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Construction Industry Scheme (CIS)

In October 2020 HMRC will introduce reverse charge VAT rules which will affect you if you supply or receive specified services that are reported under the Construction Industry Scheme (CIS).  This is informally described as “CIS reverse charges” and will affect apply to both invoicing and VAT returns. What to do to ensure compliance with

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A guide for Wholesale and Distribution Companies

Often the people and processes that work in wholesale and distribution feel like they are constantly striving to meet the operational targets and historic KPIs that are in place. It’s easy to get frustrated when performance levels plateau, making you feel stuck in a rut. The opportunity to look externally and start to challenge the

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Cyber Security Webinar Series

  As part of our continued efforts to support SMEs with the changing cyber threat landscape, we have teamed up with a range of industry experts to deliver a cyber security webinar series. This will help you ensure that your systems and infrastructure are secure by design. This 4-part webinar series that will be focused

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Free Office 365 Threat Report, in partnership with Barracuda

The DCS security series running over the coming months is focused on helping businesses understand security risks, demystify cyber security and identifying positive steps that can be taken to protect from harmful threats. A 2019 Ipsos MORI poll identified that 80% of respondents consider security critical to their business although 30% acknowledged they knew nothing

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UK subsidiaries that are investing because of Brexit

We are all aware of the pressures and strain on SMEs in the UK because of the uncertainties linked to Brexit. With the lack of meaningful advice for SMEs, the need to increase stock holding for imported components, to help reduce the predicted levels of business disruption, is adding to the pressure. However, one small

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How can SME businesses benefit from the internet of things?

  With technology at the forefront of modern business, how we merge communication in the digital and physical worlds is becoming more important than ever. The Internet of Things, or IoT, is a system of physical devices connected to the internet, collecting and sharing data. It can allow people and businesses to be more connected

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DCS to guide businesses on essential steps for growth in the best region for SME growth

North West support for SME growth   Over the last 18 years the private SME business sector has grown by 63% in the UK. The North West has been recognised as one of the most attractive regions for this growth with more that 47,000 SME businesses launching in the area in 2017 – this was

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SMBs can take Digital Transformation lead, leapfrogging their larger peers

We don’t always think that SMBs have advantages when it comes to leading the way in digital transformation. Large companies have bigger pockets, meaning more investment in new technologies, they also tend to have larger teams, with whole departments dedicated to things like cyber security. But one thing that SMBs have that, generally speaking, larger

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Reflect & Recharge Workshop – Registration now open

Come along to our workshop to reflect on your current processes and recharge your Digital Transformation strategy   On 5th September we are holding a Reflect & Recharge workshop at the Marriott hotel, Preston. This is a chance for you to reflect on the suitability of the current systems you’re using and get the information

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Developing a business growth strategy

One thing that all organisations have in common is the desire to be successful and drive growth. To do this there are a few factors that need to be assessed if you are to develop a feasible business growth strategy. People Your people are your most important asset when it comes to whether your business

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