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Mental Health Matters

To mark World Mental Health Day, our events guru John Hayes has written an emotional but inspiring blog on events in his life and how he has overcome them. Please be warned, the blog covers issues of suicide and grief. Mental Health Awareness is something that I am very passionate about. This is largely down…
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No such thing as a free lunch? Not true! The fantastic benefits of being an ELBP client.

A guest blog from Building Legacies client and Trainer, Renée Wallen of Imaginative Training and Development Ltd, trading as Weekend Witch Social Media. I vividly remember meeting Glen Addis, now the head of East London Business Place (ELBP) and its Building Legacies project – but I couldn’t put a time frame on it. I just…
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Is Cooking Your Worst Nightmare?

For some people the answer to the question “is cooking your worst nightmare” would be a resounding, yes, yes, and yes. However, it doesn’t have to be that way. Let’s explore a few reasons why? Firstly, cooking can be meditative. With busy lives and demanding routines, more and more people are looking for ways to…
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Vaccines are not the only weapons we can deploy to get our lives back to normal.

It has been a long year and being isolated from others is beginning to feel like a way of life. Working from home, treating Zoom as a routine way of communicating not just with the office but with friends and loved ones. We’ve been getting so used to standing apart and talking through masks, avoiding…
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Goods Imported From The EU & China To GB: Taxes, Tariffs & Timeframes

Overview Some GB companies that import goods from the EU are experiencing delays due to problems and apparent anomalies with UK taxes, tariffs and other costs. This briefing will clarify some of these issues – but they relate only to importing organisations based in GB (England, Scotland and Wales); there are different arrangements for NI…
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BUILDING LEGACIES BRIEFING – 30/03/2021

Repayment of Coronavirus Business Interruption/Bounce Back Loans… And A Preview of A New Government Support Scheme Overview Several companies that took out loans under the Government-backed Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) or the Bounce Back Loan Scheme (BBLS) will now be approaching the end of their 12-month interest-free periods. They are, or will soon…
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Now Is the Time to Stand Out from The Crowd

During lean times, some businesses cut their advertising budgets to save money. Although this can give them short term relief, it will likely pave the way to long term loss of revenue. What if a shop owner, fearing a recession and loss of trade, turned off the lights in their window display to save money…
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BUILDING LEGACIES: UK BUDGET BRIEFING – 03/03/2021

INTRODUCTION This Budget – delayed from November 2020 because of the Coronavirus pandemic – sought to give clarity to continuing and extending a range of fiscal and monetary measures, designed primarily to support people and companies over the next six months. It also set out the Government’s broad-brush intentions on tax and spending for the…
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Building Legacies Covid-19 Briefing – January 5th 2021

Extra Financial Support for Businesses Following the introduction of the new Covid-19 lockdown in England, the Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak, has announced further financial help for businesses that are affected. The package, worth £4.6 billion, will come as grants aimed at supporting businesses and protecting jobs. Here is a summary of the new…
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The Three Things You Need to Consider When Thinking About Money

I spend a decent chunk of my time helping people, typically aged 50+ and having built a decent level of wealth, answer one clear question… Have I got enough? Even though individuals come to see us initially because they want to better organise their pensions, or make sure their investments are working as hard as…
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