Keep on top of your Company Secretarial Duties and sleep at night

There’s no doubt that running a company can be stressful, often involving juggling many balls at the same time and a seemingly never-ending list of tasks. So it’s common for CEOs and company directors to delegate the corporate admin to their accountant, book keeper or PA.  While understandable, this can result…

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Business Lessons from the year of Covid

Working life has changed dramatically over the last year. More of us than ever are working from home and 'zooming' has become a verb that no longer exclusively applies to whizzing around at speed! But what about our commercial contracting relationships? How has Covid impacted them?Here at Devant, one of…

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Brexit Trade Cooperation Agreement. What You Need To Know.

Following long and drawn-out negotiations between the UK and the EU, a deal was finally struck on the 24 December 2020 that governs trade between the two sides worth more than £650bn. The agreement will inevitably evolve during its implementation, but it’s an important step in laying the foundations for our future relationship with our European counterparts.

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Happy Christmas (and our hours over the holiday)

As 2020 draws to a close, the Devant team wishes you and yours a very happy festive season, and all the very best for 2021!For the first time ever, we’re not sending out paper Christmas cards. Instead, we’re supporting two local charities that are very dear to our hearts.Launchpad is…

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Will you be Brexit-ready by January 1st?

Although the UK officially left the EU almost a year ago, we’ve been working through a transition period. This means that even though we’re not in the EU, life has carried on more-or-less as normal (at least, as normal as anything could be in 2020!).

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What to do if you’re not getting paid.

At the best of times, a small client who’s unable to pay your bill is a problem. In the era of Covid-19, it’s a minefield. First of all, you need to determine whether they haven’t paid because they don’t want to (maybe because they don’t think you’ve delivered what you said you would) or because they can’t (because they have no money).

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New EU regulation for intermediaries and search engines

On 12 July 2020, the P2B Regulation (Regulation 2019/1150 on promoting fairness and transparency for business users of online intermediation services) became applicable in the UK. This is directed at online marketplaces and search engines, with the intention of encouraging these platforms to deal with the businesses that use their platforms in a more transparent and fair way.

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Does your business need ‘consent’ under GDPR?

EU privacy and data protection laws have been around for a while, affording a high degree of privacy protection for EU citizens. However, the General Data Protection Regulation took the existing laws to a new level, and is arguably...

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