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How to guide on nanny employment contracts

Parenting has always been toted as the most honourable job in the world but that doesn’t mean you have to go it alone when children and babies prove demanding or complicate your ability to pursue your career. It is for… Find out more

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Health and safety compliance vital for employers

Health and safety has always been an important consideration for employers. Workplace health and safety laws can be strict and failure to comply could have devastating consequences, personally as well as professionally. But according to some experts, today’s “compensation culture” means compliance… Find out more

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How understanding balance sheets is a key to success

You can have the most fantastic business with a wonderful product that people are desperate to buy, but if you fail to get the financial side of things right you are doomed to fail. That is a simple fact of… Find out more

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NI ‘hinders employment of new staff’

More employment contracts would be available to new staff if the government lowered the amount of National Insurance paid by small firms, research has revealed. Findings from the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) show that this is one of many factors stifling the recruitment… Find out more

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Small firms subject to new accounting rules

Companies may be encouraged to seek business advice as new, simpler accounting rules come into force to improve their operations. It is estimated that 1.5 million small British firms will benefit from the plans, which could save them considerable amounts of money… Find out more

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Insolvency regulations strain businesses

The need for business advice may become even greater if insolvency regulation is subject to further changes, one group has discovered. Insolvency trade body R3 found that many companies are questioning plans to give unsecured creditors more of a say. “The degree of increased… Find out more

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The secrets of creative accounting

Perhaps you want to buy a business or make an investment. Maybe you’re already in business and another business wants you to supply them with stock. In these types of situations your money could be at risk and you’ll want… Find out more

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The fees involved in making a small claim

When you’re thinking about making a small claim, remember that you need to pay a small claims court fee before you start. So, it’s important that you’re confident that you can recover this cost before you think about starting a… Find out more

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NatWest staff ‘like to say yes’

Undercover reporters have allegedly found that NatWest staff members are urging customers to reclaim bank charges – at the same time as the bank’s lawyers are fighting tooth and nail to defend them. The Times has revealed that financial guidance staff… Find out more

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An employer’s guide to different types of discrimination

by Nadine De Souza Discrimination is illegal at all stages of the employment process (i.e. advertising, vacancies, engagement of employees, promotion, training, benefits, dismissal and retirement). This protection covers more than just employees and includes the self-employed and those with a… Find out more