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Making the most of your village hall

When it comes to running a village hall, it can be difficult to find the balance between charging enough to cover costs and keeping hire costs accessible for locals. We take a look at what you should consider when it comes to increasing revenue for...

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Here’s why your employees are ‘pulling sickies’

Aside from the obvious – that the reason your employee gave is genuine –, there are countless explanations as to why your employees would bend the truth when taking a sick day. We take a look at some of the top reasons below. Mental healthDespite support...

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Finding alternative accommodation following a flood

We take a look at the steps you need to take if you are forced to leave your home due to severe flooding. ImmediatelyIf your home is uninhabitable after a flood, the first thing you need to do is contact your insurance broker/insurer directly. They will...

Welcoming new starters the right way

You’ve gone through all the effort of putting out the perfect recruitment ad, scouring CVs and conducting interviews and finally you find the right candidate for the role. Now they’ve agreed to your offer and their start date is looming; here’s what your business can...

The blame game: ABI report sparks debate over flood defences

The Association of British Insurers (ABI) has launched a new guide for repairing flooded and water damaged buildings, and in doing so seems to have opened the floodgates to a debate over whose responsibility it is to prevent and minimise flood damage. Written by experts on...

Pancake day fire safety tips

The national day of gluttony is fast approaching; otherwise known as Pancake Day or Shrove Tuesday. Pancake day is a national tradition which sees families using up all their treats in the kitchen cupboards in preparation for lent. Lent on the other hand, is usually...

What to consider when recruiting student volunteers

With nearly a third of students actively pursuing volunteering opportunities on top of their studies, there’s plenty of opportunities for charities and organisations to benefit from the extra help. Student volunteers often bring new energy into an organisation, along with plenty of ideas, bags of...

The lowdown on receiving medical treatment abroad

You don’t have to look very far to find horror stories online of individuals having to shell out thousands of pounds to cover medical costs when abroad because their insurer won’t pay. For example, nurse Alison Borro was recently left £120,000 out of pocket after having...

Could taking on an apprentice boost your business?

Trade industries have a strong history of employing apprentices. With the skills gap growing, and more government initiatives than ever before, is now the time for you to take on an apprentice? Trades including plumbing, building and engineering have been called upon to hire more apprentices,...