Food tech startup becomes first ever “reduced carb” certified product with Sugarwise

The new company, which invented a unique low carb bread alternative, was handed the official certification after tests showed that their product was outstandingly low in carbohydrates compared to any possible competitors. The announcement by Sugarwise means that Lo-Dough is not only recognised officially as a “reduced carb” innovation, but is paving the way for a breakthrough in the dietary,...

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Household spending falls slightly in July

Visa’s UK Consumer Spending Index, compiled by IHS Markit, pointed to a renewed fall in consumer spending at the start of the third quarter. Although the reduction was only slight (-0.9% on the year), this compared to increases in expenditure in the prior two months. Channel data signalled that the decrease in total spend was broad-based with both eCommerce and Face-to-Face categories noting...

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2018 Market Confidence Survey

At Office Experts, we believe it is crucial to understand the impact Brexit will have in our Industry. We surveyed a select group of Industry Thought Leaders on the effect Brexit may have on their business in 2018.A variety of Industry Sectors took part in our Market Confidence Survey. Of all the responders nearly half (45%) came from the Finance Industry. The Legal and the Recruitment Industry...

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Gambling Hampshire builder jailed for VAT fraud

A former builder, who falsely claimed £750,000 of VAT repayments to pay for gambling and living expenses, has been jailed for two years and eight months. Peter Howes, 58, of Waterlooville, Hampshire, submitted fraudulent VAT returns to HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) between June 2011 and October 2017. He claimed he was working as a builder and entitled to VAT repayments on his taxable purchases....

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Absent homeowners and landlords urged to ensure their properties are covered

Homeowners and landlords are being urged to check that their buildings insurance covers their property when it is unoccupied for a number of days.  Richard Burgess, Director at Cover4LetProperty, says: “Many property owners – both owner occupiers and landlords – may be unaware that their existing buildings insurance will have a clause relating to unoccupancy. “In cases where the...

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