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Business law and regulation

Find out more about the law and regulations your business must comply with, using our selection of legal alerts and briefings on the latest developments and best practice to apply to your business.

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  • Legal Alert
  • Briefings
  • Online articles
  • Useful links
  • Articles and books in the Library collection

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Legal Alert

Legal Alert is a monthly checklist from Atom Content Marketing highlighting new and pending laws, regulations, codes of practice and rulings that could have an impact on your business.

Legal Alert - March 2015

01-03-2015

A monthly checklist from Atom Content Marketing highlighting new and pending laws, regulations, codes of practice and rulings that could have an impact on your business.

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Briefings

Directors' Briefings and Start-Up Briefings are four-page guides written for the busy practitioner, director and entrepreneur providing concise, practical advice on core business issues.

Health and safety

01-10-2014

Looking after health, safety and welfare is not just a legal requirement — it makes commercial sense

Employment contracts

01-10-2013

A contract of employment exists as soon as an applicant accepts your offer of employment. A clear, reasonable contract helps you to ensure that the employee understands what is expected, and to minimise the risk of disputes. At the same time, you need to understand what your contractual obligations are, and what terms you can (and cannot) enforce.

Innovation

05-02-2015

In a world of change and competition, innovating is not a luxury, it is essential.

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Disclaimer: These publications from Atom Content Marketing are for general guidance only, for businesses in the United Kingdom governed by the laws of England. Atom Content Marketing, expert contributors and ICAEW (as distributor) disclaim all liability for any errors or omissions.

Online articles

The library provides access to a range of articles in full text from leading business, finance and management journals. Access to articles is provided to logged-in ICAEW members, ACA students and other entitled users subject to suppliers' terms of use.

Useful links

Legislation

Financial Services Act 2012
Full text of the Act available in the original version as enacted and the latest available revised version.

Financial Services (Banking Reform) Act 2013
Full text of the Act available in the original version as enacted and the latest available revised version.

This is not an exhaustive list of legislation on business regulation. The ICAEW Library holds numerous print publications on business law and also subscribes to electronic databases with the complete text of UK legislation. For information on accessing these resources, please contact the Library.

Regulatory bodies

Financial Conduct Authority
Regulates financial service activities in the UK. An independent body funded by regulated firms and accountable to the Treasury.

Prudential Regulation Authority
Responsible for the regulation and supervision of banks, building societies, credit unions, insurers and major investment firms. Part of the Bank of England.

Other resources

Licence finder
Find out whether you need a licence to operate your business, and how to apply for one.

Start Up Donut: Business law
Aimed at small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Offers advice and resources for complying with UK business law. Written by Atom Content Marketing.

Business companion
Free advice for UK businesses supplying goods or services to consumers. Includes links to trading standards and detailed compliance guides for specific types of business.

Articles and books in the Library collection

Selected books

Click on the links below to see our catalogue record and holdings for each book.

Business law and practice
A.Mavrikakis (College of Law Publishing, 2013, 557 pages)
The book explains common forms of business organisation, possible tax liabilities and aspects of trading.

Business services, partnering and outsourcing contracts- a practical guide
A.Lewis (Sweet and Maxwell, 2012, 865 pages)
A guide to the process, management, and regulation of the many types of business services, partnering and outsourcing contracts.

To find out how you can borrow books from the Library please see our guide to book loans. You can obtain copies of articles or extracts of books and reports by post, fax or email through our document supply service.

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