Monthly Archives: January 2015

VOA clarifies rates for licensed trade, HM Revenue & Customs

Information about how pubs, bars and other licensed premises are valued for non-domestic rates has been published by the Valuation Office Agency (VOA). According to the VOA, this involves collecting details of rent, trading levels, and the premises’ location, type and services, and using this information to establish a ‘fair maintainable trade’ (FMT) value. FMT… Read More »

Making your Business compliant with current safety laws and requirements

Making your Business compliant with current safety laws and requirements easily? Safesmart’s answer to the problem is the Smartlog4Hospitality. Our cloud based system is used by hotels, pubs, restaurants, inns and clubs across the UK. Smartlog4Hospitality makes the management of fire and health & safety quick, easy and inexpensive. The Smartlog platform puts all compliance… Read More »

Government Business Grants, the Election, the Conservatives, this is a must read.

  Government Business Grants, the Election, the Conservatives, this is a must read. We have been in discussions with various Government Bodies over the last few weeks for possible Grants to develop a new business that we launched recently. Having been advised to target the Grant on employing staff and Capital Expenditure, both very much… Read More »

Latest News and Interesting Facts from Propel.

Crowdcube raised £35.9m in 2014 – and grew investor community by 57,000 members: Crowdfunding platform Crowdcube has reported it helped 105 businesses raise £35.9 million in funding in 2014. This represents a 246% increase compared to 2013 and means Crowdcube maintains the title of UK’s largest equity crowdfunding site. In 2014, registered investors jumped from… Read More »

Fragility of the Western Economy, some thoughts outside the box. (Quantitative Easing)

Fragility of the Western Economy, further thoughts outside the box. (Quantative Easing) We have suffered a drawn out recession, enormous Government borrowings, putting future generations in debt for many years with electoral promises of booms that will not happen, without describing roads that are breaking up, an NHS system that is suddenly exposed as failing… Read More »