Pointless road signs to be chopped down

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Thousands of pointless road signs are set to be axed from the roadside, after a new Department for Transport (DD report found most are “entirely superfluous”. In 2015, the DfT launched a new Road Signs Task Force to investigate the rise in road traffic signs. The UK currently has around 4.3 million signs, with many installed under …

Pier – sorry – Peer Support on the Waterfront

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Many thanks to all who attended and contributed to the peer support discussion this morning after what I think is the best breakfast in town, at the Waterfront Club. The mix of successful business owners, professionals,  and those coming into business for the first time made for interesting conversation. As well as catching …

Countdown to the GDPR

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GDPR – The General Data Protection Regulation Described by the Information Commissioner as “the biggest change to data protection law for a generation”, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is Europe’s update to data protection law that comes into force across the whole of Europe, including the UK, on 25th May …

The rise of the Olderpreneurs

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Research has revealed that far from taking it easy in the run-up to retirement, more baby boomers are launching new enterprises than they did a decade ago. Having looked at the demographics of a million plus business banking customers…

Addicted to your phone?

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Are you spending too much time on your smartphone? Smartphones are without a doubt, brilliant. What we are able to do with them today we could not have dreamt about even ten years ago. Our lives are on them, we rely on them for everything we do, everyone we know …

“No delay” in Rates Relief Scheme

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The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) has given assurance regarding the new discretionary business rates relief scheme n that it will not be delayed by the forthcoming general election. The £300 million relief scheme is designed to help businesses adversely affected by the recent revaluation of commercial properties. …

Making Tax Digital shelved

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Making Tax Digital (MTD) shelved! The Treasury has removed 72 of the 136 clauses from the Finance Bill so that they could get it through Parliament before it is dissolved ahead of the General Election. Amongst the key proposals that have been shelved are plans to ‘Make Tax Digital’ by forcing …