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Blog – Storing Personal Data Under GDPR

There is now less than a year to go before the UK's Data Protection Act (DPA) is replaced by the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which will have huge implications for any business that stores personal data online. The new regulation will take effect on 25 May 2018 and the Government has

Blog – Auto-enrolment and the Workforce

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 million people by 2018 so

Blog – Not Making Tax Digital

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 year after but now the

Blog – Mind the Gender Pay Gap

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 that the Equality and Human

Blog – Are you prepared for Making Tax Digital?

Although there has been widespread criticism of the Government's Making Tax Digital (MTD) proposals, business and political groups agree that the only way forward for taxation is for it to go online, so it looks as though, whether next year or by 2020, businesses will have to get to grips with the changes.

Blog – How will your business be affected by the apprenticeship levy?

When it was first announced, the apprenticeship levy came under heavy fire from organisations representing British businesses. There were plenty of arguments against its introduction. The CBI warned that the levy would impose huge costs on employers with no improvement in training given. After a period of consultation and review, the scheme has

Watermoo’s Journey

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 to raise money for CLIC

Watermoo’s Mooooooving Day

Thank you to everybody at Briars that helped move Watermoo into our office foyer today. Our lovely local artist Stacey Allan (www.staceyallanart.com) has spent the last three weeks painting and creating the lovely cow ready for her debut. Luckily she was in safe hands for her short walk to our office. Watermoo will be residing

1st July 2016 – Elstead Marathon

Once again Briars employees will be taking part in the Elstead Marathon (5.5 miles) in aid of charity. This year Briars will be raising money for Hearing Dogs for Deaf People. If you would like to support us please visit our Just Giving page: Briars Team running through the river

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