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Richard Weilding
Love it or hate it, it seems we can’t do without it.
Whilst meandering through Tesco at the weekend I couldn’t help but feel there was a degree of triumphalism among certain shoppers as they returned from the far corner of the superstore, reunited with ...
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Richard Weilding
Jessie J Was Wrong – It is About the Money, Money, Mone...
I have been a football follower most of my life but nowadays get the feeling that the game I grew up with and loved has changed to such an extent that I no longer feel the same about it and doubt that...
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Richard Weilding
To Sleep Perchance to Dream or Will It Be Roll Over Bee...
News this week from RBS and Nat West has prompted two new banks to enter the marketplace. These banks have no branches and once engaged have no added charges as they provide no staff to support their ...
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Richard Weilding
In the Words of Julius Caesar – Brexit, Leg It, Do It
Having just returned from a trip to France and Belgium I have to report that all is well with us and Europe following the Referendum vote. I do believe that much of the sting has been taken out of thi...
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Richard Weilding
Home Thoughts From Abroad with Apologies to Robert Brow...
Having just returned from a short trip to New York, I once again found it baffling how the good people of the United States put up with a system that allows advertised prices to be readily and apparen...
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Alextra Accountants
Invoice Payment Terms – Top Seven Tips!
Small business cashflow depends on prompt payment. Researchers analysed over 12 million invoices to discover some revelations about getting paid on time. They also asked the small business community f...
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Richard Weilding
If You Don’t Know Whether Titus Andronicus is a Shakesp...
The end of this week marks the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death and it is perhaps ironic that this commemoration of arguably the World’s greatest wordsmith should coincide with the result of t...
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Richard Weilding
Indian Summers, Panama Hats and the Carry On Spirit
It’s been a week when our focus has been directed away from these shores, with hard to swallow news from India on both our steel industry and our cricket teams –men and women. Current focus is on Pana...
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Richard Weilding
Shaggy had the right idea – It wasn’t me.
It has been an interesting few days for those business owners who may have thought that by virtue of what they do, they knew the meaning of the word ‘accountability’. It started last week with Maria S...
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Richard Weilding
Political Ambitions? – It’s Hair Today and Comb Tomorro...
I realised this week that my political ambitions are likely to remain confined to the soapbox that is the driver’s seat of my car, as I deliver my grandson on the school run, where he has no option bu...
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Alextra Accountants
When To Engage An Accountant
Accountants can help out at various stages during the growth of your business. They can handle much more than just your accounts, payroll and tax returns. So when should you consider engaging an accou...
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Richard Weilding
Great Expectations from the taxman but Hard Times and B...
The news that Google has agreed to pay £130M in tax is welcome but proportionately modest on a £15+ Billion turnover in the UK. Nonetheless we should perhaps be grateful for the fact that there has be...
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Richard Weilding
While Shepherds Watched their Flocks by Night, the Appr...
As we approach the season of goodwill to all men, it is perhaps ironic that we also approach the final of The Apprentice with to my mind, several degrees difference in anticipation between the two eve...
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Richard Weilding
Whatever Happened to the Test Card ?
As a family we relocated to Scotland in 1982 and long before Black Friday we took ourselves to Curry’s in Edinburgh to upgrade several electrical appliances for the kitchen and lounge areas of our new...
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Richard Weilding
It’s Not All Black and White
This week sees the Annual Chamber Business Awards Presentation Night. No doubt it will be a great event recognising the achievements of local businesses and its people. Those lucky enough to win a tro...
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