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18 Feb 2019

National Living Wage goes up on April 1st

Steven Godfrey The National Living Wage (‘NLW’) sets the statutory minimum hourly rate for workers aged 25 and over. On April 1st it will increase from £7.83 to £8.21 per hour (an increase of 4.9%). Hourly rates for worker aged Read on →

Filed under: Compliance
12 Feb 2019

Brexit and taking your phone abroad

Steven Godfrey On June 15th 2017 EU rules came into force which banned roaming fees across the EU. It gave mobile phone users the following protections: Users cannot be charged more for mobile services within the EU than in their Read on →

Filed under: Brexit, Telecoms
08 Feb 2019

AI – coming to an industry near you…

Steven Godfrey AI and automation will only affect assembly workers in repetitive manufacturing jobs, yes? Wrong. A 2017 report by McKinsey estimated that by 2030 some 15% of the global workforce will need to change jobs due to AI and Read on →

Filed under: Automation, ICT
30 Jan 2019

GDPR and a hard Brexit

Steven Godfrey As we know, GDPR regulations govern how data related to EU citizens is handled. When the UK quits the EU – particularly in the event of a ‘no deal’ Brexit – the EU will have to separately approve Read on →

Filed under: Brexit, GDPR
26 Jan 2018

Do you lease a commercial property?

Steven Godfrey Commercial leases April 2018 onwards Energy Performance Certificates (‘EPC’) rate the energy efficiency of a building on a scale of A-G, with G being the least efficient.  The Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards 2015 (‘MEES’) set minimum efficiency standards Read on →

Filed under: Energy
07 Feb 2017

UK Productivity on the Ropes

Steven Godfrey UK manufacturers’ supply chain costs are increasing at the fastest rate for 25 years, yet output growth is at a 32 month high. What does this tell us, and what should we be doing about it? A recent Read on →

Filed under: Industry News
30 Jan 2017

What is VoIP and why should you care?

Steven Godfrey The current situation Domestic users rent analogue telephone lines. Business users rent digital telephone lines, called ISDN lines. Small installations use a variety called ‘ISDN 2’ and larger installations use ‘ISDN 30’. ISDN phone lines are usually connected Read on →

Filed under: Telecoms
18 Nov 2016

From April 2017 businesses can switch water supplier

Steven Godfrey What’s happening to my water supplier? From 1st April 2017 all non-domestic water supplies in England will be deregulated (Wales is deregulated only for large consumers and Scotland deregulated in 2008). Non-domestic customers will be able to choose Read on →

Filed under: Water