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Start preparing your business for pensions auto-enrolment

You may have seen the adverts on TV and in the newspapers publicising the new compulsory pension scheme being rolled out by government. Small and medium-sized businesses won't be required to take part until between 2015 and 2017, depending on their number of employees, but should SMEs start preparing now?

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How to prevent illegal working when hiring foreign nationals

An essential part of the recruitment process is to ensure that any applicant is entitled to work in the UK. Recently, we've received a number of queries from members who are unsure about the legal status of their workers. Read on to find out how to check your employees have the right to work here and ensure that you stay on the right side of the law.

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Crisis management and business continuity planning

Devastating floods have impacted on businesses across the country, leading to disruption to operations and hefty recovery costs.
Nobody likes to think that the worst might happen to their business, but when it does it can have devastating consequences. A reported one in five companies suffers a major disruption every five years and 92% of those affected by fire or flood never recover. The best thing you can do to protect your business is be prepared.

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Managing poor performance
19 November 2013

How to fight the rising cost of doing business
13 November 2013

How to deal with presenteeism in the workplace
6 November 2013

Changes to consumer credit licenses
22 October 2013

Top 10 tips for exhibiting at an event
11 October 2013

Key law changes for October 2013
1 October 2013

Could common commencement dates be on the way out?
26 September 2013

Get ready for Small Business Saturday
26 September 2013

How to get more from your advertising spend
19 September 2013

Affiliate marketing for small businesses
18 September 2013

Stay on the right side of the law with email marketing
18 September 2013

HMRC to tackle tax evasion on card payments
12 September 2013

Direct Lending Scheme for exporters launched
10 September 2013

Employee Shareholder Status agreements explained
3 September 2013

Late payment levy – is government getting tough on late payers?
28 August 2013

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Credit Control Guide

Improve your credit management procedures, increase cash flow and manage debtors with our online Credit Control Guide. It's exclusive to Forum members and is included in Start-up, Intermediate and Advanced membership packages.

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Practical Employer

Manage HR in your business more effectively and stay up to date with an employment law with a comprehensive guide, templates and helpline support.

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Practical Health and Safety

Get health and safety expertise you can rely on, with step-by-step guidance to ensure that you are legally compliant by using our guide, templates and helpline support.

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