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Fit for Work

Businesses, particularly small businesses, can have significant problems coping when an employee is off work for a long time. There is a very strong evidence base for sickness absence that shows that the sooner the causes of absence are identified, and acted upon, the better. Intervention at four weeks, compared to six months, has a […]

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What impact does the Bribery Act have on your business?

It will come as no surprise to many that a UK company or partnership can be criminally liable if it pays a bribe to gain business. It may be a surprise to know that a business commits a criminal offence if a person ‘associated with it’ bribes another person for the benefit of the business. […]

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Why it doesn’t pay to ignore the Enterprise Investment Scheme

The Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) is now over 20 years old. This is quite a remarkable achievement for a tax break. A change in government often results in the demise of one tax break and the invention of a ‘new and better’ tax relief. There have been amendments to EIS over the years but it […]

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Property income – repairs and replacements – more changes on the way

There have been some recent changes to the amounts that can be claimed as repairs or replacements for landlords of residential properties but, despite these changes, the government is proposing further legislation in this area to be introduced from April 2016. The current treatment of repairs and replacements for residential property lettings is a bit […]

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Discover Berwick-upon-Tweed

This new promotional film by Berwick Town Council and the Lighthouse Film Company shows Berwick-upon-Tweed and the surrounding areas at its best, and reminds us how lucky we are to be based here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Obi1Nv0Timk&feature=youtu.be And Chancellor George Osborne’s recent confirmation that the Ramparts Business Park will be included in the North East Enterprise Zone is […]

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