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  • Still shining bright as a diamond

    floorwise Diamond Gripper continues to offer installers the grip for fuss-free and  fantastic floors.  Since its launch, floorwise Diamond Gripper has become be the first-choice in high quality gripper for flooring professionals. And with the continued rise in demand for deep pile luxury carpet and thick PU underlay the need for a gripper…

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  • Carpet Recycling UK Conference: Repurposing textile flooring in the circular economy

    Moves by the textile flooring sector to redefine itself along more environmentally conscious principles will be among key topics for discussion at Carpet Recycling UK’s (CRUK) much-anticipated Annual Conference, Dinner and Awards Event at the voco® St. John’s Solihull on June 29th and 30th 2022.  Through its 115-strong membership (a record high),…

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  • Tile Giant launches exclusive new trade rewards scheme across tiles, flooring and accessories 

    Leading tile and flooring retailer, Tile Giant has launched a new trade rewards scheme across its 83 stores and online, aimed at tradespeople nationwide. More than just a loyalty programme, Tile Giant Trade Rewards offers real cost benefits to trade customers to make individual jobs more profitable and quotes more…

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  • Tile Giant introduces new Stick Down Vinyl collection

    Leading tile retailer, Tile Giant, has extended its portfolio becoming a tiling and flooring specialist with the launch of an extensive new vinyl flooring collection. Part of the Ideal Home partnership, the new stick down vinyl flooring is well suited to residential projects, as well as light commercial use. Hard-wearing…

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  • Altro adds colour to rejuvenated waiting area at Sheffield children’s hospital

    A chance hospital visit resulted in a refurbishment of the Emergency Department waiting area at Sheffield Children’s Hospital, using Altro floors and walls and delivered at no cost to the hospital. Over the last two years the NHS has faced unprecedented challenges that have made the British public more appreciative…

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  • New collection: Ege ReForm Discovery

    Are you ready to explore natural and manmade systems seen from above? Looking down, each miracle of nature has a unique power of its own, whether it’s the massive pressure of the roaring ocean or the stubbornness of the unmovable cliff always holding on to its majestic position. ReForm Discovery explores…

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  • Ege Marmorosch Marriott

    THE MARMOROSCH: A premium Marriott Hotel shrouded in smooth perfection

    The luxury brand Autograph Collection by Marriott offers distinctive hotel experiences designed to leave a lasting impression. Aimed at the high-end segment of extraordinary hospitality experiences, the Autograph Collection includes over 200 independent hotels worldwide with exclusive benefits. Apex Alliance, who own and operate 4 hotels in Bucharest, decided to convert the spectacular premises…

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  • TREI: how to create an industrial yet homely ambience with reform construction

    With the recent move from the Wissoll campus to Düsseldorf Airport, a new and innovative office concept was required to meet the modern needs of TREI Real Estate GmbH. To handle everything from property selection to relocation management, TREI partnered with pro m2 to benefit from the broad range of services they offered.…

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  • Headlam Group mobile app

    Headlam Group launch brand new mobile trade app

     Headlam Group, the leading floorcoverings distributor, is delighted to announce the launch of its brand-new fully transactional mobile trade app, myheadlam.  The first of its kind in the industry, the app’s launch follows many months of in-house development and customer testing.  The myheadlam app allows customers to trade with all…

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  • Businesses Want Clarity Before Returning To Work

    Business groups are calling on the Government to clarify a conditional plan to ease lockdown restrictions in England. Prime Minister Boris Johnson revealed a new COVID-19 alert system with five levels would dictate how quickly lockdown restrictions could be lifted. In the short-term, Johnson said people who could not work…

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  • HMRC Relaxes Stance On Home Office Equipment

    The Government has relaxed rules that restricted reimbursement for spending on office equipment for the rest of 2020/21. This should help employees avoid receiving a tax bill relating to working from home during the coronavirus lockdown. Since the lockdown restrictions were imposed in the UK on 23 March 2020, homeworking…

