Did you know that if you work from home, you may be able to claim tax breaks on certain bills and expenses?
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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.
Monday (January 16, 2023) is Blue Monday – said to be the most depressing day of the year. The reason it’s so glum? It’s the perfect storm of bad weather, post-Christmas debt levels, failing New Year’s resolutions, low motivation and distance from payday.
Although we’re no longer threatened with lockdowns, soaring energy prices and the cost of living crisis could conspire to make this one of the toughest we’ve faced.
If you work from home, your outlook can be even more 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. If you’re suffering from work from home fatigue, our top tips to battle work from home burnout could come in handy.
Here are some top tips to help you beat the Blue Monday blues.
If your business is planning Christmas drinks and parties while getting ready for the seasonal wind-down, the atmosphere around the office will be getting very Christmassy over the next couple of weeks. But spare a thought for those freelancers who work tirelessly all year but never get to see any of the fun stuff.
OK, they don’t have to contend with the commute or the office politics, and they can work in their pyjamas should the fancy take them, but that doesn’t mean those that work from home should be left out of the festive revelry.
So, this year, why not get your freelancers involved in the festive fun?
Here’s a stat for you – Spain’s investment in the UK is more than the whole of the Latin America’s combined, making Spain one of the largest investors in the UK.
There are 900 UK companies currently operating in Spain, with businesses like Tunstall and Primark increasing their investment, while Dealz-Poundland, Stella McCartney and Jo Malone are among new UK investors in Spain.
If you want to join the legion of ex-pats and invest in a Spanish business opportunity – or even if you have business interests out there already – you’ll need an easy and cost-effective way to keep in touch – which is where a conference call comes in.
And here’s how you can arrange one for up to 100 participants using nothing more than a mobile or landline telephone…
South Africa is a well established market, with a highly developed economic infrastructure, a strong services sector and a growing economy. Although the country still has some major issues as far as unemployment, poverty and inequality are concerned, it still represents a promising market – total UK exports to South Africa amounted to £4.2 billion in the year ended June 2019.
But it is a fair distance away. This is why you need a reliable conference call provider on board.
The current conflict between Russia and Ukraine means that the entyr requirements to get into Slovenia could change with little or no warning. If you have business interests in eastern Europe, it might be best to shelve the travel plans and keep in touch via conference call.
The current conflict between Russia and Ukraine means that Slovakia’s entry requirements could be likely to change with little warning. If you have business interests in eastern Europe, it might be best to shelve the travel plans and keep in touch via conference call.
Here’s all you need to set up an international conference call for up to 100 participants using nothing more than a landline or mobile.
Singapore sits just off the southern tip of the Malay peninsula, and although it’s a relatively small city-state, it’s incredibly wealthy – it’s the world’s fourth largest global financial centre – operates an open and trade driven economy and is a leading global business hub.
It’s location not only puts it at the point where the major east and west shipping lanes converge, it also means 50% of the world’s population can fly there within six hours.
If you’re trading with Singapore, it’s worth having a cost-effective and reliable international conference call provider – so here’s how to set up a call in a few simple steps…
The UK currently has over 4,000 registered companies active in Romania, and is currently the country’s tenth highest foreign investor with total investment worth around £4 billion.
The UK’s top exports to Romania include:
- machinery and electrical parts
- textiles and clothing
- chemical products
- vehicles, aircraft and transport equipment
- base metals
If you’re thinking of joining investing in a business opportunity in Romania – or you already have interests over there – you’ll want a simple and cost-effective way to keep in touch with colleagues or clients over there – and a conference call offers exactly that.
Here’s how to set one up needing nothing more than a mobile or landline telephone…