Leeds Networking Event With Irwin Mitchell | January 19th 2017

FREE Leeds Networking Event With Irwin Mitchell on January 19th 2017

The Yorkshire Enterprise Network (YEN) have announced their first business networking event of 2017. The session will be hosted by YEN strategic partners Irwin Mitchell, who will hold the event at their Leeds office on Wellington Place.

The event will be free to attend and take place on Thursday 19th January from 8:30am.

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Protecting Your Business: The Brand, People And Data

Irwin Mitchell's specialist lawyers will present an informative and interactive session on Protecting your Business: your Brand, People and Data.

What Intellectual Property is and why it is a valuable asset to your business, how you can better protect and maximise the benefit of it and how to identify any risks.

We will highlight some of the common HR issues which commonly expose businesses to Tribunal claims and unexpected employee costs as well as some of the key updates on employment law. We will give practical suggestions for reducing risk whilst ensuring effective outcomes.

The Data Protection regime is about to be completely overhauled via a European regulation. This will impact on all businesses which use/access/store personal data. We will look at key issues arising from the legislation such as the need for increased transparency, the percentage of turnover fines, compulsory data breach notification and the right to be forgotten.

We will look at these from a practical point of view such as what privacy policies and fair processing notices need to look like under the new legislation and consider what the impact of Brexit will be. We will also discuss recent guidance from the ICO and the approach of the UK Courts.

The event will start at 8:30am with breakfast, before the speakers and Q&A session at 9:00am. This will be followed by a session of networking until 11:00am.

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YEN Top 10: Companies In Sheffield
North West Gets £41bn For Infrastructure Compared To £15bn For Yorkshire And North East

YEN Cartoon: North West Gets £41bn For Infrastructure Compared To £15bn For Yorkshire And North East

Illustration by Steve Spencer

Divisions between proposed City Regions and a lack of any real investment have seen some of the deals stalled or falling behind as councils fail to disagree on certain issues, and in November 2016, divisions between the various Northern Regions was further exposed when an imbalance in the proportion of funding for infrastructure in the North was revealed.

Of the £56 billion allocated by the Treasury for spending on infrastructure over the next five years, £41 billion was earmarked for the North West, whereas only £15 billion was to be spent in Yorkshire and the North East.

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Poll: Will The Process To Trigger Article 50 (Britain's Exit From The EU) Be Started in 2017? | January 2017

Research Poll: Will The Process To Trigger Article 50 Be Started in 2017?

Back in October 2016, UK Prime Minister Theresa May stated that the UK will begin the formal Brexit negotiation process by the end of March 2017. The timing on triggering Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty means the UK looks set to leave the EU by summer 2019.

Considering that we’re only a few months away from the promised trigger date, do you think the process to activate Article 50 will be begin in March 2017?

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Previous Poll: Has Enough Been Done To Prevent A Repeat Of The 2015 Boxing Day Floods?

Yes: 18%

No: 82%


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