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Stay on the right side of the law

A lawyer with a briefcase can steal more money than a thousand men with guns.

Mario Puzo

Red tape nightmares

The law is an ass, they say. That may well be the case, but it’s an ass that will ruin your business if you don’t pay sufficient attention to it.

In recent years the UK’s entrepreneurs have been subjected to an almost unprecedented barrage of new laws. Many have come from the European Union, and plenty have been sensible laws brought in to protect workers and improve the way we in the UK run our businesses.

This doesn’t mean it’s been easy for entrepreneurs to keep up. I’ve spoken ...

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