Post office announce six more strikes in December

Royal Mail workers are to strike on six days in December, including Christmas Eve, usually one of the busiest days of the year for the company.  The new strikes have been called for 9, 11, 14, 15, 23 and 24 December, the busiest time of the year for deliveries and are in addition to the […]

Key Outcomes of Cop27 Climate Summit

What are the key outcomes of Cop27 climate summit? From loss and damage to 1.5C goal and World Bank reform, the takeaways from Sharm el-Sheikh include developing countries seeking financial assistance for loss and damage, use of fossil fuels, World Bank reform, temperature increases etc. Read the full article

Mayor of London’s ULEZ scrappage scheme evaluation report

The Mayor of London’s scrappage schemes were successful in helping Londoners prepare for the expansion of the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ). The £61 million provided by the Mayor supported many Londoners on lower incomes, disabled Londoners, small businesses and charities who would have found it more difficult to afford to adapt to the ULEZ, […]

Festive shoppers lose an average of £1,000 online

Bargain hunters are being urged to bolster their cyber security in the approach to the festive season after new figures revealed victims of online shopping scams lost on average £1,000 per person in the same period last year. The Cyber Aware campaign advises simple steps for shoppers to reduce their risk of suffering similar losses […]

Understanding the rights of your consumers

As a business whether you are selling goods via your own website or through a third party such as an internet auction, marketplace or social media, you need to understand the rights of your consumers and how to contract legally. Find out more about selling goods via online platforms and your duties towards vulnerable consumers.  Read […]

Key tax announcements made in Autumn Statement

The key tax announcements made by the Chancellor of the Exchequer in the Autumn Statement in November 2022 include, a number of threshold and allowances measures, energy levy changes, changes to R&D tax reliefs, and a package of reforms to business rates.  Threshold freezes and personal tax allowance measures  National Insurance contributions thresholds will be […]

London Mayor responds to cuts to London’s arts funding

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, responded to the cut in London funding announced by Arts Council England. The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said: “Many of our world-leading cultural organisations will be left devastated by this announcement of over £50 million worth of Government cuts to London’s arts funding. “These cuts could not have come at a worse time […]

PM sets out five-point economic action plan for the G20

The Prime Minister will call for coordinated global action to address international economic instability and the rising cost of living when he attends the G20 Summit this week. The meeting in Indonesia comes as countries around the world face huge economic difficulties, caused or exacerbated by the illegal invasion of Ukraine. Every household on the […]

Coronation Bank Holiday announced

An additional bank holiday has been announced by The Prime Minister in 2022 mark the Coronation of His Majesty King Charles III. The bank holiday will fall on Monday 8 May, following the Coronation on Saturday 6 May.

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