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Contactless card limit to rise to £45 from £30 next week after limits on cash shopping to help stop coronavirus

THE limit for in-store contactless payments is rising to £45, from £30, next week. This is to try and help people to limit physical contact to fight … Contactless card limit to rise to £45 from £30 next week after limits on cash shopping to help stop coronavirus
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Latest BBC News update…

UK cracks down hard     First it was advice, now it’s an order. Boris Johnson has issued a stark message to the country: “At this moment of national emergency… stay at home.” Speaking after the UK death toll reached 335, the prime minister introduced unprecedented restrictions on everyday life, meaning people must only leave their house for one of four reasons – to exercise once a day, to travel to and from work where “absolutely necessary”, to shop for essential items, and to fulfil any medical or care needs.    Shops selling non-essential goods have been told to shut, along with
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Latest Social Media News From Social Media Today…

  Most Popular This Week   Facebook Adds New COVID-19 Information Panel to the Top of All User News Feeds   Facebook is adding a new COVID-19 information panel to the top of all user News Feeds, while it’s also making Facebook Workplace available for free to government agencies and emergency services.     Facebook Is Testing a New Option Which Would Connect Brand Loyalty Programs to In-App Activity   Facebook recently launched a new program which enables users to connect their brand loyalty programs to their Facebook activity, adding a new way for brands to incentivize engagement.     Snapchat
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15 Top Business Optimisation Tips…

Your business culture or philosophy is the ultimate key to your productivity and success. It will either enable or disable everything else that you do. Developing the right business culture is key to your success as everything you do hinges around this fundamental aspect of your business. If a businesses culture or the culture of the leaders or staff is wrong, the impact of even the best business growth and business optimisation techniques would be severely limited. Too many organisations only pay lipservice to these factors and as a result they constantly struggle to make real progress. Please find these
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My First Online Business Networking Event with Introbiz…

Yesterday I took part in my first Online / Virtual Webinar based Networking Event, where Introbiz Business Network, innovated and adapted to switch their cancelled real world business networking event online, after their networking event in Cardiff, was one of the many event victims pulled, due to Coronavirus. 30 members of the Introbiz Business Network attended this first online / virtual networking event and the majority seemed happy and positive with the event and the way it was conducted. The usual power networking format of everyone getting a few minutes to talk about their business was still followed online and
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UK Government Advice for Employees

Guidance COVID-19: guidance for employees  Updated 20 March 2020 Contents Staying at home Sick pay Furloughed workers Claiming benefits Staying at home If you have symptoms of coronavirus infection (COVID-19), however mild, stay at home and do not leave your house for 7 days from when your symptoms started. If you live with others and you are the first in the household to have symptoms of coronavirus, then you must stay at home for 7 days, but all other household members who remain well must stay at home and not leave the house for 14 days. The 14-day period starts
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Stats from Office for National Statistics on Family spending from April 2018 to March 2019…

Family spending in the UK: April 2018 to March 2019 Main points • Average weekly household spending in the UK was £585.60 in the financial year ending (FYE) 2019, a similar level to two years ago (£582.40), after adjusting for inflation. • Transport, housing and recreation and culture were the largest components of household spending, together accounting for 44% of total household expenditure. • Average weekly spending rose by 9.1% between 2012 and FYE 2019, with recreation and culture accounting for the largest share of this increase, up from £66.20 to £76.90 a week, followed by household goods and services
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2020 Housing Affordability Report with Stats for England & Wales for 2019, from the Office for National Statistics

Housing affordability in England and Wales: 2019 Commenting on the findings, ONS Head of Housing Analysis Nigel Henretty said: “This is the first significant improvement in housing affordability in England for ten years. “While housing remained significantly more affordable in Wales than in England, the gap between the most affordable and least affordable local areas decreased for the first time in four years. This was driven mainly by decreasing house prices in the least affordable areas.” Go to the ONS release or view the full release by reading on: Release:Housing affordability in England and Wales: 2019 Contact: Nigel Henretty Release date: 19
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Latest Credit Industry News from CCR Magazine

