Chapter 5   IdentifyingChapter 5   relevantChapter 5   legislation

The sheer volume of legislation, rules, statutes and directives facing small firms seems to have increased at an exponential rate, even more so as the UK is drawn ever closer into the tangled web of the European Union where bureaucracy rules supreme and the harmonization of the laws of its member states appears to be the sole acknowledged route to Nirvana. Why, I ask, should anyone want to go to heaven if they can get a job as a bureaucrat or, better still, a solicitor in Brussels? However, coming back to the real world, actually identifying the legislation which is relevant to any particular new small business can be a nightmare, even without the fact that the laws are constantly ...

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