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Financial Aid for Self Employed

Financial Aid for Self Employed

UK Government to Unveil Financial Aid for Self Employed
Self-employed workers facing financial difficulties as a result of coronavirus are set to be offered a package of support from the government. Chancellor Rishi Sunak will unveil the measures later.

He set out plans for 80% wage subsidies for staff kept on by employers last week – and the PM has said he wants similar protection for freelancers.

However, Boris Johnson added he could not promise the UK would beat the virus “without any kind of hardship at all”.

The total number of people in the UK to die with Covid-19, the disease caused by coronavirus, has reached 465.

Mr Sunak said last week that the government would cover wages of up to £2,500 a month for staff being kept on by their employer, as part of “unprecedented” measures to prevent workers being laid off. The chancellor later said drawing up plans to help self-employed people had proved “incredibly complicated”.

Dr Adam Marshall, director general of the British Chambers of Commerce, said: “For many people that have seen their businesses disappear in the blink of an eye, things like statutory sick pay or universal credit just isn’t enough.

“It doesn’t need to be perfect – we just need a system in place,” he told the BBC’s Today programme.

John Healey, a self-employed driving instructor from Lancashire, said: “We don’t need a lot, we just need something. But by doing nothing, we just go to the wall, basically,” he told the Today programme.

BBC Newsnight’s political editor Nick Watt said all the indications from talking to ministers and Conservative MPs were that the chancellor would match the 80% salary support given to PAYE employees.

He said one minister said the reason why it had taken so long was because it was fiendishly complicated but “when this chancellor acts, he acts big”.

BBC business editor Simon Jack said calculating a support wage for the self-employed was so difficult because their income could be lumpy, irregular and intermittent.

Government sources said they had struggled to find a way to avoid paying people who do not need help.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): what you need to do.

Physical Therapy to Help Overcome Pain & Injury

Physical Therapy to Help Overcome Pain & Injury

Physical Therapy to Help Overcome Pain & Injury

Here at Movement Solutions Sc, we treat a huge number of patients who suffer from lower back pain, as this is an exceptionally common condition, which eight in ten people will experience at some stage in their life. If you are suffering from lower back pain, there is no one better to ensure you get back to feeling your best in no time. 

Are you experiencing pain in your lower back? 

There are many causes of lower back pain, with most being musculoskeletal injuries, such as joint dysfunction, ligament sprains and muscular strains, which is especially the case when pain occurs during or after the physical loading of the spine. Yet, there are many different ways you could suffer from pain in the lower back, with a traumatic (sudden) injury being another example, and the following being a mere handful of other causes –  a pinched nerve, core stability deficiency, bulging disc, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia and much more. 

Providing an accurate diagnosis – The first step to success when it comes to getting back to your best

The key to ensuring you get the right treatment is to provide an accurate diagnosis, which will be the first part of the process when you visit us at Movement Solutions Sc. We will thoroughly assess the issue to get to the root of the problem so that we can provide you with a bespoke treatment plan that will guarantee the most effective and efficient recovery.

Putting together the best treatment plan

The treatment plan we put together will, of course, depend on your condition, yet we will use a mixture of active physical therapy and passive physical therapy to alleviate pain and ensure a return to normal functionality. This means that our techniques range from exercises, stretches and hand manipulation techniques to using ice packs and heat application. All approaches are drug-free, which means that physiotherapy is the safest form of treatment. 

What to expect when you choose our service for your lower back pain

When you choose Movement Solutions Sc, you can be confident of the best possible service, as all of our physiotherapists are experienced and boast the necessary training and qualifications. They will make you feel comfortable and at ease throughout your session. Once they have finished providing you with the therapy required, they will give you all of the advice and education you need in order to manage the condition effectively at home so that you do not experience such terrible lower back pain again in the future. 

Do not hesitate to get in touch

If you have any questions about our service, or if you would like to book an appointment with one of our specialist physical therapists, please do not hesitate to get in touch. We would be more than happy to answer your questions.

