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Energy Efficiency Grants for SMEs in Leicester & Leicestershire

Energy Efficiency Green BELLE Grant Available to Leicestershire and Leicester Based Businesses. If you’re an SME in Leicestershire, then the chances are you will qualify for an energy efficiency grant, allowing you to reduce your energy costs and lower your carbon emissions. Grants of between £1,000 and £10,000 are available until 2019, on a first-come […]

Posted on 8 November, 2017 by

Having a couldn’t care less attitude to safety could cost money, or even more …

Not caring about Health and Safety in a dangerous workplace can cost money, time, injury, lives, and can lead to jail time. Having a couldn’t care less attitude to safety has landed the boss of a Swansea skip hire company in jail and with fines. The owner of a skip hire and waste disposal firm […]

Posted on 25 September, 2017 by

LBE 2015 – Join Us!

We will be attending The Leicestershire Business Event 2015, celebrating and showcasing businesses from across the county, at the Leicester Tigers Stadium on Thursday 29th October. The event, which runs from 9.30-4.30, will bring together businesses from all areas and industries in Leicestershire and will allow time-constrained directors and individuals to tackle all of their […]

Posted on 6 October, 2015 by

Grant Money Available!

Flash Call for Grant Applications! Closes 5pm Friday 20th February 2015! From £5k to £150,000 available. We at the GB Group always like to let our Customers and other Local Businesses know if we hear of anything that may be useful to their business… FREE money being particularly useful! What have we heard? The Leicester […]

Posted on 5 February, 2015 by

Recent and impending employment law changes

As usual there is plenty going on in the world of employment law. Here’s a brief overview of recent and impending changes. 6 April 2014 Early conciliation through ACAS was introduced. This is a free service that an employee can chose prior to lodging a claim to the Employment Tribunal. At the moment it is […]

Posted on 1 May, 2014 by

East Midlands to the Middle East

As a health and safety consultant based in Leicestershire – the centre of England no less – it is surprising to be asked to deliver health and safety training over in the Middle East  I am involved in the delivery of a series of Health and Safety training courses over in the Middle East, particularly […]

Posted on 15 April, 2014 by

Employment Allowance £2,000 (Employers NIC)

The 2014-15 tax year sees the launch of the Employment Allowance as announced in the recent budget, that will enable 1.25m businesses and charities to cut up to £2,000 from their employer Class 1 National Insurance Contributions (NICs). Most business will be able to claim up to the full £2,000 against their monthly/quarterly NIC bills […]

Posted on 8 April, 2014 by

Health and Safety Webinars

Exporting safety to the USA Over the last two years, I have delivered many Webinars to delegates in the USA. This week, I am continuing that line of work with a new version of my Laboratory Safety Webinar. This is a good introduction to safety matters for anyone with responsibilities for the running and operation […]

Posted on 29 March, 2014 by

New member added to the LRB Health and Safety team

LRB Health and Safety of Loughborough are pleased to announce that they have strengthened their Health and Safety Consultancy Team. Peter O’Reilly joined their health and safety consultancy team on Tuesday 16 September. He will initially work in their Loughborough office, adding to the general administrative resource as well as taking over the organisation of training […]

Posted on 2 March, 2014 by

Leicester Apprenticeship Hub Launch Event

For the past few months, Leicester City Council have been engaging with local training providers and ATAs looking at for a new way to support employers across the County with their apprenticeship opportunities and St Martins House on Peacock Lane, Leicester is be the venue for the 5th March 2014 launch of Leicester Apprenticeship Hub […]

Posted on 26 February, 2014 by

Chemical Safety in the Workplace – Webinar

Michael Ellerby deliveried a Webinar on the subject of Chemical Safety in the Workplace in March, 2014. Click here to find out more or to get a recorded version of this Webinar. Overview: A solid introduction to the hazards posed by chemicals and substances in the workplace and the ways in which these hazards may be […]

Posted on 31 January, 2014 by

Qualitin partners D’Accord Management Services in the UK

D’Accord Management Services has become a partner in the UK for Brazilian management solution company, Qualitin. The partnership allows D’Accord to offer its clients access to Qualitin’s management tools. Qualitin specialises in the development of practical, focused-on-results management solutions to support committed leaders in achieving their goals and vision. It believes in the power of structured management […]

Posted on 19 January, 2014 by

Academies: Health and Safety

Our work with the Leicester Diocese Board of Education continues smoothly into 2014. We have visited a new batch of schools that are moving to academy status. Our Health and Safety Compliance Audit reports were well received by both the individual schools and the Board of Education. They offer the schools  a sensible Improvement Plan […]

Posted on 18 January, 2014 by

RTI Easement is due to end for larger businesses on 5th April 2014

HMRC is to extend the real time information (RTI) easement for micro-businesses to 5th April 2016. Easement is due to end for larger businesses (over 50 employees) on 5th April 2014.

Posted on 13 January, 2014 by

More support planned for growing businesses in Leicester

Leicester County Council are working with Regent College along with other local colleges and training providers to boost support for businesses to grow though employing apprentices. The group has been set up to ensure quality and guidance for employers and young people in the area. Key colleges and training providers in Leicester will be involved […]

Posted on 2 December, 2013 by

‘Enterprising Leicester’ business grants launched at recent ‘Leicester Economic Plan’ review

Regent College were represented at the recent review of the ‘Leicester Economic Plan’ on September 25th. The City Mayor, Peter Soulsby recently gave a presentation to review the first year of progress of his economic plan as set out last year. One of the key aims was to create jobs and growth in the city, […]

Posted on 1 November, 2013 by

National minimum wage rates changed 1st Oct 2013

The current national minimum wage rates changed from 1st October 2013. The National Minimum Wage rate per hour depends on your age and whether you’re an apprentice – you must be at least school leaving age to get it.  The current rates are:- Year 21 and over 18 to 20 Under 18 Apprentice* 2013 (current […]

Posted on 3 October, 2013 by

RTI relaxation

Since the start of this tax year employers have been required to submit online returns to HMRC whenever they pay their employees wages etc using real time information (RTI).  Strictly, this must be done at the time or before the wages are paid.  But in March HMRC announced a concession that allowed employers more time […]

Posted on 12 September, 2013 by

Nationwide tax investigations

HMRC is targeting a number of regions and industries across the UK for tax investigation – for the Midlands area they are targeting road hauliers.  We can help ease the pain of an investigation by being the spokesperson for the company and also offer Tax Investigation Protection to reduce the cost of an investigation to […]

Posted on 12 September, 2013 by

Achieve Your Business Ambition

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Posted on 2 September, 2013 by


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