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The New IR35 Business Test: How Will Contractors Be Affected?

The IR35 Forum has revealed that a new business test as well as six risk scenarios will be published in April by HM Revenue & Customs. The improvements have been proposed to make … Continue reading “The New IR35 Business Test: How Will Contractors Be Affected?”


Dr Martens put up for sale

Classic British boot and shoemaker, Dr Martens, has been put up for sale by R Griggs Group. The family owned boot and shoemaker is set to fetch as much as 120m. The company … Continue reading “Dr Martens put up for sale”


Insurers fined for file tampering

RBS owned insurance companies Direct Line and Churchill has been fined for tampering with files. The files in question are customer compaint files which had been submitted to the Financial Services Authority (FSA). … Continue reading “Insurers fined for file tampering”


Advertising watchdog ban TalkTalk’s ‘safest broadband’ adverts

The advertising watchdog has punished TalkTalk after adverts claimed they offer the ‘UK’s safest broadband’.   The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) have banned three of TalkTalk’s adverts following claims that their free Homesafe … Continue reading “Advertising watchdog ban TalkTalk’s ‘safest broadband’ adverts”


HMV face uncertain future as sales decline

Ailing retailer HMV have reported that like-for-like retail sales have dropped by 13.2 per cent compared to last year in the run up to Christmas.   The shocking figures have left the company … Continue reading “HMV face uncertain future as sales decline”


Primark exceeds expectations and plans expansion

Further Primark stores will continue to open, despite the retail giant seeing a dip in full-year profits. However although the stores profits are thought to have fallen 8 per cent, like many of … Continue reading “Primark exceeds expectations and plans expansion”


Carphone Warehouse to close UK Best Buy Stores

Carphone Warehouse have announced that 11 of their Best Buy consumer electronics stores will be closing. This is less than two years after they opened.   Stores will be axed across the southeast … Continue reading “Carphone Warehouse to close UK Best Buy Stores”


Why Teambuilding Doesn’t Work In An Ecconomic Downturn

In tough economic times lower sales trigger the need for cost reductions and a slimmed down workforce – often leading to low morale and disenchanted staff that are over-worked and stressed. When we’re … Continue reading “Why Teambuilding Doesn’t Work In An Ecconomic Downturn”


WH Smith join forces with Kobo to provide ‘biggest eBook catalague in the UK’

High street giant WH Smiths revealed a strategic partnership with Canadian eBook supplier Kobo.   WH Smith have agreed a distribution deal that will see it become a seller of electronic readers for … Continue reading “WH Smith join forces with Kobo to provide ‘biggest eBook catalague in the UK’”


ECD Offering 15% Discount on Disposables

Stanmore, Middlesex, UK 10/03/2011 – Electronic Cigarette Direct, an online e-cigarette retailer featuring VAPESTICK brand products, has announced a special offer on disposable models which could save customers significant amounts of money. The … Continue reading “ECD Offering 15% Discount on Disposables”


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