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  • SSUMBRELLA
    Nov 13
    By SSUMBRELLA at 12:20 PM. Blog: SSUMBRELLA's blog
    A pay raise is expected for workers who are engaged with Living Wage employers in the UK. The increase in wages is more than the rise in inflation levels this year. The UK Living Wage has been increased to £9 per hour by the Living Wage Foundation. This represents a 25-pence increase per hour....
  • EmailOut
    Nov 13
    “Spam is a waste of the receivers’ time, and, a waste of the sender’s optimism.” – Mokokoma Mokhonoana Are your open rates falling? Is there something you can do to prevent your e-mails being labelled as spam? Are your emails not getting through? Fear not, we’ve got you covered. By the end of...
  • Karen Bennett
    Nov 13
    By Karen Bennett at 9:08 AM. Blog: Karen Bennett's blog
    The Accounting Excellence Software Awards celebrate the achievements of ambitious and growth-oriented firms and technology providers. The awards are based on the biggest independent business software survey conducted in the UK, with around 12,000 customer ratings making up the overall results...
  • ALIM1717
    Nov 12
    By ALIM1717 at 10:01 PM. Blog: ALIM1717's blog
    In this first series of blogs we will be looking at various topics all relating to the 18th Edition course and examination by City & Guilds. Who is the qualification for and what if any prerequisites are there to taking this 18th Edition course? The 2382 qualification is a City & Guilds...
  • EmailOut
    Nov 12
    “That which is measured improves.” – Karl Pearson What’s more important, open rate vs CTR vs CTOR? How do you know if your percentages are good? And what on earth is CTOR? We will answer all these questions and tell you all about the difference between open rates vs CTR vs CTOR. We’ll help you...
  • SSUMBRELLA
    Nov 12
    By SSUMBRELLA at 5:23 PM. Blog: SSUMBRELLA's blog
    HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) have at last accepted the flaws with its highly criticised Check Employment Status Tax (CEST) tool. This has been announced in the latest IR35 Forum minutes released the previous week. CEST has received a lot of criticism from professionals since it did not account...
  • Wizemail
    Nov 9
    One of the most vibrant movements over recent years has been the push for ethical consumption. Out have gone beards and kaftans to be replaced by statistics and horrific images. We will ignore the moral aspects and concentrate on the practical side of going green in email marketing, the vital...
  • SSUMBRELLA
    Nov 9
    By SSUMBRELLA at 10:03 AM. Blog: SSUMBRELLA's blog
    Criticisms continue to pour regarding the Government’s decision to go ahead with the private sector IR35 extension. The new rules require all medium and large size private sector UK businesses to assess the employment status of contracting professionals. According to a report by Director of...
  • Gillie
    Nov 9
    By Gillie at 9:48 AM. Blog: Gillie's blog
    Ok, so rather an emotive headline - but seriously have you ever considered the cost of your beloved pet? Not only do you pay over the odds usually for a 'branded' food, but you also then have to pay for the consequences of it. So, back to basics then - grain in your food produces more waste -...
  • Karen Bennett
    Nov 8
    By Karen Bennett at 9:30 AM. Blog: Karen Bennett's blog
    It was previously announced that an Automatic Enrolment pension system is being introduced in Ireland. It is expected to come into effect in the year 2021. Automatic enrolment (AE) places a lot of responsibility and new duties on employers. It will be the employer’s responsibility to ensure...
  • Prabhat
    Nov 8
    By Prabhat at 4:06 AM. Blog: Prabhat's blog
    [IMG] The latest London Amazon Seller Meetup (5th November 2018) was another brilliant meetup, providing new and existing sellers with lots of knowledge, tips and insights. Talks covered Amazon Advertising best practices, ERP and selling on Amazon Japan. Thanks to our sponsor Khaoscontrol.com...
  • Karen Bennett
    Nov 7
    By Karen Bennett at 9:13 AM. Blog: Karen Bennett's blog
    Real Time Information (RTI) was the most significant change ever made to PAYE. The change welcomed a new and improved way of reporting PAYE information, in real time directly to HMRC. The biggest hurdle was of course, that the payroll submission had to be made to HMRC every time an employer paid...
  • SSUMBRELLA
    Nov 6
    By SSUMBRELLA at 6:34 PM. Blog: SSUMBRELLA's blog
    Britain’s authorities have declared war on one of America’s biggest corporations in an attempt to seize $1billion they allege should have been paid in tax. General Electric, which operates in 180 countries and employs 295,000 staff, is being sued for the equivalent of £770million by Her...
  • EmailOut
    Nov 6
    “Don’t worry about failure; you only have to be right once.” – Drew Houston Everyone dreams of growing their business into something great, but three-quarters of startups fail because they try to expand too quickly. So, if you are wondering how to scale a business the right way and make sure...
  • AttentionAgency
    Nov 5
    By AttentionAgency at 11:33 PM. Blog: AttentionAgency's blog
    Writing copy that converts is an art-form. Although content is often written specifically for the purpose of increasing sales and website traffic, we may sometimes forget the customer and what it is they are after. Copy that converts focuses on the target customer and engages their interest....