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A science and technology superpower?

A science and technology superpower? 1280 1175 Bishop Fleming

We will make our country a science and technology superpower” were the words written by the Prime Minister in the 3 March 2021 ‘Build Back Better: our plan for growth’ policy paper.…

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Innovation Grants – Points to Consider

Innovation Grants – Points to Consider 1280 808 Bishop Fleming

Albert Einstein said: “We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them”.  Problem solving can require a fair degree of innovation, which in turn…

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UK and EU trade agreement overview

UK and EU trade agreement overview 1520 1024 Bishop Fleming

On 1 January 2021 the UK started to trade with the EU according to the Trade and Cooperation Agreement, which was finally agreed on 24 December 2020. The agreement is…

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Rise in National Living Wage from April 2021

Rise in National Living Wage from April 2021 1280 853 Bishop Fleming

The National Living Wage (NLW) and National Minimum Wage (NMW) rates will rise from April 2021, in accordance with the recommendations of the Low Pay Commission (LPC). The NLW will increase by 2.2% from…

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The Importance of Remuneration Planning in Unprecedented Times

The Importance of Remuneration Planning in Unprecedented Times 1280 853 Bishop Fleming

It is commonplace for SME business owners, where the directors and shareholders are one and the same, to pay themselves a small salary and then take the balance of their remuneration…

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Supporting Homeworking

Supporting Homeworking 1280 853 Commissioning HR

If you have employees still working from home, when was the last time you surveyed them to check that their homeworking arrangements are satisfactory? Commissioning HR have created a simple survey…

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Cracking the Christmas Tax Code

Cracking the Christmas Tax Code 1280 853 Bishop Fleming

Christmas is a time of giving, but keeping the tax office off the gift list may require some careful advanced planning. We take a look at what is allowed and…

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The Effect of the Pandemic on Company Insolvencies

The Effect of the Pandemic on Company Insolvencies 1280 853 Bishop Fleming

The government has announced further measures to support businesses as the pandemic continues – this time extending the furlough scheme to the end of March 2021 and giving more help to the self-employed.…

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Cloud Accounting: Every cloud has a silver lining

Cloud Accounting: Every cloud has a silver lining 1280 853 Bishop Fleming

In a world where nearly everybody has a vast amount of information available at their fingertips (be it via smart phones, tablets, or laptops), it is concerning how many business…

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How can I raise finance for my business?

How can I raise finance for my business? 1280 837 Bishop Fleming

Whether you are starting out, wanting to grow your business, need to inject funds or protect your business, the likelihood is that you will need to raise some form of…

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