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Are you prepared for the new data protection regulation?

The new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is set to come into effect on 25 May 2018, and will require all organisations that deal with individuals living in an EU member state to protect the personal information belonging to those individuals, and have verified proof of such protection.… read more


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New National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage rates

In the 2017 Autumn Budget, Chancellor Philip Hammond announced increases in both the National Minimum Wage (NMW) and the National Living Wage (NLW). The new rates will apply from April 2018, and are as follows: Apprentices* 16 and 17 18 – 20 21 – 24 25 and over… read more


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2018 Greater Peterborough Business Survey

Measuring Peterborough’s economic health The 2018 Greater Peterborough Business Survey has been launched to measure economic progress in the city over the last 12 months and look ahead to future prospects. This survey, introduced five years ago by city accountancy firm Rawlinsons and supported by economic development company… read more


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Metro Bank CEO to address Rawlinsons’ business conference

Craig Donaldson, CEO of Peterborough’s newest high street retail bank – Metro Bank will be the high profile keynote speaker at this year’s Rawlinsons Business Conference in Peterborough on March 8. He will share his own thoughts on the changing face of high street banking services and why… read more


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Government brings forward state pension age rise

The government recently announced that the rise in the state pension age from 67 to 68 will now be phased in between 2037 and 2039 – earlier than originally planned. Those individuals born between 6 April 1970 and 5 April 1978 will be affected. However, no one born… read more


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Self assessment deadline is approaching – don’t be late!

The deadline to complete your 2017 self assessment tax return online is midnight on 31 January 2018. You may receive a penalty of £100 if you miss this deadline, and further penalties will be issued for continued payment failures. We can assist you in this process by preparing… read more


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Cash-based Lifetime ISA enters the market

The first cash-based Lifetime ISA recently entered the market, allowing adults under the age of 40 to put aside cash sums in order to save for their first home or their future retirement. The Lifetime ISA was first introduced in April, but initially only share-based investments were available.… read more


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Businesses urged to protect against cyber-attacks

In light of recent cyber ransomware attacks, the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has called on UK firms to take ’urgent steps‘ to protect themselves. The group has advised businesses to put cyber protection insurance in place, as well as checking for updates to their computer operating systems… read more


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Contactless card fraud on the rise

Figures published by Financial Fraud Action UK (FFA UK) have revealed a significant rise in the amount of money being stolen from contactless bank cards and mobile devices. Contactless spending rose from £7.75 billion in 2015 to £25.2 billion in 2016. The data revealed that nearly £7 million… read more


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Record numbers attend annual city charity conference

A RECORD 165 delegates attended Rawlinsons’ increasingly popular annual charity conference at the Kingsgate Conference Centre in Peterborough. The full-day event – now in its seventh year – has continued to grow in popularity, and one delegate commented that this is “a really important event for Peterborough”. Charities… read more