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Businesses urged to take fire alarm setup and security seriously

The reaction follows a report in South Essex newspaper, the Echo, on August 13th which detailed a fire at an industrial estate requiring the services of 40 firefighters. At around 5pm, firefighting crews were called to Tiffaynes Farm on the Burnt Mills industrial estate in Basildon. The fire was potentially extremely dangerous, and the services […]

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Business electricity contracts

UK Energy Broker Business Juice is committed to helping its clients save money by making business electricity easy to understand with clear and open communication. Now the company has created an eye-catching infographic to help explain the potentially complex process of changing contracts. The business electricity market and company contracts can be complex matters. Now […]

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Compliancy and the contractor

As a contractor, how can you be sure that you are paying the right amount of tax? Ben Dunn looks at the issue of Employee Benefit Trusts and tax compliance for contractors. As the country slowly moves away from the gloom of recession and edges towards recovery, there are signs that the heating and plumbing […]

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How to market your business

Mention marketing to the owner of most small plumbing and heating businesses and they immediately think that it’s expensive and not relevant to them.  But what they don’t realise is that generally they are already doing some very simple marketing. Marketing involves a mix of disciplines and is not solely limited to advertising, direct mail […]

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Plumbing Pensions introduce a new reduced contribution level

Following the introduction of auto enrolment every employer in the country will be required to enrol almost every employee into an appropriate pension scheme. The Plumbing & Mechanical Services (UK) Industry Pension Scheme is a qualifying scheme which continues to encourage firms in the industry to use the Scheme as their way of meeting auto-enrolment […]

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