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If you’re a landlord there’s no way you could have missed the tax changes that have been introduced over the last two years. They started in 2015 when former Chancellor George Osborne announced changes designed to support home ownership for non-landlords. This was quickly followed in April 2016 by the government implementing the 3% stamp…

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As a manager, you wear many hats. In fact, you wear ten hats if you ask Henry Mintzberg. However, today’s post talks about you and your team in terms of how you manage them. It’s a humongous topic! So, I’ve tried my best to condense it down to just 5 tips that should help you…

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Well, we’re back! For those of you who follow us on social media will no doubt have seen pictures and posts of our recent Scumrun shenanigans. You would have seen just how much fun we had on our trip. For those that don’t, we’re pleased to say we made it back in one piece (just!)….

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The Chartered Management Institute and the British Chambers of Commerce are united in their agreement that investing in apprenticeships is essential to tackling the UK’s technical and professional skills gaps and boosting business performance. However, CMI and BCC recognise that urgent reforms are needed to reverse the drop in the number of new apprentices since the introduction…

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HMRC has launched its long-awaited consultation into ‘Off-Payroll’ working in the private sector. The consultation focuses on the: Growth in people working through companies Growing cost to the Exchequer Impact of the public sector reform (from April 2017) Independent research and evaluation (from a HMRC commissioned study) Compliance burden of existing IR35 rules on HMRC….

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Incident in Liege, Belgium

Monday 4th June, 2018 by

The National Co-ordinator Protect and Prepare (NCPP) is aware of an incident that has taken place in Liege, Belgium that occurred at about 10.30 am local time today, Tuesday 29th May 2018. Reports indicate that a male attacked two police officers with a knife, then took one of their firearms before shooting both officers. A…

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With the release of the 1st edition of the Hacket report following last years disaster at Grenfell Towers the Life Safety industry and those in positions of influence within our industry need to take a long long look at how we work, how we guide and advise and how we deliver install and support the…

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In our humble opinion there are still far too many SMEs not benefitting from the R&D Tax Credits scheme. There are a myriad of reasons for this ranging from a belief that the activities carried out do not constitute Research and Development to an illogical fear of raising their head above the parapet and capturing…

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Whilst we never cease to be surprised by the number of businesses who are totally unaware of the Research and Development (R&D) Tax Credit scheme those who have heard of the Patent Box are even fewer and further between! Statistics from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), published in September 2017, report that in the financial…

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Introduction This overview from Simms International plc, memory and storage specialists based in Lenham, highlights the key themes of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) to help organisations understand the new legal framework in the EU. It explains the similarities with the existing UK Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA), and describes some of the new…

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