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BT Wholesale helps spread hope across the football community

In support of BT’s ‘Hope United’ campaign, BT Wholesale has launched a competition to find the UK’s most deserving football teams. Ahead of the Hom

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Fancy winning an award for ‘Best New Start-Up’

The search for the UK's best new businesses is under way with the launch of the second annual Startups Awards. Entrepreneurs from across the count

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Work absense costs on the rise

A joint survey by the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) and insurer AXA shows that work absence cost employers £495 per employee in 2004, up fro

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Hang up on cold callers!

A recent report published by the OFT (Office of Fair Trading) warns small firms to hang up on cold callers using aggressive tactics to sell…

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Workers ‘waste’ three hours a day

Employees are wasting up to three hours a day because of faulty technology, pointless meetings and unnecessary phone calls.

Recent research…

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Spam filters work against employees

Over zealous anti-spam filters which block legitimate emails mean one third of workers are missing company deadlines, new research claims.

A…

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Don’t miss out on rates relief

Firms should apply to their local councils for business rates relief when they receive their demands, according to the Association of Chartered Certif

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Small firms planning to recruit

The Times Newspaper has recently reported that small businesses are more likely to hire staff in the coming months than their larger rivals, but they…

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Save us from SPAM!

The majority of UK consumers and small businesses are yet to deploy anti-spam filters according to a news article featured on The Register today. A p

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Mobile disaster relief

Swedish telecoms giant Ericsson and the Swedish Rescue Services Agency have signed a global agreement to co-operate in disater relief.

Under the…

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Win back the cost of your IT spend

If information and communications technology (ICT) has transformed your business in the last year, you could be eligible for an award of £

50,000, the…

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Would be entrepreneurs fail to act on impulse

A survey by the East of England Development Agency (EEDA) shows that while the UK is fertile ground for business brains, many are unable or unwilling…

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SMEs turn to debt factoring

According to data from the Factoring and Discounting Association (FDA), the number of firms using the service increased by 11% during the 2004, compar

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Regulation forces up IT cost

The Times Online has recently reported that almost half of British businesses believe their IT costs have increased over the past two years as a…

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Cyber slackers waste an hour a day

Almost 40 per cent of workers spend an hour or more every day e-mailing their friends and relatives during working hours, according to research. And…

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Clamp down on parking penalties

It is now a criminal offence to immobilise, block in, or tow away a vehicle left on your business premises and then charge a fee for its release,…

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Minimum wage to rise above £5

The national minimum wage for adults will go up to £5.05 an hour from October and to £5.35 the following year, the Government has announced. The rate

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Skills shortage getting worse

Small businesses are finding it increasingly difficult to recruit skilled workers, according to the British Chamber of Commerce (BCC). In a survey of…

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Small businesses face £15.9 billion overdraft debt

Small businesses in the UK owe £15.9 billion worth of debt to overdrafts, according to new figures. A report, by GMAC Commercial Finance, reveals

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Fed up with Viagra spam mail?

Pfizer & Microsoft has announced a joint legal offensive against sellers of illegal Viagra and two Internationl spam syndicates alleged to have…

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Tiscali kicks off broadband hogs

Tiscali UK has kicked off just over 500 of its broadband users for excessive use of their broadband service. the company has reported that banwidth…

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