Month: July 2018

As remote working becomes the rule rather than the exception, is an employer within its rights to deny an employee the opportunity to work from home?

If the working world takes lead from a US appeals court then the answer will be resounding ‘no’…

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Switzerland is a diverse and mature economy, and offers a great opportunity for UK-based businesses – bilateral trade between the two countries is worth £31.9 billion, and Switzerland is the UK’s tenth largest export market, with goods and services exports having grown by 130% in the last five years.

If this sounds like a good opportunity for your business, here’s everything you need to know about exporting to Switzerland.

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If you’ve had enough of the nine-to-five, harbour ambitions to be your own boss, or simply can’t stand your co-workers, you’ve probably considered going it alone – either by doing your current job on a freelance basis or starting up your own new business.

Starting your own venture can be costly though, in terms of both time and money, so it’s often a good idea to kick things off by working from home – this way you can make sure your work/life balance doesn’t get completely thrown out (anyone who’s ever started up a business will attest to the fact it quickly takes up all of your time), and save money on commercial rent.

But what businesses work well when started from home? Here are our top home business start up ideas.

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The European Commission (EC) has fined Google a record €4.34 billion (£3.9 billion) for using its Android operating system to “cement its dominant position” in search. So, what’s Google been up to now?

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I recently smashed my iPhone screen. I have a decent case that protects it, but when I dropped it, it landed at possibly the only angle that could have smashed the screen – flat on its front. Although I can still use the phone, the screen now has several cracks across the front, and it’s performance (and battery life, it seems) is no longer what it was.

When I finally get around to getting the screen replaced, I will definitely be fitting a screen protector, and I just saw there is a screen protector that claims to improve the phone’s signal strength (!), extend the battery life (!!), and even shield your brain from cellphone radiation (!!!).

Sound too good to be true? Let’s take a closer look…

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