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    Achieve your life goals: Using the law to align your professional and personal objectives


    Speaker: Louise Allard and Sangeeta Rabadia, Allard Bailey Date: 13/10/2020 Time: 2:00 PM (BST) When you run a business there is always an overlap between your professional and personal life. To ensure you can realise your goals, it is important to understand how the decisions you make ...

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    £258m self-employed grants paid 'in error or fraud'


    As much as £238 million in grants for self-employed workers may have been paid out due to error or fraud, HMRC has said. In documents seen by BBC Radio 4's Money Box programme, HMRC believes it to have affected 1-2% of the 4.7 million grants handed out to self-employed workers ...

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    Billionaire fortunes surge 27% during pandemic


    Image: Flickr Billionaires have seen their fortunes rise by more than 27% to record levels during the Covid-19 pandemic, according to UBS. The Swiss Bank found their wealth jumped from £6.2 trillion to £7.9 trillion between April and July alone. In US dollars, the figure rose to $10.2tn beating ...

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    eBay UK to launch “Pay As You Grow” scheme for start-ups and small businesses


    eBay UK has announced the launch of the “Pay As You Grow” offer for UK start-ups, removing all fees for first-time sellers for their first 100 sales each month. Starting on Friday 9 October and running until the end of the year, the offer – which has been inspired by ...

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    Johnson: Wind farms will power every home by 2030


    Wind farms will power every home in the UK by 2020, the Prime Minister Boris Johnson will pledge in his party conference speech on Tuesday. Mr Johnson will provide a £160 million fund to upgrade ports and factories to facilitate the building of turbines which he claims will create 2,000 ...

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    Planned redundancies hit 500,000


    A further 58,000 planned redundancies were announced in August, taking the total to nearly 500,000 since the Covid-19 pandemic began. Nearly 1,000 employers informed the Insolvency Service of their intention to make 20 or more people redundant. The total figure for August was dramatically below June and July which both ...

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    Managing ‘long Covid’ sickness absence in the workplace


    By Kevin Charles, consulting barrister at Crossland Employment Solicitors It’s reported that up to 10% of people suffering from Covid-19 can take at least three weeks to recover, with a quarter of a million of people in the UK thought to experience symptoms for 30 days or more. Known ...

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    Retailers and couriers set for 'Everest-sized challenge' at Christmas


    Online retailers and delivery firms are likely to face a "Mount Everest of Christmas peaks" this year, according to one courier. With Covid-19 restrictions ongoing, ParcelHero says online retailers and couriers have already experienced record peak volumes and it is warning that the run-up to Christmas could be 50% busier ...

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    Government launches £238m jobseekers coaching scheme


    A £238 million scheme designed to help jobseekers move into "growing sectors" has been launched by the government. The Job Entry Targeted Support scheme will provide coaching and advice on these sectors to those who have been out of work for three months or more as a result of the ...

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    Cambridge Analytica boss banned from being company director


    The man at the centre of the Cambridge Analytica scandal has been banned from being a company director for seven years. Alexander Nix has been banned by the Insolvency Service for what it described as repeatedly offering "shady political services to potential clients over a number of years”. The disgraced ...

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    Home working 'here to stay'


    More home working is likely to become a permanent thing for a huge number of businesses even after the Covid-19 pandemic ends, according to a new survey. Seventy-four per cent of the near-1,000 businesses surveyed by the Institute of Directors (IoD) said they plan to continue the increased levels of ...


    Global Entrepreneurship Week 2020: Reset for Growth


    Global Entrepreneurship Week UK 2020 will be inspiring entrepreneurs to drive growth by focusing on innovation and job creation. Global Entrepreneurship Week goes live 16-22 November and will be celebrated across the UK and in over 170 countries. GEW UK will be packed with panels, talks, workshops, competitions and awards ...

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    Ministers warned of Covid loan fraud risk


    Government ministers were warned that business loans designed to support small companies impacted by Covid-19 were at a "very high risk of fraud". According to a report by the BBC, the British Business Bank, which operated the Bounce Back Loan Scheme, twice raised its concerns with business secretary Alok Sharma ...

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    Covid-19 'changing HealthTech forever'


    By Michael Baxter, Fresh Business Thinking Covid-19 is changing UK HealthTech forever, according to founders of UK healthcare start-ups at a recent online round table organised by the Great British Entrepreneur Awards and haysmacintyre . “Who are these 5%?” asked Jon Dawson, from the creative, media and tech team ...

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    5 ways to improve your business credit rating


    Image Credit: Deposit Photos By Funding Options The solvency of your business, how up-to-date your business accounts are and how quickly you pay suppliers are all factors that can contribute towards your business credit score . Finance lenders check this information when you apply for a loan to understand ...

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    Short-term business loans - how can they benefit SMEs?


    By Funding Options Short-term business loans can provide you with the finance your company needs. Perhaps you need a loan for cash flow purposes, or maybe you want to set your growth plans into action. Whatever the reason, this guide is designed to help you figure out whether a short-term ...

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    Good health equals high performance


    By Reece Mennie, the CEO of HJ Collection As a hardworking father and businessman who recently decided to prioritise my health and wellbeing, after many years of indulgent consumption, I want to share some great benefits you and your business can receive from just a few simple changes to your ...

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    Bank of England hints at negative interest rates


    One of the Bank of England's policymakers has described evidence surrounding negative interest rates as "encouraging", hinting that a move could be on the horizon. As recently as last week, the Bank's governor, Andrew Bailey, had distanced himself from the idea, insisting that the central bank needed to make sure ...

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    Second Covid-19 wave would be 'knockout punch' for High Street


    A sustained second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic would deliver a "knockout punch" to the UK's High Street, according to a new report. The Global Property Development Trends report found that as much as 12 million m 2 of retail space has been closed down since the start of the ...

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    CBI: EU trade deal 'must be agreed'


    A trade deal with the EU "can and must be made", the head of the CBI has warned as the latest round of negotiations begin in Brussels. With the Brexit transition period ending on 31 December, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has warned that a trade deal must be agreed with ...