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Card payments now ‘more popular’ than cash in UK, study suggests

The number of debit card payments made in the UK overtook the use of cash in 2017, a new report has revealed. (more…)

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Blog, Economy Blog
Posted on: 18th June 2018

Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) to approve all related-party transactions made by academies

The Government has announced that beginning in the 2018-19 academic year all academy trusts will be required to get approval from the Education and Skills…

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Academies, Academies Blog
Posted on: 15th June 2018

Inflation remains at one-year low

UK inflation remained at a one-year low of 2.4 per cent in May, despite many economists predicting a rise to 2.6 per cent following a…

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Blog, Economy Blog
Posted on: 14th June 2018

Government unveils new ‘start-up’ visa

The Government has revealed details of a new ‘start-up’ visa, aimed at getting entrepreneurs into Britain faster. (more…)

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Posted on: 13th June 2018

SMEs urged to improve productivity

A new study suggests that ‘poor company culture’ is costing the UK economy billions of pounds every single year – and that small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) need to do…

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Blog, Business Blog
Posted on: 11th June 2018

Changes to the Academies Accounts Direction (AAD) 2017 to 2018

The Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) newly released academies accounts direction (AAD) 2017 to 2018 offers small changes of which school leaders should be aware. Here are the key…

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Academies, Academies Blog, News
Posted on: 11th June 2018

The rise of the freelance economy

The desire to work flexibly is taking workers out of the office to become their own boss, a new study…

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Posted on: 6th June 2018

SMEs increasingly exploring alternative finance options

A new study suggests that UK small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are increasingly exploring alternative finance options as opposed to relying solely on the likes of overdrafts, credit cards and savings to fuel business growth.…

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Blog, Business Blog
Posted on: 1st June 2018

Government urges business to take advantage of cloud accounting ahead of Making Tax Digital

The Government has launched a nationwide review with a focus on encouraging businesses to take up new technologies, such as cloud accounting and e-purchasing. (more…)

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Posted on: 30th May 2018

Can you save thousands in Inheritance Tax using this tip?

A little known Inheritance Tax trick can save your family a significant amount of money when it comes to administering your estate. This is how it works. Surplus income – which is defined as income…

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Posted on: 23rd May 2018

What happens if my business is struggling with payroll and auto-enrolment?

Keeping on top of payroll poses a huge challenge for businesses of all shapes and sizes – which is why…

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Blog, Business Blog
Posted on: 17th May 2018

SMEs anticipating substantial growth over next two years

New research carried out by Wesleyan Bank suggests that 65 per cent of Britain’s small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are anticipating achieving growth of at least 40 per cent in the next two years. (more…)

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Blog, Business, Business Blog, SME, SMEs, SMEs / Business
Posted on: 17th May 2018

Government proposes new tax measures to encourage green van driving

The Government has launched a new clean air consultation designed to encourage van drivers to go green, which could include additional taxes on ‘dirty’ vehicles. (more…)

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Posted on: 16th May 2018

Haslers – on a mission to Go Green

In April, Haslers launched its Go Green company initiative, as part of our ongoing mission to reduce company waste and become carbon neutral within the next decade. We were delighted to welcome our local MP,…

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Academies Blog
Posted on: 16th May 2018

Schools amongst those named and shamed

What do Wagamama, TGI Fridays, the Marriott hotel group, have in common with an academy and a private school? The answer is that they all…

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Academies Blog
Posted on: 16th May 2018