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"09.12.2016 18:14:08" Timeline Photos Baby we did it! @rubyst made our #sbwalls look amazing with her blend of cool cartoon characters. She drew our value of Learning and we are completely in awe of her and her amazing creation #art #painting #streetart
"09.12.2016 15:43:37" We are back with part 2 of Ruby Taylor painting live in our Northampton office. Looking great!
"09.12.2016 11:39:58" We are live with artist Ruby Taylor who will be painting for us live in our Northampton office! Try and guess which one of our values she is drawing before the time is up!
"08.12.2016 20:44:32" Timeline Photos Tomorrow we will be welcoming artist and illustrator Ruby Taylor to our Northampton office to help breathe life into our new walls. We have just completed an office refurb and to celebrate we thought we would add a splash of colour with her help!
"08.12.2016 10:20:46" simplybusiness.co.uk Winter insurance tips for small businesses Flooding and other damage brought about by winter storms can be devastating for small businesses and the self-employed. Here are our tips to make sure you have the cover you need in place Is your small business protected against the storms this winter?
"07.12.2016 15:45:04" Good news, everyone! Our website is back online, apologies for the inconvenience - Hugo
"07.12.2016 15:29:49" Apologies all, our website is currently down - please direct message us on Facebook or Twitter for further assistance - Hugo
"07.12.2016 15:17:19" simplybusiness.co.uk Winter insurance tips for landlords Winter storms can cause serious damage to properties, and if you're a landlord this can mean your profits take a hit. Here are some tips for making sure you have the landlord cover you need in place this winter. As a landlord how are you preparing for possible bad weather this winter?
"06.12.2016 18:46:32" Timeline Photos Here is @hatch_art standing proudly with his finished piece on empowerment. The whole office gathered round to watch and our live stream on Facebook has the most views of any of our videos! Phew, what a fantastic day it's been #streetart #secretwalls #art
"06.12.2016 18:15:57" Timeline Photos Wowza! Here's the finished piece by @hatch_art who chose empowerment as his value of choice. A huge thanks to him and the team #sbwalls #art #secretwalls #streetart
"06.12.2016 14:56:26" We are live with local legend and illustrator Hatch who will be drawing in our London office today as part of our week long #sbwalls event. Try and guess what it is before the time runs out!
"05.12.2016 14:05:58" Hatch LIVE drawing #sbwalls We are LIVE with artist and illustrator HATCH who will be drawing a mini preview for our #sbwalls event tomorrow. Try and guess what it is before the time is up!
"05.12.2016 10:00:25" Simply Business's cover photo We are delighted to announce #sbwalls an expression of our brand values with top illustrators from London.
We will be live streaming via our Facebook page on the 6th and 9th of December - tune in to see an amazing display of talent and art.
"02.12.2016 18:14:59" Timeline Photos Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No its the Simply Business horse!
Our grand steed is named Castafiore and he will be running at Ainstree in the Betfred TV Fillies' Juvenile Hurdle in the midday race at 13/2 odds.
Trained by C E Longsdon and ridden by B
"02.12.2016 13:50:33" simplybusiness.co.uk What is Simply Business Walls? At Simply Business, our culture is important to us. But as the winner of the Sunday Times' Best Company to Work For in 2015 and 2016, you probably already knew that. We are delighted to announce #sbwalls an expression of our brand values with top illustrators from London.
We will be live streaming via our Facebook page on the 6th and 9th of December - tune in to see an amazing display of talent and art. Find out
"01.12.2016 17:15:48" Photos from Simply Business's post Our Christmas party is in full swing with almost every single flavour of crisp imaginable!
We would like to thank our insurers Zurich, AXA Insurance, Hiscox Insurance, Covea Insurance plc, Ageas Group, AIG, UK General Insurance Group & Modus for working
"30.11.2016 22:32:05" Photos from Simply Business's post A remarkable evening collecting our certificate as National Champion at the European Business Awards.
We got to hear from many small business owners who had transformed themselves in a matter of years into market leaders with multi million pound
"30.11.2016 20:33:51" Timeline Photos Delighted to collect our National Champion award at the #rsmEBA this evening! #business #insurance #awards
"30.11.2016 13:32:36" simplybusiness.co.uk How to evict a tenant: a guide to staying legal Evicting tenants is a necessary but sometimes complicated process. There's a wide range of reasons why you might want to evict a tenant, some of which fall within the normal operation of a tenancy, but some of which can be more stressful. Check out our simple guide on how to evict a tenant legally!
"30.11.2016 11:17:29" Timeline Photos Fun filming in the office where we have been voted a National Champion in the European #Business Awards! @rsmeba #rsmEBA
"29.11.2016 11:07:54" simplybusiness.co.uk 8 things every buy-to-let landlord can relate to Whether it's difficult dealings with nightmare tenants or getting to grips with the latest tax change, being a landlord is a lot trickier than it looks. We would love to hear your experiences as a buy-to-let landlord, Comment below!
"28.11.2016 14:00:36" simplybusiness.co.uk Tool theft on the rise in the lead-up to Christmas We've been trawling through our data and found that in the last three months of the year, insurance claims for stolen tools tend to spike. Whether it's due to the dark evenings or thieves needing cash for Christmas gifts, it's extra important to protect How do you keep your tools safe around this festive season?
"24.11.2016 16:27:44" Timeline Photos Congratulations to COO David Summers who celebrates 10 years at Simply Business today!
David is a veteran cyclist and is adored throughout the company for his hair - here's to a glossy and gleaming future!
"24.11.2016 15:00:47" simplybusiness.co.uk What the Autumn Statement 2016 means for landlords Chancellor Philip Hammond delivered his first major announcement since taking office with the Autumn Statement, and also revealed the first new economic forecasts from the Office for Budget Responsibility since the EU referendum. Listen up Landlords, this one is for you!
"24.11.2016 11:20:26" Timeline Photos As part of our development program we are excited to welcome Kelly back to our London office who will be spending 1 day a week with the marketing team.
Kelly is fearless of heights, loves a kinder bueno and is currently studying further accreditation in
"23.11.2016 13:46:11" simplybusiness.co.uk Best business credit cards UK: a comparison guide for small businesses If used properly, a business credit card can be help your business spread costs, manage cash flow, facilitate staff spending and build your business credit rating. We've taken a look at the major providers to find some of the best UK business credit What's been your experience of applying for business credit?
"22.11.2016 14:28:12" The Simply Business Mannequin Challenge is here!
"21.11.2016 11:38:13" simplybusiness.co.uk Storm Angus flooding: what you need to know Storm Angus is set to cause more chaos over the coming days, with flooding already an issue in some parts of the UK. Things are getting wet and wild in a repeat from last year - read up and stay safe!
"21.11.2016 09:49:59" Timeline Photos A huge congrats to our IMPACT team who raised over £30,000 by trekking across the Sahara desert for Whizz-Kidz.
Massimo's favourite memory was: Sitting around the camp fire on the last night in the Sahara - full moon, stars in the sky, the Burba guides
"17.11.2016 16:08:25" Timeline Photos We are delighted to have been nominated for Customer Champion Of The Year at next months Insurance Times awards.
Our Building Britain campaign is just one example of our customer first approach: http://bit.ly/2gmevzL
"17.11.2016 14:12:37" simplybusiness.co.uk The 7 best food business ideas in the UK If you're passionate about food and keen to start a food-related business, there are plenty of options out there, and they don't all involve cupcakes… Have you ever considered starting your own food business?
"17.11.2016 12:53:44" How to become a plumber in the UK Here are the top tips from Pimlico Plumbers on the trade, easy to share with your mates if you know someone who could do with a hand!
"17.11.2016 11:06:03" simplybusiness.co.uk Landlords warned about potential mortgage rates increase 'this week' Mortgage rates could rise dramatically in the coming days, with landlords being urged to look at fixed deals. Are you worried about the future of mortgage rates?
"15.11.2016 14:05:33" simplybusiness.co.uk Landlords' legionella risk assessment and testing responsibilities As a landlord, you have certain legal responsibilities when it comes to the health and safety of your tenants, which includes assessing and controlling the risk of legionella exposure in your rental property. Here's how to go about it. What are your top health and safety tips for other landlords?
"14.11.2016 13:52:00" simplybusiness.co.uk After the Uber ruling, Deliveroo drivers are set to follow suit - what can small businesses learn? At the end of last month a landmark employment tribunal ruling saw Uber obliged to recognise its drivers as employees rather than self-employed contractors. What can small business owners take away from this legal shift?
"14.11.2016 10:30:51" youtube.com How to start and grow your plumbing business: Charlie Mullins' top tips Charlie Mullins started Pimlico Plumbers in 1979 in the basement of a Pimlico estate agent. Today, it's London's largest independent plumbing company, carryi... Looking to start or grow your plumbing business? Here are Pimlico Plumbers Charlie Mullins Top Tips!
"11.11.2016 15:24:08" simplybusiness.co.uk How to grow a plumbing business: top tips from Charlie Mullins Few people are in a better position than Charlie Mullins to give advice about growing a plumbing business. From humble beginnings, Charlie's business Pimlico Plumbers is now London's largest independent plumbing company. Top tips from Pimlico Plumbers very own Charlie Mullins for how to grow your plumbing business!
"11.11.2016 10:13:16" simplybusiness.co.uk Do I need a business bank account? Whether you're legally obliged to have a business bank account depends on your business structure, but having a business bank account can be a good idea for most businesses, even freelancers and one-man-bands. Tell us about your experience of business banking!
"08.11.2016 13:33:06" simplybusiness.co.uk Rising diesel price & 'clean air zones' make diesel vehicles costly For tradesmen and small business owners running diesel vehicles, it could be time to make alternative arrangements. Find out why running your diesel vehicle is about to get a lot more expensive!
"08.11.2016 12:32:53" simplybusiness.co.uk UK construction industry sees surprise growth Construction activity hit its highest level for seven months in October, with the industry buoyed by growth in housebuilding. Have you noticed a construction industry uptick?
"08.11.2016 10:25:54" Timeline Photos We're proud to have signed-up to the #WomeninFinance Charter – committing to gender diversity targets!
"07.11.2016 16:43:54" simplybusiness.co.uk 5 of the best wedding business ideas Weddings are big business. The average bill for a Big Day is now over £20,000, with brides and grooms enlisting the help of a whole army of companies to make sure their wedding goes smoothly. Are you thinking of starting a business in the wedding industry? take a look at a handful of our ideas!
"07.11.2016 13:40:11" simplybusiness.co.uk New pound coin: shops told to prepare for 12-sided pound The Treasury has warned shopkeepers that they must prepare for the introduction of a new £1 coin. Are you prepared for the release of the new pound coin? Read on to find out what steps you can take!
"05.11.2016 15:22:53" Photos from Simply Business's post What a week!
Our customer insight roadshow took us the length and breadth of the UK to meet our amazing customers. Here are just a few of them and their wonderful businesses.
Thank you to everyone who told their story, their desire for more networking
"05.11.2016 13:57:51" What a week!
Our customer insight roadshow took us the length and breadth of the UK to meet our amazing customers. Here are just a few of them and their wonderful businesses.
Thank you to everyone who told their story, their desire for more networking
"02.11.2016 15:37:13" simplybusiness.co.uk Rental property renovation tips: our top 6 buy-to-let hints Competition for tenants has never been more fierce, and landlords are constantly looking for ways to get ahead. Our top 6 renovation tips for your rental property.
"02.11.2016 11:47:04" simplybusiness.co.uk How the Heathrow Airport expansion may affect the local property market Landlords have been told they may not qualify for the financial offer for properties affected by the Heathrow Airport expansion. What struggles will landlords and home owners face when looking to sell their Heathrow homes?
"01.11.2016 13:15:43" simplybusiness.co.uk Starting a plumbing business in the UK: top tips from Charlie Mullins Charlie Mullins started Pimlico Plumbers in 1979 in the basement of a Pimlico estate agent. Today, it's London's largest independent plumbing company, carrying out around 2,000 jobs a week. He gave us his top tips for starting a plumbing business. Want to get starting in the plumbing trade? Here are Pimlico Plumbers top tips!
"31.10.2016 17:03:54" simplybusiness.co.uk Royal Mail postage prices set to rise again for SMEs - here's why Royal Mail is set to increase the cost of international postage further, according to letters sent to small businesses, in a further blow to the self-employed sending items overseas. Another scare for small business owners on Halloween!
"31.10.2016 12:13:13" Timeline Photos The Simply Business Northampton team in their fantastic Halloween costumes. We hope you have a spooktacular day!
"30.10.2016 14:47:23" simplybusiness.co.uk How to become a plumber in the UK: top tips from Charlie Mullins Charlie Mullins, founder of London's largest independent plumbing company Pimlico Plumbers, gives us his top tips for how to become a plumber, and tells us why he's so passionate about plumbing apprenticeships. From rags to riches, Pimlico Plumbers boss Charlie is here to tell his story.
"28.10.2016 10:45:16" simplybusiness.co.uk Employers' liability certificate: what it is and why you may need it Our quick guide to employers' liability insurance certificates will help you understand your obligations under health and safety legislation. Find out more about one of our most popular covers!
"26.10.2016 08:51:09" simplybusiness.co.uk Late payment leaves UK small businesses £26 billion out of pocket Late payments have left small businesses in the UK out of pocket to the tune of £26 billion, with payment taking an astonishing 72 days on average. Good things come to those who..
"25.10.2016 12:32:43" simplybusiness.co.uk Flood defences leave poorest areas at risk: is your property safe? Flood defence schemes in the UK leave the poorest areas of the country vulnerable to disasters, research suggests. Surprised?
"24.10.2016 11:55:48" simplybusiness.co.uk Buy-to-let tax relief changes pushes landlords into higher tax Hundreds of thousands of landlords will be forced into a higher income tax bracket, research claims. More than 440,000 Landlords will be pushed into the higher tax bracket, according to research by the National Landlords Association (NLA).
"22.10.2016 13:36:29" simplybusiness.co.uk Retail still going strong, according to new ONS figures New figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show that UK retail sales have had their strongest quarter since late 2014, although the late onset of autumn has hindered clothes sales. Although some experts expected spending to slow down after the Brexit vote, that doesn't seem to have happened.
"20.10.2016 13:47:00" simplybusiness.co.uk Google tests advanced verification to curb locksmith and plumber scam Google is trialling a new method for reducing scams, forcing plumbers and locksmiths to go through an advanced verification process to appear in local search results. Do you think this advanced verification process sounds like a good idea?
"19.10.2016 13:40:11" Timeline Photos Our newest group of chirpy consultants have completed their induction and are now starting at Simply Business in Northampton!
But we are still looking for more of you to join us - please share this post and if interested please send your CV to:
"19.10.2016 11:01:53" simplybusiness.co.uk Buy-to-let hotspots 2016 in the UK revealed in Totally Money's map A new buy-to-let hotspot map shows that some postcodes are now offering landlords average rental yields of over 10 per cent, with Leeds postcode LS6 topping the list. Where are you looking to invest next?
"18.10.2016 14:31:42" simplybusiness.co.uk Pound post-Brexit: how will a weaker sterling affect your business? The pound has had a bumpy ride since Brexit, plunging after the referendum result and then steadying somewhat, before wobbling again with talk of 'hard Brexit' and suffering a dramatic 'flash crash' in recent days. What does the weak pound mean for UK business owners?
"18.10.2016 13:43:33" simplybusiness.co.uk Bradford and Glasgow buck the trend for UK's health and fitness While Simply Business data reveals a dramatic rise in health and fitness businesses in the last five years, two of the UK's largest cities buck the trend: Glasgow and Bradford have actually seen a decline in the number of health and fitness businesses Kale smoothie? No thanks.
"18.10.2016 11:48:50" simplybusiness.co.uk The 7 weirdest things landlords have found in their properties Tenants often leave things behind when they vacate a rental property. A coffee table, perhaps? Maybe even a stain on the carpet? What are some of the weird and wonderful things you have found in one of your properties ?
"18.10.2016 10:38:15" simplybusiness.co.uk Renting to your children: parent landlords & the property ladder Parents with children at university may be considering whether it is worth buying them a property while they continue their education. Have you considered renting a property to your children?
