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10 reasons to use a company checking service

It would be nice to trust the people and companies you work with, but experience has probably taught you otherwise. There is a wealth of information available online, although not all of it is easy to find, aggregate or cross-check, while it’s also often pay-restricted. Here are some reasons to set up a profile on [...]

QCon Software Development Conference comes to London March 2012

QCon, the Software Development Conference will be taking place at The Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre in London from March 7th to March 9th 2012  and would be of interest to enterprise software developers, team leads, architects and those involved in project management.
The organisers list Martin Fowler, one of the industry’s most influential authors,  [...]

LibrePlanet 2012 conference announced: March 24th-25th

BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA — Monday, December 12, 2011
The Free Software Foundation (FSF) today announced the dates for its upcoming LibrePlanet 2012 conference as March 24th and 25th, 2012, at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. A call for papers has also been announced. The conference will include talks from the FSF staff and board, GNU project [...]

Gartner Reveals Top IT Predictions for 2012 and Beyond

Gartner, Inc. has revealed its top predictions for IT organizations and users for 2012 and beyond. Analysts said that the predictions herald changes in control for IT organizations as budgets, technologies and costs become more fluid and distributed.
This year’s selection process included evaluating several criteria that define a top prediction. The issues examined included relevance, [...]

Summary of UK Chancellor’s Autumn Statement 2011

The Chancellor has today delivered his autumn statement to Parliament, alongside the publication of the Office for Budget Responsibility’s updated forecasts for growth and borrowing. He announced permanent reductions in spending to ensure that the UK meets its fiscal targets, using some of those savings in the short term to fund infrastructure investment to generate [...]

Businesses Should Know Their Contract End Dates to Avoid the Energy Price Hikes

If you’ve seen the news this week, you may have seen that the last of the ‘big six’ energy suppliers has put their domestic energy prices up by 15%. This price rise may sound severe and it’ll certainly worry domestic energy consumers. But in reality, business energy consumers face significantly higher price rises on a [...]

Audio Podcast - Farm shop loyalty scheme helping local businesses take on the big boys

As an alternative loyalty scheme to rival supermarkets signs up more than 500 businesses in just six months, a local business owner under the scheme, Heather Copley talks about her experience running a small business in today’s climate.

A shopping loyalty scheme set up to get people out of supermarkets and into farm shops is gathering [...]

Listing Your Products Online With Amazon

In a competitive and tough business environment a lot of businesses, big and small, are looking to grow their online presence and using multiple e-commerce channels is often a key part of their strategy. One such channel which is becoming an increasingly important driver of incremental sales and brand awareness for many businesses is Amazon [...]

Freelancer Wins Seven Year Battle with HMRC in Significant IR35 Ruling

Tribunal cites lack of ‘mutuality of obligation’ as key to ruling in favour of taxpayer.
A seven-year battle with the taxman has ended in victory for PCG member Mark Fitzpatrick.
The long running IR35 dispute reached a conclusion when a tribunal cleared Mark of using his limited company MBF Design Services (MBF) to avoid tax, in reference [...]

Poll shows Freelancers are happier with their health, their financial situation, and their prospects

Britain’s 1.4m freelance workers love life, are happier with their health, their financial situation, their prospects and their wife, husband or partners!
A ComRes survey published today (Nov 22nd) shows that nearly three-quarters (73%) of the 1,624 polled had actively chosen to become freelancers as a long-term career option in a survey to celebrate National Freelancers [...]

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