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Mike Armstrong Welsh Dragon business tips and advice on Hospitality, And The Hotel and Bar Industry…

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Visit the Brentwood Heartbreak Hotel in Porthcawl…

Brentwood “Heartbreak” Hotel Info

The Brentwood Heartbreak Hotel is based in South Wales, on Mary Street, 2 minutes away from the beach in the popular seaside resort of Porthcawl.

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This Seaside Hotel Is A 2-Minute Walk To The Beach And Promenade, And There’s A Bar And Lounge With Karaoke And Live Entertainment On Weekends.

Guests Have Use Of A Pool Table And Patio Area which is a sun trap in the summer months.

The Hotel Is Located Just 1 Mile From Coney Beach Amusement Park And 4. 5 Miles From Pyle Railway Station.

It offers Functional Modern Rooms, with Free Wifi, En Suite Bathrooms, Tvs And Tea And Coffeemaking Facilities. Traditional Cooked Breakfast Is Included in many bookings or is just £5 extra…

Check-In Time is: 4:00 Pm

Places Near by:

Bristol Airport 1 Hr 28

Aberavon Beach (25 Min)

Spacious Sandy Stretch Popular For Sunset Views, With A Cafe-Lined Promenade & A Splash Park.

Rest Bay (5 Min)

Rustic, Unspoiled Beach Offering Surfing & Other Water Sports, Tidal Pools & A Waterfront Cafe.

Kenfig National Nature Reserve (9 Min)

Coney Beach (9 Min)

Amusement Park, Surfing, Roller Coaster, And Beach

Porthcawl Rest Bay Beach (5 Min)

Margam Castle (18 Min)

Castle-Inspired 1830S Country Home With Elaborate Turrets & Towers, Plus Gardens & Picnic Areas.

Merthyr Mawr Sand Dunes (19 Min)

Bryngarw Country Park (19 Min)

113-Acre Country Park Featuring A Cycle Track, A Play Area, Woods, Gardens & The Bryngarw House.

Swansea Bay (25 Min)

Picturesque, Beachfront Bay Featuring A Promenade, Tidal Lagoon & Outdoor Recreational Activities.

St Donats Arts Centre (31 Min)

Arts Hub In Restored Medieval Buildings On A College Campus, For Music, Theatre And Cinema Events.

Ogmore Castle (18 Min)

Remains Of A Norman Stone Castle, With Information Boards, Dog-Friendly Footpaths & A Car Park.

Royal Porthcawl (7 Min)

Parc Gwledig Margam Country Park (14 Min)

Vast Terrain With A Castle, Orangery, Gardens, Narrow-Gauge Railway And Rare Breeds Farm Trail.

Wiggleys Fun Farm (16 Min)

Dunraven Bay (22 Min)

Hidden Bay Surrounded By Scenic Cliffs & Featuring Rock Pools & Fossil Hunting On A Pebble Beach.

Phone Number – 01656 782725

Website – https://www.facebook.com/HeartBreakHotelPorthcawl/

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For a comfortable contractor accommodation in Porthcawl, call the Brentwood Hotel on 01656 782 725 to make a booking or for more information.

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Cinema & Co told it must close and is ordered to pay £5k – Wales Online

Swansea Council’s case against Cinema & Co is set to be reheard at Swansea Magistrates’ Court
— Read on www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/live-updates-swansea-cinema-court-22315621

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Landscapers Cardiff – AKR Landscapes

Landscapers Cardiff

AKR Landscapes are Cardiff Landscapers and Landscapers Cardiff with a difference.

We have a vast amount of experience in providing gardening and landscaping services and provide all services to a very high standard.

Our Gardening & Landscaping Services – Landscapers Cardiff…

Whether you choose to undertake a full garden project or re-design a part of your garden, the choices are endless.

Many things affect the way we live our lives today and what we want from our garden.

Today’s garden is very much an extension of our family living space, a place for relaxation, entertaining and enjoyment.

Garden landscaping includes many components within the garden ranging from paving, decking, walling to turfing and offers you the choice to simply include one, or many of these elements, to create your own unique garden space.

We don’t just want your money, we want to create a relationship with you.

From your first call asking for a quote until the job is complete, we will give you 100% commitment and we will work closely with you in order to ensure that the finished work fully meets your expectations.

If we can’t make it for any reason (usually bad weather), we will call you, so you will always know what’s happening.

• Price estimated per project after a survey

• Experienced and fully-equipped landscapers

• Project materials provided upon request

• We work according to your budget

Pick Your Garden Landscaping Services from AKR Landscapes – Cardiff Lanscapers…

• Paving

• Decking

• Turfing

• Fencing

• Walling

• Cutting Grass

• Outdoor Repair

• Window Boxes

• Resin Bound Servicing

• Living Walls Installation

What does our garden landscaping service Cardiff include?

As professional landscapers in Cardiff who are very experienced we can execute any type of garden makeover or garden renovation project.