"18.10.2016 09:05:10" simplybusiness.co.uk Buzzfeed & BBC: how RBS 'deliberately destroyed small businesses' The Royal Bank of Scotland ran small business customers into the ground in an effort to boost profits. Damning evidence on a dastardly dash for cash.
"17.10.2016 10:49:18" Photos from Simply Business's post Now that's a show stopper!
A huge congrats to Simply Business Star Baker Chelsea with her creation: The Pick N' Mix Explosion.
Chelsea says: Its a 2 tiered vanilla & almond sponge covered with white chocolate buttercream, white chocolate drizzle and all
"17.10.2016 09:12:18" vimeo.com Simply Business + Looker Testimonial With over 300,000 policyholders, Simply Business is one of the largest insurers of small businesses in the UK. In this short video, Stewart Duncan, Director of Data… Our award winning data team use Looker to help our business adapt to serve our customers better and faster in a rapidly changing world through data. Watch our video below!
"14.10.2016 12:06:14" We're currently having issues with our phone system, which impacts our ability to handle incoming/outgoing calls. Please contact us on Facebook or on Twitter if you are unable to get through - Thanks - Hugo
"14.10.2016 10:17:31" simplybusiness.co.uk Fuel prices to rise by further 5p a litre this month - here's why Tradesmen, small business owners and other motorists are set for further fuel pain this month, with prices set to increase by some five pence a litre. The rise will follow an increase of an eye watering £6.50 over the course of the last seven months.
"13.10.2016 11:11:55" simplybusiness.co.uk Buy-to-let enquiries up 30% following stamp duty dip, say Rightmove Buy-to-let enquiries from landlords and potential investors are up an impressive 30 per cent since May, pouring cold water on suggestions that the market is in trouble. Are you confident about the future of Buy-to-let?
"13.10.2016 09:34:48" Timeline Photos Congratulations to our very own Phil Lester who completed the IRONMAN World Championship in 10hrs 59 mins!
Phil says: You can't really appreciate how hard this particular Ironman is until you actually do it and the environment you are up against is very
"10.10.2016 14:05:18" simplybusiness.co.uk Supermarket beer sales soar: pubs left in crisis For the first time since records began, pubs, clubs, restaurants and hotels sold less beer than supermarkets and off-licences last year. After a heavy weekend it's not just the public that are feeling worse for wear.
"09.10.2016 12:47:50" Photos from Simply Business's post We did it! Nearly £2000 raised for Whizz-Kidz and a cracking effort by the team. Now it's time to eat, drink and relax!
"08.10.2016 09:59:29" Photos from Simply Business's post The best of luck to our resident Iron Man Phil Lester who will be competing in the IRONMAN World Championship today!
Making tomorrow's half marathon efforts look pale in comparison, Phil will be completing a 2.4-mile (3.86 km) swim, a 112-mile (180.25
"07.10.2016 14:37:47" simplybusiness.co.uk Police investigate property firm for conning tradesmen ActionFraud, the UK's national fraud centre, is dealing with numerous complaints from tradesmen about the conduct of UK Property Repair Ltd This scam cost small business owners thousands of pounds.
"06.10.2016 14:29:34" carquids.com Car Quids | Outdoor Advertising on Cars Simply Business took the approach that if they wanted to stand out, they needed to do something different. As the UK's biggest insurance broker, they have just become the first insurance company in the country to use car advertising. We are delighted to have been featured on the Car Quids blog today. Have a read for yourself and keep your eyes peeled for one of our cars in your area!
"06.10.2016 10:51:35" Photos from Simply Business's post Our first ever The Great British Bake Off was a huge success!
Hugo made lemon cupcakes, his first ever bake! The bake went well however the icing was much more challenging and the cupcakes were noted as being informal in apperence.
Sarah made banoffee
"04.10.2016 13:55:24" simplybusiness.co.uk Land Securities' Alison Carnwath: construction robots to replace tradesmen Thousands of tradesmen will be out of work in the next few years, if you're to believe Land Securities chairperson Alison Carnwath. Luddites assemble!
"03.10.2016 09:42:48" simplybusiness.co.uk Renting on Airbnb: potential problems and risks to be aware of Renting out a room or your whole home through Airbnb may seem like a neat way of making some cash, but there are several potential pitfalls. If you're renting out your home or apartment via Airbnb you're quite likely to be breaching the terms of your mortgage.
"29.09.2016 10:58:40" simplybusiness.co.uk Simply Business launch exciting customer campaign with CarQuids Today marks the launch of our newest customer campaign - working with CarQuids to incentivise our customers' regular routes. Keep an eye out for a Simply Business car near you!
"28.09.2016 15:34:51" simplybusiness.co.uk Construction concern: 90% of UK 'fear hiring a tradesman' 13 million homeowners in the UK worry about hiring a tradesman to carry out work on their properties, suggests new research. Try using a site like Plentific who can make the search easier and less stressful.
"27.09.2016 17:02:15" simplybusiness.co.uk Survey reveals SME confidence has reached 4 year low The latest Business in Britain report shows that UK small business confidence is at its lowest level since 2012, with experts claiming post-Brexit uncertainty is partly responsible. Why are SME's having such a difficult time?
"26.09.2016 13:34:00" simplybusiness.co.uk 15% drop in new rental properties in the UK: rent increase opportunity? Rents look set to rise as new figures show a drop in the number of buy-to-let properties listed on the market. Number of UK rental homes has fallen, will we see rents on the up?
"25.09.2016 19:02:55" simplybusiness.co.uk Top ten shoplifting prevention tips to protect your retail business Every week there's a new story - someone has tried to shoplift something in brazen or bizarre fashion. Five finger discount anyone?
"23.09.2016 15:28:45" simplybusiness.co.uk New survey shows the worst part about being a tradesman From long hours to filing tax returns, a new survey by Simply Business has shone light on the worst parts of being a tradesman. The best part is its Friday!
"23.09.2016 11:15:24" Photos from Simply Business's post Yesterday we were up for a number of awards including Technology Champion of the year & Data Analytics Excellence at the Tech & Innovation awards 2016.
Sadly it was not our night but we remain immensely proud of the team and will be sure to return
"22.09.2016 11:00:00" The Tech & Innovation Awards is a celebration of the great achievements that technology firms, insurers and brokers are making in this rapidly changing space.
We were nominated for both the Data Analytics Excellence Award & Technology Champion of the Tech & Innovation Awards 2016 The Tech & Innovation Awards is a celebration of the great achievements that technology firms, insurers and brokers are making in this rapidly changing space.
We were nominated for both the Data Analytics Excellence Award & Technology Champion of the
"22.09.2016 11:00:00" The Tech & Innovation Awards is a celebration of the great achievements that technology firms, insurers and brokers are making in this rapidly changing space.
We were nominated for both the Data Analytics Excellence Award & Technology Champion of the Tech & Innovation Awards 2016 The Tech & Innovation Awards is a celebration of the great achievements that technology firms, insurers and brokers are making in this rapidly changing space.
We were nominated for both the Data Analytics Excellence Award & Technology Champion of the
"22.09.2016 08:54:58" simplybusiness.co.uk How to make money from buy-to-let property: property investment tips Many landlords may feel that their profits are dwindling fast following the introduction of tax changes and tighter mortgage lending criteria. Is this the end of the golden era of investing in property?
"21.09.2016 14:34:39" blog.invoiceberry.com Small Business and Freelancing Roundup | InvoiceBerry Blog The days are gradually becoming shorter and the fall colors are starting to show. It's Friday, so it's time for our small business and freelancing roundup! We made it into the InvoiceBerry roundup with our top tips on small business lending!
"20.09.2016 08:53:34" We are now open this morning so please call us on 0333 014 6683 or direct message us on Facebook or Twitter - Hugo
"19.09.2016 15:03:42" Timeline Photos Our call center is currently closed due to an ongoing issue with the phones.
Customers are advised to direct message us on Facebook or on Twitter where we will respond asap. We will have an update for tomorrow morning and hopefully some fresh
"19.09.2016 09:24:18" Timeline Photos We have a few wires crossed and you may be experiencing difficulty getting through to our call centre at present. Message us on here and we will get back to you asap - Hugo
"16.09.2016 13:40:53" simplybusiness.co.uk New £5 pound note: what small businesses need to know The new five pound notes, made of a flexible thin plastic, have gone into circulation this week. While many news outlets seem most interested in dipping them in various foods and drinks to see how they fare, here are a few things small businesses should A whole new meaning to the phrase "young money".
"15.09.2016 11:01:42" We are LIVE with Charlie Mullins of Pimlico Plumbers for our first Facebook live chat - your questions answered !
"15.09.2016 10:24:24" Timeline Photos Join us from midday for our first ever Facebook Live video and sit down chat with Charlie Mullins of Pimlico Plumbers.
"13.09.2016 14:50:17" simplybusiness.co.uk Housing benefit tenants 'worth £9bn a year to UK landlords' Tenants in receipt of housing benefit gave almost £10 billion pounds to private landlords last year. Tenants with benefits.
"13.09.2016 13:18:58" simplybusiness.co.uk 96% of small business owners say they've been kept waiting by HMRC HMRC is failing small business owners, with almost 100 per cent saying they have been kept waiting on the phone by the Revenue. *put on hold music*
"12.09.2016 14:43:21" simplybusiness.co.uk Bristol tradesmen restore home of OAP targeted by cowboy builders A big-hearted Bristol builder and a bunch of other generous tradesmen have come to the rescue of a pensioner whose home was trashed by conmen. Not all heroes wear capes..
"09.09.2016 09:34:24" simplybusiness.co.uk Best buy-to-let areas in London 2016 With rents in the capital continuing to boom, we've taken a look into the best areas to buy-to-let in London. The leading buy-to-let hotspots in the UK capital, where would you invest?
"08.09.2016 13:52:14" simplybusiness.co.uk Damage to property biggest problem for buy-to-let landlords A recent survey has discovered that damage to property is the biggest problem that landlords face. Landlords, what damage have tenants caused to your properties?
"07.09.2016 14:16:03" simplybusiness.co.uk The Great British Bake Off inspires surge in home baking businesses Series seven of the Great British Bake Off is in full swing, and the continuing popularity of the BBC show seems to be one of the reasons for the ever-rising number of home baking businesses. The Great British Bake Off continues to inspire baking start-ups! Keep baking!
"07.09.2016 12:17:04" Timeline Photos We will be sitting down with Charlie Mullins of Pimlico Plumbers on Thursday the 15th of September at 12pm for our first ever Facebook Live video.
Charlie knew he wanted to be a plumber from an early age and started his business way back in 1979. Pimlico
"05.09.2016 19:40:07" ukbusinessforums.co.uk 5 reasons we should start thinking of landlords as small business owners | UK Business Forums They market, sell and invest - just like any other business. So why is it that we don't consider landlords small business owners? The clever ways landlords tackle common problems that businesses face, prove they may be more akin to business owners than we think.
"04.09.2016 16:27:31" simplybusiness.co.uk Small businesses set for even longer HMRC call waiting times? HMRC plans to cut staff by a third by 2021 could lead to even longer waiting times on the phone. Hello, can you hear me?
I'm in Wolverhampton dreaming about who we used to be.
"02.09.2016 10:51:01" simplybusiness.co.uk Apply now: Sales consultant role in Northampton Join our colourful & award winning Northampton sales team and work for the Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For 2015 & 2016 winner. Looking to take the next step in your career?
"30.08.2016 14:01:38" simplybusiness.co.uk Contract works insurance explained - definition and overview If you're wondering whether you need contract works insurance and the kinds of things it covers, read on for an easy-to-understand guide If i had a pound for every time someone asked me to explain contract works insurance to them!
"29.08.2016 10:41:47" simplybusiness.co.uk Precise Mortgages launch fixed rate buy-to-let mortgage for ltd companies Landlords looking to buy-to-let through a limited company have been handed a boost, with Precise Mortgages launching an exclusive three-year fixed rate mortgage. Some Monday motivation for you right here!
"26.08.2016 15:22:56" simplybusiness.co.uk Millions of UK businesses forced to write off debt A new survey by Company Check has found that 68 per cent of all businesses in the UK have had to write off bad debt, but only a third have insured themselves against it. The consequences of being uninsured and then suffering from a bad debt can be severe!
"25.08.2016 10:06:33" simplybusiness.co.uk Buy-to-let property in university towns As the start of the new university year looms, many parents will be asking if it makes financial sense to buy a property to help with their children's university accommodation costs. Would you buy property in your child's university town?
"24.08.2016 10:10:23" simplybusiness.co.uk Research: Self-employed people take double the holiday New research from freelance job listing site PeoplePerHour has revealed that the average self-employed person takes double the amount of holiday of an employed person. Life's a beach.
"23.08.2016 10:58:51" simplybusiness.co.uk Rent increase planned by almost 60% of UK landlords this year Almost 60 per cent of landlords in the UK are planning on increasing their rent within the next 12 months, according to a Simply Business poll. What goes up, just keeps on rising!
"22.08.2016 12:48:01" simplybusiness.co.uk 50% of tenants hide something from their landlord Almost half of all tenants are hiding something from their landlord, OnePulse research has revealed. What have you got hiding?
"21.08.2016 13:23:09" simplybusiness.co.uk Tradesman handed suspended sentence for false Gas Safe claims A self-employed tradesman from London has been handed two suspended jail terms after he falsely claimed to be Gas Safe registered. Something stinks.
"19.08.2016 09:13:02" simplybusiness.co.uk HMRC plan to triple fines for late small business tax payments HMRC have unveiled plans to triple the fine given to small business owners for late payment of taxes. Three times the fun!
"18.08.2016 08:43:47" simplybusiness.co.uk London rental prices fall for the first time in 6 years Rental prices in London have fallen for the first time in six years according to new figures, as more landlords enter the buy-to-let market and rental growth slows across the country. How long will the 0.5% rent decrease in the capital last?
"17.08.2016 10:42:26" simplybusiness.co.uk CMA report demands banking reform for small businesses The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has released its long-awaited report addressing how the UK's banks can better serve SMEs, recommending a set of reforms that they want put in place by 2018. Will the CMA's suggested reform affect your business life?
"16.08.2016 11:03:41" simplybusiness.co.uk Employing tradesmen with and without CSCS cards If you work in the construction industry and employ tradesmen, you want to make sure the people you hire are qualified to do the job at hand. What do you think of CSCS cards?
"15.08.2016 11:38:06" simplybusiness.co.uk Survey reveals what tradesmen enjoy most about construction work A Simply Business survey has revealed what tradesmen enjoy most about working on site - and 'having a laugh' came up trumps. Its the good times that count :)
"14.08.2016 12:53:31" simplybusiness.co.uk Invoice fraud: small businesses warned to watch out in the summer Almost half of small to medium sized businesses (SMEs) have been sent a suspicious invoice or fallen victim to invoice fraud over the last 12 months It's estimated small businesses are losing £9bn a year to fraud!
"11.08.2016 16:05:26" simplybusiness.co.uk Landlords in Manchester set for £300m buy-out from Andy Burnham Landlords in Manchester could soon be on the receiving end of a £300m property buy-out bonanza! Are your ready for the Burnham buyout bonanza?
"10.08.2016 11:27:52" simplybusiness.co.uk The ultimate guide to landlord insurance: all you need to know If you have any questions about landlord insurance you've come to the right place. We've put together the ultimate guide to landlord insurance!
"09.08.2016 11:11:46" simplybusiness.co.uk Bank of England cuts UK interest rates: what it means for landlords A cut in interest rates tends to be a positive move for property owners - and landlords are no exception. What do you make of the interest rate cut?
"08.08.2016 15:44:19" simplybusiness.co.uk Why you should test your start-up idea by opening a pop up shop You have a great business idea and you've identified a gap in the market. Here, Colour Graphics tell us how a pop up shop could help test your start up's credentials… Get your toes wet before you jump right in! ColourGraphics.com are here to tell us all about pop-up shops.
"08.08.2016 13:20:23" Timeline Photos Congrats to HR business partner Gemma who celebrates 10 years at Simply Business today.
Her happiest memory of working here was when we won the Best Companies award for the first time in 2015 and we would have to agree its one of our favourite memories
"08.08.2016 11:51:12" simplybusiness.co.uk LetMe gives landlords free Rightmove listing and 1 year's rent upfront Online letting agent LetMe has launched a new service, offering to list properties for free on Rightmove and to pay landlords 12 months of rent upfront. Are Let Me Properties revolutionising the lettings industry?
