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5 ways to enjoy the hospitality businesses now that they’re open

This summer it’s all about having fun, enjoy yourself, and staying safe

The UK has received a new lease of life recently, thanks to the reopening of hospitality businesses across the country. After more than a year of uncertainty, forced closures and changing rules, lockdown restrictions had their most significant easing in May when hotels, bars, restaurants, museums and more were finally able to open their doors to customers again.

This has opened up a whole world of possibility for budding visitors and customers, who are understandably restless and keen to enjoy some activities...

How to find skilled tradesmen in your local area

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Posted: Tue, 05/25/2021 - 8:50am

Finding a good tradesman can be as hard as cracking an egg without breaking its yolk. Here we aim to give some pointers on how to go about finding good tradesmen in your local area.

A tradesman is not necessarily a person who has a specialised degree, more so they will have completed courses and learned/practiced skills to become an expert in a particular field. People take the relevant diplomas to become qualified as an electrician, mechanic, engineer etc.

With the advancement of technology, there has been a huge change in the demand for skilled tradespeople, however,...

SW the only region in the UK where over half of people saved during a typical lockdown month

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Posted: Wed, 05/19/2021 - 8:46pm

People in the South West have been the most active savers during the second lockdown, with 51% of respondents having saved some of their income during November 2020, averaging £241. Alongside being the biggest savers, the region also demonstrated financial resilience, with only 13% reporting feeling financially insecure, the second lowest across all UK regions*.

compare the market. com launches The Uneven Impacts of the Covid-19 Crisis, in collaboration with Cebr (Centre for Economics and Business Research). The new report reveals the stark difference in the way various groups...

Which factors influence Bitcoin trading?

Bitcoin is today one of the most valuable cryptocurrencies that are available on almost every crypto exchange site. Even though it didn't have a lot of supporters initially when it was released in 2009 today, we get to choose from an abundance of exchange platforms, but also there is a huge number of investors in BTC. Online trading is an essential part of the success of Bitcoin, and here we explore some of the factors that impact Bitcoin trading.

Bitcoin Liquidity

Early on, Bitcoin wasn't considered a liquid asset. First, there weren't many online trading sites...

Freemasons’ inaugural annual report showcases commitment to modernisation

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Posted: Mon, 05/17/2021 - 10:43pm

The United Grand Lodge of England (UGLE) has launched its first annual report, in its 300 year history, marking another major step forward in its commitment to modernisation, transparency and normalization.

The annual report includes the new mission statement, which sits alongside the UGLE’s four key values of integrity, respect, friendship and charity. In addition, a recent study found that 75% of Freemasons take part in civic or charitable activities, compared to only 31% of non-Freemasons, in a matched geodemographic profile.

Dr David Staples, chief executive of the...

How to buy the right cremation insurance policy

The death of a family member can be a traumatic experience for loved ones. On top of this, the financial burdens left behind can wreak havoc on the family. Though it is not possible to keep them from feeling heartbreak and grief, you can help reduce their financial misery by buying the cremation insurance policy at the right time.

If you have not bought a cremation policy yet, read more to know its benefits and how to buy the right policy.

What is a Cremation Insurance Plan?

Also known as end-of-life insurance or final expense insurance, a cremation insurance...

Mobile phone environmental facts: Numbers don't lie

There are billions of smartphone users worldwide and the number of mobile phone units are more than that as some smartphone companies manufacture a new model every year. If you are thinking of purchasing the new phone model, have you thought of where your old phone will end up to? This article talks about the harmful impacts of mobile phones on the environment as well as the health risks associated with it.

Charities in Exeter urged to bid for a £25,000 prize pot offered by insurance specialist

Charities in Exeter urged to bid for a £25,000 prize pot offered by insurance specialist

Charities in Exeter have a chance to win a share of a £25,000 prize pot offered by specialist charity insurer Ansvar’s Community Campaign.

Many good causes in the region have been struggling to raise funds during the pandemic and Ansvar, which has insured charities, churches and voluntary groups for more than 60 years, is offering help.

The money will be split three ways: £15,000 for the overall winner with £5,000 each going to two additional charities.

The competition opens on 10 May, the deadline for entries is 30 June and winners will be notified by 23 July....

How to detect and avoid frauds and forgeries

Fraud is the most expensive ( and stressful ) liabilities organizations face. Today’s rapid transactions and the ever-evolving fraudulent tactics have made it hard to identify, prevent and recover from. Accounting frauds, data theft, payment fraud, asset misappropriation, and corruption can cause millions of financial damages. Thus, it is important to implement proper strategies to detect and prevent fraud. From a corporate business to online gambling, all financial matters bear a risk of fraud and/or forgeries. Today, we will tell how to detect and avoid fraud in the online gambling...

Halal certification in the UK – why get halal registration for your food products

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Posted: Wed, 05/12/2021 - 6:06pm

Halal food or products mean that their consumption is permissible for Muslims. In fact, halal is an Arabic word that translates into "permissible or lawful" in English. It largely covers what Muslims are allowed do to in their lives, especially when it comes to food and drink. On the other hand, what’s prohibited in Islam is called ‘haram’.

The term halal most commonly refers to the Muslim dietary laws, especially pertaining to the consumption of meat. Muslims are only allowed to consume Halal meat that has been sourced, processed, and prepared in strict adherence to Islamic...

Freemasons are supporting carers with advice, breaks and activities

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Posted: Wed, 05/12/2021 - 3:35pm

Freemasons are leading a project to help up to 33,000 adult, young and parent carers, with donations of more than £715,000. According to Carers UK, the number of carers grew exponentially during the pandemic, reaching more than 13 million. The helping hand from the Freemasons is supporting them with essential items, life skills, counselling, crisis support, activities and breaks. Approximately 20,000 unpaid carers are receiving access to crucial support online, funded by the United Grand Lodge of England (UGLE), the governing body of the Freemasons. The UGLE is also working to protect...
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