Coronavirus: Claim a Grant Through the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme

If you’re self-employed or a member of a partnership and have been adversely affected by coronavirus (COVID-19) use this scheme if you’re eligible to claim the grant.

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Coronavirus: Furlough Scheme Extended Until 31 October 2020

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme will continue until 31 October 2020 with workers continuing to receive 80% of their salary up to £2,500 a month.

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Can Remote Working Save The Economy?

In recent weeks businesses of all types have arranged for staff to work from home. Remote working is not a new idea but it is a new experience for many people as they respond to the COVID-19 crisis.

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Will The Coronavirus Kill Globalisation?

The coronavirus has spread around the world with tremendous speed to affect millions of people. Given its rapid pace and ability to infect the population of most countries it is now identified as a pandemic.

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The Pain and Pleasure of The Smartphone

During the last ten years there has been a huge increase in the use of smartphones even with their propensity to isolate and disconnect people. But how will smartphones affect the next generation who have never known a life without them?

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Brexit: Was It a Good or Bad Decision?

The Brexit debate triggered emotions on all sides as people argued about its advantages and disadvantages. But what has happened to the economy since the decision was made?

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Where Have All The Jobs Come From?

It is fashionable to predict that millions of jobs will be lost in the workplace as technology reduces the need for workers. But one of the biggest challenges facing business is finding enough staff to fill the available vacancies.

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Welcome To The Gig Economy

Uber has transformed the experience of getting and travelling in a taxi to get from one place to another. But it is only the tip of the iceberg in the landscape of the emerging digital economy.

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Do You Need Flexible Workspace?

Flexible workspace has increased in popularity in many towns and cities across the country. But what are the benefits to the workers and businesses that occupy such space?

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Will Climate Change Affect The Economy?

The start of the new decade marks the start of a new era as climate change causes disruption in all areas of the economy. And such disruption will continue as we are forced to think differently about how we live.

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Can We Trust Big Technology Companies?

Trust in technology companies is at a low ebb as their influence reaches worrying levels. But will governments take action to protect people from the destructive nature of their products.

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It’s Time to Recognise the Importance of Small Businesses

Small businesses play a pivotal role in the economy as they provide jobs in every city, town, village and country area. But such employment is often overlooked because individually they employ relatively few, while collectively providing many jobs.

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4 Ways To Be A Great Leader

Great leaders are hard to find but good leadership is a skill that everyone needs to master. There is no magic solution to being a good leader but there are lessons we can all learn.

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It’s Time To Reinvent Capitalism

Capitalism has created immense wealth and countless jobs over many decades. But it no longer works for everyone and must be reinvented to build a better future.

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What Does The Future Hold?

As one decade ends and another begins what does the future hold for business in a world changing at tremendous speed. The normal enthusiasm for New Year resolutions is a little restrained by uncertainty in politics and the economy.

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Does Your Business Have A Good Board?

As another year comes to an end, it is timely to ask why some company boards add tremendous value to the organisation? And why others don’t.

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The Magic of Exercise

Doctors and other health professionals argue that one of the most important things we can do for our health is to get physically active. But millions of us happily ignore the advice and as a result suffer from all types of ill health.

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A Big Thank You To Omagh Parkrun Volunteers

Every Saturday at 9:30am a whistle blows and droves of brave runners start their dash to the Omagh 5k parkrun finish line. But it is the dozen or so volunteers who marshal the course and guide the runners that are the real heroes.

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The Power of Saying No

Finding the time to do everything we want to do is impossible for most people. But there is a simple way to find more time. Embrace the habit of saying NO.

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Train Your Brain For A Long And Healthy

Brain training is in fashion as evidence suggests such activity helps us stay mentally sharper for longer. But the type of training needs to challenge in particular ways for it to be effective.

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