6 Financial tips for small businesses

In contrast to what many people think, financial management is more than checking accounts and bookkeeping. Business owners need to deal with streams of complex problems and administrative tasks that require a lot of attention. In fact, effective management of finances makes all the difference between a business that …

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Closed Christmas shop wins council reprieve

A Christmas shop that was ordered to close due to lockdown restrictions has been allowed to reopen. Ipswich Borough Council (IBC) served a prohibition order on Christmas Wonderland in Tavern Street, arguing it did not sell enough “essential” items. But it has since been found “compliant” because it sells …

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Millions face cut in value of workplace pensions

Millions of retirees will see the future value of their pension cut owing to a planned change in the way payments are calculated from 2030. Many of those with so-called defined benefit workplace pensions see their pension payments increase each year in line with the rising cost of living. …

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Co-op robot grocery delivery service expands to Northampton

Customers in a second town have begun to receive grocery deliveries from robots. Eight Co-op stores in Milton Keynes already use the autonomous vehicles in partnership with Starship Technologies. The initiative will now serve about 5,000 households in Northampton with contactless deliveries. Chris Conway from the supermarket chain said …

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Work from home? Most people don’t have that option

One of the big stories of the past seven months has been the sudden move of millions of people to working from home. Tim Ringo looks at what it’s like for those who cannot work from home in a pandemic? In June, the number of people working exclusively from home …

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