GDPR and working with children – what you need to know now

Neil Robins

01 February 2018

As the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) deadline draws nearer, businesses need to act now to ensure they are well-prepared. Latest updates from the ICO concern organisations and businesses that work with children, as GDPR will introduce new, specific legal … Read More >>

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New post-Brexit VAT scheme could send us back to pre-single market

Andy Dawbarn

31 January 2018

According to a recent article the Government has published the first document outlining Britain’s customs arrangements on leaving the EU. With the almost inevitable increased bureaucracy, many businesses could find themselves tied up with more paperwork in a new system that … Read More >>

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Carillion collapse – how could it happen?

David Tann

30 January 2018

The inevitable recriminations surrounding the collapse of Carillion have only just begun, with a Parliamentary committee sitting, an FRC investigation into the audit, consternation about the payments to former directors, the deficit in the pension schemes and the award of … Read More >>

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Have you had a text from HMRC? It may be a scam!

David Cary

25 January 2018

The self-assessment tax return deadline is less than a week away and as people frantically file their last minute-returns, some fraudsters are looking to take advantage. HMRC has announced a rise in the number of scam text messages, allegedly sent … Read More >>

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GDPR and audit – how are you managing the risk?

Jon Brand

22 January 2018

As the deadline for GDPR implementation gets nearer, 25 May 2018, it is becoming more important for businesses to hone in on their responsibilities. The penalties for getting it wrong could be costly, with the maximum fine increasing from £500,000 … Read More >>

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Carillion Collapse – does it affect you?

Anthony Cork

17 January 2018

News of the collapse of Carillion is sending shock waves throughout the construction sector as well as other industries. Thousands of suppliers and sub-contractors face the prospect of not being paid for work that has already been completed and invoiced. … Read More >>

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Customs, clearances and Brexit: Should you consider AEO?

Geoff Collis

12 January 2018

Numerous question marks remain over Britain’s exit from the EU. Now that the second phase of the negotiations are to commence, our future trading relationship is at the forefront of talks. In particular, debate will start about how we will … Read More >>

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Predictions for retail in 2018

Phil Mullis

08 January 2018

Happy New Year! What a year we are expecting it to be, with everything from a Royal baby to further Brexit negotiations. Nevertheless, eyes are also on retail as we continue to see how a backdrop of inflation and low … Read More >>

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Is the Apprenticeship Levy diminishing the learn-as-you-earn industry?

Rio Brookes-Gibbs

02 January 2018

The Apprenticeship Levy came into force on 6 April 2017 with the aim of creating three million new apprenticeships by 2020. But instead of increasing numbers, it seems that apprenticeship employment has dropped since the introduction of the Levy. Is … Read More >>

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Hog’s Back Road Race – more than a Fun Run!

Bob Southey

14 December 2017

I am pleased to say that I was once again persuaded to enter the annual Hog’s Back Road Race – a road race that takes place in Guildford every year. I have taken part in previous years and it’s a … Read More >>

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