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  • How to use direct mail

    Action list on using direct mail

    17 November 2015

  • How to make an insurance claim

    An action list of points to consider when making an insurance claim

    16 November 2015

  • How to create an effective marketing slogan

    Top tips on how to create an effective marketing slogan

    09 November 2015

  • Business Coaching and Mentoring Business Coaching and Mentoring is locked

    What are the differences between Business Coaching and Mentoring and how can they help you?

    21 October 2015

  • Business and Employment Statistics Collection Business and Employment Statistics Collection is locked

    The Business Information Service is often asked for statistics about businesses and their employees; here we have collected sources for the most commonly asked questions that we receive on these topics.

    05 October 2015

  • Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) is locked

    BYOD is short for Bring Your Own Device and refers to the policy of allowing employees to bring their own computing devices, such as laptops and smartphones, into the workplace to use for business purposes. This briefing looks at the advantages, disadvantages, the legal position and BYOD policies and usage statistics.

    25 August 2015

  • Corporation tax Corporation tax is locked

    This briefing explains, how corporation tax is calculated, when you have to pay it, when you can offset losses and how to minimise your tax bill

    01 August 2015

  • Employment law: the basics Employment law: the basics is locked

    This briefing outlines recruitment; terms and conditions; employee rights; and what to do when things go wrong.

    01 August 2015

  • Minimum wage and statutory pay obligations Minimum wage and statutory pay obligations is locked

    This briefing covers: National Minimum Wage; statutory maternity, paternity and adoption pay and maternity allowance; statutory shared parental pay; and statutory sick pay.

    01 August 2015

  • National insurance and state pensions National insurance and state pensions is locked

    This briefing explains who pays what, an employer’s responsibilities, how to reduce the NICs you pay and how NICs affect an individual’s entitlements.

    01 August 2015

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