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Advice, News & Know-how


This is the place for latest business regulations, other updates, customer stories and the occasional bit about us.

In short, it's a minestrone of interesting bits and pieces from advice and opinions, to personal profiles and things that have caught our eye.

UK riots – Riot Damages Act deadline update

Were you were unlucky enough to suffer damage to or loss of your property in the recent riots?

Oops files #6

The sign blunders keep on rolling in (geddit?), spotted by our eagle-eyed photographers and snapped for posterity.

The hat has spoken

Last week we launched our QR Code competition. We hope you had fun playing it and didn’t get too frazzled. The competition closed on Friday.

It’s never too late to follow your dreams

A recent survey of 500 small businesses carried out by Clydesdale and Yorkshire Bank, found that 23% (almost a quarter) of over 55’s had set up their own business after being made redundant

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Business insurance – claiming for riot damage

If your business is one of the unlucky ones caught up in the recent urban carnage, it’s possible you’ll be making a claim under your business insurance policy.

Oops files #2

When people make mistakes, it's only right (not left) that they should be captured for posterity. Especially errors as glaring as this...

No rest for the wicked!

One of the best ways to understand the challenges and realities of running a small business is to work in one.

Oops files #1

Holy carp! Here's the first in our series of laughable print and signage errors, captured for all eternity by our photographers in the field...

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