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#ad #gifted – a clampdown on social media influencers

Chris Taylor

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has always said that advertising must be clearly labelled and that full disclosure is necessary where a brand has provided payment (be it financial or a gift) and has a degree of control over the influencer’s content.

However, in a haze of photo shoots, free press... Read More


FSH Group receive Eaton Smith's Business of the Month Award

Chris Taylor

Based in Castleford, FSH is a full-service construction company serving commercial and domestic customers across northern England. FSH work with major insurance companies repairing and re-building properties in the event of damage, as well as undertaking building and refurbishment projects with many City Councils,... Read More


2019: a quieter year for employers?

Hannah Strawbridge

2018 has been a busy year in employment law, from gender pay gap reporting to claims of workplace sexual harassment. Employers might be hoping for a quieter 2019 but there will be a number of issues dominating the headlines throughout the year, not to mention the uncertainty of Brexit.

So what should... Read More


Workplace reforms to protect the modern workforce

Hannah Strawbridge

Employment law proposals announced by the Government in response to the ‘Taylor Report’ have been hailed as the biggest shake-up for a generation in order to meet the changing demands in the workplace.

Under new rules employers will need to give workers details of their rights from the first day in a job,... Read More


Olympus Technologies Ltd Awarded Business of the Month

Deborah Melluish

Olympus Technologies Ltd is the latest winner of Eaton Smith’s Business of the Month Award. The Huddersfield-based company specialises in Industrial and Collaborative Robotics, Automation and Welding Technologies. Olympus Technologies believe in providing bespoke high-quality technical solutions for their... Read More


Budget 2018: Contractors – Tax consequences and employment status

Lewis Holroyd

Chancellor Philip Hammond welcomely said that “austerity is coming to an end” in the October 2018 budget however self-employed persons may not welcome the proposed tax changes under the IR35 rules.

The IR35 rules are designed to target those who are disguising themselves as self-employed when they are... Read More


Cosmetic Products & the Possible Impacts of Brexit

Anna Hay

Anyone who has a business selling and/or making “cosmetic products” (as defined) must be aware of, and comply with, the EU Cosmetic Regulations (EC) (No 1223/2009) (“Regulations”), which came into force in the UK in July 2013.

The Regulations govern matters such as the labelling and safety... Read More


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


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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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