March 3, 2015

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ACTION WEEK 3: 16th-22nd February

Independents have the chance to have their say on local business rates

Independent wine merchants urged to appeal soaring business rates in hardest hit areas

24 Feb 2015 | By Arabella Mileham

Independent wine merchants and high street retailers are being urged to appeal soaring business rates before a March 31 deadline that will set new rates until 2017.

Action week 3

March for Independents: 13 ways for retailers to keep on top of business law

20 Feb 2015 | By Stephen Forward

Stephen Forward of the independent wine merchant business, Essentially Wine, gives a personal insight into how retailers like himself get on top of all the small business regulation.    

Action week 3

March for Independents: new online and EU labelling regulations for merchants

18 Feb 2015 | By Andrew Park

There is a whole raft of legislation that retailers need to be on top to make sure they are on top what are termed as “distance sales”, wine lawyer Andrew Park advises.   

Waste management

March for Independents: keep on top of waste packaging and avoid big fines

17 Feb 2015

Today as part of the March for the Independents campaign we turn the spotlight on waste packaging. Not the most glamorous of topics but if you are an independent wine merchant, importing or distributing wine then you need to make sure you are compliant with your recycling oblilgations or risk potentially crippling fines.

Action week 3

March for Independents campaign keeps merchants on right side of the law

16 Feb 2015 | By Richard Siddle

Today Harpers starts its third Action Week initiative as part of its March for the Independents campaign with a focus on helping merchants keep on top of the latest changes in business, employment and drinks legislation.


Employing People A to Z


Pensions for your staff and 'automatic enrolment'


Part-time workers' rights

Part Time

Zero hour/casual contracts

Zero hours contracts

Minimum wage for different types of work

Minimum wage

Taking disciplinary action against an employee


Maternity/paternity pay, holiday and sick pay

Time off

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