[ 18 Feb 2019 | No Comment ]

The people at CV Library have been asking UK workers what their ideal job looks like. The result? Flexi-time and choosing when to work your daily 8 hours is the most desired aspect of a role.

39.8% think a salary of £25,000 is reasonable, while 27.5% want a higher pay of £5,500 per year.
The majority (53.6%) would prefer to work flexi-time, choosing their eight hours between 06:00 and 18:00
Only 25.1% want to stick with the traditional 9-5
A further 38.7% would be happy with 25 days holiday, while 36.7% would want to …

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[ 18 Feb 2019 | No Comment ]

The combination of ‘restless children’ and ‘road trip’ probably doesn’t sound all that appealing. But a road trip doesn’t have to mean spending lengthy durations of time on the road, instead you can make it into something your entire family can enjoy.

From cruising through the Peak District to spend some time at the Monkey Forest, to driving through Cheddar Gorge for a game of crazy golf, this article looks at the UK’s most family-friendly road trips.
Plan before you go
Before you head off on your adventure, it’s important to pack all …

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[ 18 Feb 2019 | No Comment ]

The people at CV Library have been asking UK workers what their ideal job looks like. The result? Flexi-time and choosing when to work your daily 8 hours is the most desired aspect of a role.

39.8% think a salary of £25,000 is reasonable, while 27.5% want a higher pay of £5,500 per year.
The majority (53.6%) would prefer to work flexi-time, choosing their eight hours between 06:00 and 18:00
Only 25.1% want to stick with the traditional 9-5
A further 38.7% would be happy with 25 days holiday, while 36.7% would want to …

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[ 16 Feb 2019 | No Comment ]

With ample green spaces, a spectacular castellated skyline, global cultural imprint and good schools, Edinburgh is one of Britain’s most desirable places to live.
And it’s also home to Scotland’s busiest airport, with regular flights to business capitals London and New York as well as Europe and the rest of the world.
The air hub’s undergone an extensive refurbishment program over the past few years — so if you’re an Edinburgh resident who’s not flown for a while or are new to the Athens of the North and looking for advice, here …

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[ 16 Feb 2019 | No Comment ]

Mothers on maternity leave don’t find it easy, with 47% finding themselves feeling lonely during this period, and a further 85% believing big businesses should help overcome the financial barrier of returning to work by helping with childcare costs. But for those lucky enough to secure affordable, flexible childcare, actually returning to work can bring a whole host of additional worries. According to a recent survey more than a third of women felt so unsupported and isolated on their return that they considered handing in their notice and the current …

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[ 14 Feb 2019 | No Comment ]

By Amanda Hamilton, CEO of NALP
As a supplier of goods or services, it’s important that you know your customers’ rights to return gifts  under the Consumer Rights Act 2015. This will keep you in compliance with the law.
To start with, without a receipt there’s not a lot a customer can do.  However, if they’re not shy about asking for a receipt, or the giver of your present has said they can change the item if so desired, then that is a whole different ball game.
In addition, with so many people …

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[ 11 Feb 2019 | No Comment ]

It’s sunny as I’m writing this, and (as well as showing that the windows need cleaning) it also makes me take a fresh look at my home. We are planning to redecorate the living room this spring: maybe you would like to do some home improvements too. Whether you are thinking of small changes or even some building work, here are five ideas to help you refresh your home this spring.
1. Dust, tidy and clear out!
I spent a few hours which weekend clearing out a couple of bookshelves. We have …

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[ 10 Feb 2019 | No Comment ]

The proliferation of digital devices means that we’re constantly connected to the office wherever we might be, making it difficult to switch off from work, even when we should. In fact, a study by Glassdoor has shown the average number of UK employees taking their full annual leave is 62% with only 43% made use of 91-100% of their holiday entitlement. What’s more 13% reported only taking 20% of their allowance.
Whether it’s a two-week holiday or a twenty-minute respite at lunch, John Williams, Head of Marketing at Instant Offices explains why …

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[ 8 Feb 2019 | One Comment ]

It was once the case that the majority of businesses would change their office — either by relocating or refurbishing — every 10 years or so. But according to office interior design specialists Diamond Interiors, that’s no longer the norm. “Businesses are constantly getting better at creating adaptable work environments, so they don’t fall behind,” says Nick Pollitt, Managing Director at Diamond Interiors. “That means businesses that don’t keep up risk losing their best employees and clients to companies that prioritise creating an environment that meets their team’s current needs.”
With …

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[ 6 Feb 2019 | No Comment ]

It’s easy to forget about insurance. After all, what visible benefit do you see while money comes out of your bank account each month or year? In fact, insurance is just as vital for the self employed small business owner as it is for big business. Just because you work for yourself, it doesn’t mean that your business is too small to be affected by many of the things insurance protects against. So read on to find 5 reasosn to get insurance, even if you are self employed.
Insurance can protect …

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[ 6 Feb 2019 | One Comment ]

Emily (Emi) Darnton made great use of her first maternity leave: “I decided to re-train and get qualified in skills that would enable me to set-up in business for myself”, she said.
The 40-year-old mother of two, who grew up in Hamble but now lives in Moreton in Marsh in the heart of the Cotswolds, had worked in a variety of roles. Latterly, she works in her husband, Russell’s, business, High Road Balloons, which runs the Virgin Hot Air Balloon franchise for the West Midlands.
“I decided that the Institute of Certified …