This is a question I have been asked a number of times recently. In an age when our consumer habits can be fed with the simple click of a mouse, physically signing our name on a document can seem terribly old-fashioned. In particular, trusted electronic signature brands such as Docusign and Adobe eSign are marketed on the basis that they are legally binding. But are they?

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Hide and Seek

By James Pressley at 00:00

From April 2016 all UK companies will have to prepare a register of Persons with Significant Control of their companies and file it at Companies House. What will this mean for shareholders?

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Tepid Tories approach to Business Rates

By Lisa Evans at 00:00

It’s widely acknowledged that the current business rates system requires a dramatic overhaul, and there has been various pre and post election claims in respect of changes that will be made. The Government is dipping its toes in the waters of change but will it take the plunge and overhaul this system in a truly radical way?

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We have waited with baited breath; first came the election and now the eagerly anticipated Summer Budget announcement. How will the cuts and spends affect SMEs? SMEs will undoubtedly feel the pinch of the 'New Living Wage' and it appears the loss will not be counteracted by the extension in the 'employment allowance', nor will it be recouped through changes to Corporation Tax as many businesses are just too small to reap the rewards of the latter. Will we experience an adverse affect on the 'Buy British' efforts as many businesses could opt to outsource labour? What would Mary Portas have to say about that!

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Hi Ho,Hi Ho, It’s Off To Work We Go!

By Lisa Evans at 00:00

That's right folks it’s back to business. Just weeks after the big vote, post-election fever is upon us. Will we see a buoyant and thriving commercial property market that the Conservatives so openly campaigned for?

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