Month: <span>December 2020</span>

After four years of posturing and pontificating, the  UK and the EU have agreed a trade deal that will come into effect from Friday, January 1, 2020.

But what exactly is in the deal? And what restrictions will now be placed upon trade and travel? Our Brexit deal checklist has some – if not all – of the answers.

Brexit News

Days after the UK and the EU finally agreed a trade deal, it’s been successfully voted through Parliament by 521 to 73. 

This means that the deal – known as the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement – will now head to the House of Lords and needs to become law before the post-Brexit transition ends at midnight on Thursday, December 31, 2021.

But what exactly does the deal mean? 

Brexit News

The UK leaves the EU in little over a week, and there are still no trade deals on place with the EU. And given that their are lorries parked up in their hundreds in Kent, with ports shut due to the UK’s coronavirus variant, it appears that so-called Project Fear is playing out just as many feared it would.

If you run a business, there is very little advice on what happens next, let alone what you should do to prepare.

Although the impact Brexit will have on your business depends upon a wide range of variables – not least whether or not you trade directly with other EU countries – it will hit businesses of all sizes, in all sectors.

To help you prepare, here’s a quick guide to running a Brexit assessment on your business.

Brexit

If you’re planning on getting a new smartphone or tablet this Christmas, or you’ll be giving one as a gift, you’ll want to make sure it lasts at least until the next time you upgrade – not as easy as it sounds, especially over the festive period when an excess of excitement, and no little excess wine, can make it that bit easier to drop your device. And there’s nothing quite like that moment of sheer panic and horror as your smartphone slips from your grasp and tumbles towards the floor.

Sometimes it bounces harmlessly, but other times will see a huge crack appear on the screen, so it’s always handy to consider ways in which you can minimise the risk of breakage. Here are some top tips…

Guides & How-Tos Technology

The number of spam emails getting sent has hit a 12-year low, according to security firm Symantec, which said fewer than 50% of emails which it scanned during June were junk – the lowest percentage it had seen in over a decade.

Even so, many of us are still getting loads of emails we don’t want and, to the best of our knowledge, haven’t asked for!

So if you’re getting spam emails, how do you stop them? Read on…

Guides & How-Tos Technology