Over 1,500 companies across the UK have signed up to an innovative training scheme, aiming to help prevent terror attacks. Called ACT (Action Counters Terrorism) Awareness E-Learning, the scheme was developed in partnership between Counter Terrorism Policing and Marks & Spencer. It covers how to spot the signs of suspicious behaviour and what to do … Continue reading ACT Now to Help Prevent Terror Attacks
With instances of online fraud totalling 4.7 million in the year to September 2017, it is vital that you safeguard your business and personal finances. From phishing to identity fraud, we examine some of the most common types of cybercrime, and consider ways in which you can minimise the risk. Types of cybercrime and online … Continue reading Combating Cybercrime and Online Fraud: Are Your Finances Protected?
We are seeking an Accounts Senior to join our growing team at our offices in Cwmbran. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone wanting to continue their career in accountancy, as the business has an excellent reputation for training and development of all their staff, in a friendly and warm environment. Working within a "hands … Continue reading WE’RE HIRING | Accounts Senior
Recent research has suggested that 48% of UK workers have suffered from poor mental health, while the potential annual cost to employers could be as much as £1,400 per employee. Here we offer some key strategies to help ensure positive mental health in the workplace. Spotting the signs Possible indicators of mental health issues might … Continue reading Spotlight on Mental Health in the Workplace
If your business is performing well and making a healthy profit, you may be looking at funding options to grow and develop your business. It’s also important to ensure that you are making the most of the available tax reliefs and incentives. Here we consider some key financial pointers that could help you to take … Continue reading Funding Your Business’ Needs
In response to the publication of official apprenticeship statistics, business groups have urged the government to reform the Apprenticeship Levy. The organisations, including the Confederation of British Industry (CBI), the Institute of Directors (IoD) and the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) have called on the government to reform the initiative before it costs UK firms … Continue reading Business Urges Government to Reform Apprenticeship Levy
The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has warned that the majority of UK small firms are ‘unprepared’ for the risk of disruption to the business posed by both internal and external threats. Data published by the FSB revealed that 65% of small businesses do not currently have any plans in place to deal with an … Continue reading Business Group Warns UK Small Firms ‘Unprepared for Business Interruption’
With government research indicating that one third of payments to small businesses are late, we take a look at the latest initiatives designed to encourage prompt payment. The Small Business Commissioner The government estimates that 20% of small businesses in the UK have encountered cashflow issues as a direct result of late payments. Were small … Continue reading Handling Late Payments
Social media can be a useful tool for marketing your services and building a client network. However, the flip side is that it can be all too easy to create negative social media situations. Here are some of our top tips to ensure you get the most out of social media. Stay active Businesses should … Continue reading Social Media Do’s and Don’ts
In a recent survey, 67% of small and medium sized enterprises stated they believe that charitable giving has had a positive impact on their businesses. However, not all entrepreneurs were aware of the potential benefits of adopting a policy of “Giving Back”. New research suggest that those who give an equivalent of at least 0.5% … Continue reading Does Your Business Give to Charity?