"08.08.2016 11:11:55" Timeline Photos Sometimes you want to go - where everybody knows your name, and they're always glad you came.
HR done right / sweet treats via Lottie Shaw's: http://bit.ly/1jnWnPS
"04.08.2016 12:22:36" simplybusiness.co.uk Tesco to open Soho wine bar as pubs close at record rates Tesco is set to open a pop-up wine bar in the heart of Soho, while countless pubs face closure. Tesco brave the pub market regardless of declining industry, every tipple helps!
"04.08.2016 09:34:39" realbusiness.co.uk How to build a business fit for the future Business news and management advice for entrepreneurs, growing businesses and SMEs. Our CEO Jason Stockwood writes "everywhere, in every sector, the way in which we do our jobs, and the way in which employees are integrated into businesses, is shifting".
"03.08.2016 14:35:51" simplybusiness.co.uk Negative interest rates: small businesses set for Natwest charges Small business owners banking with Natwest have been told that they may be charged to make deposits. Can SME's catch a break?
"03.08.2016 09:27:21" simplybusiness.co.uk 'Green tax' changes could cost 330k buy-to-let landlords up to £5k Buy-to-let landlords with less energy efficient properties will soon have to fork out up to £5,000 due to changes to 'green tax' rules, it has emerged. And it keeps on adding up for landlords!
"02.08.2016 08:54:32" justgiving.com The Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon 2016 Donate now to help us support charity Whizz Kidz and move a life forward. In a sporting effort to rival this summer's Rio Olympics: Bea, Hugo, Rory, Mukta and Mark will break records and change lives by running The Royal Parks Half Marathon in October in aid of Whizz-Kidz!
"01.08.2016 12:48:14" simplybusiness.co.uk How your local business can use Pokémon Go to lure in customers Pokémon Go fever is sweeping the globe. The mobile app, which encourages users to walk around in order to play, now has more users than Twitter, who spend more time on it than the average Facebook user. If your business is a PokeStop or Gym there could be an opportunity to catch some new customers through the craze that is Pokemon-Go!
"01.08.2016 10:31:59" simplybusiness.co.uk A young entrepreneur's story: from Young Enterprise to startup Simply Business intern, Gina Cesman, tells us about Young Enterprise, the programme that lead to the founding of her company. Gina hopes to follow in the footsteps of Skinny Dip London and make a splash on the startup scene.
"31.07.2016 11:43:45" simplybusiness.co.uk HMRC fines small business owner £40k over tax mistake A chartered engineer has been handed a bill for £41,450 over a mistake made with dividend payments. Shutdown.
"29.07.2016 10:31:59" simplybusiness.co.uk Quiz: what type of tradesman are you? Are you a serious workaholic or a practical joker? Perhaps you're the resident slacker? Well, take our tradesman quiz and find out… Everyone loves a Friday quiz!
"28.07.2016 09:50:07" simplybusiness.co.uk What is wear and tear? All you need to know as a landlord If you're a landlord, wear and tear is an inevitable part of property maintenance. Take the rough with the smooth..
"27.07.2016 16:42:57" simplybusiness.co.uk Sales success: why small businesses have a competitive advantage One of the biggest challenges for the small business owner is sales. Jane Binnion, Simply Business customer shares some tips on how you can get ahead. The Naked Sales Trainer is here to help even the playing field between you and the big boys.
"26.07.2016 16:18:05" simplybusiness.co.uk Increasing rent: one buy-to-let fact all landlords should know It's not just tenants who are nervous about their rent increasing - many landlords are too. But there is one fact that can make life a little easier. Do you want to know a secret? Do you promise not to tell?
"26.07.2016 09:10:38" simplybusiness.co.uk Running your business during the school summer holidays: top tips As the summer holidays start, you may be wondering how to balance taking care of your children and taking care of your business. Schools out! But how do you juggle kids and a busy workload?
"22.07.2016 13:49:41" The Simply Business story Since 2005 we have been driven to create something better in everything we do, for our employees and for our customers who inspire us each and every day.
"21.07.2016 15:29:26" simplybusiness.co.uk Small business owners to receive £1bn in loans from RBS & NatWest NatWest and RBS have made £1 billion of funds available to support small businesses in an attempt to boost SME confidence. Your personal invitation to the billionaire boys club.
"21.07.2016 13:30:01" simplybusiness.co.uk Small businesses warned over huge HMRC cash-grab Tax officials recouped a staggering £248 million in unpaid tax in the year to April. Have you been hit hard by the taxman this year?
"20.07.2016 10:29:07" simplybusiness.co.uk 10 things every tradesman can relate to From hilarious jokes on site, to clocking off early on a Friday, tradesmen in the UK are currently riding a wave of good fortune. Sometimes there's nothing better than being a tradesman!
"19.07.2016 12:40:16" simplybusiness.co.uk Watch: small business & Xero Adele spoof highlights late payments Small business owners have raised awareness of late payment problems with a hilarious parody of Adele hit 'Chasing Pavements'. Rumour has it there's a new video going viral!
"18.07.2016 09:08:54" simplybusiness.co.uk Buy-to-let changes 2016: what you need to know Here are all the changes that have been made so far that will impact those who own rental properties or are planning to enter the buy-to-let market. Buy-to-let news is coming in hard and fast, and we're only halfway through the year!
"15.07.2016 12:23:50" Timeline Photos Our intern Gina is helping us catch Pokémon Go today! Why not stop by if you are in the area, there is a lvl 5 gym just across the road from our office.
"14.07.2016 16:20:56" simplybusiness.co.uk Small business owners petition Government to reform business rates A collection of groups representing over 100,000 retailers and other small businesses has petitioned the Government to reform business rates. Are business rates fair to small business?
"14.07.2016 13:05:30" simplybusiness.co.uk Manchester musicians write a song using insurance documents Manchester musicians John & Josh show that you can create amazing lyrics from the most unlikely of inspirations - including an insurance email! Ever wondered what insurance would sound like as song?
"14.07.2016 09:57:39" simplybusiness.co.uk Brand building for tradesmen Trade is changing fast, with online listing and review sites expanding the reach of word-of-mouth recommendations and customers increasingly finding tradesmen online. Get ahead of the rest with our quick start guide!
"13.07.2016 15:53:44" simplybusiness.co.uk Buy-to-let mortgage deposit requirements could rise to 60% next year Landlords looking for a buy-to-let mortgage could soon be required to stump up deposits of up to 60 per cent. A perfect storm of tax changes, risk-averse lenders and strict stress tests may result in some areas that are all but off limits for investors.
"12.07.2016 13:46:54" simplybusiness.co.uk Rent in London costs tenants a £23k annual salary Renting in London costs the equivalent of a £23,000 annual salary - and that's before household bills are taken into account, research has revealed. How can anyone afford to live there?
"11.07.2016 16:08:26" simplybusiness.co.uk Online marketing for tradesmen Whether you're planning to make online marketing your main strategy or you just know that you need a basic web presence, here's a how-to digital marketing guide for tradesmen. Know your PCC from your CPC? This guide can help you make a start in the world of online marketing.
"11.07.2016 12:50:10" simplybusiness.co.uk Social media guide for tradesmen Social media can be a great way to communicate with your customers, build your online reputation and attract new business. Social media can help you to build a reputation as a friendly, helpful expert in your field.
"11.07.2016 08:24:50" FreeAgent As a sole trader do you need business insurance? Our friends at Simply Business explain several policies that could help you: http://ow.ly/Zfulg
"08.07.2016 14:23:47" simplybusiness.co.uk HMRC warns landlords risk prosecution over stamp duty schemes HMRC has warned landlords that an upswing in the number of companies offering seemingly legal 'tax solutions' may in fact be illegal. HMRC have issued a warning that the schemes are illegal, and if caught, landlords could end up in hot water.
"08.07.2016 12:21:09" simplybusiness.co.uk HSE: small businesses 'at risk of heavy fines' over workplace safety A spate of accidents in electrical and construction firms has demonstrated the urgent need for comprehensive safety measures on site. Do you think workplace safety is up to scratch?
"08.07.2016 11:04:38" Timeline Photos Like a western! But with second hand laptops and nearly £7500 raised for Whizz-Kidz by way of a Saharan expedition into the sizzling unknown.
Read up on the latest here: http://bit.ly/1ZmH5MA
"07.07.2016 15:37:26" simplybusiness.co.uk Landlord in Plymouth left with £10k of damage from nightmare tenants A landlord has been left to front a £10k clean-up bill after nightmare tenants left his property filthy, damaged and even rat-infested. It eventually took a year for Mr Saunders to recover his property, having originally served a one-month eviction notice.
"06.07.2016 13:23:29" simplybusiness.co.uk Business hit by dawn raids over '£300m corporation tax scam' More than 30 HMRC officers swooped on a business and three residential addresses on Wednesday morning as part of an investigation into what the Revenue say could be a massive tax scam. Knock knock..
"06.07.2016 11:11:01" vibranteconomy.grantthornton.co.uk Jason Stockwood - Vibrant Economy As the winner of Sunday Times Best Companies To Work For two years in a row, it comes as no surprise that the business is employee-focused. "Culture drives performance so putting my employees first and creating a vibrant environment in the workplace means they will best serve our customers".
"05.07.2016 13:51:42" simplybusiness.co.uk Buy-to-let lending changes: how will landlords be affected? As any landlord who has tried to remortgage in recent months is well aware, new lending guidelines are being put in place. These new rules can appear draconian as they may include assessing a landlord's personal income
"05.07.2016 11:24:34" simplybusiness.co.uk Can you run a business from a rental property? Are you allowed to run a business from your rental property and on what grounds could your landlord refuse? Here's what you need to know. In this day and age, many people are opting to work from home, either alongside work elsewhere or as their primary means of income.
"04.07.2016 12:43:57" simplybusiness.co.uk Bank closures hit small businesses in poor communities Research from news agency Reuters reveals that banks are closing branches in some of the UK's poorest areas. With some small towns left without a single bank. Coming soon to a high street near you.
"04.07.2016 11:26:25" With many keen cyclists at Simply Business we rode over 80 miles raising more than £2500 for charity @[29156869540:274:Whizz-Kidz]. Here are some of the best photos from a long day in the saddle! London to Northampton 2016 With many keen cyclists at Simply Business we rode over 80 miles raising more than £2500 for charity Whizz-Kidz. Here are some of the best photos from a long day in the saddle!
"04.07.2016 10:25:48" simplybusiness.co.uk Foxtons estate agent faces lawsuit worth £2bn Foxtons, the estate agent giant especially popular in London, is the subject of fresh controversy following the launch of a new class action lawsuit against the company. Are agency fees fair for either landlords or tenants?
"03.07.2016 11:02:21" simplybusiness.co.uk How to become a personal trainer in the UK | Simply Business guide Fighting fit and fancy a change of direction? Our guide to becoming a personal trainer gives you all the information you need to start your personal training business. Yesterday you said tomorrow - lets make it happen!
"01.07.2016 16:08:43" Timeline Photos We did it! Over £2500 raised for Whizz-Kidz and everyone safe and well. A huge thanks to Mark & Sarah in the support van and everyone for taking part
"01.07.2016 07:22:22" Timeline Photos A rainy start and one tumble already but we are on our way from London to Northampton all in the aid of Whizz-Kidz
"30.06.2016 17:02:44" How to write a song with no lyrics British duo The Gas Panic show how to write a song with no lyrics!
"30.06.2016 08:49:01" simplybusiness.co.uk Pros and cons of being a freelancer Wondering what the advantages and disadvantages of going freelance are? Well, I've been working freelance in digital marketing for the past two years… If you're thinking about taking the plunge, here's an honest guide for you - from the joys of flexible working to struggles with lack of structure.
"29.06.2016 11:28:00" simplybusiness.co.uk Buy-to-let mortgage rates slashed by lenders Buy-to-let mortgage rates are becoming increasingly attractive, with some lenders cutting them by up to 0.75 per cent. Whether you're remortgaging or buying another buy-to-let, it is worth checking out the new rates to see what you can save on your monthly mortgage payments.
"28.06.2016 10:36:34" simplybusiness.co.uk Landlord vs tenant responsibilities - a quick-start guide Landlords and tenants each have their own specific set of responsibilities, and it's important to make sure that you know who is expected to do what. Know your role in the realm of rental.
"24.06.2016 16:14:05" simplybusiness.co.uk UK votes to leave the EU Following the outcome, there will now be a period of negotiation before Britain leaves the EU In the wake of the result, Prime Minister David Cameron handed in his resignation.
"24.06.2016 13:07:00" simplybusiness.co.uk Landlord fire safety regulations: what are landlords' responsibilities? Fire safety is an important consideration for all landlords. While the regulations vary depending on the type of property, it is vital that you understand your obligations and fulfill them. I fell into a burnin' ring of fire!
"24.06.2016 10:52:35" simplybusiness.co.uk New landlord service 'trawls tenants' private messages' A new startup is promising to give landlords unprecedented access to potential tenants' personal information. A necessary check or an invasion of privacy?
"22.06.2016 18:34:21" simplybusiness.co.uk HMRC phone calls cost taxpayers £97 million last year Tax can be a nightmare - none know that more than the self-employed - but beyond being a nuisance, a watchdog has found that calling HMRC cost taxpayers an incredible £97 million last year. This hotline bling cost has cost us big!
"21.06.2016 15:33:51" simplybusiness.co.uk Tenant rent increase: 7 best practice tips for landlords Increasing your tenants' rent is never easy as there is always the risk that they cannot afford to pay the extra cash and move out. Shhh... This one's between us!
"21.06.2016 12:59:51" simplybusiness.co.uk Three men jailed as part of crackdown on illegal migrant labour on construction sites Last month three men who provided jobs for over 180 illegal construction workers were jailed for a total of seventeen and a half years. This follows the Home Office's campaign “to root out illegal working in the construction industry”, launched last year. Is illegal working still a big problem in the construction industry?
"21.06.2016 10:34:54" simplybusiness.co.uk Summer business tips: how can small businesses make the most of it? With summer supposedly upon us, we've taken a look at how you can maximise profits and minimise stress over the coming months. English summer rain seems to last for ages.
"20.06.2016 12:29:28" simplybusiness.co.uk What is TaskRabbit and what could it mean for your business? If you've been anywhere near the London Underground you will almost certainly have come across adverts for something called TaskRabbit Run TaskRabbit run?
"17.06.2016 11:14:07" simplybusiness.co.uk How to become a private tutor in the UK: 4 top tips to get started Private tutoring is a rewarding and flexible career option. Here are some tips to get you started as a private tutor. Learn something new today!
"16.06.2016 10:04:52" Hack Something Better 2016 Last month we took part in a company wide Hackathon using technologies including IBM Watson with tummies fueled by Krispy Kreme UK! Watch our video of the 2 day event and tell us what ideas you would like to see in the future: http://bit.ly/1UAvgyL
"15.06.2016 10:40:46" simplybusiness.co.uk The collapse of BHS: what will it mean for small businesses? On June 2nd it was announced that British retail giant BHS would be wound down following the company's entrance into administration six weeks earlier. What can be learnt from the collapse of BHS that can help futureproof your own company?
"14.06.2016 15:04:36" simplybusiness.co.uk Guide to Facebook Professional Services for small business Back in December 2015, rumours started to surface of a new platform called Facebook Professional Services. Have you registered yet?
"14.06.2016 12:33:35" simplybusiness.co.uk EU referendum: Simply Business poll shows most business owners want Brexit The majority of small business owners believe their interests would be better represented if Britain votes to leave the EU. Over 300 small business owners have had their say, what's your opinion?
"12.06.2016 20:38:05" Timeline Photos Congratulations to our team who have just completed a very soggy Endure24 with our friends over at Covea Insurance plc!
"12.06.2016 15:17:51" simplybusiness.co.uk EU referendum: Simply Business poll shows most tradesmen want Brexit A recent poll has shown that the majority of tradesmen believe they would be better off if Britain votes to leave the EU on June 23rd. Surprised?
"09.06.2016 14:53:30" simplybusiness.co.uk EU referendum: Simply Business poll shows most landlords want Brexit The majority of landlords believe they would be better off if Britain votes to leave the EU on June 23rd Theres no love lost for these landlords.
