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  • Tips & Advice You & Your Business - Q&A - reporting coronavirus rip-offs
    Q&A - reporting coronavirus rip-offs..Q. With so many staff coming back into our workplace, we’ve had to source extra hand sanitiser, toilet rolls and PPE. We feel we’ve been ripped off by the supplier because they’ve increased their supply costs substantially following the coronavirus outbreak. What can we do? A. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has an online service that can be used to report businesses that are believed to be behaving unfairly during the coronavirus outbreak (see The...
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  • 600+ Business Solutions - Avoiding a bribe
    A new company owner got a nasty shock when they discovered that the former director had been bribing a customer. What should you do if you uncover bribery, and how can you protect your business from the criminal actions of an individual?
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  • 600+ Business Solutions - Price hikes - must you pay?
    A long-standing and regular supplier has just informed the company that they’re increasing their prices by 20% due to “Brexit”. Is such a move legal and what can you do about it?
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  • Tips & Advice You & Your Business - £2.7 million fine over pricing
    A company has been fined £2.7 million by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) for breaching anti-competition laws. Could this affect a small business like yours?
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  • 600+ Business Solutions - How to tell if a new supplier is genuine
    A company you’ve not heard of before is offering your business a great deal on the supply of certain products. Before saying “yes”, you’ll want to be sure that they are genuine. How do you do this?
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  • Tips & Advice You & Your Business - New guidance on retail pricing
    New guidance on retail pricing..Trouble with RPM. According to the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) there’s been a significant increase in the incidence of resale price maintenance (RPM). This practice, which broadly involves suppliers controlling the price at which retailers can sell products, has been illegal for many years. The CMA has identified the increase in RPM cases with online traders who appear to be out of touch with the regulations. Penalties. The CMA has the power to issue unlimited fines...
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  • 600+ Business Solutions - Time to ditch the contract
    Your company is fed up with the service (or lack of it) from one of its major suppliers. You’ve now lined up another supplier who seems to fit the bill. Can you simply walk away from the existing contract?
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  • 600+ Business Solutions - The supplier who won’t supply
    Your company has become reliant on one supplier. You’ve heard that they could have financial problems and you’re worried about the effect on your business. Or what if they simply refused to supply you?
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