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Claiming music royalties

15th February 2016

The majority of royalties for musicians working and living in the UK are collected and distributed annually by The Performing Rights Society. This blog looks at how to collect them and how a royalty audit can help.

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Holding client money: SRA reporting

19th January 2016

Solicitors are permitted to hold money on behalf of their clients; however they must adhere to a strict set of rules and guidelines in order to do so. These rules are devised and administered by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and are applicable to the preparation of special annual accounts reports.

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The laws of shipping, logistics and transportation

20th November 2015

Every day, thousands of tonnes of fuel, goods and materials travel through the sky and along the roads and shipping lanes of the globe. Accordingly, any company that trades across borders is subject to a vast number of laws and regulations. The legal regime relating to international shipping, transport and logistics industry is administered at both the national and international level. This blog looks at managing and reducing risk when transporting goods internationally.

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Changes to dividend tax

21st October 2015

In the Summer Budget 2015 the Chancellor announced that there would be changes to dividend tax credits/allowances and rates effective from April 2016. This blog looks at what's changing and who will be affected.

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Importing art into the UK

7th October 2015

Works of art are not necessarily viewed as 'products' by artists or collectors they are still subject to the same customs duty and import VAT legislation. This blog post looks at the duty and VAT on importing art into the UK.

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Monitoring profit: systems for controlling stock

30th September 2015

There are many factors to consider before you can open a venue that will stand the test of time. Some are obvious - licensing, security, heath and safety and hygiene training. A less obvious but equally important consideration is ensuring you implement watertight stock control systems. This blog looks at ways to monitor and control your stock.

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