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

Research commissioned by NOW: Pensions has revealed that most financial advisers expect pension providers not to make automatic enrolment schemes available to small firms. Of the 248 advisers questioned by financial researcher Defaqto, 77% expect providers to only offer automatic enrolment schemes to firms with 30 or more employees. Commenting, CEO of NOW: Pensions, Morten…

Date posted: October 8, 2015

As we have now passed the 1st October 2015 all the new wage rates will apply. Please make sure that you have checked your clients employees rates for any payroll that is processed in October. As a reminder the rates are as follows workers aged 21 or over will increase from £6.50 to £6.70; for…

Date posted: October 1, 2015