The services listed above can be divided into two groups, depending on whether they involve building construction or not:

• Soft landscaping Cardiff – it includes all kinds of planting, turfing and artificial grass, levelling and removal of excess unwanted vegetation and grass cutting etc.

• Hard landscaping Cardiff – includes all types of garden construction work, such as decking, paving, fence and trellis installation, the building of raised flower beds, resin bound surfacing and installation of garden lights etc.

The Cardiff landscapers also perform various garden repair services when required.

You can combine hard and soft landscaping services for your garden makeover project in order to achieve the desired results.

4 simple steps to complete your landscaping Cardiff project:

• Schedule a survey by getting in touch.

• A professional landscaper will arrive at your property and will measure the area. After he’s done, you can discuss your project plan and ideas.

• You will receive a detailed quote in 3 to 5 working days.

• If you are happy with the price quoted, we will arrange another appointment, this time for the actual garden landscaping service to proceed.

On the day of the scheduled service, a team of landscapers will arrive at your property. If you don’t have the opportunity to be there, we can organise a key pick up.

Please make sure to secure a parking space close to your home prior to the team’s arrival.

This is necessary because the experts carry with them many heavy tools, equipment, and materials.

If you need us to, AKR Landscapes can provide the materials for your gardening project too.

However, if you want us to buy flowers or planters for your garden, you have to give us a list of the exact type of plant specimens and planters that you require.

Take a look at some of our key garden service areas:

Whether you choose to undertake a full garden project or re-design a part of your garden, the choices are endless.

Groundworks Cardiff

We offer comprehensive groundworks service to commercial, industrial and domestic clients.

Garden Design Cardiff

We offer a professional design service to help transform your garden including plans for garden makeover.

Garden Maintenance Cardiff

Get help with maintaining your garden from experienced professional gardeners.

For more about AKR Landscapes Read More on our website or contact us on any of the following details:

Send us a message – http://landscaperscardiff.uk/contact/

07963476734 / 02920 866 879

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Areas covered by our Landscapers Cardiff:

AKR Landscapes cover all of Cardiff and the CF Postcode area including Lisvane, Thornhill, Radar, Rhiwbina, Llanishen, Cyncoed, Ponprennau, Pentwyn, Heath, Cathays, St, Fagans, Wenvoe, Dinas Powys, Ely, Fairwater, Penarth, Llandough, Canton, Llandaff, Danes Court, Roath, Llanedeyrn, Pont Canna, Splott, Adamstown, Grangetown, Penarth Marina, Cardiff Bay, Riverside, Trowbridge, Romney, Llanrumney, St Mellons, Old St Mellons, Castleton, Marshfield, Peterstone, Barry, Cowbridge, St Athens, Llantwit Major, Caerphilly, Pontypridd, Llantrisant, Bridgend, RCT, Abercarn, Machen, Trethomas, Bassaleg etc.

If you have any further questions, please see the Cardiff Lanscapers website at https://landscaperscardiff.uk/ .

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1 Pen-Y-Dre, Caerphilly CF83 2NZ

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5,000 Clubhouse Followers 🙏

Thanks to the 5k people who follow me on #clubhouse for helping me get to the 5k mark 🙏. It’s been great meeting you all 🙌

If you use #clubhouseapp please feel free to connect with me at: https://joinclubhouse.com/@mikearmstrong or join my #screwthebigrooms club at: https://www.clubhouse.com/club/screw-the-big-rooms

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#SMARTHappinessFormula by #WelshDragon #MikeArmstrong

😎Happiness, Productivity and Success…

As winter sets upon us (well in the UK anyway) it can be a period of SADness (Seasonal Affective Dissorder).

If you suffer with this then it’s time to get #SMART with your Lifestyle in order to beat S.A.D become a happier version of you, and increase your productivity!

It’s time to follow the #SMARTHappinessFormula from #WelshDragon #MikeArmstrong

Sleep
Meditate
Ability to Perform
Random Kindness
Targets

Sleep – get 7-8 hours a night
Meditation / Mindfulness- do 30 mins a day
Ability To Perform – Exercise Daily for at least 30 mins, eat a health well balanced nutritional diet and keep well hydrated (drink lots of water)
Do lots of Random and non random kindness each day to others
Set lots of small, medium and long term goals and achieve some of these daily!

Then you’ll be the happiest you that you can be!

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Clubhouse News – Clubhouse update for November 2021

iOS Release Notes👋🏽 Thank you so much for being part of the Clubhouse community!

Below is a list of what we shipped in each recent release. Weds, 11/17

Hey, happy Wednesday! We have some new stuff for you to play with today. Closed CaptioningWe want Clubhouse to be a welcoming place where everyone can enjoy the magic that happens when people get together and talk with one another. Closed Captioning mode within Live rooms makes that possible for more people. It starts rolling out today with support for English. We’re also releasing Captions in beta for Cantonese, Mandarin Chinese, Yue Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, Arabic, Russian and Turkish.

To enable Closed Captioning, click on the “…” button within a live room and select “Show Captions”. Check it out and please send us any feedback!

