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Get a firmer grip on total staff costs

AN ALARMING number of UK organisations do not calculate how much they spend in total on remunerating staff (including base pay, variable pay, benefits and employer national insurance contributions), according to this year’s Annual Reward…


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Plan for the future and take advantage of support

PETERBOROUGH’S business leaders need to give top priority to planning for both their survival and the eventual economic upturn, according to a major report. The National Business Survey, by Ipsos Mori, has shown that half…


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Intensive care for Peterborough businesses

BUSINESSES in Peterborough are being offered free intensive support to help them get through the challenges of the economic downturn, with new investment announced by the East of England Development Agency (EEDA). EEDA’s ‘Intensive Support…


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Top marketer prefers work to retirement

ONE of the region’s best marketing experts has given up retirement and gone back to work. Carl Brodie retired two years ago but his love of work and business life has led to him taking…


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Better in Peterborough, says Chamber

PETERBOROUGH Chamber of Commerce is urging local businesses not to be alarmed by warnings from its national counterpart that the economic downturn is ‘deteriorating at a frightening rate’. Despite a national survey of businesses conducted…


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Positive message to media

SENIOR figures from Peterborough’s business community sounded upbeat when speaking to the Evening Telegraph in January. Business editor John Kralevich spoke to local experts in a new year round-up. Here’s what they said: “The city…


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Redevelopment ideas unveiled

PLANS to guide the future redevelopment of Peterborough’s city centre have been unveiled. The business community is being asked to provide its views on the plans. The ideas, known as the ‘Consultants’ Recommended Option’, are…


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Drain Doctor moves into Portugal

THE Peterborough-based emergency plumbing and drain repair service Drain Doctor is launching operations in Portugal and has appointed a Portugese operations manager. Drain Doctor is the biggest network of its kind in the UK.


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Start ups must get it right from the start

WHEN setting up in business it is important to consider implications of the company’s legal structure at the outset. Companies should seek help with the decision making process, the company name, its memorandum and articles,…