"08.06.2016 15:00:35" simplybusiness.co.uk Tool theft and van break-ins: now thieves 'dress as workmen' Each year approximately 10 per cent of tools used on construction sites are lost or stolen. Tools used by tradespeople can be worth hundreds, if not thousands of pounds, making them an attractive prospect for the less honest among us.
"08.06.2016 12:46:04" simplybusiness.co.uk Life of a young entrepreneur: Ben Towers' work-life balance tips Teenage entrepreneur Ben Towers offers his top work-life balance tips. Find out how he juggles business and social life as a young entrepreneur. Be so good they can't ignore you!
"07.06.2016 08:43:23" simplybusiness.co.uk 7 rental property maintenance tips for landlords Landlords need to keep their properties in shape, not only in order to satisfy their tenants but also in order to avoid potentially expensive disasters. Keep your property in great shape with these quick and easy tips!
"06.06.2016 13:05:09" simplybusiness.co.uk Landlords continue fight against George Osborne's rental tax changes The landlords hoping to fight Clause 24 in court have flown past another fundraising goal, rebranded their campaign, and announced that they will be holding a landlord summit in June. Fight or flight?
"06.06.2016 11:09:12" simplybusiness.co.uk Bricklayers' wages reach £25 per hour amid skills shortage in UK Wages for bricklayers have hit £25 per hour in some parts of the UK, according to a new survey of construction recruitment firms. Are you a bricklayer? Noticed an increase in demand?
"31.05.2016 10:45:05" insuranceage.co.uk Insurtech futures: simply business hosts hackathon Company-wide hackathon generates ideas including Tinder for insurance and SimplyBot, language processing technology.,Technology,Broker ,InsurTech Futures Simply Business has developed "Tinder for insurance" at a company-wide hackathon!
"30.05.2016 13:08:41" simplybusiness.co.uk UK rents are rising: is buy-to-let overcoming the tax crackdown? It's good news for landlords. Rents are rising - something that will go some way to help property investors who have been hit by a tax crackdown. Separate research by SpareRoom supports an increase in rents, with the average price of room rents also higher than a year ago.
"29.05.2016 15:29:43" simplybusiness.co.uk Guide to the Immigration Act 2016: what it means for UK landlords On 12th May 2016 the Immigration Act was passed, and its measures will come into force in the next few months. What does the act include, and how will it affect the UK's landlords?
"26.05.2016 13:56:00" simplybusiness.co.uk Would Brexit be good for landlords and the UK buy-to-let-market? With the EU referendum just around the corner, we take a look at what this could mean for UK landlords. On the face of it, the UK's potential exit from the European Union may not have a huge amount to do with landlords.
However, a bit of further investigation shows that the outcome of the referendum could have a significant impact on the private rented
"25.05.2016 15:04:28" It all comes down to this, the #Hacksomethingbetter presentations and the crowning of the winning hack. In first place came Swipe Me - a quick quote mobile app that made us fall in love with its wonderful design and ease of use - congratulations to Sasha #Hacksomethingbetter finals It all comes down to this, the #Hacksomethingbetter presentations and the crowning of the winning hack. In first place came Swipe Me - a quick quote mobile app that made us fall in love with its wonderful design and ease of use - congratulations to Sasha
"23.05.2016 15:25:05" Photos from the first day of our Hackathon with all teams working hard on exciting builds in a range of technologies including @[187446750783:274:IBM Watson]. #Hacksomethingbetter day 1 Photos from the first day of our Hackathon with all teams working hard on exciting builds in a range of technologies including IBM Watson.
"23.05.2016 13:45:05" IBM Watson Today, IBM Watson is teaming up for a hackathon with Simply Business. Get the early scoop on what Watson APIs hackers will use at the competition. http://ibm.co/1Wcsu8L A wealth of wizardry on display!
"22.05.2016 17:42:11" Simply Business Hackathon 2016 Walk into the Simply Business London office on the 23rd to the 25th of May and you'll be in for quite a surprise! Our 2016 Hackathon will be in full swing; supported by IBM Watson with judging of the hacks by our charity partners Whizz-Kidz.
"21.05.2016 11:30:41" simplybusiness.co.uk Online claims portal now available to Simply Business customers Our new claims portal means you can use your smartphone to check the progress of your claim, and add supporting information in a few clicks. Its now easier than ever to track the progress of your claim with our new online claims tool.
"18.05.2016 16:10:08" simplybusiness.co.uk Buy-to-let mortgage lending criteria for 2016 in the UK Buy-to-let mortgage lending criteria have got tougher in 2016, so if you're looking for a landlord mortgage, what requirements will you now have to meet? The year's got off to a tricky start for the UK's landlords.
"16.05.2016 13:59:22" simplybusiness.co.uk New build mortgage lending is back; is buy-to-let being left behind? With niche lending becoming more and more common, mysteriously buy-to-let stil faces many of the same restrictions. Lending in niche areas such as new builds is making a comeback.
"15.05.2016 18:10:00" simplybusiness.co.uk Leicester City: will Premier League win help local business? Leicester City are set for an estimated £250m windfall following their historic Premier League win The season may have ended but the good times have only just begun for Leicester City Football Club and the people of Leicester.
"10.05.2016 15:15:17" Photos from Simply Business's post In just a few weeks we will be hosting our annual Hackathon! Here are some photos from our pitch day where ideas were presented to the business.
Some of the best included facial recognition technology and a speedy robotic drinks trolley for Friday
"10.05.2016 12:37:10" simplybusiness.co.uk 7 simple self-employed business ideas for the UK market Fancy being your own boss? We've come up with a list of exciting small business ideas to speed you on your way to self-employment. If you're tempted to join the ranks of the UK's self-employed, here's our list of the best business ideas.
"09.05.2016 14:46:55" simplybusiness.co.uk New buy-to-let mortgage stress test tightens up lending criteria For anyone who has tried remortgaging their residential home in recent months, they'll know that a whole host of tighter regulations have been introduced. Buy-to-let mortgage affordability becomes ever challenging for landlords strapped for cash.
"09.05.2016 10:08:03" simplybusiness.co.uk New buy-to-let mortgage stress test tightens up lending criteria For anyone who has tried remortgaging their residential home in recent months, they'll know that a whole host of tighter regulations have been introduced. Buy-to-let mortgage affordability becomes ever challenging for landlords strapped for cash
"06.05.2016 15:07:27" saharatrek2016.wordpress.com Simply Business Sahara Trek 2016 Trekking through the Sahara desert for Whizz Kidz & documenting our journey all the way! Donate at https://simplybusiness.everydayhero.com/uk/the-sahara-team Check out our Sahara Blog! 10 of us, 5 days, raising 22k for Whizz-Kidz
"06.05.2016 11:52:18" simplybusiness.co.uk Freelancer vs contractor: what's the difference? Freelancers and contractors are self-employed folks who complete projects for clients, but they tend to work in quite different ways and are usually associated with different industries. Read on for a whistlestop tour of the world of freelancing and contracting.
"04.05.2016 14:42:13" simplybusiness.co.uk Tradesmen competition from Fiat Professional seeks football star Are you a tradesman with a passion for football? A pre-season trial at a Football League club could be yours if you enter Fiat Professional's new competition. Calling all tradesmen, do you think you have what it takes on the football pitch?
"02.05.2016 10:13:16" simplybusiness.co.uk Best property websites for landlords: where should you advertise? While most landlords are fairly familiar with the likes of Zoopla and Rightmove, those newer to the game may be unaware of the best property websites for their specific listing needs. Despite worries over the future of buy-to-let, research suggests it's still highly profitable!
"29.04.2016 13:10:33" simplybusiness.co.uk Is Airbnb subletting hurting UK landlords' profits? Landlords are proving to be the unfortunate victims of Airbnb's soaring popularity, with tenants subletting properties without the owner's permission. Landlords are proving to be the unfortunate victims of Airbnb's soaring popularity!
"27.04.2016 15:20:36" simplybusiness.co.uk Invoice fraud costs UK small businesses £9bn a year Small businesses around the UK are being scammed out of more than £9bn a year by fraudsters, it has been revealed. Has your business ever been a victim of fraud?
"27.04.2016 11:21:49" simplybusiness.co.uk Small businesses pay millions more in corporation tax due to HMRC investigations Research by accountancy group UHY Hacker Young reveals that HMRC raised an extra £489m last year by targeting small businesses in tax probes. Do you feel your business is under pressure from the taxman?
"26.04.2016 08:22:39" Timeline Photos Congrats to our very own Sarah Grealy who completed the London Marathon on Sunday raising almost £2,000 for Whizz-Kidz.
"25.04.2016 19:30:46" simplybusiness.co.uk Builder sues ex-girlfriend for £60,000 of 'unpaid work' Gareth Powell, 31, is suing Chloe Thomas, 28, claiming he's been short-changed in a property deal. For never was a story of more woe than this of Juliet and her Romeo.
"22.04.2016 10:54:01" simplybusiness.co.uk Profitable part-time business ideas with low investment Looking to start a part-time business but lack ideas and cash? We take a look at some cost-effective suggestions… Make a start this weekend!
"21.04.2016 22:43:48" My business story We're in the business of insuring the businesses who are building Britain today!
"15.04.2016 09:56:27" simplybusiness.co.uk Stamp duty increase & EU poll to slow down buy-to-let, says RICS Following a busy winter of buy-to-let purchases, the growth of UK house prices is set to slow, according to new research from the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). Is this just a buy-to-let blip?
"13.04.2016 15:00:14" My business story We're in the business of insuring the businesses that are building Britain today: http://bit.ly/1S6IUsW
"13.04.2016 14:25:53" simplybusiness.co.uk Sole trader vs limited company: what's the difference? Check out our definitions, compare the advantages and disadvantages and find out which business structure best suits your needs. Sole trader vs limited company: What's the difference?
"12.04.2016 14:28:18" ukbusinessforums.co.uk How tradespeople can make the most out of the construction boom | UK Business Forums We would love to hear your thoughts on the latest changes to UKBF. All submissions through this form will be read by the team and prioritised based on demand. Please click here. What steps do you need to take to get a slice of the growing pie?
"11.04.2016 10:22:26" simplybusiness.co.uk UK National living wage 2016: hefty fines if businesses don't pay The UK's National Living Wage new rates came into force on the 1st of April, and non-compliant businesses could face serious penalties… Here's a rundown of what the NLW means for your business!
"08.04.2016 11:11:42" simplybusiness.co.uk 2016 is looking good for tradesmen A recent study suggests that 2016 is looking positive for tradespeople, with stronger demand and higher revenues expected throughout… Got that Friday feeling?
"07.04.2016 12:05:58" Timeline Photos We are delighted to support Whizz-Kidz who aim to transform the lives of disabled children by providing the equipment, support and life skills they need – giving them the chance to develop their full potential.
Find out more about how you can get
"01.04.2016 11:21:10" simplybusiness.co.uk Buy-to-let mortgage criteria are getting tougher for UK landlords With the Bank of England tightening up buy-to-let mortgage lending criteria, we take a closer look… What do landlords currently need for a BTL mortgage?
"30.03.2016 16:40:50" simplybusiness.co.uk Consequences of poor financial management in business Many businesses fail because of poor financial management. We run through some of the main issues and offer some tips for avoiding financial difficulties. If you didn't know already, heres a reminder!
"29.03.2016 17:47:04" simplybusiness.co.uk Could you pay less investment property tax through a company? Landlords would be forgiven for thinking that the recent tax changes imposed by the Chancellor mean an end to their lives as property investors. This weird tip could see some landlords sheltered from the tax hikes.
"26.03.2016 19:16:58" Timeline Photos With more adverse weather on the way this Easter - please see our storms section with everything you need, from preparation to making a claim: bit.ly/1Z8Pdok
"24.03.2016 15:41:05" simplybusiness.co.uk Enterprise Investment Scheme set to grow in popularity as Osborne announces further tax benefits Tax changes announced in Osborne’s Budget are set to increase the popularity of Enterprise Investment Schemes, benefiting investors and small businesses alike. Enterprise Investment Schemes, benefiting investors and small businesses alike!
"20.03.2016 17:10:41" simplybusiness.co.uk Budget 2016: what it means for SMEs and the self-employed Chancellor George Osborne announced tax cuts and reforms in his sixth annual Budget. Find out how it could be beneficial to UK small business owners… Will the Chancellor’s pledges help or hinder your business?
"17.03.2016 15:38:12" simplybusiness.co.uk Budget 2016: buy-to-let landlords denied capital gains tax break George Osborne announced that a new reduction in the rate of capital gains tax would not apply to investment property. Is it a case of more buy-to-let discrimination? Did you miss the Budget announcements? Fear not, here's what Osborne's announcements mean for landlords ...
"17.03.2016 13:26:32" simplybusiness.co.uk The UK's best industries to start a business in 2016 We run through the winners and losers, according to recent research conducted by O2 Business and the Centre of Economic and Business Research. Follow these tips and you could be the next Uber or Airbnb.
Well, with a tiny bit of luck too ...
"16.03.2016 18:10:21" simplybusiness.co.uk Van break-ins are still a common occurrence for tradespeople Official crime stats point to an overall decline in vehicle break-ins, but a recent study suggests that tradespeople could be bearing the brunt of what remains. Have your been affected?
"16.03.2016 13:41:58" simplybusiness.co.uk Which trade do Brits trust the most? The Gas Safe Register has been polling people across the country, and the results make interesting reading for the trade community… You'll never guess who came in first place, take a look!
"15.03.2016 11:01:12" justgiving.com Help Sarah raise more money for Whizz-Kidz I'm running the London Marathon (my first marathon!) on 24th April for Wizz kidz and on the lead up to this I'm also running the Brighton half on 28th Feb Why not support our very own Sarah who is running the London Marathon in April! She is raising money for our charity partner Whizz-Kidz who help provide disabled children and young people with with vital mobility equipment.
"11.03.2016 16:10:30" simplybusiness.co.uk 4 UK buy-to-let property myths to bust in 2016 There have been some confusing messages about buy-to-let in recent months. Interest rates, mortgages, policy changes - we're separating the fact from the fiction.
"10.03.2016 15:59:06" simplybusiness.co.uk Best buy-to-let areas in the UK 2016 Landlords should be turning their attention to the North West and the South East according to research on the best places to buy-to-let in the UK for 2016. With the market booming before the tax changes come into effect, here's where you should be placing your money ...
"08.03.2016 14:17:39" simplybusiness.co.uk Female entrepreneurs leading the way in the UK The UK looks set to be lead by a generation of female entrepreneurs, a recent study suggests. It's #InternationalWomensDay ...
Read how female entrepreneurs are bucking a generational trend and leading the way when it comes to business.
"07.03.2016 09:51:27" simplybusiness.co.uk Consequences of poor financial management in business Many businesses fail because of poor financial management. We run through some of the main issues and offer some tips for avoiding financial difficulties. Less than half of small businesses last beyond 5 years.
Get your finances in order and you can go the distance!
"04.03.2016 14:02:36" simplybusiness.co.uk What it's like to work for Simply Business Every company has perks and downsides. But at Simply Business - two times winner of Sunday Times’ Best Company to Work For - the latter are at a premium... Arctic biathlons, winning awards and championing our customers.
All part of a day's work at Simply Business HQ ...
"02.03.2016 13:56:58" simplybusiness.co.uk Buy-to-let tax changes: how much will you lose on your investment? Landlords are no doubt fully aware by now of the Chancellor’s decision to introduce some pretty hefty tax changes on buy-to-let properties. But the extent to which they will hit profits in monetary terms remains largely guesswork. So you've heard about April's BTL changes, but how will they affect your pocket?
"29.02.2016 13:20:29" simplybusiness.co.uk The Best Company To Work For 2015: one year on The 2016 Sunday Times Best Companies to Work For winners are about to be announced, so we’re taking the opportunity to reflect on our momentous win last year. Even before we were named the Best Company to Work For (again) this year, we still knew we were a pretty special place.
Check out our thoughts one year on from last year's win ...
"28.02.2016 15:33:30" Timeline Photos Turn to page 14 of The Times and The Sunday Times business section today to read about our win at Best Companies 2016!
"27.02.2016 11:42:57" Timeline Photos Here come the girls!
Cant wait to read The Times and The Sunday Times Best Companies 2016 on the 6th of March? We've got a sneak preview of our feature as The Best Company To Work For 2016 right here.
