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More than mortar: How your office space can make your employees’ more productive

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More than mortar: How your office space can make your employees’ more productive

When choosing a new office space and pushing the button on that commercial mortgage, there is more to consider than the simple bricks and mortar aspects of the property. Purchasing and creating the right environment can be a real boost for staff productivity, and even this is so much more than colour schemes and nice furniture. Regardless of fashion and trends, understanding how the space you create affects employee health and well being could be the key to unlocking business success. Here are some aspects to consider when purchasing and planning your office space: Use natural light What is the...

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How IT finance can help improve your IT strategy

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How IT finance can help improve your IT strategy

2020 is not like other years, for everyone, but especially for businesses. The changing economic scenarios and the realities of lockdown life have forced many business owners to adapt to new ways of working, and technology is undoubtedly at the heart of these changes. Companies may find themselves needing new IT assets and equipment to enact the changes they need to make the business survive and thrive, moving to an entirely remote workforce for example, but not have the fund to do. That is where the wide range of IT finance options come into play. Having a solid IT strategy...

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Refinance explained

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Refinance explained

Businesses often chose to refinance a loan agreement when interest rates have substantially changed to help make savings on repayments under a new agreement. They revise the terms of the old credit arrangement, interest rate or payment schedule. How does refinance work? Refinancing is when your credit terms and credit status are reevaluated to seek a new credit agreement. In business, this is typically for mortgage loans on commercial property or payments on financed commercial vehicles. For consumers, refinance is often undertaken on car loans, mortgages and motorhome purchases. The reasons that people chose to refinance vary but, commonly, it...

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The practicalities and costs of moving to a completely remote workforce

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The practicalities and costs of moving to a completely remote workforce

With the Covid-19 lockdown in the UK forcing many businesses into completely remote work, many are questioning whether this can be adopted full time, as they have seen how this can be done successfully. However, we are already starting to see businesses take the plunge into a completely remote workforce, citing the success during lockdown and cost-savings, without proper planning and consideration for how this will impact the business when things go back to “normal”. Considering how things have operated during lockdown may give a false impression of success. Many workers have pointed out that they have gone above and...

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Living in a motorhome in the UK

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Living in a motorhome in the UK

Do you love the freedom of having a motorhome? The ability to spend time roaming the open roads of Britain, Europe and further afield? Has it ever entered into your mind that you would like to do this forever, live with no fixed address and endless possibilities? Known as “full-timing” to those on the scene, living in a motorhome full-time is not for everyone, but done right can be a positive, life-changing decision. Many people appear to be choosing this alternative to living in a fixed house or flat, taking the minimalist lifestyle on board (limited space means limited belongings)....

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