National Minimum Wage October 2014

The national minimum wage increases as of 1st October 2014.  For the up to date rates see our Statutory Payments table below.   Statutory Payments (subject to eligibility criteria) – From 6th April 2014 Statutory Maternity Pay (SMP) 6 weeks at 90% of average earnings followed by 33 weeks paid at £138.18 per week. Statutory […]


First Aid Course – Now Taking Bookings

Are you complying with H&S Legislation? Do you have sufficient First Aiders at your Company?   We are running a 3 day First Aid at Work course at our Rochdale offices on the 10th, 11th and 12th November 2014, at our training suite at, Blue Pit Mill, Queensway, Rochdale, OL11 2YW   Course Overview The […]


IT frustrations and what you can do about them

Unfortunately IT frustrations are a fact of life for far too many businesses.   Whether it’s in-house IT or an outsourced IT provider, experiences of IT can be dissatisfying due to poor levels of service, poor value for money and the feeling that IT is working against the business rather than for it.   If […]


Trading in foreign currencies and reducing risks – a few pointers

Introduction With your buyer’s hat on it may not be too difficult to persuade an overseas supplier to sell to you in Sterling (or GBP which stands for Great British Pounds as the foreign exchange dealers refer to the Pound) rather than your supplier’s own currency – but with your seller’s hat on – a […]