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Is Your Network Safe?

Cyber-Crime 5 types of cyber-attack and how to combat them Pretty much everyone has heard of cyber-crime, hacking, malware, spyware etc at some point in their interaction with the internet, but what can these things really mean to the individual or organisation? Quite a lot. Being the victim of cyber-crime can result in a whole heap of trouble, ranging from annoying but pretty harmless right through to having your banking login and passwords [...]

By |August 19th, 2019|Categories: Asset Finance, IT Leasing|0 Comments

One-To-One Devices in Schools

The Pros and Cons of One-to-One Devices in Schools The term one-to-one device usage (also known as mobile or 1:1 devices) refers to the practice in educational establishments, such as schools, of allowing students to use an electronic device to access digital content, the internet or digital textbooks. One-to-one devices will include laptops, tablets and Chromebooks. Some schools have a “bring your own device” policy, which encourages or requires students to use their [...]

By |June 28th, 2019|Categories: Education|0 Comments

Latest Asset Finance Market Report

Asset Finance Figures Increase Despite all the market uncertainties surrounding the are-we-in-or-are-we-out Brexit fiasco, asset finance figures have been achieving ever-higher levels of new business overall. Record new business The March 2019 report from the Finance and Leasing Association (FLA) shows a record level of monthly new business of £3.7 billion. That’s up 11% on March 2018. Taking Q1 2019 as a whole, new asset finance business also increased by 11% over Q1 [...]

By |May 22nd, 2019|Categories: Asset Finance|0 Comments

Mobile Devices in School

The Pros and Cons of Allowing Mobile Devices in School Nick Gibb, the schools minister, recently called for a ban on mobile devices in school due to a desire to limit the time children spend online At the moment, it is the head teacher’s decision whether to ban mobile phones at school or not, and opinions are split on the matter.  Many people see  mobiles and tablets as useful and positive learning tools [...]

By |March 13th, 2019|Categories: Education|0 Comments

The Right School Equipment

Do You Have the Right School Equipment this Year? Due to constant financial pressure on schools, it is not a surprise that schools are struggling to update their equipment to run new courses for each upcoming year. The DfE (Department for Education) and Ofsted (The Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills) have piled on more pressure for schools in terms of league tables, student welfare and student progression. Whatever the course [...]

By |March 7th, 2019|Categories: Education|0 Comments

Windows 7 Support Withdrawal

The Withdrawal of Windows 7 Support and the Effect on Schools After January 14, 2020, Microsoft will withdraw Windows 7 support. This operating system (OS) is a popular choice for a lot of secondary schools in the UK. However, once Windows 7 support ends, PCs will become more vulnerable to security risks and schools will no longer receive security and feature updates. Windows 7 can still be installed and activated after support has ended, [...]

By |March 1st, 2019|Categories: Education|0 Comments

Electric Vehicles as Part of the Employee Benefit Package

Electric Vehicles: Why They Should be Your Next Employee Benefit Thinking about your next employee benefit? If you’re looking to retain talent, enhance your brand, and help the environment, electric vehicles (EVs) could be the answer. The UK plans to ban the manufacture of all new petrol or diesel cars by 2040, making EVs the future of transport. Under new salary sacrifice rules, you can help prepare your employees for these changes while saving [...]

Annual Investment Allowance

Annual Investment Allowance Increases Tax relief for investment in business assets In the 2018 budget Phillip Hammond announced the most generous Annual Investment Allowance increase ever.  January 2019 marks the point at which the new £1 million allowance limit comes into force. The Annual Investment Allowance delivers 100% tax relief in the year of purchase on the cost of a wide range of assets, including plant and machinery, LCVs, HGVs and other commercial [...]

By |February 4th, 2019|Categories: Asset Finance|0 Comments

Digital Tax

How Does HMRC’s New Electronic Tax System Affect Your Business? With the near-ubiquitous nature of digital systems, it almost feels as if Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs is late to the party. However, the changeover to digital tax returns that the government is currently rolling out is causing waves through the business world. Many small companies not yet ready to move over to a paperless model and larger companies now have only a [...]

By |January 23rd, 2019|Categories: Accounting, Asset Finance|0 Comments
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