MANAGING A REDUNDANCY PROCESS

  In the current economic climate, it is increasingly likely that at some stage, you could be managing a redundancy process. In today’s uncertain business climate many firms face the possibility of having to reduce their operating costs. This means that many managers will find themselves managing a redundancy process. Apart from being an unpleasant...

AVOIDING BURNOUT

Is anyone thinking about avoiding burnout ? In today’s “always-on” society, business owners and managers are under more pressure than ever. Stress related workplace burnout is now recognised by the World Health Organisation (WHO) as an official medical diagnosis. Here are some tips to help to avoid burnout.   Manage your time It’s impossible to...

Buy-to-Let vs. Furnished Holiday Let

In this article we examine changes for Buy-to-let Landlords, tax advantages of investing in holiday homes and business owner John Harrison shares his experiences of running Furnished Holiday Lets; including his top tips.    In April 2017 new provisions took affect which saw tax relief for finance costs on residential properties being gradually restricted over...

Let us tell you about a client of ours…

Millennials… They want a Trophy for showing up! We’re not really fans of sweeping generalisations here at Rawcliffe’s. We’re all unique and have a story. So, let us tell you about a client of ours called Bretton Lord, who also appreciates uniqueness and things with a story and, more importantly, a history. Bretton’s life so...

Effective Employee Benefits Don’t Have to Cost Much

Work life balance and flexible working benefits may be more valued than some of the more expensive employee benefits offered by some businesses. Google is well known for providing everything from free food to onsite gyms. Netflix has joined the bandwagon of firms offering unlimited holidays. What these employers demonstrate is that in the war...

iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro: How do the latest iPhone models compare?

The iPhone is seen by many as the gold standard when it comes to smartphones. Is the newest version worth the upgrade? Apple has just launched the new iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro. For those who want a larger screen, there is also the iPhone 11 Pro Max which features a huge 6.5inch screen....

Managing Leadership Transition

Successfully managing leadership transition can be difficult for any business. Good communication and proper planning are key. A change of leadership should be viewed as both a challenge and an opportunity for any business. If you are promoting existing managers, you should be prepared for some challenging times. The transition into the top team is...

HMRC Announces Customs Training and IT Grants Scheme

Once Britain leaves the EU businesses will need to apply the same customs rules to goods as they would for those imported or exported from or to the rest of the world. HMRC has added an additional £16 million to its grants scheme which supports businesses with the training and IT costs associated with changes...

UK ‘No Deal’ Brexit Planning Checklist

A law stopping the UK from crashing out of the EU with ‘no deal’ has been given Royal Assent. However, considering the level of chaos and uncertainty surround Brexit we still would like to share our UK ‘No Deal’ Brexit Planning Checklist as the information it contains may still be useful. Businesses that buy and...

The power of saying “no”

It’s important to be able to say “no” at work without making enemies. It’s a simple word, but one that far too many of us have trouble saying. Perhaps it is because you’ve become successful by saying yes to every business opportunity, every request that has come your way, in order to grow your business...