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Increase in home-working employees by 19% over the past decade

Published: 2017-06-05


TUC (Trades Union Congress) published at the end of May 2017 that the number of employees who say they usually work from home has increased by fifth over last 10 years. The analysis was published to mark National Work from Home Day.

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New Variant of virus called WannaCry is infecting 3,600 computers per hour

Published: 2017-06-04


This week we look at the cyber attack that started last week, how many machines are infected, how does it work and what we can do to prevent it. It is said that over 40,000 machines have been infected by the second variation of the malware despite the best effort of the Cyber security companies. 

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Dogs at work

Published: 2017-05-29


This week we will look at why having dogs at work can actually be positive for both employees and the company it self.

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Increase in Prescription Charges

Published: 2017-04-01


This week we look at the prescription charge increase in certain National Health Services, we will look at who will be affected and who does not need to worry.

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Top 10 best places to live in the UK

Published: 2017-03-25


This week we are looking at the best places to live in the UK. The survey was done by Halifax Quality of Life index. The research looked at 24 categories including average earnings, employment, health life expectancy, personal wellbeing, education and also broadband speed.

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The first drop down in rental prices in last 6 years

Published: 2017-03-17


The biggest UK estate and lettings agents have recorded the first in last 6 years fall in annual rents. The rents are falling the fastest in London down by 4.3% over the year time to an average £1,246 a month.

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Oldest Companies in the World Continuation…

Published: 2017-03-12


Last week we looked at oldest companies in the world that till today do exist. The list is very long and we mentioned two companies, one of them the oldest company we could find and the other UK oldest company. So, let’s have a look at other companies and the type of those companies that existence is the longest. 

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Oldest Companies in the World

Published: 2017-03-06


This week we look at the oldest companies that still exist. The list of oldest companies is very long and it goes back to before 1300 year.

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Mobile Brands Increasing Prices

Published: 2017-02-27


Prices will rise by RPI (Retail Price Index). Today we are explaining what this means and what you can do. RPI is a measure linked to inflation – it measures the increase in prices for consumers on average across the country over a year. RPI is published by Office of National Statistics and is currently set at 2.6 per cent.

We are taking a look at which firms will increase the monthly prices. What we can read on the news is that EE and o2 have warned customers by sending an email to them. So when can we expect the price hikes which customers will be affected?

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Tax Rates

Published: 2017-02-20


This week we look at vehicle tax rates. From April the prices are rising for vehicles registered after 1 April 2017. The car keepers who own any cars registered prior to April 2017 don’t need to worry. Prices will affect anyone considering buying a new car or any other type of vehicle. We are looking closely what changes are awaiting new vehicle owners.

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Small Businesses in the UK

Published: 2016-10-06


The government has urged more small business to show “ambition” after a survey found their confidence in the UK economy turned negative for the first time in four years according to the Financial Times. 

There is no doubt about it's reflecting after the Brexit result but keeping small business going is the key to the growing economy.

This week we set up an interview with a small family business owner.

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Job sharing

Published: 2016-09-29


This week we look at job sharing. Job sharing is a form of flexible working which enables two employees to voluntarily share the responsibilities and duties of one full time job.  This is becoming very popular specifically with people who want flexible hours due to their family circumstances.  It allows them to keep their career open while enabling them to spend time with their children.  

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Working from Home

Published: 2016-09-09


This week we're looking at advantages and disadvantages of working from home.

More and more people are working from home due to saving on the cost of childcare, health issues and simply liking of flexible work/life style.

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PMI in Social Housing Organisations

Published: 2016-08-15


This week we look at Private Medical Insurance Benefits in the Social Housing Sector. As with previous blogs, we have looked at a Report based on Inbucon's (a remuneration consultancy company) survey.

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Holiday leave and its effects

Published: 2016-08-08


This week we looked at taking time off work for holidays.

In the UK, almost all full time workers are legally entitled to receive 28 days paid holiday per year.  British people are most likely to take all of their holiday.  Research by YouGov showed up to 75% of people said they will take 25-26 days out of 28 days’ holiday.

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Call out rate

Published: 2016-07-21


This week we look at call out rates in the social housing sector.

During 2016, Inbucon, a remuneration consultancy Company, undertook a survey on call out rates in the Social Housing Sector and we have looked at the results of this Report.

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Car Allowance

Published: 2016-07-18


This week we are looking at car schemes and allowances in the social housing sector. During 2016, Inbucon, a remuneration consultancy Company, undertook a survey on car allowances in the Social Housing Sector and we have looked at the results of this report.

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