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Academies and helping your school with change management

In Budget 2016, the Government confirmed its plans for every school in the UK to convert to academy or free school status by 2020 – or to be actively planning to make that change. If you are the head or management team of a school that’s yet to make this change, this presents a big…

Academies and helping your school with change management

In Budget 2016, the Government confirmed its plans for every school in the UK to convert to academy or free school status by 2020 – or to be actively planning to make that change. If you are the head or management team of a school that’s yet to make this change, this presents a big…

Autumn Statement 2016: all change for the Chancellor

The UK has experienced plenty of political upheaval this year with the EU referendum followed by a change of leadership. The Chancellor, Philip Hammond, delivered his first Autumn Statement on 23 November– which also turned out to be his last. His surprise announcement was that after two Budgets in 2017, from 2018 onwards we will…

Autumn Statement 2016: all change for the Chancellor

The UK has experienced plenty of political upheaval this year with the EU referendum followed by a change of leadership. The Chancellor, Philip Hammond, delivered his first Autumn Statement on 23 November– which also turned out to be his last. His surprise announcement was that after two Budgets in 2017, from 2018 onwards we will…

Business record keeping and what you should do

Knowing where your skills lie is a key part of making your business work efficiently. Everyone is good at what they do, whether you are a plumber with 20 years’ experience of plumbing, or a farmer with detailed knowledge of running a dairy herd. Being aware of your own talents is important, and when it…

Business record keeping and what you should do

Knowing where your skills lie is a key part of making your business work efficiently. Everyone is good at what they do, whether you are a plumber with 20 years’ experience of plumbing, or a farmer with detailed knowledge of running a dairy herd. Being aware of your own talents is important, and when it…

Proactive planning for your business’s year-end

When you set up a business, you choose the accounting period that will work best for your business. But whatever accounting period you are working to, it is absolutely vital that you have clear planning in place to ensure that your financial loose ends are all tied up and your documentation is ready for the…

Proactive planning for your business’s year-end

When you set up a business, you choose the accounting period that will work best for your business. But whatever accounting period you are working to, it is absolutely vital that you have clear planning in place to ensure that your financial loose ends are all tied up and your documentation is ready for the…

Comparing your hotel to industry standards

We’ve talked at length about how your Hotel business needs to track and review its occupancy rate and manage its profit centres with a view to improving efficiency and profitability. But knowing the overriding health of your hotel cannot be judged purely through internal measures – it is also extremely valuable to compare your own metrics against…

Comparing your hotel to industry standards

We’ve talked at length about how your Hotel business needs to track and review its occupancy rate and manage its profit centres with a view to improving efficiency and profitability. But knowing the overriding health of your hotel cannot be judged purely through internal measures – it is also extremely valuable to compare your own metrics against…