The Work Place


Councils’ fear for high streets

Revised planning rules coming into force in England could lead to new clusters of betting shops and money lenders, accoding to local councils.
See BBC web site for the full story.

BBC News - Nursery ratios raised to cut childcare costs

The government announces plans to relax the official child to adult ratios in nurseries and other childcare settings.
See: BBC News - Nursery ratios raised to cut childcare costs.

Seven Step Plan On How To Create Great Business Ideas

When coming up with ideas, Walt Disney set up three distinct rooms; One to create the most fantastical ideas he could, the second to re-examine those ideas from a practical point of view and the third to shoot holes in the ideas he came up with. More recently, entrepreneur Sir Eric Peacock, founder of Babygro, [...]

Video - Olympians race across London. Commuting during the 2012 Olympic Games

Olympians Sally Gunnell and Chris Boardman share their tips on how employees can get around London quicker and easier during Games time

With some businesses offering employees flexi time and Sunday trading hours being extended during the Olympics it’s easy for employees to overlook something as simple as getting around during the Games.
With this in mind [...]

Business Video - Businesses urged to instil competition in the work place to drive success

As Britain gets set for a year of world class sport, businesses are being urged to take inspiration from our sporting heroes by encouraging competition, following a poll showing many embrace competition at work.
The report, carried out by the National Business Awards in partnership with Orange, shows that the majority of workers agree that winning [...]

Commercial tenants urged to investigate cracks in their rental contracts

Commercial tenants who have concerns about their rental contracts are being urged to take advantage of a new lease review scheme from solicitors Birkett Long.
The firm has launched a fixed-price service giving tenants advice about the content of their own individual lease. Commercial Property solicitor David Temperton explained that tenants may have a number of [...]

Audio Business Podcast - SME tips on how to challenge new business rates

From April 1st business rates are set to rise by an average of 5.77% across England and Wales. Experts warn that the increase, coupled with the painfully slow rates appeals process to challenge business rates, is stifling business growth in the UK. The estimated total amount of savings due back to UK businesses from the [...]

Super-fast broadband goes live in two more Merseyside communities

Super-fast broadband is now available in two more Merseyside communities, BT announced today.
More than 9,400 householders and firms in Childwall, Liverpool, and over 2,300 in Rainford, St Helens, are poised to join in high-speed revolution as engineers complete the local upgrades in the coming weeks.
This latest development will take the number of premises in Merseyside [...]

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, [...]

New device attaches to boilers to lower heating and utility bills

Hot water and central heating costs are unavoidable and becoming increasingly expensive but they can easily be managed keeping the size of your bills to the bare minimum.  There are many ways to achieve lower fuel bills ranging from changing your fuel supplier to the installation of cavity wall and loft insulation.  But, [...]

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