"26.02.2016 18:21:47" Timeline Photos Listen back to CEO Jason Stockwood on BBC Radio Northampton this afternoon speaking with Annabel Amos on our Best Companies win.
Head to the 33 minute mark to hear the interview in full!
"26.02.2016 13:50:44" simplybusiness.co.uk Simply Business wins The Sunday Times’ Best Companies awards 2016 We’ve got something to celebrate here at Simply Business! We’ve just won first place in The Sunday Times’ Best Companies awards for the second year running. What's better than being the Best Company to Work For in the UK?
Being the Best Company to Work For in the UK for two years in a row!
"26.02.2016 11:27:30" Timeline Photos Rise and shine! After much celebration and plenty of champagne we are back in the office this morning with our new favourites :)
"25.02.2016 23:20:01" Timeline Photos We are delighted to announce that we have won The Sunday Times Best Company To Work For 2015 and now 2016! Our CEO Jason Stockwood also scooped the award for Best Leader in a thrilling night in which we celebrate as a family.
"24.02.2016 12:45:19" simplybusiness.co.uk Are your tenants sub-letting without permission? As a landlord, have you ever considered if your tenant is sub-letting your property? It may be an idea that you’ve refused to entertain or just ignored. But new research suggests it may be something that is more prevalent than previously thought ... One in six tenants have admitted to renting out their property to someone who isn’t on the lease agreement ...
"23.02.2016 10:43:13" simplybusiness.co.uk Facebook Professional Services: what it means for small business Facebook have launched – albeit quietly – a feature that could revolutionise the way people search for tradesmen, restaurants, cleaners and, well, just about any other business or service you can think of. Facebook's new feature has the potential to be HUGE for small businesses.
Don't get left behind, check out what it is and how you can use it to your advantage ...
"22.02.2016 15:49:11" simplybusiness.co.uk Best rental yields in UK: Britain's buy-to-let hotspots revealed While buying in London has proved to be a lucrative move for many property investors looking for capital gains in recent years, it is increasingly holding less appeal for those seeking a generous monthly income. Swindon? Luton? Reading? Here's where clued up landlords are looking for higher rental yields ...
"22.02.2016 13:23:08" simplybusiness.co.uk Builder earns £40k in parking fines but client foots the bill Wardens working in Kensington and Chelsea caught the tradesman breaking road rules a staggering 340 times last year. We all should be so lucky!
"20.02.2016 20:06:59" simplybusiness.co.uk Is buy-to-let still profitable despite landlord tax relief changes? If you’ve ever wondered how much money a typical landlord makes, latest figures provide some impressive reading. "Landlord's balance sheets are looking healthier than at any point"
"19.02.2016 10:02:15" simplybusiness.co.uk Arctic adventure sees Simply Business staff raise over £20k for Save the Children In December, eight intrepid Simply Business staff headed for the Swedish Arctic Circle for a three day challenge raising over 20k for Save the Children. 25km cross-country skiing, husky sledding - we like to get stuck in when it comes to raising money for charity!
"18.02.2016 13:22:55" Simply Spotlight: small businesses fear Brexit A potential Brexit has UK small businesses sweating on the future of our EU participation. In the spotlight this week, we take a look at just why businesses are worried. Read more: http://bit.ly/20YJpyz
"18.02.2016 10:59:44" simplybusiness.co.uk Becoming a landlord: a 4 step guide to getting started in buy-to-let Becoming a landlord can be exciting and daunting in equal measure, and entering the buy-to-let market is a decision that shouldn’t be taken lightly. Considering becoming a landlord? Follow our guide!
Here's why now could be the perfect time to enter the buy-to-let market ...
"17.02.2016 16:23:10" Simply News 3rd edition In the third edition of Simply News we've got a round-up of our Arctic Biathlon from December, and the latest on small business owners' Brexit fears: http://bit.ly/1IzvX5d
"17.02.2016 10:05:33" simplybusiness.co.uk Brexit vote and SMEs: is Brexit a threat for the UK's small businesses? With an EU referendum a very real prospect in 2016, research suggests that many small and medium-sized businesses are concerned about a potential Brexit… Uncertainty, lack of clarity ... how is a potential Brexit affecting your business?
"16.02.2016 16:29:08" Building Britain: How we made it Time and again, we find the best campaigns feature the people who make us, ‘us’. And that’s our customers – real people, running real businesses. Watch the making of our "Building Britain" series for a sneak peak behind the scenes!
"15.02.2016 14:01:55" Building Britain: Gerry Simpson Sheffield plumbing and heating engineer Gerry is connecting the economy pipe by pipe, and we’re proud to insure him. Find out more about his day on set: http://bit.ly/20JScBX
"15.02.2016 10:34:47" simplybusiness.co.uk UK small business trends 2016 - 4 predictions for the coming year With January done and dusted we’ve done some crytal ball gazing, to predict what the rest of 2016 will bring… Staying ahead of the curve is crucial for small business success.
Let us know if we've missed any trends!
"14.02.2016 10:21:58" Simply Spotlight: CITB crackdown on tradesment Tradesmen using fake ID? In the spotlight this week we take a close look at a recent crackdown by the CITB affecting tradesmen up and down the country, read more about it here: http://bit.ly/1SKfHsB
"13.02.2016 19:21:43" Simply News 2nd edition This week on Simply News we've got the latest on a range of topics including a nationwide crackdown by the CITB on rogue tradesmen and the results of a recent YouGov poll on landlords: http://bit.ly/1IzvX5d
"12.02.2016 12:11:37" Timeline Photos It's a huge happy 10 year work anniversary to Wendy our universally loved IT Programme Manager!
Her favourite memories are of all the fun, brilliant (weird) people she works with every day and the fun family atmosphere we enjoy!
"12.02.2016 11:45:27" Building Britain: Jo Gendle Manchester wedding videographer Jo Gendle Films is ambitious and unafraid of trying new things, so setting up her own business came pretty naturally.
Like a duck to water on our photoshoot, Jo’s captured our imagination while representing the econo
"12.02.2016 10:40:50" simplybusiness.co.uk Tool insurance claims: what you need to know For the likes of builders, landscape gardeners and many other trades, tool insurance is often an essential part of their insurance policy. Running a business is tricky enough - here's some things you should know about your tools cover.
"11.02.2016 15:03:03" simplybusiness.co.uk UK Tradesmen forced to retake tests as thousands of CSCS cards are revoked Tradesmen around the country have been forced to retake their Health, Safety and Environment (HS&E) Test and Site Safety Plus certificate. Over 4,500 CSCS cards have been revoked already, with 100s more to follow ...
Have you been affected?
"11.02.2016 12:22:29" simplybusiness.co.uk Buy-to-let growth boosts lending market When the Chancellor announced at the end of last year that he would introduce tax hikes on buy-to-let, many called it the death knell for property investment. "As stamp duty changes come into effect this April, there’s been a rush to get buy-to-let loans approved ..."
What could this mean for your portfolio?
"11.02.2016 11:10:10" Building Britain: Derek & Karl Derek & Karl’s Dk carpentry is growing and their skills are constantly expanding. What has remained however – from their days of sub-contracting, right through to growing their own business – is that they’re making, mending and improving things as a
"10.02.2016 14:17:37" Building Britain: Any Child Sheffield educational consultant Andy isn’t afraid of shifting gears. Afterall, he made the move into self-employed consultancy because he’s passionate about the next generation, with tons of ideas for helping them succeed.
Watch our video and read
"09.02.2016 14:17:11" Building Britain: Lindsey Hughes Birmingham hairdresser Lindsey Hughes Curl Whisperer’s business is as unique as the hair she cuts – and that’s the way it should be. With 25 years of hairdressing experience, she’s all about embracing natural curls and boosting confidence. Lindsey’s
"08.02.2016 14:48:43" simplybusiness.co.uk What is the difference between self-employed and sole trader? Sole trader or self-employed? Unclear of the difference between the two? Read on for a brief explanation.. Self-employed, sole trader, limited company - it can all get a bit confusing!
Here we've cleared up a sometimes confusing difference ...
"08.02.2016 11:22:23" Building Britain: Stephen Morrison We insure the businesses who are building Britain – the builders, the handymen and the painters and decorators like Steve.
We wanted to tell their story and launched a nationwide campaign to do just that. This week we'll be sharing more on the peop
"05.02.2016 16:04:06" Simply Spotlight: Immigration checks Are you a landlord worried about the new right-to-rent immigration checks? Watch our video and read more on the new scheme here: http://bit.ly/202ydew
"05.02.2016 14:15:45" simplybusiness.co.uk How to start an online shop: 5 steps to set up an e-commerce business Ready to join the growing e-commerce industry? Check out our 5 steps guide to opening an online shop and pave your way to online retail success… Picked a platform? Devised a marketing strategy? Brushed up on relevant legislation?
Check out these essential steps to e-store success!
"05.02.2016 11:38:22" simplybusiness.co.uk Buy-to-let tax changes and interest rates increase: landlords not worried Landlords are unfazed by the prospect of both, according to a recent goverment study… Tax changes? Higher interest?
Meh! Landlords are confident regardless ...
"04.02.2016 15:30:38" Simply News From bumbling builders to right to rent uproar - check out the first edition of our weekly news round-up: http://bit.ly/1IzvX5d
"01.02.2016 13:28:28" simplybusiness.co.uk Right to rent scheme comes into force: are landlords ready? From today landlords across England will face fresh legal responsibilities. “If those responsible for allowing illegal immigration should not go to jail, why should a landlord?"
What do you make of today's right to rent introduction?
"28.01.2016 11:22:43" simplybusiness.co.uk HMRC offers Self Assessment support to flooded businesses The taxman has pledged to do their bit in the aftermath of the winter storms. Forget the unfair fines, miscalculations and hours on the phone ...
Maybe HMRC aren't so bad after all?
"27.01.2016 17:06:11" Words from the Whizz-kidz Introducing the chairman of the Whizz-kidz board of young trustees, George Fielding who shares his experiences with Whizz-kidz and the tremendous impact the charity makes: http://bit.ly/1OcGHLe
"27.01.2016 14:56:43" Photos from Simply Business's post Going green in the London office for our Whizz-Kidz launch day!
"27.01.2016 10:25:29" Simply Business & Whizz-kidz Today we are delighted to announce our new charity partner Whizz-Kidz!
Find out more in our video below, as we aim to transform the lives of disabled children by providing the equipment, support and life skills they need – giving them the chance to
"26.01.2016 16:06:40" simplybusiness.co.uk How much does employers’ liability insurance cost? We’ve explained what it is, examined the law behind it and looked at whether your business needs it. So, how much could employers’ liability insurance cost you? Read on to find out more. Wondering how much it'll cost you? Here's how the price is determined ...
"26.01.2016 12:14:08" businesszone.co.uk Not so calm after the storm: helping the UK’s SMEs recover from the recent devastation The floods that have affected parts of the UK over the past few months have had a devastating impact on small businesses. Across the country, but particularly in the north, the SMEs that form the backbone of the UK economy have seen their livelihoods We're the UK's largest business insurer, and we take our responsibilities seriously.
We are committed to making sure that businesses affected by the floods can get back on their feet as soon as possible.
Check out our guest post on BusinessZone.co
"25.01.2016 10:25:08" simplybusiness.co.uk When do I need employers’ liability insurance? We’ve explained employers’ liability insurance and looked at the legislation behind it - now it’s time to examine whether your business needs the cover. With potential fines of £2,500 a day, knowing when your business needs employers' liability insurance is essential ...
"22.01.2016 15:36:42" simplybusiness.co.uk Number of MP landlords up by a quarter Almost a third of MPs are now landlords, and it’s a trend that’s concerning some. Conservative MPs recently rejected a move to make all rental homes ‘fit for human habitation’.
Could this be why?
"22.01.2016 09:28:30" simplybusiness.co.uk What is employers' liability insurance | Simply Business What is EL insurance? Read on to find out what it covers, when you may need it and how to get covered. Did you know most employers are required to have a minimum of £5m cover?
Here's how to avoid fines of up to £2,500 per day ...
"19.01.2016 09:52:38" simplybusiness.co.uk The 10 most terrible tax return excuses From hungry rats to untidy nieces, these have to be seen to be believed. The self assessment deadline of 31st of January is fast approaching ...
Check out these terrible (but unashamedly hilarious) excuses! Number nine is our favourite, what's yours?
"15.01.2016 15:41:08" simplybusiness.co.uk What is commercial insurance? | Simply Business Come across the term but not sure what it means? Get commercial insurance explained. Does your business need commercial insurance?
"15.01.2016 11:08:02" simplybusiness.co.uk Builder claims suited man demanded his tube seat, because his ‘job was better' According to the 19-year-old builder the incident occurred at Green Park, just before Christmas. What would you do in this situation?
"14.01.2016 11:46:44" simplybusiness.co.uk Could two landlords scupper Osborne’s buy-to-let tax changes? Two landlords incensed by Osborne’s buy-to-let tinkering are attempting to take the Chancellor to court. The changes have been described as 'unfair, undemocratic and underhanded.'
But could they also be unlawful?
"14.01.2016 08:38:55" simplybusiness.co.uk Could flood repairs mean a busy 2016 for UK tradesmen? Following storms Desmond, Eva and Frank, many parts of northern England and Scotland have been left with substantial damage – but what could this mean for the country’s tradesmen? "With flood damage estimates around the £5bn mark, a major rebuilding operation is needed; meaning UK tradesmen are inevitably in high demand."
"13.01.2016 14:10:11" simplybusiness.co.uk What is third party liability insurance? | Simply Business Find a clear definition of third party liability insurance, explained with practical examples. Insurance is full of tricky terms and confusing content.
That's why we've given you the what, when and where of this core cover.
"12.01.2016 14:54:29" simplybusiness.co.uk Floods force house prices to plummet across North West A cluster of properties are now virtually unsellable, according to a recent report in the Guardian. "According to local estate agents, property values are falling dramatically."
But here's why all is not lost ...
"12.01.2016 09:33:53" simplybusiness.co.uk Indemnity insurance building regulations | Simply Business What is indemnity insurance for lack of building regulations? Find out whether you need it, what it covers and how you can get it. Are you in the middle of a house sale or purchase?
This information might come in handy ...
"11.01.2016 09:37:21" simplybusiness.co.uk Government pledges to support flooded businesses with £11million package With costs from the Christmas storms rising constantly, the Small Business Minister has committed to getting affected businesses back on their feet. •The cost of repairs could be over £5bn
•Affected businesses set to lose £100m in lost sales alone
So, is £11m help really enough?
"08.01.2016 13:11:01" simplybusiness.co.uk What to do when your rental property is flooded Storms Desmond, Eva and Frank have caused major flooding in many parts of the UK. And with more rain forecast, it’s essential that landlords prepare for the worst and act swiftly in the event of a flood. Keep your tenants and your property safe - check out these tips if you're at risk of further flooding.
"07.01.2016 10:26:28" simplybusiness.co.uk What to do when your business premises are flooded Storms Desmond, Eva and Frank have caused major flooding in many parts of the UK. And with more rain forecast, it’s essential that property owners prepare for the worst and act swiftly in the event of a flood. From prior preparation to salvaging stock, these tips could help you limit the impact of flooding ...
"06.01.2016 10:03:05" simplybusiness.co.uk How to make a claim this winter The winter weather is causing chaos across the UK, so what steps should you take if you need to make a claim? Have you been affected by flooding this winter?
Our five steps to making a claim should hopefully ease the strain and get you back to business as soon as possible.
"01.01.2016 15:17:29" Timeline Photos To building, rebuilding, growth and prosperity for 2016. Happy New Year!
"30.12.2015 12:32:45" simplybusiness.co.uk Customer Bulletin - Storm Eva and Storm Frank At Simply Business, we like our customers to know that we’re here to help. Following the recent storms and floods which have affected large parts of the country, we want to reassure you that help is at hand. New update for those affected by the recent floods..
"26.12.2015 17:45:06" simplybusiness.co.uk Customer Bulletin - Flood prevention & safety There are five severe flood warnings and more than 70 flood warnings in place, mostly in northern England. To customers affected by flooding over the holiday season please refer to our guide from earlier this month.
"25.12.2015 11:16:29" Timeline Photos From all of us at Simply Business - from our family to yours..
