When you run a business in the UK there are regulations to comply with. The government aims to ensure that the regulatory environment for business in the UK is fair and effective.
When starting a small business, there are many legal details, reports, and forms to work through to remain compliant. Even as a small business owner, you are subject to some of the laws and regulations that apply to large corporations.
Our lawyers at Walker Rose Solicitors ensure our business clients are provided with sound policies and given excellent guidance on how to implement and train staff on the compliance procedures thus safeguarding your business.
No business wants to fall foul to government Regulation and face an investigation or contentious legal proceedings which can often result in criminal charges being brought against the directors/owners of the business or simply damage the reputation.
If you run your own business, you will know that dealing with the legal side of things can be very difficult, were here to help!
The main regulatory areas that you need to address include:
Employment - If your business employs anyone other than you, there are laws in place setting out your responsibilities to the employees and the rights they have in the workplace. It's vital that you understand the basics of employment law to ensure that you run your business in a way which is fair and legal.
Health & Safety Regulations - these to all kinds of commercial enterprises, from the smallest start-up to the business giants. The essential documents that all businesses should have in place, regardless of size, include Health & Safety Policy Statement, Health & Safety Policy, Health & Safety Arrangements and Procedures, Fire Safety Policy, Fire Risk Assessment, Risk assessments and accident reporting forms.
Data Protection - The General Data Protection Regulation is a European-wide law that replaced the Data Protection Act 1998 in the UK. It places greater obligations on how organisations handle personal data.
Anti-Money Laundering - Some businesses and individuals in the UK must register with a supervisory authority to follow anti-money laundering regulations. The regulations apply to many business sectors, including: financial and credit businesses, independent legal professionals, accountants, tax advisers, auditors and insolvency practitioners, trust and company service providers, estate agents and casinos.
Regulatory Breaches, who do you complain to?
An ombudsman is an independent service that can help you deal with an unresolved complaint you might have with an organisation, such as a professional or a bank that you have had dealing with. Ombudsman services are also called alternative dispute resolution (ADR) schemes.
Prior to raising the complaint with the Ombudsman Service you need to fully pursue the internal complaints process of the organisation (or Bank) you are in dispute with, if you do not the ombudsman will direct you to do before assessing your complaint.
Walker Rose Solicitors provides astute legal advice and the drafting of legal agreements, polices and documents to address your immediate and on-going business needs.
We can assist whether you are a new start-up or an established business. We work for you to design ‘best practice’ doctrines ensuring and securing a smooth running and efficient workplace.
Walker Rose Solicitors provide sensible commercial legal advice and draft the agreements you need in place to reduce areas of dispute or at least provide a mechanism for the parties to resolve a dispute. We can help you grow and evolve safe in the knowledge that you, your business and your brand are protected and stand on a strong legal ground to move forward.
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