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Benefits from your profits

The potential ‘feel good’ factor that arises from the prospect of better summer weather could be likened to the satisfaction of getting the most out of your hard earned profits. Whilst a key consideration might be maximising the cash at your disposal for the minimum tax cost – are you optimising the potential of tax […]

Trying Paleo – once you go Caveman you don’t seem to go back..

Have you heard about the caveman diet?  If not, let me introduce you. The caveman style of eating is a ‘back to basics’ lifestyle, it may seem relatively new and ‘faddish’, however it is actually a diet our ancestors over 300 generations ago existed on, back in the Paleolithic era, hence the phrase ‘The Paleo Diet’. […]

The Food Revolution Team helping the 9-5’ers!

In the third of our healthy eating swap, we’re focusing on office worker lunches! Do you spend hours sitting at a desk, pop out at lunchtime and grab a sandwich combo to ‘power’ you through until evening? Or do you make yours at home from all those lovely healthy ingredients you meant to buy? Or […]

Simpler tax for the smaller business?

The Chancellor is to proceed with proposals to make the tax system simpler for the small unincorporated business with an optional simplified cash basis.The scheme is not available to companies but is available to general partnerships. Where a business has a turnover up to the VAT limit (currently £79,000) it will be able to calculate […]

Business Records Checks: What you need to know

HMRC started a ‘new approach to Business Records Checks’ (BRCs). The target audience of these checks are small and medium sized businesses. In the context of income tax, a BRC is a check by HMRC that the records of a business are adequate to allow a tax payer to submit an accurate income tax return. […]

What is your body telling you?

By Julie Cunningham All too often our bodies are telling us something.  The chain of events is predictable – 1) Ignore it – it’ll go away 2) Hear the whispers of the ‘inner voice’ but push them to one side and carry on as normal….and catch a cold 3) Hear a louder ‘inner voice’ and […]

Spring clean your career choices

After what seems like an endless winter, spring is hopefully just around the corner and some people may be thinking that it’s time for a change of career. Johnny Nolan, Careers Manager for Newry, Downpatrick, Kilkeel and Newcastle in the Department for Employment and Learning’s Careers Service, offers some useful tips for both those thinking […]

EP Review: The Skin We’re In #1

By Taylor Johnson Brainchild of Song-writer Chris “Cricky” Markey, “The Skin We’re In”, who released their debut EP in 2009, are starting to make serious waves across the local music scene. With air time on popular radio stations such as BBC Radio Ulster and U105 already under their belt, as well as a headline slot […]

Healthy swap recipe: Cottage Pie with Sweet potato

“Home-cooked meals are higher in nutrients, lower in trans fats, saturated fats, sodium and calories and don’t contain any unknown additives and fillers.” – Food Revolution, 2012 This week in the spotlight we have a quick and easy healthy take on that family classic – Cottage Pie with Sweet potato, giving an interesting flavour twist […]

Excelling at competency based interviews

Increasingly recruiters are using competency based interviews to assess potential candidate’s suitability for roles. The word competency means the skills that are necessary to achieve an effective performance level in the job. Every job will have a set of key competencies and this is what the interview and in many cases the application form will […]

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