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If you’re a business owner, you’ve probably been worried about soaring energy bills. The government’s new Energy Bills Discount Scheme took effect on April 1 but, just like the scheme it replaced, it’s not a price cap – so how does it work?

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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.


More than half of UK workers say they wouldn’t work if it wasn’t for the money. Although that sounds obvious – most of us work because we need the money – the figure of 60% who would opt out of having a job is higher than any comparable workforce in the world.

The findings from a study by Randstad, a provider of workforce insights, back up another study that revealed almost half (46%) of all employees feel more stressed at work than they did a year ago.

So if you’ve been feeling more stressed out with work than usual lately, you’re not alone.

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Cybercrime has been on the rise since the pandemic. More of us have had to make online purchases, which means scammers have more opportunity to defraud us.

If you regularly make online payments, whether for goods or services, you’ll need to watch out for the latest technique fraudsters are using to get their hands on your money – push payment fraud.

Figures from UK Finance, the banking trade body, have revealed that £236 million was lost to push payment fraud, with banks unable to return nearly three-quarters (74%) of the lost money.

In the vast majority of cases (88%) it was individual consumers who were conned out of their money, with an average loss of £2,784. The remaining cases were made up of businesses, who lost an average of £24,335 each.

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If December has crept up on you once again and you’re massively underprepared for the inevitable Christmas madness, the good news is that you’re still not too late to catch the last post (to UK addresses, at least).

If your business does rely on the postal service, it helps to know when the final postal dates are. These dates may be earlier than previous years as they’ll be affected by strike action. Here’s all you need to know.

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Black Friday is very much part of the UK’s pre-Christmas calendar. This year’s event kicks off on November 25, with Cyber Monday a couple of days later on November 28.

But some retailers go early, so it’s worth checking what bargains are available now. If you fancy grabbing yourself a bargain, here are some of the best offers around for that essential work from home tech.

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Black Friday falls on Friday, November 25 this year. One of the USA’s most recent exports, it’s now unofficially the start of the Christmas shopping period.

Never ones to miss out on a marketing opportunity, most big retailers now offer deals right throughout November. There are some great bargains to be had – tech bargains in particular – but it’s also open season for online scammers. It seems that fake websites are a particular problem, with an estimated 18,000 being created every day.

Here’s how to make sure you steer clear of online scams this Black Friday and beyond.

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BNB and Ethereum chains are the most targeted by Web3 criminals, accounting for more than half of all losses. But what are BNB and Etherium? What’s a Web3 criminal? And should you be worried?

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