Monthly Archives: February 2017

Do I really need to register to hold personal data?

The Data Protection Act 1998 requires everyone  (e.g. organisations, sole traders, etc) that process personal information (data controllers) to register with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), unless they are exempt. On the Information Commissioner’s website is a registration self assessment … Continue reading

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BBC News: Hundreds of companies failing to pay minimum wage

Hundreds of companies failing to pay minimum wage – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-38979368

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WordPress blogs defaced in hack attacks

WordPress blogs defaced in hack attacks

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As a retailer do I have to charge the price advertised on goods?

This is an interesting question which the group I was in debated at the F2 Business Huddle on Friday 10th February 2017. Funnily enough on 13th February the BBC reported that customers of a large retail brand are being overcharged … Continue reading

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Retail customers overcharged by out-of-date offers.

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February F2 Business Huddle

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Our monthly newsletter on all things reputational. Crab Insight Volume 4 Issue 5 February 2017. To receive your free digital copy please sign up to our VIP list.

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Direct Marketing Rules

The Information Commissioner’s Office provides a great checklist for sending direct marketing material, which can be found here.

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How can I find out if a business is authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority?

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is the conduct regulator for 56,000 financial services firms and financial markets in the UK and the prudential regulator for over 24,000 of those firms. This includes authorising Consumer Credit (including hire) Business. The public register of … Continue reading

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What are the potential consequences of unlicensed credit trading?

Carrying out unauthorised credit business is an offence punishable by up to two years imprisonment or a fine or both. It can also mean that any agreements made are unenforceable and can be taken into consideration if an application for … Continue reading

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