  CCRMagazine…Analysis and CCR2…   Read the magazine, free of charge, online atwww.ccrmagazine.com/ccr-magazine/or download a PDF copy of the magazine here.     •  Reporting the facts on climate-change financeA new global industry survey finds that firms are seeking alignment on climate-risk analysis, measurement, and disclosure approaches… •  Is the fraudster ahead of you?It is good to talk: criminals rely on the lack of communication between commercial organisations to win… •  Artificial intelligence: taking the next stepArtificial intelligence will shift from cost reduction to revenue generation in the financial-services industry, according to a new study…   For more Credit Industry News please follow the
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20 Top Tips for Working From Home

Top Tips for Working From Home – 1 Try and stick to a regular Working From Home Routine / Working regular hours where possible… Set a schedule, and try your best to stick to it…(most of the time). Having clear guidelines for when to work and when to call it a day helps many home workers maintain a work life balance. That said, one of the benefits of remote work is flexibility, and sometimes you need to extend your day or start early to accommodate someone else’s time zone or an increased work load etc. When you do, be sure
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5 Tips From Grant Cardone on how to deal with Economic Uncertainty…

Mike, An Economic Virus is about to hit.   The Financial Flu.   Here are 5 quick tips to deal with the current situation:   #1 Don’t panic. Plan and prepare #2 Commit to expansion, not contraction #3 Follow the money #4 Persist because others will quit #5 Take advantage and exploit the distraction   Want more details and go deeper into these subjects?   I’m doing a live webinar and you can register HERE.   —Grant   P.S. I’m not even worried about what would happen if the economy DID collapse. Want to know why????   …it’s something I figured out that EVERY successful person in
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UK Government News – Ventilators Needed Urgently

Call for businesses to help make NHS ventilators We are looking for businesses to support in the production and supply of ventilators and ventilator components. Published 16 March 2020 From: Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy Credit: ugurhan / iStock The government is looking for businesses who can support in the supply of ventilators and ventilator components across the UK as part of our response to COVID-19. As well as manufacturers, we are looking for businesses with the following skills: design/specification rapid prototyping contract/product assembly certification/regulation/testing logistics medical training If you think your business can help, please register your
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Latest Social Media News From Social Media Today…

  Editor’s Choice   Instagram Launches First Stage of IGTV Monetization, With In-Stream Ads Coming to Selected Channels   Instagram is reaching out to selected creators, inviting them to take part in the initial launch of ads in IGTV content.    Read now →   Best of Social Media Today   #SMTLive Recap: Building Your Brand Through Thought Leadership   In our most recent #SMTLive Twitter chat, we explored the virtues of thought leadership, and how it can benefit your business.     Beware of Virtue Signaling in Brand Communications About COVID-19   COVID-19 has become the dominant focus of
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The latest Social Media News From Social Media Today…

  Editor’s Choice   Twitter Offers Advice for Brand Communications Amid Coronavirus Outbreak   With the coronavirus outbreak causing major disruptions, and widespread anxiety, Twitter has outlined some tips on what brands should consider in their communications at this time.   Read now →   Best of Social Media Today   Instagram Is Testing a New Option to Re-Share Live Videos to IGTV   Instagram is now testing a new feature that would enable you to immediately upload any live videos to IGTV after the broadcast has ended.     Twitter Takes Another Step Towards Identifying Bots With New Developer Policy
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Interesting Blog Post From Marketo on the 3 Essentials of a Successful Qualified Leads Program…

The 3 Essentials of a Successful Qualified Leads Program Lead Management By: Kylie Peters In a way, sales reps are like nurses or doctors. They take people’s temperatures to determine how they’re feeling. A “hot” prospect is ready to buy. A “cold” prospect is merely browsing inventory. Before the internet, this heat check was usually performed in person. Sales reps would get a good sense of how interested someone was in their company’s products or services by spending some time with them. Qualified leads would ultimately receive more attention—the sales rep might play 18 holes with them to help close the
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Latest Credit Industry News from the CCR Magazine…

