On 20 September, Easyleads Limited was fined £260,000 by the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) for breaching regulations 19 and 24 of the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003 (SI 2003/2426) by making illegal recorded direct marketing calls.
Who it applies to The new pre-action protocol for debt claims , which comes into effect on 1 October 2017, applies to all businesses, including sole traders, wanting to make a claim against an individual consumer for an outstanding debt. The protocol outlines the procedures and conduct that the court expects the creditor to have carried out prior to the start of official court proceedings. This protocol does not apply if the debt is covered by another type of protocol (for in
The Criminal Finances Act will come into force on 30th of September 2017. Under the Act, your business could be criminally liable for the actions of your employees. The Act requires businesses to have “reasonable procedures” in place to ensure that employees are not helping someone evade their taxes, wherever in the world it is owed. Companies at risk All companies are at risk. Facilitating tax evasion is not just the risk of tax advisors, accountants and lawyers. Failure to