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Long-Term Investors Rewarded For Patience

People who stayed invested and kept saving during the financial crisis of 2008 could now be seeing a return of…

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OCEAN MEDIA GROUP BUYS THE FLOORING SHOW

The Flooring Show, the UK’s national flooring event, which marked its 55th edition this year, has been purchased by Ocean…

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Floorswitch APP to revolutionise the way the world sees floors

The ‘imagination gap’, the point between a sample request and a loss of custom, currently costs the UK flooring industry…

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French Competition Authority fines three leading PVC and Linoleum manufacturers €302 million over price fixing accusation

Acting on information submitted by the Directorate General for Competition Policy, Consumer Affairs and Fraud Control (DGCCRF), the Autorité started…

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Instarmac are proud to announce the acquisition of Aztec Aerosols

Instarmac Group plc is a privately owned company established in 1977 whose primary activity is manufacturing. It has developed an…

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Firms ‘Unprepared’ For Post-Brexit Labour Market

Almost half of businesses (47%) have unrealistic expectations on the post-Brexit immigration system, according to a study. The Resolution Foundation…

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UK Tax Gap Falls In 2014/15

The UK tax gap between the amount of tax due and that actually collected fell to 6.5% in 2014/15, according…

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Technical Training Conference And Trade Show

Product Specific Training from 40+ Manufacturers in one place  The National Academy of Floor Covering Training (NAFCT) is inviting Floor Industry Professionals…

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Lanes Group achieves RoSPA Gold for seventh year in a row

Lanes Group has achieved its seventh consecutive Gold Award in the RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Awards 2016. The accolade…

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Job Costs Add Up To £91 Billion A Year

   Workers spend a total of £91 billion a year on costs related to their jobs, according to research from…

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Lone Star Funds signs agreement to acquire Balta Group

 Lone Star Funds, a global private equity firm, have signed a definitive agreement to acquire Balta Group, the leading European…

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Government Curbs Holiday Pay Ruling

Employers may see the potential costs caused by the November 2014 holiday pay ruling reduced after the government announced measures…

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Errors Found In A Third Of Credit Reports

More than a third of people who have checked their credit report in the last 2 years have found errors,…

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Small Firms Predict 2015 Growth

Almost two thirds of small businesses are predicting business growth in 2015, according to a survey by the Federation of…

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Pensioner Bonds Interest Rates Announced

The interest rate on National Savings and Investments pensioner bonds has been announced by the government. The 1-year bond will…

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Small Firms Suffer From Poor Payment Practices

Almost 1 in 5 small businesses have suffered from poor payment practices during the past 2 years, research by the…

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Auto Enrolment Hits 5 Million Milestone

The number of employees automatically enrolled into a workplace pension scheme has reached 5 million, according to the Pensions Regulator.…

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Employees Unaware Of Workplace Benefits

Almost 1 in 7 workers are unaware of the workplace benefit packages offered by their employers, according to research conducted…

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Businesses Fail To Act On Employee Wellbeing

Three quarters of employers believe that unhealthy employees pose a business risk, yet 1 in 3 do not provide workplace…

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Durability Of Pension Reforms Questioned

The government’s flagship pension policies may not survive a change of government, according to a survey of financial advisers by…

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New Stamp Duty Regime In Force

As outlined in the Chancellor George Osborne’s 2014 Autumn Statement, major changes to the way stamp duty land tax (SDLT)…

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Autumn Statement 2014: Expectations

The Chancellor George Osborne will deliver the final Autumn Statement of this parliament early this afternoon. We look at what…

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SME Manufacturers Plan Investment

Almost three quarters of SME manufacturers are planning to invest in technology, premises or machinery in the next 6 months,…

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Shared Parental Leave Comes Into Effect

New Shared Parental Leave regulations have come into effect, allowing parents more flexibility in how they look after their child…

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Employees Reluctant To Ask About Flexible Working

More than a third of employees are hesitant to ask their employers about flexible working options, a YouGov survey commissioned…

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