Form Ventures to back 10 start-ups in heavily regulated markets in 2023

London-based VC to invest £200,000 to £1m into eight to 10 companies next year.

Legislation and Regulation

What does the law say if you want to scale your healthcare product?

Any SME developing a biotech/pharma/medical device or cosmetic product faces a myriad of highly complex and regulatory challenges, explains lawyer Helen Middleton


Local experts are the secret weapon for SMEs to achieve global success

Here, Luke Smith, co-founder and CEO of marketing agency Croud, explains the key things to consider to make your overseas business a success.


Why a re-think on tax breaks and regulation could get more SMEs growing

Here, Claire Madden, partner at Connection Capital says the usefulness and effectiveness of tax planning and regs are up for debate.

Growth Planning

How to draw up an international business plan

Here, Nick Farmer, international tax partner at Menzies LLP explores how businesses can take advantage of the international market.

Human Resources

Are you making the most of right to request time to train regulations?

The government's ‘Right to Request Time to Train' scheme could help fill skills gaps in the building services engineering sector and beyond, says Logic4training's Mark Krull.

Legislation and Regulation

Red tape day 2017: Are you ready for the regulatory changes?

Employment law specialist, Lindsey Knowles outlines key legal changes to take effect in April 2017. Are you prepared?


Employers with low-paid staff to be most affected by travelling time rules

Companies with employees on or near National Minimum Wage will have ‘less flexibility’ following ECJ ruling, says Norton Rose Fulbright partner.

Human Resources

Clegg: New Shared Parental Leave regulations ‘better for economy’

Deputy prime minister praises legislation, effective from 5 April, that gives new working parents more freedom to spilt leave evenly.

Legislation and Regulation

How the UK Bribery Act may be extended

As a piece of legislation that is now three years old, Melanie Wadsworth, partner at Faegre Baker Daniels, explains how the Bribery Act may have its remit increased.


The UK's new Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill: Transparency is nothing to be scared of

In light of the government's new Enterprise Bill, Edward Craft and Charlotte Baker, partner and senior associate at Wedlake Bell, examine what transparency regulation means for SMEs.


Transparency of company beneficial ownership 

Edward Craft and Marlies Braun, partner and senior associate at Wedlake Bell, looks at what a beneficial owner is and how new regulation brings it into the business spotlight.