Scrap Local. Your Trusted Local Scrap Dealer

Scrap Local. Your Trusted Local Scrap Dealer

Welcome to Scrap Local. Your Trusted Local Scrap Dealer   

If you are looking for the best scrap dealer for you, you have certainly come to the right place. People spend hours and hours looking on the Internet to find a scrap yard that is local to them and offers good prices on scrap metal. However, with Scrap Local, we take this hard work and do it for you. Read on to discover more about the service that we provide and please do not hesitate to get in touch with us for more information.

How does our service work?

One of the best things about our service is the fact that it is really easy to use. All you need to do is select the type of service you are interested in. The options include vehicle breakers, scrap car buyers, scrap metal collectors, and scrap metal dealers. Once you have done this, enter your postcode and we will present you with all of the options that are available. You can also enter your town if you would prefer.

Once you have done this, you will see a list of results that are local to you. This includes the name of the business, where they are based, and their contact information. If the scrap yard is closed, it will say ‘day off’ in red above their image. Moreover, we have verified most scrap yards, and you will notice a blue sign that confirms this with each result. This gives you all of the details you need in order to find the best scrap yard for you in a quick and efficient manner. 

How to narrow down your results

Now that we have presented you with all of the local scrap yards for you to select from, you may be feeling a bit overwhelmed by the choices that are available and you may be wondering which one is going to be the best for you. So, let’s take a look at how you can narrow down your search effectively.

There is only one place to begin, and this is with the price. The prices of the scrap metal will often be the biggest deciding factor, as you want to make the most money possible. This is why it is a good idea to call the scrap yard in advance so that you can find out what their prices are. Remember, prices are changing all of the time.

Aside from the price, you may also want to think about the hours that the scrap yard is in operation. After all, you need to select a business that is going to be able to match your own personal lifestyle and schedule. For example, you may be looking to scrap your metal on a weekend rather than a weekday, as you may not have time. In most locations, you are going to have a number of different scrap yards to choose from, and so it should not be too difficult to find one that will fit into your needs. 

In addition to the considerations already discussed, environmental procedures are also important. Not only are good environmental procedures and practices pivotal for the planet but they are also crucial when it comes to your scrap yard as well. When selecting the correct recycling partner, it is often vital to know the correct questions to ask when it comes to overall security of the scraps, as well as the environmental impact it will have, how willing the business is to meet environmental industry standards and comply with regulations, and the reputation of the business itself.

Last but not least, you may also want to consider the atmosphere of the scrap yard. Some scrap yards can be a little bit more ‘old school’ – meaning they still use handwritten receipts and follow old practices – whereas others are now equipped with the latest technology. There is no right or wrong when it comes to determining the right sort of environment for you. 

Contact us today to find out more

If you would like to find out more about Scrap Local and the service that we provide, please do not hesitate to contact us today for more details. All you need to do is give us a call on 01706 577 574 and you will speak to one of our friendly and experienced scrap dealers who will be more than happy to assist you in any way they can. No question is too big or small for us to handle, so give us a call today!

SAP Recruitment Agency

SAP Recruitment Agency

SAP technologies, solutions and niche-skills are constantly evolving & so is our network. Our customers love the access we give them to SAP professionals with the highest-demand, niche skill sets that they don’t get from other more generalist suppliers.

SAP Recruitment Agency

A Focused Talent Pool
Each bluewaveSELECT consultant specialises in a specific, niche area of SAP and continually builds their candidate network. This results in increased efficiency throughout the hiring process, while providing the opportunity to build lasting relationships with the best talent in specific areas of SAP. Unlike generalist recruitment businesses, we tap into SAP industry events and user groups, playing an active role in the SAP community, while growing our network.

Clear Message
Having expertise in specific micro-niche areas of SAP allows us to communicate effectively with a targeted audience. Our consultants invest the time to ensure they maintain an up to date grasp of the latest SAP tools, solutions in specialist niches, and the consultants with skills to deliver them.

Our visibility in niche areas makes us the go-to place for the best SAP talent when they’re seeking opportunities. Put simply, it makes sense to work with a specialist, and SAP professionals know that’s what we are.