"22.12.2015 12:12:59" simplybusiness.co.uk Quarter of small businesses to expand in 2016 According to new research conducted by Close Brothers Asset Finance – around 1.35 million small and medium size businesses plan to expand over the coming months. Ho Ho Ho!
Is expansion on your business's wish list for 2016?
"18.12.2015 14:39:24" simplybusiness.co.uk Simply Business Christmas opening times You can contact us by phone, letter, email or via social – whatever works for you. Click to see our festive opening times. Looking to get in touch over the festive period? We'll still be around to help!
Merry Christmas from all at Simply Business
"18.12.2015 13:30:41" Photos from Simply Business's post Happy faces for Christmas Jumper Day in the office this morning. A festive family greeting from London to Northampton!
"15.12.2015 13:54:11" simplybusiness.co.uk Small business trends 2015 Once again, we’re racing towards the end of another year. And once again, it’s been another eventful one for Britain’s smallest businesses. It's been a good year for construction and retail, a bad year for Osborne's dreams of a 'Northern Powerhouse'...
And as for HMRC, well, some things never change!
"14.12.2015 14:14:07" simplybusiness.co.uk Quarter of small businesses to expand in 2016 According to new research conducted by Close Brothers Asset Finance – around 1.35 million small and medium size businesses plan to expand over the coming months. Will you be among them?
"11.12.2015 16:28:41" Drone footage of Storm Desmond impact in Cumbria Drone technology allows loss adjusters to instantly access areas it would otherwise take weeks for them to cover. This means that claims can be resolved much faster - helping people get their lives back to normal as quickly as possible.
"10.12.2015 14:33:54" simplybusiness.co.uk Autumn Statement 2015 - How could it impact on landlords? Lots of landlords have felt the rough end of government policy recently, some 35,000 going so far as to sign a petition against the Chancellor. Did the buy-to-let bombshell burst your bubble?
"08.12.2015 14:54:19" simplybusiness.co.uk Customer Bulletin - Storm Desmond To specifically help the flood stricken areas of Cumbria, loss adjusters and a surge response team have been relocated from low-risk areas in the UK to support claimants who have been affected. At Simply Business, we want our customers to know that we’re here to help. Following the recent storms and floods which have affected large parts of the country, we want to reassure you that help is at hand.
"08.12.2015 13:11:57" simplybusiness.co.uk Autumn Statement 2015 - How could it impact on tradesmen? Tradesmen of Britain could be set for a busy few years, following Chancellor George Osborne’s Autumn Statement. Dust off your trowels and get out the high-vis!
Here's why UK tradesmen could be in for a very busy few years...
"07.12.2015 15:33:49" simplybusiness.co.uk Autumn Statement 2015 - How could it impact on small businesses? With another Autumn Statement done and dusted we’ve been dissecting the details for you. Has George Osborne helped or hindered your business?
Find out with these 5 changes...
"04.12.2015 17:00:03" telegraph.co.uk Small Business Saturday will be bigger than ever for local stores The organisers of the small business shopping day predict a record turnout “The tide seems to be turning away from chains and big corporations to local, independent businesses,” - Jason Stockwood
"04.12.2015 11:15:31" simplybusiness.co.uk Starting a retail business | Simply Business Retail is a changing landscape, with many shops now setting up online rather than on the high street, and digital marketing critical for every business. But the fundamentals are still the same. Download your free guide to starting a retail business!
"02.12.2015 16:27:58" simplybusiness.co.uk 8 checks to keep your van on the road this winter After an unseasonably mild autumn, winter is coming and temperatures are beginning to plummet across the country. Brrrrrr ❄ ... don't let your van cost you work this winter!
Some great tips from our friends Commercial Vehicle Direct! Are you following these golden rules?
"02.12.2015 15:21:52" Timeline Photos It's starting to look a lot like Christmas! Our tree is up, is yours?
"02.12.2015 12:52:48" simplybusiness.co.uk Small business insurance guide | Simply Business Sorting your insurance is one of the most important parts of setting up and running a business. Download our free small business insurance guide for an explanation of the main business insurance types, plus lots more tips for buying your policy and other handy insurance information.
"01.12.2015 12:04:26" Timeline Photos We've just put up the decorations! Is your Christmas tree up yet?
"30.11.2015 17:40:29" simplybusiness.co.uk Full list of winners for The Startups Awards 2015 60 outstanding startups gathered in London for the annual Startups Awards. A celebration of innovation and entrepreneurialism the awards are now in their 12th year, and as ever the finalists were incredibly strong - 60 brilliant businesses battling for awards.
"30.11.2015 10:41:33" simplybusiness.co.uk Landlord rents out bed under the stairs for £380 a month A Manchester landlord has sparked debate after seemingly advertising a single bed under the stairs for £380 a month. You're a lodger Harry!
"27.11.2015 15:18:58" Timeline Photos Today we say goodbye (but not farewell) to Hiral who is to start his own recruitment company after 3 years with us at Simply Business. Hiral has been instrumental in growing our happy family and we wish him the best of luck in the future!
"26.11.2015 11:31:46" simplybusiness.co.uk 5 ways retailers can get the most from Black Friday Black Friday marks one of the busiest days in many retailers’ calendars, but how can your business get the most from it? Happy Black Friday eve!
Go on, share your top tips for Black Friday success...
"23.11.2015 15:43:51" simplybusiness.co.uk What could HMRC's reorganisation mean for your small business? HMRC recently announced a major reorganisation that will see over 100 offices close and a larger emphasis placed on digital service. Maybe you can teach an old dog new tricks!
What would you change about HMRC?
"23.11.2015 10:48:56" Startups Awards 2015 Judging Day Advice How do you create a successful startup? What advice would you give to small businesses? What would you tell a younger you? Cath Kidston and Touker Suleyman are here with the answers..
"20.11.2015 12:59:34" simplybusiness.co.uk Could landlords be missing out on over £500m a year? Landlords of Britain could potentially earn an extra £500m in revenue every year if they allowed tenants to decorate. Would you trust your tenants to decorate?
"19.11.2015 17:17:34" Startups awards judging day 2015 We are just one week away from our Startups awards ceremony at Vinopolis on the 27th. Watch our recap video of the judging day right here!
"19.11.2015 16:15:20" Photos from Simply Business's post Two scoops or one? We just walked away with Business Intelligence Project of the Year 2015 and Dani won Young Insurance IT/ Analytics Employee of the Year!
"19.11.2015 13:09:29" simplybusiness.co.uk Shortage of lorry drivers ‘could put Christmas deliveries at risk’ Retailers could be facing a nightmare before Christmas, according to the Road Haulage Association. Brace yourself...
Christmas could be under threat!
"18.11.2015 11:49:17" simplybusiness.co.uk 5 simple tips for award winning customer experience With customers having more choice than ever these days, ensuring the best possible customer experience is essential for any size business. Is your business hot on customer experience? Our Quality Team manager Neil is there to turn our staff into customer service pros.
Check out his top tips before he talks at today's National Quality & Customer Experience Conference!
"17.11.2015 15:03:16" simplybusiness.co.uk Banks removing £5m in small business overdrafts every day With bankers keen to reduce their risks, small business overdrafts appear high on their hit list. No money, more problems?
"16.11.2015 17:38:56" simplybusiness.co.uk New legislation set to see minimum bedroom size enforced Rogue landlords letting overcrowded properties are facing fresh pressure from Westminster. “We must focus our scarce resources on removing the rogue and criminal landlords and agents and this can only be done through enforcement, not administration.”
"16.11.2015 10:49:11" thisismoney.co.uk Jason Stockwood calls time on The Apprentice There is nothing in the show that reflects how actual, successful businesses run, says Simply Business chief executive Jason Stockwood. "Last year, the Sunday Times recognised us as the best company to work for in the UK. We’re about building people up, and about working together to solve things – we’re not about burning your colleagues to get ahead."
"13.11.2015 13:54:39" simplybusiness.co.uk Britain’s tradesman shortage could stunt housing plans A deficit of 33,000 painters and decorators in the South East alone could impact plans to build a million new homes in the next five years. The country now faces one of the worst skills shortages in decades..
"06.11.2015 10:20:12" simplybusiness.co.uk Over 35,000 angry landlords sign petition against Osborne’s tax changes The Chancellor’s plans for the country’s purse strings aren’t proving too popular with the buy-to-let community… Will you be signing the petition?
"05.11.2015 15:57:01" simplybusiness.co.uk Shoppers to spend £17.7bn online this Christmas, according to Adobe With an expected seven per cent rise in online Christmas shopping this year, have our digital devices overtaken the high street? Have yourself an online little Christmas...
"03.11.2015 17:21:16" simplybusiness.co.uk 6 easy hacks to help find you a job after graduating People think that having a degree will make it easier to find a job - wrong. Here’s what you really need to help you get ahead. Kim has spent the last two weeks interning here at Simply Business. She’s put together these easy hacks to help you get your foot in the door and keep it open!
"30.10.2015 14:16:28" London & Northampton show off their terrifying talents for Halloween. Spooky Business 2015 London & Northampton show off their terrifying talents for Halloween.
"30.10.2015 14:16:28" London & Northampton show off their terrifying talents for Halloween. Spooky Business 2015 London & Northampton show off their terrifying talents for Halloween.
"30.10.2015 13:41:51" simplybusiness.co.uk Britain's celebrity landlords Landlords own almost one in five houses in the UK and that includes a legion of mega-rich celebrity landlords, building portfolios and boosting the buy-to-let market. What do Robbie Fowler, Daniel Radcliffe and... Craig Phillips have in common?
"27.10.2015 15:40:16" simplybusiness.co.uk Top 20 cities to start a business The best cities in the UK to start a business have been named, and London barely scrapes into the top 10. Step aside London, the UK has a new start-up hotspot!
"26.10.2015 13:44:14" simplybusiness.co.uk London landlord lets room for £1 a month Despite London rental prices racing ahead of the rest of the UK, one Stratford-based landlord is bucking the trend and offering a room for a pittance. Got £1 going spare?
But wait, there's a catch...
"21.10.2015 15:28:30" simplybusiness.co.uk Council ban tradesman from parking outside his own home Conwy council bosses believe he’s advertising unfairly. Self-employed ✓
Punished by local authority✓
"19.10.2015 10:59:41" simplybusiness.co.uk What’s life like for small businesses elsewhere in the EU? Do German, French, Italian or Spanish small businesses have it any better? Think running a business in the UK is tough? It could be worse...
"16.10.2015 10:34:10" simplybusiness.co.uk The best and worst buy-to-let areas Looking to make a buy-to-let investment on student property? Wondering where the best buy-to-let areas are? Where in the UK makes up four of the five most profitable places to invest...?
"15.10.2015 13:18:59" simplybusiness.co.uk You know you're a tradesman when ... We took to social media to ask the tradesmen of Facebook for their biggest gags and best one liners. Pranking the apprentice, drinking cold tea - which of these memes describes you as a tradesman?
"12.10.2015 10:25:31" Timeline Photos Thank you to all of the wonderful charities who applied to work with us, and thanks for the incredible work you all do to improve the lives of the next generation.
We've now narrowed our search down to a shortlist of three - Whizz-Kidz, Teenage Canc
"09.10.2015 09:19:31" simplybusiness.co.uk 5 small business startup ideas So you know you want to start up a business, but you don’t know what business. Isn't it about time you became your own boss?
"07.10.2015 13:45:29" simplybusiness.co.uk Unpaid rent and property damage costs landlords £5.4bn every year Landlords in the UK are out of pocket to the tune of over £5bn every year because of damage to property and unpaid rent. Landlords, do these figures surprise you?
"06.10.2015 14:40:00" simplybusiness.co.uk Father and son ‘nearly killed’ in West London scaffolding collapse Scaffolding surrounding an apartment block in West London collapsed, causing major traffic delays and almost crushing pedestrians to death. "Just inches from being caught in the crush..."
Who's to blame for this costly construction mishap?
"06.10.2015 11:15:42" simplybusiness.co.uk Online sales slowing, say retail trade body Internet sales grew at their slowest rate on record in August, according to renowned retail experts IMRG Capgemini. A sign of things to come? Or just a blip?
"05.10.2015 09:01:07" simplybusiness.co.uk ‘Beware a buy-to-let bust', warns the Bank of England Financial stability in the UK could be being put at risk by the booming buy-to-let market, the Bank of England has warned. Is buy-to-let a risk to financial security?
Or are landlords essential to the economy?
"02.10.2015 15:54:51" Photos from Simply Business's post We're insuring the people who are building Britain... one billboard at a time!
Have you seen Gerry in #Sheffield?
"02.10.2015 09:16:49" simplybusiness.co.uk UK small businesses want EU stay The small business owners of Britain have had their say on European Union membership… and the majority are in favour of remaining a member. England & Wales vs. Scotland & Northern Ireland.
Two want to stay, two want to go - what do you think?
"01.10.2015 12:59:58" simplybusiness.co.uk The story of an accidental landlord We spoke to Robert Starr chief executive of Seico Insurance and Mortgages about how he became an accidental landlord. One in four landlords are accidental - are you?
"29.09.2015 13:55:41" simplybusiness.co.uk Tradesmen forced into costly permit battle Self-employed tradesmen up and down Britain are being left out of pocket because of expensive council parking permits. Head. Brick wall. Bang.
Could life be made any more difficult for tradesmen?
"28.09.2015 15:31:29" simplybusiness.co.uk Your top 10 most Googled business insurance questions answered The search is at an end - here are the answers to your top ten business insurance queries on Google. Insurance can be confusing. But thankfully, you're in luck!
"28.09.2015 10:11:38" googleforwork.blogspot.com The UK’s “best workplace” just got better with Google Apps for Work How do you make the UK's best workplace even better?
Our CEO Jason Stockwood spoke to the official Google for Work blog to explain how!
"27.09.2015 13:06:05" Simply Business radio ad 2015 Find out more about how we can insure your business right here: http://bit.ly/1My4562
"26.09.2015 09:18:45" simplybusiness.co.uk The best work-life balance apps for small businesses and freelancers We look at some apps that can ease you into a better work-life balance. Here are some of our favourite apps, to boost your productivity and reduce the time you waste!
"25.09.2015 15:00:34" simplybusiness.co.uk Builder charged after HSE rule ‘lives were put at risk’ A builder and project manager has been forced to pay almost £13,000 after the Health and Safety Executive ruled that he failed in his duty to protect workers and visitors on site. Did this tradesman get off lightly? Or has he been harshly done by?
"25.09.2015 12:15:13" Timeline Photos Congratulations to our award winning Quality team!
Recently crowned Team of the Year at the National Quality & Customer Experience Awards 2015!
"25.09.2015 08:19:53" simplybusiness.co.uk What could Corbyn’s win mean for small businesses? With Jeremy Corbyn now leading Labour, we look at his proposed small business policies. Corbyn has promised a 'better business' plan.
Could he deliver?
"24.09.2015 14:24:21" simplybusiness.co.uk HMRC in £5.5bn raid on UK self-employed HM Revenue and Customs have set off on a £5.5bn tax haul on the country’s freelancers and contractors. 'Pay now, question later' - how has your experience been with HMRC?
"23.09.2015 12:30:19" simplybusiness.co.uk Simply Business are looking for a new charity partner We believe it’s our job (individually and as a company) to look out for and strengthen the world in which we operate. If you're passionate about building a brighter future for the next generation, we'd love to hear from you!
100 volunteering days a year, 80-mile bike-rides, arctic biathlons – we’re keen to roll up our sleeves.
"21.09.2015 15:43:19" simplybusiness.co.uk UK freelancers in confident mood Despite a lower demand for their services, confidence and average earnings are both on the rise amongst UK freelancers. "Freelancers typically earn 150 per cent more than their employed equivalents."
Would you consider going freelance?
"21.09.2015 10:13:26" simplybusiness.co.uk Top 5 snacks for busy working bodies (and minds) A healthy body means a healthy mind to help you turn a healthy profit. Healthy eating can be a hard nut to crack...
"18.09.2015 13:55:35" simplybusiness.co.uk The Simply Business billboard comes to London, starring decorator Steve The people of Manchester have already been treated to the sight of our lovely customer Steve starring in billboards across the city. We're insuring the people who are building Britain... one billboard at a time!
Look out for our latest billboard on the M4 Tower featuring our customer, Steve.
