The Jonathan Lea Network

The Jonathan Lea Network Attends The Sussex Chamber of Commerce Awards

We were delighted to attend the inaugural Sussex Chamber Business Awards Celebration, held at Buxted Park on Tuesday 20th September. It was a black-tie event so the team enjoyed getting dressed up for the evening! The event was well-organised, with lovely food and drink, which created an excellent opportunity for networking with the other attendees.

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The Jonathan Lea Network hosted the HHBA Networking Night

We were delighted to have an almost full turnout for the Haywards Heath Business Association (HHBA) Networking Event, hosted at our offices recently. With music from resident DJ, Senior Dispute Resolution Solicitor, Kent Reynolds, the wine was flowing and great conversations were held between local businesses and contacts throughout Mid Sussex.

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Do Employees Have To Use Gender Pronouns In Email Signatures?

Gender pronouns refer to the person you are addressing. They include he/him/his, she/her/hers and they/them. Most people assign someone a pronoun based on their exterior appearance, on how they dress themselves etc. However, some people may choose a different pronoun than what their outward appearance may suggest. Under the Equality Act (EA) 2010, there are nine protected characteristics including; age, sex, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race and religion or belief.

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How HMRC’s Recent Report Demonstrates That Employee Share Schemes Are Rising In Popularity

Companies and employees both greatly benefit from employee share schemes which are authorised by HMRC. Such schemes help recruit, retain and incentivise employees by ensuring that they receive a direct financial interest in the success of the company. Large companies can utilise employee schemes in such a way as to compete for high-quality staff against quoted or known-brand companies.

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Unfair Prejudice Claims – A Short Overview

Unfair prejudice materialises where one or more minority shareholders have their interests infringed (prejudiced) by a majority shareholder, and often occurs when the majority shareholder has control at board level. As a result of the majority shareholder’s control, the company can be run purely for the advantage for the majority shareholder and can be disadvantageous to the minority shareholder(s).

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The ‘Sunset Clause’ And Its Potential Impact On EIS Tax Relief

Investors have been encouraged to invest in early-stage start-ups by various venture capital schemes, including the Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (“SEIS”), Enterprise Investment Scheme (“EIS”) and Venture Capital Trust Scheme (“VCT”), which have greatly benefited the UK economy. The EIS scheme saw 3,755 companies raise a total of £1.66bn between 2021 and 2022, while 4,165 firms raised £1.89bn the year prior, according to data from HM Revenue & Customs.

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The More Radio Child of Sussex Awards 2022!

Last Friday night saw the team at The Jonathan Lea Network head to the Grand Hotel in Brighton for More Radio’s Child of Sussex Awards!

It was a fantastic evening full of incredible stories of bravery, courage, inspiring sporting achievements and more. We were also lucky enough to be regaled with magic from a local table magician which left us all baffled and in awe.

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