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How to conduct a successful interview

Just as those heading to an interview should come prepared, so should the interviewee. Time and time again businesses end up hiring the wrong candidate because they didn’t do their homework. Whilst a gut feeling can often turn out to be correct, there should be more than good instinct that goes into choosing a candidate.…
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Your go-to-insurance-person

Insurance is one of life’s little inevitabilities for a great many of us, like booking your car in for an MOT, visiting the dentist, or filling out a tax return. It’s one of those things that comes round and round, giving even the most spontaneous people an essential routine that can’t be avoided no matter…
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Travelling post-Brexit: What British holidaymakers need to know

With the Conservative election win signalling full steam ahead for Brexit, what does this mean for UK holidaymakers travelling to mainland Europe? No-one could deny that since the referendum in 2016, the plans for the UK to leave the EU have been fraught and paved with uncertainty. With Boris Johnson committed to leading Britain out…
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The truth about VAT and your insurance

Have you ever wondered if your insurance premium includes VAT? Maybe it’s not something you’ve considered before. Actually, insurance is a service which does NOT include VAT as it is subject to a different type of tax. This is called the Insurance Premium Tax or IPT. What is the IPT? The IPT is a form…
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Are price comparison sites pushing up the cost of insurance?

Have you ever used a price comparison site? Most people have, as, on the surface, they look like they’re showing you the best value insurance quotes on the market. Due to the sheer volume of people who buy their cover through price comparison sites, many insurers have been backed into a corner and are forced…
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The lowdown on receiving medical treatment abroad

You don’t have to look very far to find horror stories online of individuals having to shell out thousands of pounds to cover medical costs when abroad because their insurer won’t pay. For example, nurse Alison Borro was recently left £120,000 out of pocket after having to cover the cost of a collapsed lung she…
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Support your local pubs with ‘Tryanuary’

Founded in 2015, Tryanuary is a nationwide campaign, implemented to encourage support for beer producers and suppliers throughout the month of January. The founders of the campaign hope to encourage the nation to support their local businesses including breweries, pubs and bars throughout this usually challenging month. Take a look at some of our top-rated…
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Cancelling a holiday due to the Australian bushfires? Here’s what you need to know

Following record-breaking temperatures and a severe drought, Australia is now battling massive bushfires and catastrophic devastation. Millions of acres of land have been incinerated, entire homes have been consumed by flames and lives have been lost. Holiday cancellations Usually, in the event of natural disaster or civil unrest, holidaymakers cannot claim holiday cancellations on their…
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Don’t forget the EPC deadline

From the 1st April 2018, all the tenancies which began after that point were required to have an EPC rating of ‘E’. The deadline is now looming for all existing tenancies which will need to comply from the 1st April 2020. From this point, landlords will not be able to let out a private rented…
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Doing your Christmas shopping online? Stay safe on the web

Only buy from trusted sellers When shopping online, you’re usually in safe hands when using websites for big name brands. If you’ve never heard of the vendor that you’re buying from, it pays to be wary. That’s not to say you should avoid buying from small sellers altogether. Trusted marketplaces like Etsy, Amazon, eBay and…
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