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Understanding demographics – Britain’s aspiring ...

According to a recent Experian study, first time buyers are now more likely to be living in the Western Isles of Scotland than in Kensington and Chelsea. Using Experian’s Mosaic segmentation tool it’s possible to build a detailed picture of the demographics of particular areas and the types of...

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What does the first estimates of 2015 Q2 UK GDP tell u...

The first estimate of UK GDP for the second quarter of 2015 confirmed our expectations that the economy bounced back strongly in the spring, growing by 0.7% q-o-q, up from 0.4% in 2015q1. The latest release also confirmed that GDP-per-head is finally back to pre-recession...

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Great Expectations: Meeting consumer demands for perfe...

As consumers take more control of their credit rating they require help and support in understanding the information that appears on their credit report and querying anything they don’t understand or believe is incorrect. That is a key role that we - as a CRA - fulfil for c......

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What the End of the Driving License Counterpart Means ...

On 8 June 2015 driving licence counterparts were officially abolished by the DVLA in favour of View Driver Record – an electronic database where people can access the information previously held on their paper counterpart licence, such as vehicle licence types, penalty points and c...

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Starting a company Part five: Register your company...

When registering a new start-up, there are two main options that people normally take. This is either becoming a sole trader or registering as a limited company. According to your needs, you should’ve established by now which type of company you want to form. Sole Trader 75% of UK companies have no...

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Starting a company Part four: Write your business plan...

Now that you’ve done all your information gathering you should be ready to produce your start-up business plan. This business plan will help you map out your company and put down in writing all the research you’ve done. Business plans vary in length from a few sentences to more than...

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Starting a company Part three: Choosing the right comp...

This is one of the most enjoyable and fun parts of planning your company. Your name is the image that your company projects and the first point of call for a customer. Good or bad, it’ll be what draws customers to you or turn them away to competitors. Follow these...

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Starting a company Part two: Who to sell to and why...

No one can afford to target everyone, it doesn’t make any commercial sense and for a start-up it isn’t realistically possible. You need to be clear of who your target market is from the beginning and who you’d like to target towards so you can tailor to their needs....

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Starting a company Part one – Basics to starting...

There is proof that the entrepreneurial spirit in Britain is on the rise with a record 581,173 new companies being registered with the Companies House in 2014; this is a 10 per cent increase from 2013 figures. 81 per cent of entrepreneurs said they were happier than being employed...

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