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May 2017

April 2017

Blog – Auto-enrolment and the Workforce

By |April 28th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: |

Although the groundwork for auto-enrolment was laid in the 2008 Pensions Act, it wasn’t officially launched until October 2012 and not all employers have started the process yet, although more than 7.5 million people have already been enrolled.  The government’s plan is to turn this figure into 10

March 2017

Blog – Not Making Tax Digital

By |March 28th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: |

Back in January, we urged readers to prepare for the implementation of Making Tax Digital (MTD), the Government’s attempt to digitise tax returns for all business owners and the self-employed.  This was due to come into effect for large businesses from next April and for small businesses the

February 2017

Blog – Mind the Gender Pay Gap

By |February 27th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: |

From April 2017, private and voluntary sector organisations in England, Wales and Scotland with 250 or more employees will have to publish the differences between what they pay men and women in salaries and bonuses.  Failure to comply with the new legislation will constitute an “unlawful act”, meaning

January 2017

December 2016

November 2016

Watermoo’s Journey

By |November 4th, 2016|Categories: Surrey Cow Parade|Tags: |

We have really enjoyed sponsoring Watermoo this year, seeing her evolve from a blank canvas to a bright and colourful heifer has been amazing. Watermoo's time in the public eye is coming to an end soon, she will be auctioned on the 17th November at Hampton Court Palace

October 2016

Briars Group Partners with the OFX Group

By |October 25th, 2016|Categories: news|

Briars Group partners with the OFX Group to offer clients great foreign exchange rates on international payments. Commencing October 2016, Briars is delighted to announce its new partnership with UKForex, (USForex and the entire OFX Group) to be the preferred choice for Briars’ clients currency

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November 2015

How to Find the Best Provider for Your HR functions

By |November 3rd, 2015|Categories: news|

In my last article I discussed the many and varied benefits of outsourcing HR functions. For the majority of businesses, it’s not a question of whether they would benefit from outsourcing non-core functions but which they would benefit from most. Many organisations begin by ‘dipping their toes in the water

September 2015

Create a Communication Strategy to Build Real Outsourcing Success

By |September 21st, 2015|Categories: news|

For an outsourcing project to yield maximum benefits, you’ll need to ensure that effective processes and procedures of communication between your organisation and the service provider are in place. According to Grant Thornton’s International Business Report, communication is the key to outsourcing success with 98% of UK respondents saying so. 

August 2015

10 Steps to Develop a Clear and Effective Outsourcing Strategy

By |August 31st, 2015|Categories: news|

When working with an outsourcing partner, an organisation must have a clear and effective outsourcing strategy. This is particularly important if the outsourcing partner is based abroad. There are certain targets that an outsourcing strategy will identify and detail, and these should be understood by all involved in the outsourcing

Eight Essential Elements to Have in an Outsourcing Contract

By |August 25th, 2015|Categories: news|

Critical to the success of any outsourcing relationship is the contract. Yet, despite the regularity with which organisations of all types create and sign contracts with customers, many organisations that outsource some of their activities still find the contracts they agree to do not deliver what they expect.   Read full

July 2015

Elstead Marathon July 2015

By |July 2nd, 2015|Categories: Dan Eley Foundation|

In order to raise money for our corporate charity The Dan Eley Foundation, Briars have managed to once again put together a team for the local fun run. Elstead is a small village about 5 miles from Godalming in Surrey and every year they host the Elstead Marathon. whilst it is

June 2015