Month: March 2019

been two months since Theresa May’s Brexit deal was voted down in the House of Commons – losing by a massive 230 votes, the biggest ever margin – and two weeks since MPs reject the deal for a second time, albeit by a slightly lower majority of 149.

Today was meant to be ‘Brexit Day’, the day when the UK officially left the EU. Instead, MPs will vote for a third time on the PM’s deal and, in a bizarre reversal of a confidence vote, she has promised to give a date for her resignation if the deal goes through this time.

What’s going on?

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Offering work from home benefits is a great way to both attract and retain the best talent.

If this is something your business offers, or is thinking of offering, you need to have clear work-from-home guidelines in place to protect both your business and its employees.

Here’s how to draft a work from home policy.

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There’s less than a wee until the self-imposed March 29, 2019 deadline rolls around and the UK leaves the EU, and it’s looking more and more like no deal will be agreed – worrying times for businesses and individuals alike, especially as (once you’ve cut through through the jargon and the jingoistic bluster) no one seems to be offering up any alternatives or even one tangible positive outcome.

Our Brexit timeline has all the important dates coming up over the next six months, as we count down to, what now appears to be, our inevitable departure.

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Women entrepreneurs are thriving. The UK has witnessed a rapid rise in the number of start-ups in recent years, and the number of new female entrepreneurs in the UK has risen far faster than men in the past decade.  It also seems investment funding is more forthcoming than ever before.

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2018 was a big year for cyber attacks, with nearly half of businesses (43%) and a fifth of charities (19%) in the UK experiencing a cyber breach. As if those figures weren’t concerning enough, fewer than a third of businesses (27%) and less than a quarter of charities (21%) have formal cyber security policies in place, according to the Cyber Security Breaches Survey 2018 from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.

Here’s how to make sure your company’s cyber security procedures are all up to scratch…

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