Month: January 2020

British businesses must get on with getting ready for Brexit, according to Sajid Javid, the UK chancellor.

The man in charge of the UK’s purse strings also warned that the Treasury won’t be lending any specific not lend support to manufacturers that favour EU rules as the sector had had three years to prepare for Britain’s transition.

Which is a bit of a U-turn from the government’s pre-election position, when the Conservative’s pledged to help businesses through the process.

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If you’ve ever wanted to work from home or needed flexible hours, the UK’s flexible working regulations mean your employer has to consider any request you put in and, if they turn it down, must give a valid reason for doing so.

To make flexible working work though, it has to be right for both the employer and the employee, and with so many variables involved, things can quickly get complicated.

If you’re an employer or an employee considering the options, it’s a good idea to break flexible working down into two components – ‘flexi-time’ and ‘telecommute’.

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This coming Monday (January 20, 2020) is the first Blue Monday of the new decade – said to be the most depressing day of the year as the perfect combination of bad weather, post-Christmas debt levels, failing New Year’s resolutions, low motivation and at least a week until payday all hit at once.

If you work from home  your outlook can be even gloomy as you’re stuck between the same four walls for the best part of every day, chasing invoices from work that you hoped would be paid before Christmas.

Here are some top tips to help you beat the Blue Monday blues.

Guides & How-Tos Work from home

If you do business in China, you’ll not want to endure a flight of at least 10-hours every time you want to go and talk business in Bejing – that’s where we can help. Here’s how to conference call China.

Around the world Conference calling Guides & How-Tos

January seems like the ideal month to work from home – dark mornings, dark nights, cold busy commutes – who wouldn’t want to avoid all that?!

But when you work from home, it can be all too easy to blur the lines between work-life and home-life, which can not only kill productivity, but can also make you feel like you never get a break from work.

So here are five top tips to separate business and pleasure.

Guides & How-Tos Work from home