Get your free brief before breakfast

AN EARLY morning seminar covering legal and financial topics will allow delegates to catch up on legislation and be back in the office just as the working day gets under way.

The free seminar, being held jointly by Rawlinsons Chartered Accountants and Hegarty LLP Solicitors, will be valuable to anyone involved in running a business and those responsible for managing employees. The Business Briefing Seminar takes place on Wednesday May 13, 2009 at the Peterborough Marriott Hotel from 7.30am to 9.30am.

The presentations and speakers will cover:

Disciplinary & Grievance Procedures update by Tim Thompson, partner, Hegarty LLP Solicitors The new Code of Practice comes into force April 6. Mr Thompson will review some of the key changes and how they will affect your business.

Topical Tax Update by Ken Craig, partner, Rawlinsons On April 22 Alistair Darling will present his second budget report. Given the state of the economy and a future election, the chancellor may use this budget to announce new initiatives to assist the economy and struggling businesses. Mr Craig will review budget 2009 and, if that brings little news (it takes place after the new tax year has begun!), the 2009 pre-budget report which announced tax increases and a new National Insurance band. What will this mean for you and your employees?

Trading in a recession by Andrew Heeler, partner, Hegarty LLP Solicitors Mr Heeler will provide some advice about how the right terms and conditions can benefit your business whilst trading in a difficult economic climate.

Once again, this seminar is FREE to attend. For further information and to book a place at the seminar please contact Carolyn Lake on 01733 568321 or email