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R&D Tax Relief – Brass in Pocket

Virtual Image Software Developer recoups £342k of development costs over a three year period through the Government’s R&D Tax Relief Scheme. Are you eligible to claim? Not sure? I can think of 342,000 reasons why it might be worth having a chat! For more information please contact me – Steve Smith

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R&D Tax Relief – Food for Thought

UK food manufacturers often qualify for R&D Tax Relief – here’s an example for an ice cream maker… Ice Cream Maker gets £142k over 3 years in R&D funding… The company specialises in unusual ice cream flavours. Case study snippets: Blue-sky thinking to extend the range leads to research and experiments to create new all-natural flavourings. The base product is

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A Quick M.O.T on Your Motivation!

Motor-vation When running your own business one of the key areas you need to keep firmly on track is your motivation!  A focus on your goals – with an ability to adapt and be flexible when necessary – only gets you so far!  You need the energy and enthusiasm to sustain your way to your dreams in business!  You will

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R&D Tax credits for Architects

In plain words, Research & Development Tax Credits are a government allowance which is given to companies in order to encourage them to innovate more. Eligible companies are at liberty to reclaim as much as 130% in tax credits as the cost of R&D – a rather generous amount if you think about it. As an architect, you should know

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5 Key Benefits of Being Cyber Essentials Certified

You’d be surprised at just how many businesses think they won’t be a target of cyber crime. Are you one of those? Every business is digital, they might just not know it yet. And of course, where there is technology, there is risk. But the benefits of technology can far outweigh the negative. We mitigate risks in many other areas

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The man behind The Business Culture Hull – Tony Bowler

I’m not going to give you a ‘rags to riches’ story (I wish I could) nor is this a story of hardship. My story is of an independent spirit who’s taken something from every single life experience I’ve ever had. I was born and raised on Hull’s Orchard Park estate. At that time, ‘Orchard’ was part of the new wave

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National Minimum Wage Increase

National Minimum Wage Increase The hourly rate for the minimum wage depends on your age and whether you’re an apprentice. This wage increases in April every year. Apprentices are entitled to the apprenticeship rate if they are: Under 19 years old Aged 19 or over and in their first year of their apprenticeship Example An apprentice aged 22 in the first

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5 ways office design affects productivity in the workplace

Workplace design can often be overlooked as an ideal and not a necessity, however have you ever considered how your work environment can affect productivity? We explore 5 ways that office design affects productivity in the workplace, to enable you to create an effective office space, and educating businesses on why office design is important.   1. Health & wellbeing

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Spring into Action with Your Office Cleaning!

Today marks the first day of Spring, so it’s a perfect time to de clutter your desk and spring clean your workplace! Did you know 57% of workers admit to judging a co-worker based on the cleanliness of their workspace? With this in mind, what do you think your workspace says about you? With busy schedules and deadlines to meet,

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What features would make a fantastic co-working space?

We take a look at our top 5 features that make a fantastic co-working space! 1 – Collaboration spaces Ever increasing in popularity, collaborative areas create a space for new ideas and communication. Creating zones which act as a creative hub for self-expression is vital for a start-up or freelancer and is one of the driving factors behind why new

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