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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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Business advice vital for firms in difficulty

It is essential for companies to seek business advice if they find themselves in financial difficulty, Frances Coulson, president of insolvency trade body R3 has emphasised. She explained that burying heads in the sand is not an option when the future of… Find out more

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Bosses urged to inspire employee engagement

Employers running a business wanting to make their employees more engaged have been offered business advice by one expert, who suggested ways of making people more inspired to work. Ashley Ward, director at European Leaders, highlighted that offering workers free pizza and… Find out more

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Six steps to setting up your home office

Thinking of going self-employed? Want to work from home? Hugh Williams, author of our guide Working from Home, is a self-employed accountant who works from home. Here are his tips on what you need to do when setting up your home… Find out more

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What are your health and safety obligations in the workplace?

by Sarah Ashcroft Failure to excel in health and safety in the workplace has the potential to land a company in trouble, so it should remain a priority for every boss in the country. Health and safety law The Health and Safety at Work… Find out more

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Profit and loss forecasts: How to understand them

If you’re to run a successful business that works in an efficient manner, it’s likely that very soon into your venture you will need to work out how to use profit and loss accounts. And if you’re to understand them,… Find out more