In-depth Knowledge
Our focus on niche areas within SAP gives us the benefit of a better perspective on the roles we’re recruiting for. The further we delve into specialist areas of SAP, the more we understand where the best people are spending time, when they’ll be available and what drives them; this enables us to get the best people in front of our clients more quickly.

Invaluable Contacts
Operating with a closed network of highly skilled niche SAP professionals enables us to fill roles more effectively and time-efficiently. Our clients receive shortlists of candidates that are tailored to meet their needs, so they never have to sift through CVs.

Our niche SAP expertise opens up opportunities to network outside of transactional recruitment, giving further opportunity to gain contacts. We attend events for SAP professionals in order to develop our own insight into the industry, while simultaneously widening our network of candidates.

To find out more about bluewaveSELECT SAP recruitment agency please visit our website or call one of our SAP Executives on 01423 559 559.

Become SSIP Accredited

Become SSIP Accredited

Become SSIP Accredited Today

SSIP – or the Safety Schemes in Procurement – is an umbrella organisation created following discussions between CHAS, NHBC, Exor and Constructionline, with a mission to help improve and streamline existing health and safety schemes across the UK.

The SSIP has two main functions. The first is to reduce duplication costs by cutting down on unnecessary paperwork. The second is to improve health and safety standards across industry by promoting a single, unified standard that all stakeholders can use.

It is important to note that individual contractors or firms do not become members of the SSIP. Instead, they can get accreditation through organisations, like Constructionline and CHAS that are members of the SSIP. SSIP-accredited schemes carry a lot of respect which is why companies should work to gain accreditation to ensure that their health and safety performance conforms to the standard set by the organisation.

Consultants Can Make SSIP Accreditation More Straightforward

Understanding how SSIP accreditation works can be a complicated process. Not only are there multiple bodies involved, but knowing how to become compliant can be a challenge too. The purpose of beAccredited is to help constructors and businesses through the sometimes complicated process of applying for accreditation, based on SSIP requirements. Consultants not only provide technical guidance but also help to process applications rapidly, whether they are being made through CHAS, NHBC or another organisation.

Using the beAccredited service is easy. All you have to do is get in contact with our team of consultants, and we will guide you through the entire process –  beAccredited processes accreditation through CHAS, Constructionline, Safe Contractor, SMAS and many others. The process is clear from start to finish, and you get the support you need to navigate through what may be unfamiliar forms and procedures. All those applying for accreditation receive personalised, one-on-one service and support throughout, helping you to overcome any issues and submit forms correctly.

The Benefits Of SSIP Accreditation

  • Prove Your Safety Credentials. Once you’ve become SSIP accredited, the details will be posted on our online SSIP portal. The portal makes it easy for anybody interested in your firm to confirm that you have the correct SSIP accreditation. If you demonstrate the proper accreditation, you’re more likely to be trusted and given work.
  • Helps Prequalification For Work. Bidding for work is difficult enough. With SSIP, you can prequalify for many jobs automatically. SSIP is usually sufficient to convince most organisations that you are committed to health and safety and that you have the skills to avoid negligence.
  • Boosts Public Image. SSIP is a highly regarded organisation. With SSIP accreditation, your firm will improve its public image by demonstrating its commitment to safety.
  • Substantiates Your Health And Safety Documentation. SSIP accreditation helps to demonstrate that your health and safety documentation has been both assessed and approved by trusted auditors.

The Benefits Of beAccredited’s Service

  • Get Help With Your SSIP Accreditation. Although the SSIP exists to make health and safety requirements more streamlined, the process of applying for SSIP accreditation can be complicated. With beAccredited, you get access to trained professionals who know everything there is to know about the process. With their help, you can be confident that your application will be completed correctly and be successful once submitted.
  • Get A Tailored Service. Not all businesses go through the same accreditation process. At beAccredited, we know this. That’s why we offer a range of SSIP accreditations, including Exor, Altius, NASC, Scaffolding Association, SMAS, Acclaim, SSIP, Constructionline Gold and SIlver, and CHAS. We also tailor our approach to the size of your organisation, whether you have 1-4 PAYG employees or more than five.
  • Focus On Your Business. Getting accreditation without help from people who understand the process can be a significant drain on your time and resources. With help from trained, expert consultants, your application can be created, filed and processed with minimal resources from you, allowing you to focus on your regular work.
  • Get An Immediate Quote. At beAccredited, we pride ourselves on offering cost-effective accreditation consultancy. If you need a quote or want advice, you can get it straight away.
    Just call us on +44 7885987365 or email now.
  • Get Fast Service. We’re committed to guiding you through the sometimes challenging process of SSIP accreditation. Our customers love our service because it is fast, efficient, cost-effective and reliable. Customer service is an integral part of our organisation and one of our highest goals.

