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    The secret isolation of sole traders such as VAs

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    While it can seem like a dream set up, if you’ve ever owned your own business or work from home on a regular basis, there will undoubtedly be times where you’ve felt isolated, alone, or questioned your decision. In fact, research from Acas found that around a fifth (20%) of homeworkers and sole traders often […]

    Think flexibly to escape the office bore, says Regus

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    What are the benefits of working flexibly? Many are well documented – a healthier lifestyle, avoiding the commute, a better work-life balance. But what about avoiding boring colleagues or those fellow workers with unpleasant habits? According to a new survey from workspace provider Regus, these ‘push’ factors are highly influential when it comes to deciding […]

    CrossCountry closes the window on ticket collection wait times

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    Leading train company CrossCountry has reduced its fulfilment window – the time it takes for tickets to be available for collection – for customers who purchase tickets through their website. Customers booking via crosscountrytrains.co.uk will now only have to wait as little as five minutes after purchasing to collect their tickets for travel, further enhancing […]

    The Business Travel Show opens today

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    The Business Travel Show is now officially open, with visitors from around the world gathering at Olympia London for the chance to meet fellow travel bookers and suppliers, as well as attend a series of informational seminars. There’s plenty to see and do at the two-day show, which has been connecting the corporate travel community […]

    £47K shortfall in employer pension contributions for women

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    There is a ‘gap’ between the amount that men and women receive in employer pension contributions, which if left unaddressed could result in a shortfall of £47,000 by the end of a woman’s working life, according to the inaugural Zurich Workplace Savings Barometer. Last year, on average, men under the age of 35 received £217 […]

    Business Travel Show: An interview with David Chapple

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    We sat down with David Chapple, Portfolio Director of the Business Travel Show, to find out what attendees can expect to see and do at this year’s event. The Business Travel Show has been going for more than 20 years now. How do you continue to keep the content so fresh? Yes, it has; we’re […]

    Business Travel Show: Day one networking overview

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    The Business Travel Show is full of networking opportunities, from scheduled events taking place on supplier stands throughout the exhibition to the huge Central Café and its ample seating for impromptu meetings. Here’s a brief preview of what’s on today. Business Traveller Cellars in the Sky Where: Stand B758 When: 1pm-2pm and 3pm-4pm What: Business […]

    Business Travel Show: Day one Fundamentals of Business Travel seminar guide

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    This year’s Business Travel Show features a content stream dedicated to PAs and those who are new to looking after their company’s travel arrangements. The Fundamentals of Business Travel sessions focus on intro-level topics to get you started in your career. Here’s a look at the sessions on offer in the Olympia Room Theatre today […]

    LGBT group Stonewall launches inclusive jobs site

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    Stonewall, the lesbian, gay, bi and trans (LGBT) equality charity, has launched its new and improved inclusive jobs hub, Proud Employers. Created to enable LGBT jobseekers to find employment with organisations they know respect and embrace their identity, Proud Employers will list jobs at any level across all sectors. The new, fully responsive jobs board […]

    Multiple pension funds add up to retirement confusion

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    Nearly one in five employees have built up three or more company pension funds during their career, making it more difficult to keep track of their retirement planning, new research from employee benefits consultancy Portus shows. Its nationwide study shows 17% of employees have built up three or more pension funds as they have moved […]