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  • Shark-Ninja-Duo-Clean

    The Amazing Shark Ninja DuoClean Reviewed

    The Shark Duoclean being cordless means no lead to hinder you whilst vacuuming. It is really easy to use

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  • Skilled Migration Set To Fall Further

    Businesses that employ foreign workers will be among the worst hit by Brexit, according to research from academic think tank The UK in a Changing Europe. The report suggests that skilled immigration increases productivity, with a rise in the skilled migrant share of 1 percentage point linked to a productivity…

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  • OTS Recommends Digital Inheritance Tax System

    The Office for Tax Simplification (OTS) has urged the Government to implement a digital system for inheritance tax, following complaints that the current form-filling system is too complex. On average, there are around 570,000 deaths in the UK every year, and inheritance tax is due on less than 5% of…

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  • Peers Issue Warning On MTD

    The economic affairs committee of the House of Lords has called for a delay in the rollout of Making Tax Digital (MTD) for VAT-registered businesses, currently scheduled to take effect on 1 April 2019. Among other recommendations, it calls for MTD for VAT to be delayed until April 2020, and…

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  • R&D Investment Grows To £23.7bn

    Businesses spent £23.7 billion on research and development (R&D) in 2017, according to the latest data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS). This was an increase of £1.1bn, or 4.9%, compared to statistics for 2016. Pharmaceuticals had the highest level of R&D spending of all product groups, at £4.3bn.…

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  • Retirees ‘Not Fazed’ By Market Volatility

    Most retired people are choosing to keep their pension savings invested in the same place, despite worries about volatile market conditions. Research by Aegon found that 43% of retirees are concerned about the impact of current market conditions on the sustainability of their retirement income. However, 67% aren’t taking any…

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  • Directors Back Brexit Deal

    The majority of directors support getting a Brexit deal approved, according to a survey following the publication of a draft withdrawal agreement on 14 November 2018. A poll of 816 Institute of Directors (IoD) members revealed that 72% think it’s important a withdrawal agreement is ratified before the UK leaves…

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  • Properties Take Longer To Sell In 2018

    It takes more than a week longer to sell a property in 2018 compared to last year, according to research by Post Office Money and the Centre for Economics and Business Research. The report, which looks at housing data in 35 major cities across the UK, found that it takes…

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  • Draft Brexit Deal Published

    Prime Minister Theresa May agreed a controversial draft agreement on the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union with her cabinet on the evening of Wednesday 14 November. Several ministers have since resigned in protest at the terms of the draft deal, including Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab, arguing that it concedes…

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    Weber Floor Screed keeps everyone on their toes

    In the first phase of improvements to Watford Woodside Leisure Centre in Hertfordshire, one of two state-of-the-art facilities in the town managed by Everyone Active, high performance weberfloor 4310 fibre flow by Saint-Gobain Weber has been specified by main contractor Bosun Design & Construction Limited (BDC), Chandlers Ford, Hampshire. Everyone…

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  • Employee Earnings Grow By 3.2%

    UK wage growth increased at the highest rate since 2008 in the three months to September 2018, according to data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS). Excluding bonuses, average weekly earnings grew by 3.2% in Q3 2018 compared with the same period in 2017. The ONS says this has…

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  • AIA Rise ‘May Bring Only Complexity’ For SMEs

    Increasing the annual investment allowance (AIA) to £1 million will not help most small businesses, and may even be harmful for them, the Association of Taxation Technicians (ATT) has said. In Budget 2018, the AIA was temporarily increased from £200,000 to £1m over two years from 1 January 2019. Businesses…

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  • Quarter Of Over-55s Unaware Of Pension Tax

    More than a quarter of people approaching retirement are unaware of the tax charge they will face if they withdraw their pension savings as cash. According to a survey of more than 2,000 over-55s by Legal & General, 27% believe they can access their pension pot tax-free, while 21% say…

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  • Most Firms Plan To Invest In Training

    The majority of UK businesses are planning to invest in training their workforce in the next few years, according to research by the Confederation of British Industry (CBI). A survey representing more than 28,000 employers found that 85% expect to either maintain or increase their investment in training. Despite this…

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