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Knowing your Rights: How to remove bad tenants

Can I do anything about my bad tenants? According to Simply Business, a recent survey revealed that landlords in the UK are out of pocket to the tune of over £5bn every year because of damage to property and unpaid rent. Broken appliances, damage to carpets and decorating is a big problem, alongside tenants paying late or failing to pay at all. When you’ve invested in a First Urban Group property, the last thing you want to worry about is...

Are offline and printed advertisements still important for business?

There is no denying the popularity of social media platforms. Websites and downloadable applications help us to communicate, share photos and talk to friends and family far away, but we also use social media for our business aims. Facebook, Twitter, Google +, Linked In and Bing or sales platforms like Etsy and Shopify help us to advertise products online (often) free of charge. You may be wondering if allocating funds for printed business listings, business cards, flyers, calendars and posters to communicate with customers about...

Marketers need to sleep around more

John Brown looks at why being devoted to a single strategy or channel is the wrong approach... If you remove politicians and footballers, humans have a pretty staggering tendency to bond for life. We’re one of only a handful of mammal species that pair and commit. This innate loyalty is pretty useful in many ways. But, when it comes to marketing, we need to up the promiscuity levels. I hold my hands up right now and say I am not...

Should your office switch to casual dress code?

An office full of employees in jeans – for some people, this sounds like a dream. For others, the thought alone is enough to cause them to break out in a cold sweat. How do you figure out which dress code policy is right for your workplace? The tech start-ups may have spearheaded the dressed-down office trend, but nowadays more and more companies are adopting it. If you’re one of those business owners wondering whether or not you should also...

Education is the main cause of gender gap, say engineering professionals

The gender gap in the engineering sector is wider than ever, despite many other industries witnessing a significant increase in female participation. Engineering is the subject with the biggest gap in male to female ratios and these figures aren’t improving. Just 9 percent* of the engineering workforce is female. Furthermore, only 6 percent* of registered engineers and technicians (i.e. CEng, IEng, EngTech) are women. Newly released survey data has indicated that the lack of women opting for STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering and...

There should be NO all female quotas, says industry workforce

It is widely accepted that the engineering industry is short of women, and within the engineering sector there is a huge gender pay gap. A survey by Energy Jobline, an Energy and Engineering job board, asked their engineering users if they agree in quotas to increase the participation of women in the industry, and the results were surprising. A resounding 71 per cent of those questioned said they didn’t think a quota was necessary. Even though only 9 per cent...

With House Prices Rising In The Capital, How Can You Secure Your Dream Pad?

The London housing market is a juggernaut that just keeps on going. The most recent batch of figures showed that prices jumped another 14 per cent in the last year, with the average home in the capital costing about £470,000. For that, you’d need about £60,000 in deposit and Stamp Duty alone, with moving costs and fees on top of that. If that’s the price of the average property in the capital, then it’s clear that the cost of your...

Overseas energy jobs: DON’T LEAVE the EU

A new survey has revealed that energy professionals who work or live within the EU (i.e professionals working in overseas energy jobs) don’t want the UK to leave, but it’s close. A sample of energy sector workers in overseas energy jobs took part in the EU referendum survey. The results of the poll indicated that 47.3 per cent want the UK to remain part of Europe, while 43.2 per cent want Britain to withdraw from the rest of the member states....

The Digital Switchover: How Digital Tech has enhanced our lives

We certainly live in a digital world. Although digital technology has been around for the last few decades (think digital watches from the 1970s), the turn of the millennium has seen a marked increase in the movement away from analogue and towards digital technology. In fact, when you look through the various aspects of our life that are now dominated by digital technology, you'll see why our opening statement is true. Indeed, from entertainment to dating on apps such as...

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