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December 2009 Blog Posts (10)

Calling all Artists everywhere!

If you, or someone you know, has some artistic flair, then please get in touch as Phoenix Trading, the world's No.1 direct-selling greeting card company, are on the look out for new designs for their products.
Take a few minutes to watch the following video clip.

Added by Christina Goble on December 30, 2009 at 16:16 — No Comments

Fuel set to Increase

Fuel duty is set to increase from April 2010.

The Chancellor has confirmed that fuel duty will increase next year as planned.

He ruled out any further increases in fuel duty, except for those already announced. Fuel duty will increase by one penny per litre in real terms on 1 April each year from 2010 to 2013, he said.

In addition, the duty differential for biofuels will cease from 1 April 2010, although the duty differential will continue for biofuels made from used… Continue

Added by Peter Morris on December 10, 2009 at 11:56 — No Comments

VAT Increase

10 Dec 09

Value Added Tax

The Chancellor has confirmed the VAT will return to 17.50% on January 1st 2010. The rate was cut in the last Pre Budget Report to aid economic recovery. The Chancellor Alistair Darling confirmed the VAT will not rise further

Added by Peter Morris on December 10, 2009 at 11:54 — No Comments

Go Electric and Save

10 Dec 09

The chancellor Alistair Darling has confirmed he is giving company drivers of electric cars and vans a five-year holiday from Benefit-in-Kind tax.

According to company car tax expert at Pricewaterhouse Coopers, Gary Hull, this means cars solely propelled by electricity will be free from Income Tax and National Insurance contributions for a five-year period from 6 April 2010.

This will save employees and employers.A 20% tax payer who starts… Continue

Added by Peter Morris on December 10, 2009 at 11:48 — No Comments

Tacky or Genius?

Sure we understand how difficult it is out there in the business world. People are looking to keep hold of their jobs, marketing budgets have been cut and yet targets still need to reached perhaps more so now than ever before.

It is a fine line between cutting back on creativity and preserving your marketing/advertising budget and actually harming your brand awareness and recognition. Your advertising can be effective and memorable in a number of ways. Whilst some may seem quite… Continue

Added by Absolutely Design Nick Buckland on December 8, 2009 at 20:02 — No Comments

Use Ryanair? New card needed to avoid the £10 'payment processing fee'

A quick prompt - for any users of Ryanair - they yesterday announced that they were stopping the practice of accepting Visa Electron cards for fee free payments for their flights. Instead they have signed up with Mastercard prepaid cards, and from Jan 1st next year only these cards will avoid the fee, which can add up to £40 for a family of four.

Travel Money on a Card

So which is the best… Continue

Added by Mark Bower on December 3, 2009 at 13:30 — No Comments

Using an Online Guide to the local area to get your news and services out and about this Christmas

Find out what's on in Reading over Christmas or add an event you are organising to our community pages for some free publicity. Obtain the best locally made food and drink in Reading to add something special to your Christmas festivities, or perhaps find a hamper full of goodies for the perfect Christmas gift. Check out the …


Added by Tanya Dixon on December 2, 2009 at 16:55 — No Comments

Christmas E-card Promotion

Sending Christmas cards this year?

Why not send an email instead, or maybe an e-card...

With the global population becoming more environmentally aware and, closer to home, the recent Royal Mail issues and numerous postal strikes, Kennetiq have made it easier than ever for you to get your corporate message out this Christmas.

By designing a virtual sack full of email templates and animated messages we will ensure your corporate branding is repeatedly at… Continue

Added by Keith Wootton on December 2, 2009 at 13:00 — No Comments

Free Account Management for Charity or Non Profit Organisations

Absolutely Design are taking the approach of offering FREE account management on projects of any size for Charity and non-profit organisations. Is it a gimmick or a real offer?

This is a real offer; charities have found the recent economic climate a difficult place to work in. With a growing demand for their services whilst coping with falling income, it has meant they have had to take a real look at themselves, just as many other businesses have. Yet they still have major… Continue

Added by Absolutely Design Nick Buckland on December 2, 2009 at 10:23 — 1 Comment

Winter Motoring Tips

Pinewood Asset Finance & Vehicle Location

Winter motoring tips from Motor Industry Codes should be encouraged with customers includes:

Tyre condition

“Tyres are vital safety equipment as they are the only contact between drivers and the road. Therefore, checking and maintaining tyre pressures is important during the winter months as when the temperature drops, so does the tyre pressure. This can lead to excessive tyre wear causing poor brake… Continue

Added by Peter Morris on December 1, 2009 at 10:34 — No Comments

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