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Giving to Charity and What it Means for Tax

Giving to Charity and What it Means for Tax

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Often, businesses hold workplace activities to raise money for a charity close to their heart. This can be anything from marathons to bake offs to dress down days. But, as a company, do you know what giving to charity means regarding tax? What is the tax relief? If you’re a limited company and you give a monetary donation to charity, you will pay less corporation tax by deducting the value of yo…
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Grants Available for Home Improvement Companies

Grants Available for Home Improvement Companies

As an established home improvement business, have you ever thought about which grants are available to you? Government grants are great for small businesses, as that extra bit of cash can really help to help to grow your business. What are business grants? A business government grant is money that is given to a business that doesn’t need to be repaid, unless in the form of a loan grant. Types of…

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DGCOS Leyland Bake Off Raises £123.20 for St Catherine’s Hospice

DGCOS Leyland Bake Off Raises £123.20 for St Catherine’s Hospice

From left to right: Cathy O'Hara, Cathryn Wolfenden, Jonathon Moorhouse, Tabatha Strain, Charlotte Pilkington, Tracy Dilworth, Melody Ikin and Naomi Cunningham. DGCOS held a charity ‘Great Leyland Bake Off’ on 10th February to raise money for St Catherine’s Hospice. The Leyland-based business not only had some quality baking but also raised £123.20 for St Catherine’s Hospice. St Catherin…

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Asbestos - Should I Worry?

Asbestos - Should I Worry?

It’s 2020, should you still worry about asbestos? In short, yes. Asbestos poses extreme dangers to those who are exposed to it and even though it is no longer used in practice, it is still around, and the exposure can be lethal. What is asbestos? Asbestos is not a single type of mineral; it is a group of six minerals made up of microscopic fibres. Asbestos was previously used in homes and buildi…

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Are You Working at Height?

Are You Working at Height?

Working at height refers to work that holds a risk of a person becoming injured by falling, whether that is from a height or from ground level into an opening. However, it should be noted that this does not include a slip or trip on the level itself. Within the home improvement industry working at height is often unavoidable for installers, so, what do you need to know? The Work at Height Regulati…

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