If you’re looking for expert consultants to help guide you through SSIP accreditation, then get in touch with us today.

Improve Your Home with Made-to-Measure Blinds

Improve Your Home with Made-to-Measure Blinds

Improve Your Home with Made-to-Measure Blinds
One of the most enjoyable parts of home ownership is being able to make the place your own through original interior design ideas. The decisions you make regarding window treatments can depend on a variety of factors such as the presence of children and/or pets in the home, how much light you want to have in that space and aesthetic appeal. Blinds are far and away the most popular window treatment option, and following are some considerations for how made-to-measure blinds can help to make the most of the space you have.

Venetian blinds
These are the most commonly used blinds, and styles range from inexpensive and flimsy to a somewhat more expensive but much more attractive and durable version which the Americans call “plantation blinds.” Venetian blinds allow for more or less light from outside without sacrificing privacy, and well-constructed wooden or plastic blinds with thick slats can help to lower heating and cooling costs by providing more shade in the summer and by blocking drafts in winter more effectively than other window treatments.

Roller blinds
Roller blinds and curtains were the go-to window treatment before Venetian blinds became popular in homes, but they are now enjoying resurgence in popularity thanks to the newly available variety of textures and prints. Do you have a window looking out over the garden in an otherwise boring kitchen sink area? Jazz it up with a roller blind in a bold colour or even one with a garden pattern that will catch the eye of whoever walks into the kitchen and also remind them of the equally lovely view on the other side!

Conservatory blinds
These are clearly only a need in homes with a conservatory, but necessary in the conservatory they most certainly are. If you are thinking of adding a conservatory to your home, you will want to plan for blinds to go around the entire room for privacy, energy efficiency and shade as needed. Styles vary widely, but roller blinds and pleated blinds are generally the best options for the conservatory roof.

Much like the furnishings and the paint colours, the window treatments you choose for your home contribute significantly to the look and feel of each room. For flexibility in terms of shade and privacy and a cleanness of line which curtains simply cannot match, made-to-measure blinds are the way to go.

So if you are searching for more information on adding new or replacement blinds for your home or property then why not contact the Beautiful Blind Company, a UK company with over 30 years-experience in the industry creating made to measure blinds & shutters.

A family run business located in the North East of the UK, they are passionate about the service provided to all our customers, large or small. The Beautiful Blind Company supply and fit all types of blinds for your home and office. We specialise in conservatory roof blinds and conservatory blinds and each blind is made to your exact requirements.

The company moto is, Simplicity, No hidden extras or gimmicks. We measure your blinds, give you the price with a great service for your blind requirements. Simple!

Using an Asbestos Consultant

Using an Asbestos Consultant

Benefits of Using an Asbestos Consultant

Whether you’re a business renovating new premises, a landlord carrying out major repairs on an investment property or simply a homeowner making your new place well and truly your own, it’s incumbent upon you to acknowledge the potential threat to your health that is asbestos. For businesses, it’s your legal responsibility to adhere to the government’s asbestos regulations. However, without the aid of an expert Asbestos Consultant, it can be much harder to ensure that you are absolutely compliant. And even harder to rid the property of asbestos entirely if it is found.

Here we’ll look at some of the benefits of Using an Asbestos Consultant to protect your business, your property and the people who work within it…

They can help you to devise and enact an asbestos management plan

Even if you’re not the owner of a property, you are still legally accountable for it if you are the duty holder. And under the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012, this means that you have a legal obligation to manage any materials that contain asbestos under your control (i.e. on your premises).

