Louise Hebborn gives you an insight into the rules around business rates. If you know the ins and outs of it, you might be able to save some money. Business rates, along with rent and […]
In a guest appearance on the CAT Council, Chris Small challenges the convenience of online catalogues. A couple months ago I wrote a piece for CAT about a chap called Henry Leland and his engineering […]
For many, the question on their lips is which country will be the first to exit the eurozone.â€¨â€¨Whether an existing eurozone member jumps or is pushed is irrelevant. The consequences for many businesses are likely to be severe. This is particularly so because there is no English or EU law which addresses the legal effect of a change of currency resulting from a eurozone exit. This stands in stark contrast to the situation in certain US states that have such laws.
In a special guest CAT Council appearance Adrian Hill of Morris Lubricants and Ken Clark of Rozone warn that when it comes to battery and oil products, some items in the market just don’t stack up.
Mike Owen considers whether offering the perfect service to customers is an unobtainable dream Once you have business volume and are efficient in turning that into completed jobs, you then need to focus your efforts […]
This is the time of year to quell any unrest and make sure your customers are staying loyal, says John Genge. At this time of year any good business person will be considering the coming […]
John Genge lays out his top tips for making the most from your partnerships There is a lot of brave talk in this world. Some speak of nailing down suppliers, some of hammering down prices […]
Businesses need to get up to speed with the soon to be compulsory Real Time Information (RTI) that will overhaul the way PAYE works in the UK, says Jason Piper. Having been with us since 1944, PAYE was originally set up to aid collection of taxes during the Second World War. Changes in work patterns, payments and the sheer volume of information handled by the system have left it straining to cope, however.
This month the CAT Council has been debating oil and lubricants giant Shell’s decision to launch its own online garage finder tool, which excludes independent garages. Shell’s marketing material for the new tool has made a number of claims against independent garages, and the CAT Council is only too happy to set Shell straight.