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Chancellor’s anti-austerity spending spree has few surprises

Ben Cooper

Ben Cooper, tax law expert and Partner at Eaton Smith discusses the highlights of yesterday's budget. 

An anti-austerity package of £30 billion of government spending was announced in the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement, drawing on improved public finance projections to support a range of new... Read More


Data Installation & Supplies (Northern) Ltd receive Business of the Month Award

Andrew Pedley

Cleckheaton based cabling infrastructure and technology company are the latest winners of Eaton Smith’s Business of the Month Award. Managing Director Mick Foster began the company in 1983 from his home. Over 35 years later, with the help of his two sons the company is thriving. DIS takes pride in consistently... Read More


Eaton Smith Family Business Forum

Eleanor Cummings

We are delighted to announce the launch of the Eaton Smith Family Business Forum.

Our first event will be Tuesday 20th November at 5.30pm at our offices. Refreshments will be available from 5pm and the forum will begin shortly after.

The Family Business Dynamics

At this first... Read More


GDPR actually reduces administrative burden (in a really limited way!)

Chris Taylor

If you ever carry out prize promotions, you will know that the CAP Code (that is the Committee of Advertising Practice’s UK Code of Non-broadcast Advertising, Sales Promotions and Direct Marketing) needs to be considered for non-broadcast promotions so that your promotion remains legal and above board.

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What happens when a parent wants to move away and take the children with them?

These days more and more people are spending time abroad, whether they are overseas on business, trying to build a new life in a different country or just taking a long trip.

There are plenty of reasons a parent might want to take their child abroad for an extended period, or even indefinitely. However, if... Read More


Croft Myl win Business of the Month

Alison Palmer

Croft Myl is the latest winner of Eaton Smith’s Business of the Month Award. Based in Halifax, Croft Myl offers flexible office space packages to suit all kinds of businesses. Husband and wife team, Brian and Vicky Nolan bought the Myl in 2015 after spotting a gap in the market when searching for premises for... Read More


A no-deal Brexit - advice for businesses

Lewis Holroyd

The government has recently released guidance for businesses in the event that the UK and the EU do not agree a Brexit deal.

The UK has set a target to leave the EU on 29 March 2019, but despite negotiations continuing between the UK and EU, the government has issued guidance to assist businesses to prepare... Read More


When the end of summer spells the end of marriage

September is traditionally a time of new beginnings, with children off to school or university and parents back to work, but for many couples, the end of summer can spell the end of marriage.

Lawyers often talk about ‘divorce day’ in January and report a similar surge when summer holidays are over, and... Read More


Recognising the gender agenda for trans staff 

Hannah Strawbridge

Trans campaigners are hoping for a simpler path to legal recognition of gender change following the government’s announcement that it is reviewing the process.  Elsewhere, the High Court has set an important precedent on the right to respect for non-gendered identity, marking a milestone in civil rights... Read More


GDPR - how are businesses coping?

Chris Taylor

Now that GDPR has been in force for a number of months, we thought it was time to take a look at how it’s affecting businesses. Are companies struggling to keep up? What impact have the regulations had on digital services? Are we likely to see organisations punished with large fines in the future? Here, we take a... Read More


Employee Engagement & Employment Law Breakfast Seminar

Hannah Strawbridge

On Tuesday 16th October I will be presenting my first Employment Law Update Seminar at Eaton Smith!

The event will begin at 8am at our offices with refreshments and breakfast sandwiches, with the presentations following shortly after. 

Presented by myself and Stuart Johnson of ActionCOACH, this... Read More


Circuit Electrical Testing receive Business of the Month Award

Chris Taylor

An electrical and fire safety testing company based in Halifax are the latest winners of Eaton Smith’s Business of the Month Award.

Circuit Electrical Testing specialise in the management of maintenance programmes for portable appliances and fixed electrical installations. Back in 2007, brothers Brian and... Read More