Tag Archive: Business community

UK net zero carbon emission commitment to become law

In a week where political media coverage was dominated by the Budget, you may have missed news from Westminster that the government plans to “tighten climate rules” and “cut carbon emissions effectively to zero”, as BBC environment analyst Roger Harrabin summarised.

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Workplace stress – is mindfulness the key?

According to the Stress Management Society (SMS), more than 105 million days a year are lost as a result of stress, which costs UK employers some £1.24bn. It defines stress as the demands on a person exceeding their resources or ability to cope.

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Boiler breakdown?  Help speed up the fix

With frosty mornings and icy winds picking up, we're all starting to remember just how much we rely on our heating systems throughout the cold winter months.

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Why even the bad times can be good for business

Standing still isn't an option if you want to remain in business. Often the solution is evolution, but sometimes something much more radical is required.

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British Gas meets BCTG

We spoke with Nick Holland, finance officer at training provider BCTG, about how the business uses energy and the logistics of moving office.

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A new lease of life for RAFA Newark

You might not realise it, but your local Royal Air Forces Association (RAFA) isn't just for servicemen and women. Like many other branches, the Newark location is open to the public for drinks, coffee mornings and small events.

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The Rise of the Grey Entrepreneurs

New business owners are often portrayed as young, dynamic, tech-savvy people, running hot new start-ups. However, long life expectancy, later retirement ages and smaller pension pots mean an older generation of workers are feeling the need to launch their own businesses.

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Should you be taking more time off?

There are many things typical small-business owners are good at, but taking time off isn't one of them.

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Why make sure your employees take their full holiday entitlement?

Chancellor George Osborne has called Britain's weak productivity a great economic challenge, saying we don't train enough, build enough or invest enough. Hourly output was 17 percentage points below the G7 average in 2013 (latest figures from the Office for National Statistics) – the widest productivity gap since 1992.

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‘Horrible’ bosses and extreme cost savings

While there are many sensible ways to save costs and improve efficiency in the workplace, there are some times when things simply go wrong. We take a look at a few of the ways not to cut costs, and give you a few energy-saving tips that won't cause employee uproar.

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