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The meaning behind Shrove Tuesday

Whilst many of us like to enjoy Pancake Day feasting on our favourite sweet or savoury concoctions, the event remains an important date in the calendar for Christians over the world. The origins of Shrove Tuesday Shrove Tuesday, as with many European Christian traditions can be traced back to the Pagan times. Before the Christian…
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Pubs! Food and Drink Trends for 2020

In THP’s fifth Flavour & Trend Forecast for 2020, they have made some predictions for the following years’ food and drink trends. Botanicals Prepare for Instagram-worthy delights in the coming years as edible flowers and wild botanicals will be in full bloom for 2020. Not only will they be used as a garnish in drink, but you will likely…
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The future of the modern workplace

When we look back, office design has come a long way, and nowadays, even the more traditional of businesses tend to be more sociable and collaborative than a decade ago. With user-centric design on the up and an increased awareness of the link between wellbeing and productivity, more and more businesses are giving their offices…
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Preparing for Valentine’s Day in the catering industry

Are your preparations for Valentine’s Day in full swing? Or are you simply taking bookings and hoping for the best? Consider these tips to ensure you get the most out of the day and keep things running as smoothly as possible. Plan When plans are left to the last minute, they can easily be rushed…
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Starting the mental health conversation in the workplace

When it comes to mental health, it can be difficult to find the right words to comfort someone who’s suffering. While most of us know to avoid saying things like ‘just snap out of it’ or ‘focus on the good things,’ the fact is that saying nothing at all can be just as, if not…
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Terms and conditions: the importance of reading the small print

Whether you’re buying a product, or paying for a service, you and the supplier are bound by the terms and conditions set out in the contract. In 2010, as part of an April Fools’ Day prank, UK-based business GameStation sent out contracts with a stipulation that by signing, users were selling their ‘immortal soul’ to…
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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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