All Advice, Ideas & Planning articles – Page 19

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    Bank of England governor warns of scarring effects on UK economy from Covid-19

    2020-04-23T07:24:35Z

    The Bank of England Governor Andrew Bailey has warned that there will be a scarring effect from the Covid-19 crisis. A month ago, still very new in his job, Mr Bailey talked about a ‘V’ shaped economy, crash but then recovery, now he doesn’t seem so confident. The Office of ...

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    Flying in the face of adversity

    2020-04-22T10:00:06Z

    Flying in the face of adversity, with Lara Morgan Having guided her business through SARS, Foot and Mouth and the September 11 attacks, Lara will share her top actions on how to face adversity and thrive. Think wellbeing routines, recovery thoughts and thinking ahead with a positive outlook. The conversation ...

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    Coronavirus: Yet again, the Capital fares the best

    2020-04-21T09:23:35Z

    Latest figures from Beauhurst on the business impact of the COVID-19 pandemic reveals that London is home to the highest proportion of potentially positively impacted companies. In their latest report, a positively impacted company is defined by Beauhurst as a company that can potentially grow its operations as a result ...

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    More than half of the UK’s ambitious companies are ‘at risk’

    2020-04-21T09:05:57Z

    The COVID-19 pandemic has sent shockwaves through the economy. Beauhurst, a leading source of information on ambitious British companies tracks 28,499 ambitious companies — and the UK’s 3.8m SMEs in general which they've found to be particularly badly affected. Their report on the impact of COVID-19 on ambitious UK businesses ...

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    UK companies facing COVID-19 “pincer movement”, data shows

    2020-04-21T08:46:24Z

    New data suggests the UK economy is facing a worrying “pincer movement” due to the coronavirus pandemic, with a surge in limited companies going bust being mirrored by a drop in new firms setting up. The analysis by the Enterprise Research Centre shows that 61,472 limited companies folded between the ...

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    Price of oil falls below zero as new Covid-19 infections flatten

    2020-04-21T07:41:50Z

    By Michael Baxter, Fresh Business Thinking The price of oil fell below zero today by one measure, but there was good news on Covid-19 infections. The West Texas Intermediate oil price, one of the two most closely watched oil price indexes, fell to minus $47 a barrel at one point ...

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    The power of bringing workforce and workplace intelligence together

    2020-04-20T08:33:53Z

    By Alison Ettridge, Talent Intuition Earlier this month we enjoyed co-hosting a round table with The HR Director Magazine’s Jason Spiller and a diverse group of HRDs and CHROs in London. We were keen that this discussion should bring to light real solutions to people strategy challenges and I ...

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    UK government pledges £1bn to support startups

    2020-04-20T00:10:07Z

    UK businesses driving innovation and development will be helped through the coronavirus outbreak with a £1.25 billion government support package, the Chancellor announced today. It follows similar packages by the French and German governments earlier this month and amidst pressure from the local tech community, including the Save our Start-ups ...

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    Job retention scheme extension throws lifeline to small employers

    2020-04-18T09:46:56Z

    Responding to the announcement that the Chancellor has extended the job retention scheme to June, Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) National Chairman Mike Cherry said: “Extending the retention scheme will provide a real lifeline for small employers – giving them space to plan ahead in the knowledge that government support ...

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    Co-op colleagues to get extra week’s pay as reward for their hard work, dedication and supporting the community

    2020-04-18T09:29:36Z

    Central England Co-op is rewarding its 7,400 frontline colleagues for going above and beyond for their communities with a pay bonus. The business is saying ‘thank you’ to its colleagues in stores for keeping them stocked with vital food and essentials, its distribution team based in Leicester for working around ...

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    Extension of Job Retention Scheme

    2020-04-17T17:13:28Z

    The Treasury has announced it will extend the UK’s coronavirus job retention scheme by one month until the end of June in a sign that an economic recovery may be some way off. The scheme was originally open for three months and backdated from the 1 March to the end ...

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    How to lead compassionately in remote working world

    2020-04-17T16:00:18Z

    By Mark Staniland, Regional Managing Director at Hays Compassion is an integral leadership quality which is needed to support your team through thick and thin. But never has leading compassionately been more important than it is today in light of a rapidly changing world of work, which is operating more ...

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    How to get the best out of your remote workforce

    2020-04-17T14:00:39Z

    By Juliane Sterzl, VP of UK&I, CoachHub Remote working has been on the rise for a number of years, and many small businesses use it as a way to offer staff flexibility while minimising costly overheads. But until recently, it has almost always been an occasional or voluntary option; far ...

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    Support for entrepreneurs navigating COVID:19

    2020-04-17T12:43:25Z

    By Francesca James, Founder, Fresh Business Thinking Over the past few weeks, many of us have seen our worlds turned upside down. As entrepreneurs, while we’re already used to dealing with set-backs and having to masterfully pivot, this set of challenges is unique in that people are collaborating more than ...

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    What are your options if COVID-19 leaves you unable to fulfil your commercial contracts?

    2020-04-17T12:00:33Z

    By Steve Allen, Head of Birmingham office and Partner in commercial litigation and arbitration, Mills & Reeve In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses are contending with a multitude of issues – a major one being whether or not to continue trading. Most trading relationships are governed by complex ...

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    Support from Government and the road ahead

    2020-04-17T10:00:25Z

    Support from Government and the road ahead, with Lord Bilimoria The Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced a raft of measures to help ease the burden on the UK's small businesses dealing with the outbreak of Coronavirus. As the weeks pass, more business owners say further government support is vital to ensure ...

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    The black swan takes flight: Four tips to help businesses move past the coronavirus epidemic

    2020-04-17T10:00:22Z

    By James Allum , VP at global B2B payments platform Payoneer During a global health crisis, the wellbeing of employees and their families must be the top priority for businesses. Organisations across the world are encouraging flexible working, pausing all international travel and suggesting virtual meetings rather than face-to-face. And, ...

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    Will referral marketing work for your brand? Answer these 7 questions

    2020-04-17T10:00:01Z

    Contribution by Sophia King, Mention Me. Originally featured here . You’ve heard great things about referral marketing. You know it increases new customer acquisition by 10-30%; that referred customers spend 10-25% more on their first purchase; and that these customers are three times more likely to become referrers themselves. But ...

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    In with the new . . . but don’t forget the old

    2020-04-17T08:24:14Z

    By Peter Sutton, managing director of PMW Marketing Agency Marketing is one industry that has evolved at an alarming rate as new technologies have changed the way we’re able to convey a message and speak to current and potential customers. With the advancement in social media, search engine optimisation (SEO), ...

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    Post-Covid19: How to become a better business

    2020-04-17T08:10:00Z

    By Chris Hood, director of consulting - EMEA, Advanced Workplace Associates (AWA) The current lockdown has forced people to reassess certain assumptions about work and where it is best done. Leaders who assumed before the crisis that home-working was a luxury suited to certain businesses are learning quickly that it ...