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Companies paying PAYE bills with Credit Cards

More businesses than ever are paying their PAYE bills with credit cards, says Scotsman.com. In 2005/2006 only about £2m of tax bills were paid by credit card but in 2010/2011 that figure sky-rocketed to £486m.

It seems a massive figure and logically we should ask the question why? Why are these businesses not cutting their employees to make the savings required? [...]

Introducing the I Love Goole Loyalty Card

As part of our work with the Business in Goole organisation (Andy is the chairman) we have been privileged to be part of the team involved in creating a new initiative for the town of Goole. There has often been discussions and talk about a loyalty card scheme for Goole, and it looks like we have finally managed to set it [...]

European Lawmakers Want “Right to Be Forgotten”

There seems to be some weight being put behind new internet privacy laws in our European Government. I am not sure whether this will entail anything onerous for businesses but legislators are discussing laws which would allow a user to request his or her details being removed from a website, such as  Facebook or Twitter. This from Mashable;
“The suggested law [...]

Yorkshire Bed Shop celebrate a new Web Design from ITexpress

It seems that many businesses are taking a good look at their websites at the moment. Yorkshire Bed Shop, previously known as Bedroom and Chair Centre, have had a revamp of their site and ITexpress were fortunate enough to be the chosen web designer.

The beauty of this project is that Yorkshire Bed Shop didn’t need to re-enter all their products [...]

How Often Should I Send My Email Newsletter?

A question we get asked a lot is how often should a business send out it’s email newsletters. Many business owners are reticent to sending out newsletters, as they don’t want to overwhelm their subscriber base. Although it is possible to do this, you may find you can send out your newsletter more often than you might think.

You see, no-one [...]

Got a P800? Don’t Pay Too Much Tax!

If you are one of the fortunate!? people to have received a P800 from HMRC, then you would be wise not to simply accept their assessment of your under or overpayment of tax. The HMRC are using estimated values for much of the information, and you may end up paying too much tax.

Andrew Shaw, head of personal tax at accountants [...]

Virus infections stop after suspects named

Its rare to find a PC user who hasn’t suffered from a virus infection at one time or another. Although Windows is very resilient to viruses nowadays the growth of websites like Facebook have opened up a whole new bunch of threats, as some of the popular links can be hosts for various nasty pieces of software.

A story from Reuters [...]

PAT Testing Frequently Asked Questions answered by HSE

What is portable appliance testing?

Portable appliance testing (PAT) is the term used to describe the examination of electrical appliances and equipment to ensure they are safe to use. Most electrical safety defects can be found by visual examination but some types of defect can only be found by testing. However, it is essential to understand that visual examination is an [...]

Windows 8 Hardware Specs Revealed

Microsoft’s Windows Phone might have made a splash at CES but it seems eyes are now turning to the progress of the Windows 8 tablets. We have tried out the new Windows 8 Developer Edition and can’t wait to see what a real Windows tablet would be like.

This from The Verge;
“Windows 8 touch PCs must use digitizers supporting a minimum [...]