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    1. App of the Week: 1tap receipts
    Plenty of us struggle to keep on top of our finances – particularly at this time of year – but when keeping on top of your expenses or the expenses of others, losing track isn’t something you can afford to do. If you find yourself buried under a pile of receipts and don’t know how to keep on top of your expenditure, 1tap receipts might just be your kind of app.

    2. How to avoid embarrassment at your office Christmas party
    For the average employee, the office Christmas party offers a chance to relax, unwind, and find the liquid courage to finally confess your undying love to your office crush. While having a good time and getting to know your coworkers outside of work is always recommended, waking up the next morning full of dread and regret is not. Here are some tips to ensure you leave your office Christmas party feeling guilt free.

    3. Digital Edition: October 2017
    Check out our latest magazine, featuring our profile with London PA of the Year, Katie Foster…

    4. Checking in: InterContinental London – The O2
    With tickets to see Mickey Flannigan, who was playing at the 02 and ironically staying at the InterContinental Hotel that had only opened some 18 months ago, I thought it would be a great opportunity to stay there with some of my family and friends. Therefore, we booked for two nights/ three days.

    5. PA Life readers reveal if they would get flirty for a pay rise
    What would you be willing to do for some extra cash this Christmas? Would you be willing to flirt with your boss if it led to a raise or a bonus? If you’re one of our readers, you may be pleased to know that you’re among good sort, here.

    6. Half of us wish we were better with money
    More than half of Brits wish they were better with money, according to new research from OnePoll that revealed many of us regularly choose convenience over cost.

    7. Insider tips for smarter train bookings
    With rail fares set to rise above inflation from January, could you benefit from some insider tips on keeping ticket costs down? Here are Capita Travel and Events’ essential dos and don’ts for saving money on rail travel…

    8. ‘Instagram butlers’ employed at Maldives hotel
    Conrad Maldives Rangali Island has introduced a new #InstaTrail around the resort, with knowledgeable team members helping guests to discover the most picturesque locations. Looking out for the perfect photo opportunities and teaching visitors techniques to look the best online. Promising many memorable, ‘grammable moments, guests can tee up their tour with a yoga class directed by the resort’s resident yogi where they will be taught the best poses to capture on camera set against a myriad of ocean hues.

    9. UK workers to receive the lowest salary increases in Europe in 2018
    Despite unemployment continuing to be the lowest it has been in more than 40 years, British workers are expected to receive one of the lowest salary increases across Europe as we come into the new year, according to the latest Salary Trends Report. The report by ECA International has shown that the UK is trailing far behind its peers on the continent, with some countries expected to be increasing salaries by up to 15 times.

    10. PA Life Christmas party
    DSTRKT opened its doors in Soho in 2011 to critical acclaim. Today, the venue continues to attract an elite clientele from around the world. It has won The London Club & Bar Awards four years in a row and is a popular place to host corporate events. With the neighbouring Yoshiaki restaurant, guests are sure to be impressed by this attractive club.


    Toby Cruse

    Content Writer - PA Life

    All stories by: Toby Cruse