Merry Christmas from Your Payroll Department You may be wondering why you have not received a Christmas Card from us… Well, as we know it’s been a very tough time for our neighbours in The Lake District recently, following the recent floods and devastation of Storm…

Date posted: December 17, 2015

How Osborne has changed auto enrol Just when you were getting used to auto enrol arrangements, the inevitable has happened. The Chancellor has gone and changed them! In truth, there was only a minor tweak in the recent autumn statement. Nevertheless, it’s significant: • Employer and employee contributions are scheduled to increase from 1% to…

Date posted: December 11, 2015

When was the last time you ordered something online? Today? Earlier this week? This month? We’re a nation of e-commerce obsessives and as we increasingly rely on online shopping, the marketplace is undergoing a pretty big transformation. You see, we’re becoming more and more impatient when it comes to buying online and our demands are…

Date posted: December 3, 2015

If your business is plagued by slow Wi-Fi speeds, I think I may have just found the answer. Scientists at the University of Edinburgh have been experimenting, and have developed a new wireless internet technology that’s 100 times faster than conventional Wi-Fi. You could say it was internet at the speed of light. And you’d…

Date posted: November 27, 2015

Last year, there were supermarket scraps after televisions, games consoles and other goods had their prices slashed in the one-day sales sensation. But this year, the retailer credited with bringing Black Friday to the UK is boycotting the event. Asda have announced a blackout on Black Friday deals. The Walmart-owned store has announced it won’t…

Date posted: November 19, 2015

Today, £29 doesn’t get you much. You couldn’t take your partner out for a meal, you couldn’t do a weekly shop, and you definitely couldn’t fill your car with petrol or diesel. You wouldn’t get much change after buying a couple of trendy cocktails, and you’d be hard pushed to see your favourite football team…

Date posted: November 12, 2015

It’s hard to have missed the “Taylor Swift Effect”. She began her career as a country singer, before revamping herself as a fully-fledged pop-star and taking over the charts – and arguably the world. But it didn’t end there. Her album 1989 was the fastest selling album of 2014, racking up 1.2 million sales in the…

Date posted: November 4, 2015

As soon as the leaves turn golden, the nights draw in and that familiar chill returns to the air, I just can’t wait for Christmas. Sipping on mulled wine, spending time with loved ones, and (of course!) giving and receiving gifts – is there anything better?! Earlier this week though, I read some news that…

Date posted: October 29, 2015

Thursday 15th October, saw M&S take ‘Sparks’ nationwide with the launch of their brand-new loyalty card. The high-street retailer entered the loyalty card wars with this release, but there’s something a little different about the way Marks & Spencer are doing loyalty. Rather than giving shoppers discount vouchers to spend, or points to trade in,…

Date posted: October 21, 2015

The 2015 Rugby World Cup kicked off last Friday (18th September) to a win on home soil for the hosts, England. But it wasn’t the opening match against Fiji that’s been gaining column inches. Japan, who haven’t won a World Cup match for over 24 years, pulled off the biggest shock in Rugby World Cup…

Date posted: October 15, 2015