In many cases, this cannot be done overnight. An Asbestos consultant can help by drafting up an asbestos management platform and putting it into action in a way that ensures both legal compliance and the safety of your workforce. A consultant will carry out a comprehensive asbestos survey of the property after which an asbestos management plan will be put into place.

An asbestos management plan details who is responsible for asbestos management and how any materials containing this potentially harmful mineral will be managed.

Their services are scalable to suit your needs and budget

Like any business owner, cost is an important factor for you. The great thing about an Asbestos Consultant is that their services are scalable in line with the size of your business, your premises and, of course, your budget.

This helps you to remain compliant and ensure the wellbeing of your team without bottlenecking your cash flow.

They can help to assess and remove asbestos completely

If asbestos is found on your premises, you are within your legal rights to attempt to either contain or remove asbestos containing materials yourself. Nonetheless, this is inherently risky. Not only can asbestos be inhaled accidentally during the removal process, it can be hard to ascertain for sure whether your efforts have completely removed the asbestos.

An asbestos consultant can help you to ensure that all traces are either removed or contained so that your business can get on with doing what it does best.

They make compliance easy and keep your workforce safe

Remaining compliant is an extremely high priority for businesses. But they also understand that they have a duty of care to their staff. An asbestos consultant can help you to navigate the complexities of asbestos compliance with ease, while safeguarding the wellbeing of your most important resource… your staff.

If you need the peace of mind that comes from being 100% asbestos-free, get in touch with us today.  

A Leased Line for your Business

A Leased Line for your Business

A Leased Line for your Business
For any modern business, connectivity is crucial. You need to make sure that you are staying in contact with everyone, from clients and customers to employees and outsourced agents. A lot of businesses now use remote workers and this means that there will be people all over the world that could be part of the business network.

This also means that data needs to be shared and it has to be shared fast. If you can’t send information quickly to different clients and employees, this is going to impact productivity and efficiency levels. That’s why you need to make sure that you get the right leased line.

A great leased line will ensure that you have a rapid internet connection that delivers the speed and high level of connectivity that you need. Of course, this won’t be your only concern. You also need to make sure that a leased line isn’t going to cost you a fortune.

That’s why you need to compare leased line deals to find the right option for your company and specific budget.

Conduct A Wide Search

It’s important to make sure that you are exploring a variety of deals before you settle on a provider that can deliver the speeds you want at the prices you need. Rates for business leased lines vary dramatically depending on the company and the level of performance that you require. Of course, searching for the right leased line can be time-consuming but it will be worth it if you find the perfect solution for your company.

Making things Easier

If you want to keep things moving quickly when searching for the right leased line, you should consider using the services of Leasedline.co.uk. This company specialises in searching the market for businesses, ensuring that they can discover the right options for them on the market. They’ll deliver quotes from the best suppliers at the right price. Through this solution, searches can be completed instantly and you will only receive options from suppliers that can meet your unique specifications.

As well as being able to make sure that you get the right speed that you need, the packages offered here do provide service levels agreements that ensure a fast response time. You’ll get the full support you want every step of the way and you’ll never be left hanging on hold when you contact a company for assistance.

How Does It Work?

To compare leased line quotes for your business, to find the best-leased line options for your business, all you need to do is provide a few basic details of what you need and what you want. Leasedline.co.uk will then complete the search for you so you can focus on other aspects of setting up your business. They’ll discover the best deals from the right suppliers that can meet your specifications.

Quotes are also obligation-free so a search won’t automatically mean you have to enter an agreement with a company. We think this is the best way to get a great connection from a top supplier and save at the same time.

Introducing Tork Products

Introducing Tork Products

Tork Products; Part of the Safechem Group
Established in January 1987 Safechem Limited is an independently owned family business manufacturing and supplying high quality cleaning, hygiene and maintenance chemicals, including a complete range of Tork napkins suitable for every occasion, from a fast-food snack to fine dining. We Manufacture and distribute throughout the UK and export worldwide from our purpose built plant at Birtley Co Durham.

As a Company Safechem, and their sister company Tork Products, place customer service and satisfaction at the top of their priority list. This commitment together with an understanding of technology plus the innovative and progressive approach to product development and service has contributed to the continued expansion of the Company.

