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Top 4 tips for creating a valuable brand

Branding has never been as important as it is today. Now that it is considered a significant mainstream management activity, businesses require a clear brand and corporate image in order for their customers to understand what they stand for.

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EV Charging

What are the benefits of EV charging in the workplace?

Whether you’re off for your weekly food shop or paying a visit to the local gym, you’ve probably started to notice those little electric vehicle charging points (EV charging) popping up in car parks throughout the UK (normally with a nice parking space close to the entrance!). Apart from the

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SECR framework set to replace CRC scheme, are you ready?

The UK government have announced a new mandatory Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting (SECR) framework, a decision which is set to have a huge impact on many large businesses throughout the country. The new framework is set to replace their outgoing CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme in April of this year,

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Card Payments

Card Payments: Where should my business start?

With January well underway, business plans are being finalised ahead of what looks to be an interesting trading year to say the least (we’ll not mention the dreaded B word). In a testing market, any advantage, no matter how small, can go a long way.

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Energy cost

Are energy cost savings a thing of the past?

When was the last time you saw a headline reporting something was getting cheaper or easier for UK businesses?  It has certainly been a while. Political, environmental and economic uncertainty are wreaking havoc with business owners’ long-term plans and forcing everyone to hedge their bets with strategic decisions. Brexit’s weakening

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The Value of Apprenticeships

According to Accountancy Age, a huge 86% of employers currently recruit apprenticeships, and it is positive to see that 50% intend to hire more apprentices in the next five years than they do now. (Accountancy Age: 2018) What is it that makes the apprenticeship scheme attractive and how could it

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Back-billing by energy suppliers limited to 12 months

At Great Annual Savings, we know that energy bills going back months or years (back-bills), can be a concern for our customers. Energy market watchdog Ofgem has introduced some welcome protection for smaller businesses in this area.  As of 1 November 2018, the standard licence conditions to microbusiness suppliers have

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Phillip Hammond

Autumn Budget 2018: What does it mean for my business?

Chancellor Philip Hammond once again wielded the famous red briefcase on Monday as he announced the government’s Autumn Budget for government spending over coming months and years. Hammond’s third budget in-post and, crucially, the final budget before Brexit’s big news saw the chancellor declare that austerity was ending.  Predictably this

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