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Finding clarity in the cloud

There’s little doubt that the digital revolution has provided businesses with more opportunities than ever before. However, technology has also placed a bewildering array of apps, tools and processes at our fingertips. That can be off-putting for those businesses still … Continue reading

Protect Your Business

Protect Your Business – Free Business Crime Conference The event is free to attend although you need to register.   Information from : East Lancashire Chamber of Commerce · Red Rose Court, Clayton Business Park · Clayton-Le-Moors · Accrington, Lancashire … Continue reading

Fit for Work

How employers can prepare for Fit for Work News compiled from http://fitforwork.org/ By: Lisa Kennery GPs and employers throughout England and Wales can now refer their employed patients and employees who have been, or are likely to be, off sick from work … Continue reading

Tax-Free Child Care Update

Tax-Free Childcare Launch Date now 2017 Government confirms Tax-Free Childcare launch date as it welcomes judgment from Supreme Court From: HM Treasury and HM Revenue & Customs Tax-Free Childcare is part of the government’s long-term plan to support working families. … Continue reading

Carrier Bag Charges – Retailers Responsibilities

Carrier bag charges: retailers’ responsibilities Iceland has opened a new store in Accrington and this has reminded us that there is a matter that needs to be brought to the attention of retailers – Carrier bag charges begin in England … Continue reading

Increase in Insurance Premium Tax

Association of British Insurers (ABI) response on the increase in Insurance Premium Tax and cuts to corporation tax     Huw Evans, Director General of the Association of British Insurers (ABI), responds to the increase in Insurance Premium Tax and … Continue reading

Changes to National Insurance

Changes to National Insurance   Fact Sheet   from:    Lisa Kennery The Government has recently introduced a number of changes to national insurance and further measures affecting both employers and individuals are in the pipeline.   This factsheet provides an … Continue reading

National Minimum Wage News

New National Minimum Wage Campaign By: Lisa Kennery   HMRC have released a webinar to help employers ensure you are paying at least the national minimum wage. Watch their pre-recorded webinar at https://twitter.com/HMRCbusiness/status/580678155150757888 Warning to all Employers Supported by The … Continue reading

Windows 10 is here

Windows 10 is here. By: Stuart Waddington Windows 10 is here. After months of public testing the final version of Microsoft’s new operating system is rolling out to machines around the world. http://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/windows/features Those with qualifying versions of Windows 7, … Continue reading

Make your business grow

We help you achieve your goals and make your business grow By: Margaret Scott You want to grow your business and we want to help you. The most successful business owners focus on doing what they do best – running … Continue reading