. Article added March 2009. Read more ...
Selling Online... legally
More and more consumers are abandoning the High Street in favour of on line shopping. In response more businesses are offering their goods and services on line and investing in the development of their websites. But what are the legal implications for businesses operating in this comparatively new market place? Read more.
To Spam... Or Not to Spam
Information on the two recent EU regulations regarding email marketing, the Electronic Commerce Regulations 2002 and the Privacy and Electronic Communications 2003.Read more
Freedom of Information Act 2000
Information on the Freedom of Information Act 2000 which was passed on 1 January 2000. Read more