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Your refuse collections will cost more

24 Mar 2018 | Written by: stevengodfrey

China used to process half the worlds’ recycled plastic – Britain sent 500,000 tons there annually.  However – as of Jan 1st China will no longer accept imported plastic waste: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/01/01/toxic-plastic-burned-britain-due-china-import-ban/ One effect of this has been to slash the price per tonne that waste collection companies can sell recyclable materials for: https://www.letsrecycle.com/prices/waste-paper/merchant-prices/2018-merchant-prices/ The price […]

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Mr. Moffitt’s Profits Times – March 2018

14 Mar 2018 | Written by: jonathanmoffitt

click to open as pdf Water Leaks HAS THE RECENT BIG FREEZE CAUSED ANY WATER LEAKS AT YOUR PREMISES? It would be wise to check your water system for burst pipes and leaks in the aftermath of the Big Freeze. Not all leaks are visible. A couple of tips to check for increased consumption due […]

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UK businesses must be ready for the GDPR

08 Mar 2018 | Written by: jenni

What is the GDPR? – GDPR is the General Data Protection Regulation – the new law that comes into effect from 25 May 2018 The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) replaces the Data Protection Act 1998. It aims to give control of personal data back to individuals by addressing modern concerns about data protection in […]

The sales of electric vehicles (EV’s) in the UK are speeding up !

08 Mar 2018 | Written by: MrOverheads aka David Powell

Whilst approximately 6000 vehicles were registered in 2014 more than 47,000 were registered in 2017 making up nearly 2% of the total new car market. There are around 135,000 plug- in vehicles currently navigating the highways and byways of the United Kingdom. The next few years will see an increasing number of EV models launched […]

What is the right price to pay?

07 Mar 2018 | Written by: jenni

As a procurement specialist I often have meetings with FDs who tell me that “you can’t save us any money, we are already getting the best price in the market”. When I hear this, it is music to my ears because they are simply looking at procurement as a one-dimensional exercise and focused purely on […]

Three high priority threats of cyber security to your business

05 Mar 2018 | Written by: jenni

Every year brings a new cyber security threat as criminals become more sophisticated and innovative. As a business you need to be prepared. A single method of defence is not enough, you need to build a digital wall around your business and then patrol it! Security teams need to scan systems for unusual emails, malicious […]

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Are you aware of the changes to your energy charges from 1st April 2018 (DCP 161)?

05 Mar 2018 | Written by: jenni

A new measure from Ofgem, DCP 161 signals a change to the DCUSA (Distribution Connection and Use of System Agreement). It means that excess capacity charges will be applied if half hourly supplies exceed the capacity assigned. These excess capacity charges are set to increase bills significantly. What’s the cost? As of 1st April 2018, […]

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What are the advantages to your organisation of adopting Unified Communication?

05 Mar 2018 | Written by: jenni

Unified Communication is a system that leads to increased productivity by integrating multiple methods of communication within a business. This includes instant messaging, audio and video conferencing, calendars, online team chats and more. Businesses are always seeking out a competitive advantage and in this digital age, unified communication gives the advantage of being able to […]

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Is your small business one of the 33%?

05 Mar 2018 | Written by: jenni

In May this year, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into effect. GDPR will set new standards in protecting personal data, and ensuring compliance with the requirements will be tough. The aim of GDPR is to further protect personal data and is inclusive of a wide range of data including IP addresses and […]

What is affecting the financial sustainability of Academy Trusts?

05 Mar 2018 | Written by: jenni

Accountants Bishop Fleming have just released their Academies Benchmark Report 2018, which identifies some unwelcome trends: 55% of trusts are in deficit (before depreciation), Funding per pupil is falling for single academy trusts but rising for multi-academy trusts (MATs), Cash balances have increased whilst free reserves have fallen – cash cannot be relied on to […]

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