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Court of Appeal upholds Littlewoods' right to compound interest on overpaid tax

UK catalogue company Littlewoods is entitled to compound interest on a £204 million refund of a VAT overpayment, the Court of Appeal has confirmed. 22 May 2015

New 'conciliation service' will help small UK suppliers enforce prompt payment, says government

A new 'small business conciliation service' (SBCS) will be set up to help resolve disputes between small businesses and the large firms that are their clients, particularly in relation to late payment, the UK's new business secretary has announced. 20 May 2015

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Investors target high contractual payments to departing executives, but a tougher approach to severance pay may be better than shorter notice

FOCUS: Shareholders remain keen to avoid 'rewards for failure' for senior executives, as illustrated by Old Mutual's statement in February that notice periods should be less than 12 months. However, merely reducing notice periods below the current standard... 19 May 2015

Advertising copyrighted goods without permission infringes distribution rights, says CJEU

Businesses that advertise copyrighted works without permission can be held to have infringed the distribution rights of copyright owners even if the subsequent sale of those works cannot be traced back to that marketing activity, the EU's highest court has... 14 May 2015

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