"18.09.2015 10:05:18" simplybusiness.co.uk Tradesman fined £350 after DVLA mistake A self-employed tradesman lost out on two days of earnings after a DVLA error saw his van impounded by the police. Self-employed worker incorrectly fined - are you surprised?
"16.09.2015 15:42:27" Timeline Photos 'You know you're a tradesman when...'
Finish the above sentence in the comments and the best submissions will be featured in an article!
"15.09.2015 12:58:57" simplybusiness.co.uk Small businesses losing £6.4 billion a year through poor professional advice A new study suggests that around 320,000 small businesses have lost money because of bad professional advice. Has your small business been the victim of poor professional advice?
"14.09.2015 14:28:48" simplybusiness.co.uk Thousands suffering under rogue landlords, say Shelter More than 125,000 people have suffered abuse from landlords in the past year, according to research from Shelter. Are rogue landlords giving the rest of the UK's landlords a bad name?
"14.09.2015 12:08:57" simplybusiness.co.uk The dos and don’ts of student rental With another academic year around the corner we run through the student rental fundamentals. Guarantor? Check. Insurance? Check.
What are your top tips when it comes to student rental?
"11.09.2015 19:01:14" simplybusiness.co.uk Retailers told to accept contactless card payments Contactless payment points could be compulsory within the next five years, with British retailers big and small forced to offer the service. Is this good or bad news for your retail business?
"10.09.2015 14:43:47" theguardian.com Business owners' dangerous work-life balance puts wellbeing at risk A survey has found that a quarter of small business owners have fallen ill due to stress and overwork Our work-life balance study has been making waves and today we've been picked up by the Guardian. Have a read if you haven't already!
"10.09.2015 09:54:17" simplybusiness.co.uk 4 customer service success stories to make your day Great customer service has always been essential to the success of businesses both big and small. Turn that frown - upside down!
"08.09.2015 16:01:40" simplybusiness.co.uk Landlord-tenant relationship myths revealed Contrary to popular belief, it seems landlords and tenants are the best of friends. Surprisingly, just 6% of tenants say their relationship with their landlord is bad or very bad, whilst an impressive 48% consider their relationship good or very good.
"08.09.2015 15:09:37" simplybusiness.co.uk 5 ways the Summer Budget will affect shop owners In the build up to the 2015 general election, small business owners were told how the Conservatives were the party of enterprise. Read our bite-sized guide to the summer budget for savvy shop owners.
"03.09.2015 15:33:13" simplybusiness.co.uk Simply Business - Team Impact We believe it’s our job (individually and as a company) to look out for and strengthen the world in which we operate. Passionate about building a brighter future for the next generation? So are we and we'd love to hear from you.
We're currently on the lookout for a new long-term charity partner. Click below to find out how you can apply.
"02.09.2015 11:49:08" simplybusiness.co.uk The Moto Yogo story - Part II It’s been a busy summer for April and Sarah, here is part II (read part I here) of their story as they look to make the world fruity and frozen. Spoonfuls of the good life, and making lives better along the way!
Check out part two of our Moto Yogo story.
"01.09.2015 11:21:29" simplybusiness.co.uk Women are more successful entrepreneurs than men - but they don’t want to shout about it Female-run businesses are more successful than businesses run by men, but women are much less likely to boast about their success. More successful, more ambitious, less likely to brag...
Businesswomen show that slow and steady wins the race!
"28.08.2015 09:03:17" simplybusiness.co.uk Guest post - Creating a functional workspace We are delighted to welcome Thom Watson from ManFace to tell us more about his clean & functional workspace. Do you find it difficult to keep your workspace organised? Fear not!
Manface has given his 5 top tips to creating a space that works.
"27.08.2015 14:48:23" Today we bid farewell to our resident cheeky Dutchman - Jasper Martens!
Jasper's 5 1/2 years at Simply Business have taken us from billboards and radio through to nationwide television campaigns. As a friend and colleague we wish him the best of luc
"26.08.2015 13:30:49" simplybusiness.co.uk How's your work-life balance? | Simply Business Take our quiz to get your work-life balance in perfect order and you could win a trip for two to the ancient Bath Thermae Spa. Take our work-life balance quiz
find out how balanced your life really is!
From terrible taskmasters of strict kept time
to yogi-bears relaxing in the sunshine..
A whirling creative destined for impact
meets tempered order and details exact..
"26.08.2015 09:23:16" simplybusiness.co.uk Oh So Amelia - Creating a calming workspace Kerry joins us to tell us more about how a fresh and clutter free workspace helps her run her successful blog Oh So Amelia. "A workspace should encourage you to be creative. Surround yourself with things that motivate and inspire you," says Oh So Amelia.
How inspiring is your workspace?
"25.08.2015 12:03:19" simplybusiness.co.uk A Mummy Too - Creating a calm and tidy workspace Emily Leary from A Mummy Too takes time out of her busy schedule to tell us more about how to build a soothing workspace. Emily Leary, A Mummy Too recommends practicality, natural light and some fresh flowers!
What does your ideal workspace look like?
"24.08.2015 19:49:20" simplybusiness.co.uk Simply Business Bulletin - 24th August We’re all systems go! The Simply Business bulletin is here. Dragons, pigs and how one tweet can ruin your life - read on for our weekly roundup.
"24.08.2015 09:20:52" simplybusiness.co.uk Guest post - Creating the perfect workspace We are delighted to welcome Faya Nilsson from Fitness on Toast to tell us more about her ultimate creative workspace. Fresh air? Natural light? Comfy furniture?
Fitness On Toast shares her top tips on creating a space that works for you!
"23.08.2015 19:02:59" simplybusiness.co.uk 5 ways the Summer Budget will affect landlords Despite much of the political dust having now settled since Chancellor George Osborne announced the Summer Budget, landlords up and down the country are probably still left wondering ‘what does this mean for me?’ Will these changes stabilise the housing market, or are landlords being unfairly punished?
"22.08.2015 14:36:59" simplybusiness.co.uk Landlord finds 50 stone pig living inside property A Lincolnshire landlord renting out his parent’s property had a porky surprise last month, after finding that a Vietnamese pot bellied pig had made the place its home. Believe it! No porkies here :)
"21.08.2015 11:28:04" simplybusiness.co.uk Small business owners scupper social lives and embrace technology to make way for their business We looked at the work-life balance of over 2000 small business owners, and the results left us shocked. Why did you set up your business? The chances are it wasn't to lose sleep, miss out on holiday or cancel social plans.
The UK's self-employed may be hard-working, but they're happy! So, how is your work-life balance?
"19.08.2015 12:27:03" simplybusiness.co.uk The guide to a good night’s sleep for small business owners Work is keeping the nation’s business owners awake at night, with 46% saying that business stresses prevent them sleeping from time to time, and a further 17% saying that they’re often kept awake by work worries. Forget counting sheep!
Our 5 tips for a better night's sleep will have you dreaming of small business success in no time.
"18.08.2015 12:19:34" Small Business Essentials: Top tips for customer service success Whether you're a sole trader or an ever-expanding SME, the customer should be at the forefront of everything you do. Watch our video and you'll be a customer service whizz in no time: http://bit.ly/1UQxyMw
"18.08.2015 11:27:58" simplybusiness.co.uk How to stick to social plans while running your business Our survey of small business owners showed that almost 50% cancel social plans during the week because of work, and over 10% don’t even make plans because they’re too snowed under with business. You shouldn't have to sacrifice your social life to run a business, although hard work and dedication are essential.
Its all about your work-life balance - here are some great ideas to help you stay in check!
"17.08.2015 11:55:35" simplybusiness.co.uk Micro holiday ideas for busy small business owners It’s important to take a break, that’s why we’ve come up with some great dinky holiday ideas that even the busiest business bod should find the time to take. How's your work-life balance? Are you struggling to keep an even keel or are you in perfect harmony?
We recently asked over 2,000 freelancers and business owners who provided a fascinating picture of entrepreneurial working patterns. Here is the fi
"16.08.2015 10:20:37" simplybusiness.co.uk Simply Business Bulletin - 14th August After a brief hiatus the Simply Business bulletin is back. We’ve been conducting a nationwide survey and tallying up the results for a veritable cornucopia of quizzes, prizes and articles some of which have already started appearing on our Knowledge section.
Remember keep your eyes peeled next week!
"13.08.2015 13:08:42" simplybusiness.co.uk Worst summer in 6 years for UK high street High street retailers in the UK have suffered the worst summer for 6 years, according to the latest figures from the BDO. When it rains, it pours...
"12.08.2015 13:20:19" simplybusiness.co.uk 5 top free tools for your small business Starting and running a small business is tough - knowing how to get the most for your money can be the difference between start up success and company collapse. Free is the magic number! What tools do you use?
"07.08.2015 16:05:03" 11 brave cyclists, 80 long miles and one huge challenge!
Raising money for charity, a team of Simply Business employees pedalled their way from one Simply Business office to another. London to Northampton Bike Ride 11 brave cyclists, 80 long miles and one huge challenge!
Raising money for charity, a team of Simply Business employees pedalled their way from one Simply Business office to another.
"07.08.2015 16:05:03" 11 brave cyclists, 80 long miles and one huge challenge!
Raising money for charity, a team of Simply Business employees pedalled their way from one Simply Business office to another. London to Northampton Bike Ride 11 brave cyclists, 80 long miles and one huge challenge!
Raising money for charity, a team of Simply Business employees pedalled their way from one Simply Business office to another.
"07.08.2015 13:13:32" simplybusiness.co.uk Landlords told "evict illegal immigrants" A new bill is set to cause controversy with a nationwide crackdown on failed asylum seekers. With the migrant crisis in Calais worsening by the day, the government’s Immigration Bill is back in the news, bringing with it a raft of headlines about its potential impact.
"06.08.2015 15:10:37" simplybusiness.co.uk Why do so many small businesses fail? Thousands of small businesses fail to survive past the first few years - here’s why. Are you making these 3 key mistakes?
"06.08.2015 10:42:24" Following the sad news of Kids Company’s closure we're now searching for a new charity to work with in the future.
Over the years we've been proud to invest time and money in children who need care and support – a cause we remain deeply passionate a
"03.08.2015 14:28:52" simplybusiness.co.uk How rural retailers and pubs are fighting back There’s plenty of reasons for positivity in our rural communities. Supermarkets should watch their step!
Find out how you can join the co-operative stores and pubs who are currently bucking the rural trend.
"29.07.2015 16:31:17" simplybusiness.co.uk How to start your own catering business If you’ve ever entertained people with your culinary skills, presented smartly and efficiently to friends or family, then you may also have considered making a living from it! Eating is a necessity - but cooking is an art :)
"28.07.2015 15:31:38" simplybusiness.co.uk Simply Business Bulletin - 28th July Welcome back to the Simply Business Bulletin. This week we're looking at petrol prices, the London mayoral race, online gaming, and much more!
"27.07.2015 17:19:13" simplybusiness.co.uk 9 common reasons for being refused landlord insurance We’ve been speaking to the country’s landlords and gathered some of the most common reasons that people are turned down for landlord insurance. Sound familiar? But wait, we've got a solution just for you!
"24.07.2015 12:46:37" simplybusiness.co.uk What your business can learn from the boom in online gaming It’s predicted that the sector will be worth around £119 billion by the end of 2015 - its time to level up or it could be game over. Time to up your business Exp?
"20.07.2015 12:17:11" simplybusiness.co.uk East London coffee shop becomes 'first to accept Apple Pay' A small, independent coffee shop has become the first UK retailer to accept Apple Pay. Fancy a piece of Apple Pay pie? See Shoreditch Grind
"17.07.2015 14:55:50" Thank you to everyone who has been part of this great journey so far.
We remain committed to the people building Britain’s economy and wish every one of you a fantastic weekend!
"17.07.2015 12:21:35" simplybusiness.co.uk 5 Tips for Pubs to Drive More Business This Summer This year publicans all across the UK are crossing their fingers for a summer that’s filled with sunshine and fun. Three cheers! Great advice from Liberis
"15.07.2015 14:58:54" simplybusiness.co.uk Simply Business teams up with Modus to insure more of the country’s landlords Our landlord customers spoke and we listened - we’re delighted to introduce our partnership with Modus Underwriting. Landlords, we've got your back!
"15.07.2015 12:55:58" simplybusiness.co.uk Simply Business Bulletin - 14th July Welcome back to the Simply Business Bulletin. Read through the budget, watch the Greek reform and enter the Startup Awards.
All this and more in our latest Simply Business Bulletin!
"15.07.2015 09:46:52" Channel 5 News Why don't women get paid the same as men? Large businesses are to be forced to reveal the difference between the earnings of their male and female employees We lead by example when it comes to gender equality in the workplace - hear what our CEO Jason Stockwood has to say on the matter.
"14.07.2015 12:40:13" simplybusiness.co.uk 4 ways to finance your small business that don’t involve a bank loan Our friends over at Freeagent examine a few of the alternative options for small business finance. From finance hell to angel (investment) delight! Top tips from our friends at FreeAgent
"13.07.2015 12:33:27" simplybusiness.co.uk Heathrow expansion – how could it impact on small businesses? We consider the business repercussions of a bigger Heathrow. Will it make your business fly?
"13.07.2015 10:16:50" simplybusiness.co.uk What to expect from launching your first pop-up Businesses are increasingly using pop-ups to build brand awareness and to grow. Here are a few useful pointers for what to expect from our friends We Are Pop-Up. 5 steps to pop-up perfection! Via our friends We Are Pop Up
"09.07.2015 20:16:06" simplybusiness.co.uk Budget 2015 - Attack on tax credits is an attack on the self-employed Yesterday’s Budget announcement was one of the most divisive in recent history. Is Osbourne's budget all its cracked up to be?
"09.07.2015 09:09:41" simplybusiness.co.uk Simply Business Bulletin - 7th July Welcome back to the Simply Business Bulletin. HMRC blunders, self-employed statistics and... a one million dollar camel race!
Get your entrepreneurial fix with the Simply Business bulletin!
"08.07.2015 15:03:37" simplybusiness.co.uk The Moto Yogo story - Part I Moto Yogo make the yummiest frozen yogurt in the Spooniverse and serve it from electric milk float named Stan. This is their story after 2 years in business - look out for multiple parts over the coming weeks filled with fruity frozen fun! Start-ups don't come much tastier than Moto Yogo!
"08.07.2015 08:44:38" simplybusiness.co.uk Sunday shopping set to be transformed New government proposals could mean thousands of small businesses face fresh competition on Sundays. July Budget 2015: Fox, to guard hen house in Sunday shopping shakeup.
"07.07.2015 10:25:02" simplybusiness.co.uk Seasonal stock cover for retailers How can retailers anticipate buying behaviour throughout the year? Make hay while the sun shines!
"06.07.2015 14:24:36" simplybusiness.co.uk How to attract the perfect employee With the UK job market becoming more and more competitive as the economy continues to recover, consumer insurance company BGL has created a new infographic to show how businesses can convince the crème dela crème of prospective employees to join them "A healthy employee is a happy employee," according to BGL Group. Agree?
"06.07.2015 11:28:02" simplybusiness.co.uk Simply Business team run 24 hour 'ultra' to raise money for Nepal As we all know, the lure of the great outdoors is strong – especially when you spend your week at a desk. One wine may lead to... a 24 hour run with Covea Insurance plc!
"03.07.2015 09:28:52" simplybusiness.co.uk Britain's most flexible small business revealed A veterinary practice has been crowned the country’s most flexible small business, thanks to an approach that gives employees the freedom to pursue their passions. Is flexible working good or bad for small businesses?
"03.07.2015 08:42:31" simplybusiness.co.uk Top 10 builder fails 2015 These builders even put your most hardened cowboy to shame. Don't blink!
"02.07.2015 16:06:18" simplybusiness.co.uk Britain’s wealthiest landlord revealed For the first time we reveal the country’s wealthiest landlord - is it who you thought it was? Valued at a cool £8.2 billion making him the third richest person in the UK.
"02.07.2015 13:57:24" simplybusiness.co.uk Do you need a degree to run a business? We take a look at some entrepreneurial masterminds in an attempt to answer the burning question. Started from the bottom now we're here..
"02.07.2015 13:29:38" simplybusiness.co.uk HMRC hits scaffolder with £1m fine A court has reprimanded HMRC after the taxman demanded £1 million from a scaffolder – over just £11,000 in unpaid tax. Courts forced to intervene at the eleventh hour to save our fellow scaffolder.
