Posts by: David Lomas

Do Rating List changes offer Hope to Cash-Strapped Companies?

Companies reeling from April’s business rates appeal changes are now looking at the VOA’s Rating List as an alternative way of clawing...

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Where there’s a Will, there’s a way

Ensuring that the people you want to receive your wealth are the ones that do get it, is an issue that some of us don’t deal with...

“Pub Code” Shines Light on Rates Dilemma

The end of 2014 saw one of the biggest shake ups of the publican industry for a generation, with new freedoms for landlords to choose...

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£1,000’s at stake as Businesses chase rates appeals deadline

Businesses across the UK of all different types, are racing to lodge their Business Rates appeals before the 31st of March. New rules...

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30% Blame Poor Management for Work Woes

According to Investors In People (IIP), 30% of people who are thinking of ditching their job are doing so because they’re unhappy with...

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Businesses facing Threats at Windows 2003 Deadline

With the added expense of upgrading, many UK businesses are choosing to continue using Windows Server 2003, despite Microsoft withdrawing...

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Homeowners hopes Dashed as Inheritance Tax Threshold stays Unchanged

Despite comments by the Prime Minister that suggested inheritance tax relief before the Autumn Statement, George Osborne made no major...

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Was the Holiday Pay Tribunal Result Bad for Business?

On November the 4th, Employment Appeal Tribunal (pay tribunal)ruled that employees’ overtime earnings should count towards their...

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Sony’s Plight Highlights Business Security Vulnerabilities 

It’s fair to say that 2014 did not end well for Sony. After reporting painful losses in its mobile division over the summer, they...

Manchester car servicing business gets boost from traffic

Manchester Traffic Disruption boosts car servicing business

Just before the Autumn Statement, the government announced details for an ambitious road building project in the North West. As work...