Category Archives: News

Hand Back your Bounce Back Loan?

Hand Back your Bounce Back Loan by Kristen Cunliffe of Red Star Wealth

Many businessowners applied for the Government’s Bounce Back Loans within days of the announcement by Rishi Sunak in May 2020. However not every business that accepted this cash injection, has actually spent the money. Now that they are approaching the 12 month anniversary, many business owners are asking themselves “Do I repay the loan?”. My […]

Pink Link Penrith Launched

Pink-Link-Ladies-Business-Directory for women in business

It’s A Hat Trick – Pink Link Launches It’s Third Network in Cumbria Author – Coral Horn of Pink Link Following on from the success of Pink Link in Carlisle and Kendal, Award winning entrepreneur, Alison Magee-Barker launched the third Pink Link network in Cumbria – Pink Link Penrith! It was a great way to […]

Adding the Personal Touch to Christmas!


Author: Jacs Rawcliffe of PNG Digital It looks like Christmas 2020 will be rather different this year. Whilst we hope that we will be able to come together to celebrate the season, social distancing will mean that it won’t be so easy to see those who are special in our lives. It’s times like these […]

New Furlough Measures


Author: Ray Howard of QHR Solutions It’s been a busy week! The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak has announced several new measures to help give employers and employees some certainty over the winter months. Employment Law expert, Ray Howard, keeps you up to date with the latest news on the Furlough Scheme. Read her latest blog on […]

Furlough Scheme Extended


Author: Ray Howard of QHR Solutions Further to the Prime Minister’s emergency announcement that there would be another lockdown starting Thursday 5 November, the extended Furlough Scheme can help employers and employees weather the latest crisis. Ray Howard explains the details in her blog, discover more here.

New ‘Job Support Scheme’


Author – Ray Howard of QHR Solutions A new ‘Job Support Scheme’ has been announced and it runs for 6 months from 1 November 2020. This does not replace the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (JRS) but is a new scheme from the government supporting the wages of people in work.  The scheme will allow employers to keep […]

Home alone contemplating how to get up Everest, sniffing bottles and being grateful


HOME ALONE CONTEMPLATING… I have to be honest Lizzie has been remotely poking me to do a blog. It’s been a while. I don’t know about you, but I need to be in the right mood to write. Once it starts, it all just flows. With the current Covid hokey cokey, my thoughts and moods […]

Share Your Love for Independents


Author Sukie Woodhouse of Woodhouse Opticians During lockdown, Woodhouse Opticians was busy repairing glasses and supplying contact lenses. They also offered advice on healthcare and provided services to essential workers.  Family business, Woodhouse Opticians have been on Highfield Road in Blackpool for over 50 years. Stephen’s father started the business in 1962 and they have […]

WARNING! Furlough Scheme Amnesty


Author – Ray Howard of QHR Solutions As the Furlough Scheme draws to a close, Ray Howard of QHR Solutions takes a look at The Finance Act 2020 and how it could affect you. The Act includes the need for employers to conduct a furlough scheme audit and report incorrect or erroneous claims to HMRC. […]

Blame Free Divorce By 2021

Jenna Atkinson of Harrison Drury explains how a new law will enable blame free divorces in 2021

Author Jenna Atkinson of Harrison Drury The Divorce, Separation and Dissolution Bill, has now become law. Jenna Atkinson from Harrison Drury’s family team outlines how the proposed changes to the legislation will help bring the divorce process into the 21st century.  Read her blog here.

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