CCRMagazine…Collections and Risk… Read the magazine, free of charge, online atwww.ccrmagazine.com/ccr-magazine/or download a PDF copy of the magazine here. • Stressing the right pointsDo we need to see stress management as a compliance issue? •  Top three most effective negotiation tacticsThe Financial Conduct Authority has told credit-card firms to review their approach to struggling customers… • Manufacturing exports fall despite consumer goodsIn changing political times, UK exports are facing mixed outcomes… Stressing the right pointsDo we need to see stress management as a compliance issue? For more Credit Industry News, Business News, UK Business News or Global Business News, please follow the
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Top Business Networking Advice…

Welcome to our Top Business Networking Advice Page! Business Networking is probably the most effective and least expensive marketing method you can use to build your business or practice, especially if you are looking to do business in your local area. Lots of business owners and practitioners I meet say that they don’t like to network, they don’t have the time to network, or they haven’t found it to be beneficial to their business in the past. You can learn to like networking, especially if you learn to do it properly and start getting results from your networking and if
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Top Business Networking Tips & Advice…

Welcome to our Top Business Networking Tips & Advice Page! Business Networking is probably the most effective and least expensive marketing method you can use to build your business or practice, especially if you are looking to do business in your local area. Lots of business owners and practitioners I meet say that they don’t like to network, they don’t have the time to network, or they haven’t found it to be beneficial to their business in the past. You can learn to like networking, especially if you learn to do it properly and start getting results from your networking
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20 Top Networking Tips & Advice…

Welcome to our Top Networking Tips & Advice Page! Networking is probably the most effective and least expensive marketing method you can use to build your business or practice, especially if you are looking to do business in your local area. Lots of business owners and practitioners I meet say that they don’t like to network, they don’t have the time to network, or they haven’t found it to be beneficial to their business in the past. You can learn to like networking, especially if you learn to do it properly and start getting results from your networking and if
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20 Top Business Networking Tips & Advice…

Welcome to our Top Business Networking Tips & Advice Page! Business Networking is probably the most effective and least expensive marketing method you can use to build your business or practice, especially if you are looking to do business in your local area. Lots of business owners and practitioners I meet say that they don’t like to network, they don’t have the time to network, or they haven’t found it to be beneficial to their business in the past. You can learn to like networking, especially if you learn to do it properly and start getting results from your networking
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Young, Welsh and Pretty Minted returns – here’s who’s on the show – Welsh Business News / WelshBiz

Have you been watching Young, Welsh and Pretty Minted ? It’s an interesting Watch for those Interested in Wales & Welsh Business. If you’ve not seen it you can catchup on the BBC IPlayer. Here’s more about the show / Welsh Business / Entrepreneur & Influencer Documentary including profiles of the people who appears on it etc. from a recent Wales Online Article. – Here’s who appear on the show Young, Welsh & Pretty Minted – Wales Online — Read more on www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.walesonline.co.uk/lifestyle/tv/young-welsh-pretty-minted-returns-17805403.amp
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F1 2020 season now expected to start at end of May, due to Coronavirus, say Formula 1 and FIA

Following the cancellation of the season-opening Australian Grand Prix and the postponement of the races in China, Bahrain and Vietnam, Formula 1 and governing body the FIA have said they now ‘expect’ the 2020 season to begin at the end of May – though this will be regularly reviewed. The outbreak of COVID-19 forced the Chinese round of the calender to be postponed last month. Then on Thursday, the opening race of the season in Melbourne was also called off, after a McLaren team member tested positive for the virus. Today, the Bahrain Grand Prix, which was due to take
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European Business News / EuropeanBiz – Latest European Economic News After Coronavirus Impact…

Europe’s economy was meant to have a decent year in 2020. Factory production in the 19-country eurozone rose strongly in January, after a tentative truce in the US-China trade war. Consumer confidence was strong. Housebuilders’ order books were full. The stage was set for a solid, albeit unspectacular year. The European economy would see “steady and moderate growth”, predicted the European commission’s economic forecast on 13 February. It also warned of clouds on the horizon, including a new virus. Noting mounting concern about coronavirus, as well as “downside” risks, the Brussels forecast concluded the outbreak would peak in the first three
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