Good luck to all those taking part in @InvictusLondon
How to appeal a school admissions decision
If your child has not been admitted to their first choice of primary School what can you do? Well, it may be possible to launch and appeal to the Local Authority against the decision. However, you only have fourteen days from the date of the decision to make such an appeal.
In order to increase your chances of launching a successful appeal, consideration should be given to the following:
- The reasonableness of the Admissions Policy
- Whether the Admissions Policy has been applied properly
130 hrs per year wasted chasing payments
A recent survey has found that the cost of chasing late payments such as unpaid invoices and overdue accounts is an astounding 130 hours and even more for larger companies.
These valuable hours wasted means a loss in business productivity which can have serious adverse effects on the company’s cash-flow and overall profitability.
Businesses can keep on top of their unpaid invoices by following a simple approach:
- Ensure that you know your customer and their business and therefore the likelihood of getting paid
- Make sure payment terms are clearly visible on your invoices
Education Law - Problem with schools
Have you struggled to get your child into your preferred choice of school? Has he/she been unfairly excluded, or perhaps you have a dispute with your child’s school and don’t know where to begin? In an age where parents’ are keener than ever for their children to get ahead, competition for school places is tough.
Education has become somewhat of a hot topic and is often at the centre of one controversy or another, whether it’s yet another change to the National Curriculum, attitudes towards school discipline or teachers’ pensions. However, despite the enormity of the role education plays in shaping our children’s lives, parents often feel that the system does not afford them a say on how their children are educated and that decisions are imposed on them without consultation and without full explanation.Read more...
10 Top Tips To Avoid Bad Debtors
It is an inevitable that as a business, you will sometimes get the odd customer that does not pay. Here are 10 top tips to reduce those debtors.
1) Know who your customer is
Have a checklist or a form that new customers complete. Get as much information from them as possible e.g whether they are a sole trader, partnership. It is essential you know who you’re dealing with.
2) Terms and conditions
It is very advisable to have clear terms and conditions within your contract. This will govern things like the right to charge interestRead more...
Prest v Petrodel
Unmasking the Veil of Deceit – Prest –v- Petrodel
The highest Court in the land has ordered oil tycoon Mike Prest to transfer to his former wife, Yasmin Prest, properties held by companies owned and controlled by him as part of a £17.5m divorce award.
Michael Prest, founder of Nigerian energy company Petrodel Resources, separated from his wife after 15 years. During the divorce he said that Petrodel’s assets did not belong to him but to a family trust and that he was in reality in debt to the order of £48m.
Yasmin Prest asserted that her husband was in control of all the companies which were 100% owned by him and he was worth millions (the Court estimated he was worth not less than £37.5m).Read more...
BBC News - Halifax sees house prices 'easing' as inflation moderates http://t.co/1iCqnLoYy1
Thanks for the follow @CharlesDarrowUK. It would be great to put a face to the name. How about coffee in the next couple of weeks?
Have a great weekend everyone
Great to meet Stuart of @SpacesbySpace today. Just the man to sort out business relocation!
Defended a small claim against a client and was successful.. We even got costs as other side refused an offer of settlement
8 days left to appeal if you are unhappy about your child's primary school acceptance. See our article for the facts http://t.co/kscsjaFOSi