Being cyber prepared: keeping your data secure when working remotely

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Being cyber prepared Cybersecurity and the protection of member data has risen to the top of trustee risk registers. Many trustees will have had detailed training leading up to the introduction of GDPR in May 2018 and will have been through a wholesale review of their contracts, policies and procedures. Due to the nature of…

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Running effective virtual meetings

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We have all had to adapt to working remotely and virtual meetings over the course of the past few months. Despite lockdown restrictions, many businesses have found ways to move their operations online, with all staff working remotely. This has given rise to an increased volume of virtual meetings on services such as Skype, Zoom,…

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Make decisions and get away from trouble

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If you have ever postponed making a decision, this article is especially written for you. Making regular decisions is by far the most successful way of getting away from trouble. Yet there is a world of difference between knowing this and actually making those decisions that hold us back. There are many reasons why we…

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If only they had known that before they started…

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A sponsoring employer decided to close their final salary scheme. The shortfall against the estimated buy-out cost was around £5 million. However, the advisers suggested the trustees shop around and approached another annuity provider. After some research, the trustees identified another product which matched their needs. They were amazed that by shopping around, the alternative…

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How to Manage Your Wellbeing

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How to Manage your Wellbeing Stay connected Having a sense of connection with family and friends is important for our mental health. Ensure you schedule calls or video chats with your family and friends during lockdown. In addition, there are many online book clubs, virtual coffee groups and online workout challenge groups that you can…

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Three Tips to Improving Team Retention & Engagement

As the war on talent rages ever more fiercely, business owners know more than most about the challenges of finding and hiring key talent needed to deliver excellent customer service and grow the business. The start of a New Year is a time when usually stable team members, not only think about rebooting their fitness…

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Important business trends for 2020

The big business trends of 2020 are set to revolve around technology, mental health and the environment. As we head further into 2020, businesses will have to adapt in a world that places more emphasis on sustainable business practices. Firms that take care of their employees’ physical and mental health will attract more people. Technology…

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Apply for more time for MTD digital links

Making Tax Digital Your accounting systems must have digital links in place for VAT periods starting on or after 1 April 2020 (or 1 October 2020 for deferred businesses). This should be for the transfer or exchange of data between software programs, products or applications used as functional compatible software. Applications should be submitted as…

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No Deal Brexit and its Impact on VAT

The government and HMRC have recently updated their ‘partnership packs’. The packs were created with the intention of helping businesses prepare for customs changes in the event of a ‘no deal’ Brexit. The UK is set to leave the EU on 29 March 2019, below are key changes that will affect VAT registered businesses trading…

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