The Safechem ever expanding customer base ranges from Military and Government Agencies, through to many multi-national and Public Limited Companies, plus smaller privately owned and one man businesses.

Safechem are constantly developing and improving our Chemicals and Aerosols range, so that they can supply quality washroom products at competitive prices. With an emphasis on research and development at their North East laboratories, this allows new products to be quickly introduced to the market place, responding fast to customer requirements, changing legislation and market trends.

Quality products require quality service and the Safechem technical team, backed by an efficient after sales service – plus their own fleet of delivery vehicles assures the right products for the job are delivered on time.

Whichever way you prefer to contact the Safechem group, through our technical sales team, our sales support office, phone, fax or internet, Safechem assure you that your enquiry will be dealt with quickly and efficiently.

For questions / advice on the full Safechem / Tork Products range call our Tork dedicated sales manager John Hodgson on 0191 4108668 or visit the Tork Products website for more information.

Promote your Business Online this Xmas

Promote your Business Online this Xmas

Promoting your Business Online this Xmas
Christmas is the time of year that businesses really ramp up their advertising campaigns and do everything they can to attract customers to buy their Christmas gifts from them. With massive sales events such as the soon to come Black Friday and Cyber Monday becoming more and more popular in the lead up to the big day promoting your business is more important than ever.

One massive advantage that many smaller businesses have today is that even if you have a relatively small business you are still able to attract new customers from all over the world and the online shopping market is rapidly growing all the time. Recent trends show that searching for goods and services online has become one of the most common methods people use so having an effective internet marketing strategy is an excellent investment if you are looking to promote your business in time for the Christmas rush.

By using techniques such as SEO (Search Engine Optimisation), pay per click advertising and targeted campaigns using social media platforms, emails and other popular websites even a small business can ensure that their services get noticed by their targeted customer group and really boost their online sales.

Getting some help from a professional internet marketing service such as Direct Submit can be a really sensible idea if you want to be sure that your internet marketing project attracts the new customers you are looking for. They can use their skills and experience to assess your overall marketing goals and help you create an online marketing strategy that is tailor made to your business and the type of work you do. By carrying out minor changes to your website and employing specialist techniques at Direct Submit they can improve your online profile considerably make sure that your business gets noticed by the customers you want to attract.

With a flexible and individual service on offer at Direct Submit one of their friendly Internet Marketing Consultants will be happy to discuss your goals for your business and the best strategies you could use to really maximise your online sales.

No matter the size of your company or the type of goods or services you provide by employing the marketing techniques that are most suited to you they will help you create an internet market strategy that is sure to succeed in helping make sure that your business is seen by people that will find your business relevant to them.

To ensure that your business really makes the most of the Christmas season and gets a real boost to online sales making sure that your business gets seen is key. When promoting your business online you are also competing with many other companies that have something similar to offer but you can make sure that you are appearing in a higher position on the results produced by a search engine such as Google you can improve your chances of a potential customer deciding to visit your website instead.

By using enhanced SEO techniques such as Local SEO Direct Submit can help you make sure that you are always near the top of the page when people are looking for what you have to offer.
Having an improved online profile and more directed traffic to your website will really help you to create a platform for success when promoting your business this Christmas, by simply making people aware of your business gives you the opportunity to expand your customer base.

Investing in effective online marketing is a really worthwhile investment in the future growth of your business as many of the new customers you attract are likely to return in the future or leave positive feedback on your website if they are happy with your service.

At Direct Submit they aim to ensure that every business they help sees real results from their internet marketing strategy so they are constantly assessing the techniques and methods that they use to ensure they are working effectively, so you can be sure that any marketing strategy they use will be up to date and proven to work. By making periodic updates and small changes they will make sure that any work carried out remains current and reflects any recent changes to the way results and advertising is generated.

If you want to make sure that your business really shines this Christmas get in touch with Direct Submit and find out more about what they can do to help you really promote your business this year and increase your online sales. With a great range of flexible options on offer, a professional team of fully qualified Internet Marketing Consultants and a competitive and straight forward pricing policy you can be certain that you won’t be disappointed with the service you receive.