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HMRC or Big Brother? The surprising information sources used.

30th November 2017

As Celebrity Big Brother consumed UK TV screens over the summer, have you ever thought about a different type of Big Brother that may be keeping its eye on you, and more importantly, your financial footprint? HMRC’s powerful “Connect” system was fully deployed at the beginning of 2017, but has been years in the making… Read more »


28th November 2017

The government has published a white paper outlining a new ‘ambitious’ Industrial Strategy, which aims to boost the UK economy and ‘embrace the opportunities of technological change’. The white paper sets out a long-term vision for how the UK can ‘build on its economic strengths’, improve its productivity performance, embrace technological change and increase UK… Read more »

Cheshire Business Survey shows positive outlook for growth

28th November 2017

A survey of over 1,500 businesses across East and West Cheshire has highlighted a positive outlook for growth, with workplace growth accelerating over the last six years in a trend that looks set to continue. The survey, commissioned by Cheshire and Warrington Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) together with local authority partners in Cheshire East and… Read more »


23rd November 2017

Chancellor Philip Hammond’s first Autumn Budget was delivered against a backdrop of economic and political uncertainty, fuelled partly by the ongoing Brexit process. Acknowledging that the UK has entered a ‘critical phase’ of negotiations, the Chancellor set out his vision of a ‘new relationship’ with the European Union – though he was keen to emphasise… Read more »

Help needed with Festive Wishes appeal to support the Mid Cheshire Hospitals Charity

21st November 2017

Admiral Nurses Sheridan and Anna are helping us tell everyone about our Festive Wishes Posters. Rather than sending cards to colleagues this year, write your Christmas message on one of our Festive Wishes posters for all to see in your work place or group and give a donation to the Mid Cheshire Hospitals Charity. Taking… Read more »


TUC Urges chancellor to use autumn budget to ‘end wage squeeze’

20th November 2017

The Trades Union Congress TUC has urged Chancellor Philip Hammond to use next week’s Autumn Budget to put an end to the ‘wage squeeze’ currently plaguing UK workers. Official figures recently published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) revealed that inflation ‘remained steady’ in October at 3%, with higher food prices being offset by… Read more »



15th November 2017

Data published by credit service agency Experian has suggested that fraudulent activity now costs the UK £190 billion per year. The Annual Fraud Indicator 2017 found that fraud in the public sector costs the UK an estimated £40.3 billion, whilst fraud in the private sector costs the UK economy £140 billion. Charities lost £2.3 billion… Read more »

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General Data Protection Regulation – Are Your Plans in Place?

31st October 2017

You cannot fail to have heard about the GDPR Regulation which becomes enforceable next year on 25th May 2018. There’s a lot to the GDPR, and there’s a lot of news and internet coverage being devoted to it. Not all of it is accurate. Here’s the lowdown on what you need to know right now.… Read more »