"29.06.2015 14:25:22" simplybusiness.co.uk Could you do a Detroit Soup? An inspirational initiative across the pond is making hundreds of ideas a business reality. Just add: soup, salad, bread, and a vote!
"25.06.2015 12:49:10" simplybusiness.co.uk Meet Gareth Ellis of Yorkshire Designs, our final billboard winner! We spoke to Gareth Ellis to find out a little more about him and his internet marketing company. And the final winner is...
"23.06.2015 12:31:07" simplybusiness.co.uk Britain’s most notorious landlords begin sell-off Fergus and Judith Wilson, two of the country’s best-known and most controversial landlords, have begun dismantling their property empire. They are reported to have already made £25 million from 100 properties, most of which have been sold to Chinese and Indian investors.
"23.06.2015 10:20:36" simplybusiness.co.uk Simply Business Bulletin - 23th June The forth edition of the Simply Business bulletin is here! Evan Davis, the pop-up revolution and more - inspire your inner entrepreneur with the Simply Business Bulletin!
"22.06.2015 10:25:41" Small Business Essentials: 5 ways a Facebook page can help your business online Unsure of the benefits of a Facebook page and what it can do for you business? This video contains 5 easy tips that you can put to use straight away to give your business the social boost it needs!
"19.06.2015 15:23:52" simplybusiness.co.uk Emoji 'set to replace PIN numbers' Combinations of emoji, the colourful images used to communicate online and by text message, could soon replace conventional PIN numbers. or ?
"18.06.2015 13:20:02" simplybusiness.co.uk UK could face credit rating downgrade over EU vote The UK could see its credit rating drop further in the event that it votes to leave the EU. Should we stay or should we go?
"18.06.2015 08:54:39" simplybusiness.co.uk A third of new businesses 'will begin as pop-ups' A third of new UK businesses will begin as pop-ups. Are you a pop-up star in the making?
"17.06.2015 13:57:13" simplybusiness.co.uk 5 tips for better small business photography As a small business owner, great photography on your website, blog and marketing materials can make you not only look professional, but also help you to stand out from your competitors. It's time to bring your photography into focus! Via our friends at Vistaprint
"16.06.2015 16:41:32" simplybusiness.co.uk Simply Business Bulletin - 16th June The third edition of the Simply Business bulletin is here! This week we will be sharing three fantastic finds in each of our categories to read, watch and try. Perfect for boffin business owners :)
"16.06.2015 13:50:35" simplybusiness.co.uk Setting up in Somerset - A joy and a challenge In this article we look at the problems faced by small, independent businesses, in particular rural-based enterprises. One of our fabulous customers, Timmy’s Chillies sets the example today with valuable insight from Luis Warrener, market stall trade Ever wondered what it's like to start a business?
Our customer Timmy's Chillies lifts the lid!
"16.06.2015 08:55:36" theguardian.com Startup quiz: find your perfect place to work They say the right working environment will help your business flourish. So what’s best for you and your startup? These questions will help you find out Office or beach? You decide! Via Guardian Small Business Network
"14.06.2015 20:25:12" Sunday afternoon on the couch?
Spare a thought for Chris, Debs and Kate of Simply Business who have just completed a staggering 24 hour relay race with members of Covea Insurance plc.
A tremendous achievement which will be written up in full on
"11.06.2015 14:32:49" simplybusiness.co.uk 7 easy mistakes every landlord is making right now Discover the traps that most new landlords fall into, to avoid making a mistake with your property. Don't get caught out by these easy to make mistakes!
"11.06.2015 11:26:50" simplybusiness.co.uk Ebay and Etsy sellers in HMRC crosshairs Thousands of traders on websites including eBay and Etsy are being targeted by the taxman in a new crackdown on undeclared income. Could you be due a visit from the taxman soon?
"10.06.2015 14:16:45" We're insuring the businesses who are building Britain's economy, one photoshoot at a time.
A productive day in Manchester for the Simply Business team!
"09.06.2015 16:49:39" simplybusiness.co.uk Simply Business Bulletin - 9th June Welcome to the second edition of the Simply Business Bulletin. This week we get motivated with a much needed pep talk from Shia LaBeouf - in other news we have a right royal chuckle with the punniest small business names in Britain!
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"09.06.2015 09:44:44" simplybusiness.co.uk Regions ‘outperforming London in innovation’ Cities outside London are leading the way in innovation in goods and services. In first place is...
"08.06.2015 14:04:35" Looking to do some good this week? Why not join a hub for charities (local and worldwide) and local community groups to find and advertise volunteer work!
You're welcome to use the group to promote any good causes and events.
"05.06.2015 17:03:05" There's only one Simply Business! The A team ready for action at the Kids Company cup
"04.06.2015 16:40:38" simplybusiness.co.uk Britain's punniest small business names revealed A nationwide competition has Britain in stitches celebrating creative and hilarious business names to crown the country’s best. Would you buy a bunch of flowers from “Back to the Fuschia”, or merely chuckle as you walked past? How about a portion of cod and chips from “Frying Nemo”?
"03.06.2015 14:59:46" simplybusiness.co.uk Retailers bounce back as sales buoyant Figures from the CBI suggest that 60 per cent of firms reported an increase in sales volumes during the year to May when compared with the same period last year. Good news everyone!
"03.06.2015 10:49:28" simplybusiness.co.uk Guide: How to start your own recruitment agency With the recruitment industry booming, we look at how you can start your own agency and go it alone, so where do you start? Tired of waiting in line?
"02.06.2015 15:54:09" simplybusiness.co.uk Simply Business Bulletin - 2 June Welcome to the very first edition of the Simply Business Bulletin. This new, weekly roundup will point you in the direction of some of the best small business content on the web, whether it’s news stories, features, videos, tools, or podcasts!
"02.06.2015 14:13:05" Congratulations to Phil Berryman who is celebrating 10 years at Simply Business today. The cake is almost gone and the whiskey is missing already; high spirits on a Tuesday afternoon!
"01.06.2015 14:22:24" simplybusiness.co.uk Have your say and get 1/3 off your insurance The UK’s small businesses are the beating heart of the UK economy - and that’s why we want to hear from you. Introducing the SB100! Small business owners, we need you!
"29.05.2015 11:13:12" Seminars, workshops and a sprinkle of business insurance!
Check out the Simply Business team at The Business Show
"28.05.2015 15:31:24" simplybusiness.co.uk HSBC offers £8bn for small businesses HSBC has launched a new £8 billion fund for small and medium-sized businesses in 43 parts of the country with London receiving the largest share at £2.1 billion. Could you be eligible?
"28.05.2015 13:38:31" simplybusiness.co.uk Tories pledge to cut £10bn of red tape Incoming business secretary Sajid Javid has reiterated the Conservatives’ pledge to cut £10 billion worth of ‘red tape’ during the current Parliament. Good news at last for small business owners!
"27.05.2015 11:53:18" simplybusiness.co.uk Right-to-buy extension sends shock-waves through the housing market Housing association tenants will be given the opportunity to buy their homes at a significant discount, despite major opposition from pressure groups. Newspapers have criticised the proposals, with the Telegraph calling them “economically illiterate and morally wrong.”
"22.05.2015 14:35:41" simplybusiness.co.uk 7 landlord life hacks that will make your life easier A quick roundup of useful ideas that will make life as a landlord less laborious. Got a good one we've missed? Add it in the comments below!
"21.05.2015 09:00:22" simplybusiness.co.uk 10 steps to launch your own pop up Launching a pop up is an excellent way to build awareness of your brand, test a business concept and meet your audience. We Are Pop Up have put together the top 10 steps to launching your pop up, breaking down the process into a go-to guide. Join the retail revolution today!
"20.05.2015 16:19:34" Kids Company are an award-winning UK-based charity, providing practical, emotional and educational support to vulnerable inner-city children and young people: http://bit.ly/1xda0Z2
"19.05.2015 16:33:31" simplybusiness.co.uk Meet billboard winner number eight, artist Charlotte Pingriff Whether your body is beach ready or not, Charlotte celebrates the feminine experience in a unique form of artistic expression.. Love of beauty is taste, the creation of beauty is art - Ralph Waldo Emerson
"15.05.2015 15:25:38" simplybusiness.co.uk Meet the handymen from hell These hapless handymen show that sometimes it’s a good idea to step away from the tools and call in the professionals. Have you had a DIY disaster?
"15.05.2015 08:26:28" simplybusiness.co.uk A quick-start guide to landlord insurance Read our no-nonsense guide to landlord insurance to find out more about the main cover options for your rental property. Here at Simply Business we offer both commercial and residential landlord insurance, and you can find a policy whether you need to cover a single rented property or a whole portfolio.
"12.05.2015 16:09:00" simplybusiness.co.uk Is this man Britain’s worst builder? Lee Slocombe has ended up in prison due to his cowboy tactics and elaborate lies. Could he be the dodgiest tradesman in Britain? You wont believe the things this guy has done..
"12.05.2015 09:50:27" simplybusiness.co.uk What do the election results mean for small businesses? Last week’s election results were amongst the most unexpected in recent memory. Advance polling had Labour and the Conservatives neck and neck until the very last moment, only for the exit polls to suggest something entirely different: an outright Co Will the Conservatives be good or bad for your small business?
"11.05.2015 11:30:01" What does a Conservative majority mean for small businesses?
Via the Guardian: http://bit.ly/1P8qOKo
"07.05.2015 13:46:26" We're protecting the people who are building Britain's economy. Let's help paint a brighter future - one picture at a time!
"01.05.2015 14:27:26" Say cheese Hattie! Over the last month we've been collecting for Restore Northampton's foodbank.
A brilliant organisation who help so many in Northampton!
"01.05.2015 12:47:49" Election 2015: Which party offers the best deal for small businesses?
Read more here: http://bit.ly/1JlSjZU
"29.04.2015 14:20:15" simplybusiness.co.uk David Cameron backed by 5,000 small businesses The Conservatives have received a timely boost thanks to a letter published in The Telegraph signed by thousands of small business owners. "We work hard, make sacrifices and invest our own money to help our businesses grow and succeed."
Click the link to read the letter in full..
"27.04.2015 15:12:04" simplybusiness.co.uk BBC Panorama: The Great British Housing Scandal Billions of pounds of taxpayers’ money is going to landlords who make huge profits while providing appalling living conditions for tenants. "Unless councils get new powers to stop them, landlords will continue to exploit desperate tenants. And we will continue to pick up the bill"
"25.04.2015 12:17:40" If you have been trying to contact us, we apologise for any inconvenience caused. Our telephone lines were impacted by a technical issue. We will be open as usual on Monday from 9.00am.
Our website and email remains fully accessible: contact@simpl
"25.04.2015 11:33:47" simplybusiness.co.uk Business insurance - Compare quotes - Simply Business Compare business insurance including public liability, professional indemnity and landlord. Buy online or through our UK call centre. Status update: Our telephone system is currently down. While our technicians are solving the problem, do get in touch with us via our Facebook page or use the contact form on our website - Apologies for any inconvenience caused.
"24.04.2015 16:25:08" simplybusiness.co.uk Who should landlords and tenants vote for? Following the release of the political parties’ manifestos we have created a visual guide with the help of local government and housing experts to interpret how the six main political parties’ policies would impact landlords and tenants. Check out our handy infographic showing what each party would do to help landlords and tenants in the next general election.
"24.04.2015 09:01:33" simplybusiness.co.uk Who should landlords and tenants vote for? Following the release of the political parties’ manifestos, we have created a visual guide with the help of local government and housing experts, to interpret how the parties’ policies could impact landlords and tenants. Check out our handy infographic showing what each party would do to help landlords and tenants in the next general election.
"23.04.2015 10:45:39" simplybusiness.co.uk What is an insurance broker? Unsure about what us insurance brokers do? Read on for a brief explainer… Prepare to be enlightened!
"23.04.2015 10:24:35" simplybusiness.co.uk Ex-cage fighter landlord crams 40 tenants into five-bedroom house A London-based landlord raked in over £12,000 in housing benefit whilst exploiting his vulnerable tenants. This rogue landlord is now the subject of a BBC panorama investigation...
"22.04.2015 15:36:16" Stars in the making - we've been busy recording something top secret for May :)
Watch this space!
"22.04.2015 09:53:07" cityam.com The Best Company To Work For 2015 From having a hot-desking boss to giving back, the focus always returns to employees. Wondering how to build an award-winning firm? Read our advice from our CEO Jason Stockwood in today's City A.M
"21.04.2015 09:48:09" theguardian.com Get your website noticed in 10 easy steps Digital strategist Jon Bernstein explains how to optimise your content marketing for search engines like Google, and how to use social media Small business owner? Here's how you level the playing field.
"20.04.2015 07:54:57" simplybusiness.co.uk Which party offers the best deal for small businesses? The general election is now only three weeks away and the parties are fighting for the votes of small business owners. Its a close one..
"17.04.2015 10:56:21" freeagent.com A guide to business insurance for sole traders from Simply Business - FreeAgent Simply Business explains the key types of business insurance cover for sole traders and the factors to consider when insuring your business. We shared some handy tips on business insurance with our friends over at FreeAgent - check it out!
"16.04.2015 14:20:47" We've been selected as one of the finalists for Insurance Broker of the Year!
And it doesn't stop there, we've also been nominated for Digital Insurance Initiative of the Year.
Read more: bit.ly/1fj6TTk
"16.04.2015 08:41:44" simplybusiness.co.uk 5 types of nightmare tenant and how to spot them Being a hawk eyed landlord is essential these days - but who are the nightmare tenants and how can you spot them? The party's over for these nightmare tenants..
"15.04.2015 14:32:26" simplybusiness.co.uk Fire alarms in rental properties made compulsory under new law New regulations have been announced that make it compulsory for landlords to fit working alarms for detecting fire and carbon monoxide in their rental properties. Turning up the heat on landlords this summer..
"10.04.2015 16:04:33" simplybusiness.co.uk Revenge eviction banned in move to protect tenants Landlords would be prevented from evicting tenants who have made a complaint in landmark ruling under Deregulation Bill. How will landlords cope with new tenancy law?
"09.04.2015 13:14:57" simplybusiness.co.uk Commited to making an IMPACT We’ve partnered with Kids Company as our primary charity to help empower a new generation of young minds and talents. This morning we met with Charlie and Jerdin from Kids Company to talk fundraising. Last year we raised more than £46k and are keen to double that figure for 2015.
Find out more and help us reach our goal by clicking the link!
"08.04.2015 12:40:08" simplybusiness.co.uk What is professional indemnity insurance? Professional indemnity insurance is one of the key business insurance covers, protecting you if a client claims that you’ve made a mistake in your work. Make sure you read about this key insurance cover and how you could be affected.
"07.04.2015 15:59:16" simplybusiness.co.uk How to get your business ready for the new tax year Online accounting providers’ FreeAgent share some tips on how to prepare for the taxman. Did you forget? Here's what you could have missed!
"07.04.2015 10:56:19" simplybusiness.co.uk Your Business Insurance Just Got Sweeter! With Simply Business you can choose from a range of key covers to produce a single, flexible policy. We've teamed up with Rachael's Kitchen to offer you a yummy box of fabulous cupcakes should you choose us for your insurance policy!
"03.04.2015 10:25:57" simplybusiness.co.uk Who should landlords vote for at the 2015 election? Off the back of the Election Debate 2015 we break down the leading parties political policy for you right here Confused? We're all about business with this easy guide.
"02.04.2015 12:27:05" simplybusiness.co.uk Meet Leanne McClements, billboard winner number eight We caught up with Leanne to find out a little more about her and Vanity. Find out how Leanne's business has blossomed!
"01.04.2015 14:45:28" Businesses from across the country gathered in London for networking, seminars at Elite Business Event.
Here's the best bits from 2 days of fun!
"27.03.2015 15:07:08" The #PutSimply 2015 panel discussion Small businesses are the cornerstone of the British economy but it can often feel they lack a clear voice in Westminster.
We recently held a debate at Elite Business Event in London, to bring the two together. Best bits below!
"27.03.2015 11:01:15" simplybusiness.co.uk What did we learn from the Put Simply debate? Read on for our round-up of last week’s grilling… When small business and politics collide!