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Christmas Party Clampdown 2019: Bosses tighten their belts

Christmas Party Clampdown 2019: Bosses tighten their belts

Uncertainty in the economy is hitting bosses Christmas party budgets Office Managers across the UK are either scrapping Christmas parties altogether or cutting budgets according to a survey by office provider Offices.co.uk

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Mike Pavitt, Chairman of R3

Third of Southern businesses concerned about Brexit supply chain impact, R3 research finds

One third of Southern businesses are concerned about the potential impact Brexit will have on their suppliers and customers, according to new research from insolvency and restructuring body R3.

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Chris Thorne, Clarke Willmott LLP

'Boots, Balls and Brains' event explores acquired brain injury in football

Southampton law firm Clarke Willmott LLP is hosting a unique day of interactive lectures focusing on acquired brain injuries (ABI) in football. 'Boots, Balls and Brains' is a timely look at using sport, and football in particular, as a valuable tool in enhancing the rehabilitation of those with acquired brain injury, and also the apparently contradictory view that there are detrimental effects from repeatedly heading a ball.

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UK SMEs: 'Diversity good for business'

The UK's SMEs strongly believe that having a diverse workforce is both beneficial to their bottom line and makes it easier to attract candidates, according to the latest independent research* from Close Brothers Asset Finance. Over 70% of respondents agreed that diversity is good for their financial performance, contrasted to only 18% who did not agree; the remaining 11% were 'unsure'.

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Smith Richard head and shoulders HR

Business making slow progress on whistleblowing says RSM

Research by leading audit, tax and consulting firm RSM reveals that a quarter of middle market firms don't have a formal process in place to handle whistleblowing. This compares to 33 per cent surveyed over two years ago, highlighting a rate of progress that RSM believes is too slow.

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Can I let off fireworks at my rental property?

Can I let off fireworks at my rental property?

There's a very real chance that by next year, the use of fireworks on private property will be illegal, but while this may be the last year you can enjoy a display in your back garden, you may already be prohibited if you live in a rental property.

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Dorset Chamber chief executive Ian Girling

Dorset Chamber general election comment

Dorset Chamber chief executive Ian Girling said: "I hope this election will finally bring some certainty for businesses with a clear direction of travel on Brexit. "But as our politicians hit the campaign trail over the coming weeks they must put the domestic agenda back on table, with a strong focus on the economy.

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Halloween could be employers' nightmare - but businesses don't have to be afraid

Inappropriate behaviour, 'sexy' costumes and conflicts of religious belief could make Halloween an HR nightmare for employers, but a few simple steps should leave businesses with little to fear, according to leading provider of legal services and advice, ARAG.

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Ross McNally, Hampshire Chamber Executive Chairman

Hampshire Chamber responds to proposed Brexit agreement

Ross McNally, Executive Chairman of Hampshire Chamber of Commerce, said: "Wherever they stand on Brexit, our members have continually told us that they want to see certainty in the future trading partnership between the UK and the EU. "It has been a rocky road up to now, with years of negotiations and the previous agreement failing to secure parliamentary support.

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Cherries Chairman Jeff Mostyn, centre, with AFC Bournemouth Directors’ Dinner guest speaker Dr Kevin Dutton, fourth right, with staff from Global Reach who sponsored the event

Cherries Chairman Jeff addresses the UN

AFC Bournemouth Chairman Jeff Mostyn has addressed a delegation at the United Nations General Assembly. He travelled to New York to speak in his role as global ambassador for the UN-backed organisation Football for Peace and AFC Bournemouth. Jeff revealed the news to more than 100 businesspeople at the Cherries' Directors' Dinner held at the club's Vitality Stadium.

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Simon Boyd - REIDsteel managing director

BREXIT - input on 'deal' from high profile business Brexit campaigner Simon Boyd of REIDsteel

Simon Boyd, managing director of REIDsteel, said: "I give this deal a cautious welcome as more details of the exact arrangements are still emerging.

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UK Auto gives reality check on ‘no deal’ Brexit, as new survey shows one in three firms already shedding jobs

UK Auto gives reality check on 'no deal' Brexit, as new survey shows one in three firms already shedding jobs

With fewer than 20 days to go before the UK is due to leave the EU, the British automotive industry is today urging an end to dangerous talk of 'no deal' and for all sides to focus energies on an orderly withdrawal to safeguard jobs and the sector's long-term survival. The call comes as the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) publishes the results of a new survey revealing the escalating fears of an industry dependent on free and frictionless trade with the EU.

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