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The UK business blog will provide information and advice on a wide range of business related topics including finance, employment, law, marketing, training, the Internet and everything in between!

Our goal is to provide our visitors with a valuable source of information, offering guidance from industry experts to help you to grow your business throughout 2012 and beyond. Our experts write for all experience levels, so whether you're new to business, a serial entrepreneur or a seasoned business professional, we hope you’ll find our articles of interest and share your thoughts with others.


Deprivation of Liberty Standards

Deprivation of Liberty StandardsDoLS or Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards, in Health and Social Care settings means a whole raft of rules and regulations, tied up with Health and Safety surrounding how vulnerable people are kept safe without unwarranted restrictions. Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) – Alzheimer’s Society Continue reading “Deprivation of Liberty Standards” »


UK Economy in Recession Again

UK Economy in Recession AgainThe Office for National Statistics has just announced that the UK economy has returned to recession, which is defined as two consecutive quarters of contraction. The 0.2% decline in the first quarter of 2012 follows the 0.3% dip in the final quarter of 2011 Continue reading “UK Economy in Recession Again” »


Care Home or Home Care?

Care Home or Home Care?Independence is precious. Staying in the home which has been the centre of family life and holds so many memories is vital to emotional well-being. People hang on to their independence often long after they actually lost it in every true sense of the word. It can come as a shock to families to discover that their elderly person has not been coping Continue reading “Care Home or Home Care?” »


How do I buy a property in my pension?

How do I buy a property in my pension?In our last blog we gave a brief overview of some of the ways in which your pension can help your business. In this our second article we look at one of those areas in more detail, explaining how you can buy a property in your pension Continue reading “How do I buy a property in my pension?” »


What a great marketing campaign!

We think Compare the Market’s award winning ‘Compare the Meerkat’ advertising and marketing campaigns are just fantastic and we’d like to thank them for keeping us entertained particularly as we have a Sergei lookie-likey here in the office. It’s provided us with quite a bit of entertainment and mickey taking! Continue reading “What a great marketing campaign!” »


First quarter results encouraging for UK businesses

The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) have just announced the results of their economic review for the first quarter of 2012 and it looks as though the UK is going to avoid the dreaded double dip recession.  This is encouraging news for small businesses who’ve been the hardest hit in the economic turmoil Continue reading “First quarter results encouraging for UK businesses” »


A Personal Account of Self Publishing

Self publishing is taking off. My experience was with Amazon. All you need is an Amazon account and to follow the step by step guide.

Unknown authors like myself have nothing to lose following this route and everything to gain Continue reading “A Personal Account of Self Publishing” »


Summary of the main changes of the March 2012 Budget for small businesses

Importantly this is our view of the budget and a summary of the main areas affecting small businesses. We welcome your comments, opinions and discussion. Please ensure that you confer with your tax advisor and accountant and we recommend that you speak with your accountant to ensure that you plan effectively Continue reading “Summary of the main changes of the March 2012 Budget for small businesses” »


Using your pension to help your business – an introduction

We regularly meet business people who are disillusioned with traditional pension planning, a lack of control, poor performing investments and inflexibility are just three of the issues often raised.

These concerns, plus seemingly constant interference Continue reading “Using your pension to help your business – an introduction” »

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