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 …

New tax forum for start-ups

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An online forum for start ups and small business owners has been launched by HMRC. The Small Business Forum is divided into three categories: starting your business, growing your business and managing your business. Registered forum users can post questions about filing tax returns, paying tax and using HMRC’s digital …

productivity with Hemmingway webapp

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Hemingway Do you have anyone to proofread your blog content after you are done with it? No? Don’t worry, here’s a cool resource that will check the grammatical errors, spelling mistakes, punctuation and sentence fragmentation of your content and highlight the errors so that you can rectify them. Give it …

Don’t be like Goeff

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Thousands of people have lost their life savings after falling for a pension scam Don’t be next Scammers are after your pension pot. They know you can now access your savings in new ways and will try to lure you with promises of upfront cash and one-off ‘deals’ with guaranteed …

Making meetings more productive with this one addon

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For most of us in business and management, meetings they are a significant part of our working week, often taking up 40 to 50% of our time. There are many helpful suggestions out there for improving the value of meetings, such as keeping them short and ‘on point’, only relevant attendees, and sticking to a strict agenda.

VAT Flat Rate Scheme changing

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I trade through a limited company which is registered for VAT under the Flat Rate Scheme. I have heard that the VAT Flat Rate Scheme is being changed from next year. What are these changes and how will they effect my business?

Premium cross-device password manager is now free

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Formerly premium secure password management company “LastPass” is making its password manager a much better option for people who don’t want to pay – It’s now open to everyone the ability to sync passwords between an unlimited number of devices — something that used to be available only to premium …

Making Tax Digital from 2018

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As you may have already heard, the way in which those in business interacts with the tax system will be changing in 2018. Digital record keeping using apps or software and providing regular quarterly submissions to HMRC will become a central feature of the “Making Tax Digital reforms”, announced in …

The regions first B2B environmental expo proves a hit

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The Southern Sustainability Partnership reports an excellent response to its first business Expo in support of energy, waste and environmental management this month. With just under 400 visitors from the across the South, taking advantage of the learning platform and vital new resource for products and services.

Who’d be a leader?

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According to Steve Barker, there are four main challenges to being an effective leader. Steve would like to explore these with you in a thought provoking way, after breakfast and a little networking on 17th August in Bournemouth. Read on…