Don't forget if businesses are not giving away festive alcohol free at seasonal entertainments for staff or customers then it may need a licence under the Licensing Act 2003.

And finally, an employee has been forced to pay compensation to his employer following a ruling by the labour court in Frankfurt, Germany. The employer had taken his company laptop on holiday to Croatia and had accumulated a €31,000 billthrough internet and roaming charges. While the judge agreed that the employee was allowed to use the laptop it was not proven by the employee that he used the internet for business purposes. Therefore he could not justify the bill being paid by his employer. Ouch!