Business stress can you afford to ignore it ?

With difficult trading conditions currently experienced by businesses throughout the country, we decided to run a free to attend, business breakfast event on the subject of managing business stress.

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With 9.8 million days in the UK lost through work related stress.

Each day having a negative impact on business.  We think that most business owners cannot afford to overlook this important issue.

 

 

This interactive event will offer practical and useful strategies to reduce the impact of stress on your business and nip potential problems in the bud.   

The breakfast will be held on Tuesday 11th October 2011, at 08:00am, Glove Factory Studios, Brook Lane, Holt, Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire. BA14 6RL.  Refreshments and a bacon roll will be provided.

All business owners are invited to attend subject to reserving a place.  Please contact this office if you would like to attend, by emailing: gwhite@blomfields.com, or call us on 01225 751302, for us to reserve your place.  Places subject to availability as numbers will be limited.

 

New Book Keepers Club

We were pleased to host our new book keepers club this week.

 

This monthly club offers book keepers the opportunity to meet others in their industry in an informal and friendly setting. 

 

Here, we organise short workshops to cover relevant topics in more depth, and a chance for free discussion on work related niggles where  the  group can offer support, solutions and advice.  All supplied with tea, coffee and biscuits !

The first session received positive comments and the general feeling was that there was a lot of useful hints and tips to be gained from it.

We are looking forward to next month !

 

Pensions Law is Changing 2012

According to the BBC this week, number of people actively contributing to private company pensions schemes has halved since 1991.

This drop is largely due to the impact of the recession, which has hit households quite hard.

It is no surprise that the government has taken steps to counteract this decline, with the introduction of changes to the pension law from 2012. 

This will affect all employers with at least one worker in the uk.  So if you are running a business, even a one-man enterprise, as long as you draw a salary, it will affect your business !

Briefly, employers will need to :

  • Automatically enroll certain workers into a pension scheme.
  • Make contributions on their workers behalf.
  • Register with The Pensions Regulator
  • Provide workers with information about the changes, such as how it will affect them.

The changes will be introduced in stages over 4 years starting in 2012.

Please contact us if you would like to know more and we can put you in touch with an Independant Financial Advisor.  Tel: 01225 751302.