Better Discovery for Replays

There’s nothing like experiencing the moment in real time, but replays have helped creators of all types build a catalog of their best rooms for people to enjoy as if they were live, but later. Now we’re also making it easier to find these replays as a user. Yay!

Replays in Search

Replay rooms now show up as a result when you search! If you heard about a great room that you missed, just search for the title, kick back and listen in.

Replay Carousels

We love the hallway because it’s so much more than a feed — at its best, it really feels like walking through the world and seeing all kinds of people around you having wildly diverse conversations.

Today, a new crowd is arriving at the party: carousels featuring replays from the best rooms in your network!

It’s also really good exercise for your finger to swipe sideways instead of just downwards, scientifically, this is a known fact. Enjoy!

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Elon Musk, Up $25 Billion In A Day, Is Richer Than Any Billionaire Ever

Musk is right now worth more than any billionaire Forbes has ever tracked.

— Read on www.forbes.com/sites/elizahaverstock/2021/10/25/elon-musk-is-nearly-14-billion-richer-after-hertz-order-pushes-tesla-stock-to-record-levels/

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Elon Musk Sells $5 Billion in Tesla Stock

Earlier this week, Musk asked his Twitter followers to vote to determine the future of his Tesla holdings, but filings reveal the sale was already scheduled.

— Read more on www.entrepreneur.com/article/396751

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Elon Musk presented with U.N. World Food Program’s $6 billion plan to address world hunger

Elon Musk presented with U.N. World Food Program’s $6 billion plan to address world hunger

— Read more on www.google.co.uk/amp/s/mashable.com/article/elon-musk-solve-world-hunger?amp

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New Digital Marketing Services for 2022, 2023, 2024, 2025 and beyond!

If you are looking for new digital marketing services for 2022 and beyond please take a look at the new innovative digital marketing services from Mike Armstrong and Boutique Digital Agency MA Consultancy!

Clubhouse Club Building Services

Clubhouse Room Building Services

LinkTree Building Services

Google My Business Listing Services

Facebook Group Building Services

SEO – Search Engine Optimisation

SEO Content Writing Services

Blogging Services

Podcasting Services

YouTube Channel Building Services

Social Media Marketing Services

Content Marketing Services

Key Person of Influence Building Services

Social Media Advertising Services

Advertising on Longest LinkTree in the World

Online Networking Services etc.

If you are looking for any of these top, innovative Digital Marketing Services for 2022, 2023, 2024, 2025 and beyond please contact Mike on 07960 872549!

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Clubhouse News – Clubhouse App Updates

iOS Release Notes

👋🏽 Thank you so much for being part of the Clubhouse community!

Below is a list of what we shipped in each recent release

Mon, 11/8👋 Heads up! We recently updated our ToS, Privacy Policy and Community Guidelines to explain how some of our new features (like Replays) work!

By continuing to use Clubhouse, you are acknowledging the new policies and agreeing to abide by them. Thank you!

Hi all – Happy Monday! We have a huge release for you today. Here is what’s new! Replays!A Clubhouse room is much more than a live podcast. It’s a shared space where people gather and community happens. Creators take questions from the room. They share links to the things that the group is discussing. New people discover the room from the hallway and join midway through. Friends talk for hours about all sorts of topics, and the final room looks nothing like it did when it started. When we set out to build Replays, we wanted to create something that captures the magic and energy of a live Clubhouse room, in ways that non-interactive audio streams alone cannot. Today, we’re starting to roll out Replays on both iOS and Android. Think of it as live, but later — and available to everyone.

Replays are an optional feature that creators can choose to toggle on or off for any public room. When Replays are enabled, anyone on Clubhouse can replay the entire experience whenever they like. They’ll get to see the same elements of a live room like Leave Quietly, and watch the dynamic of the stage and audience shift and evolve throughout the discussion, including PTRs, mic taps, and all the special moments that only happen here. Here are some of the special features you’ll find: Pin links to any segment A few weeks ago we launched Pinned Links, which let room mods pin a link to the top of the room, and update them whenever they like to reflect the changing conversation. This lets them play games, shout out their sponsors, link to polls and surveys, share products, host fundraisers, sell tickets to a real-life event, and gain subscribers for their podcasts or newsletters. With Replays, Pinned Links remain fully interactive, so they update throughout the course of the room, allowing creators to share relevant content and realize value long after the room has ended. Skip to the next speaker In other apps you can skip forward 30 seconds if you’d like to speed things up. This is great, but Clubhouse is about people, and sometimes it’s nice to have more control. With Replays, you can skip to the next speaker. This lets you tap through to your favorite people and focus the room on the parts that matter most to you. You can also pause, play, scrub, clip and listen at 1.5x or 2x. See who’s joining With podcasts, it’s hard to know your audience. With Clubhouse, the live experience is defined by the people in the room. There is something special about seeing the friends around you and caring about who is listening. With Replays it’s no different. As a creator, you can see the people in the room, share that experience with them, and connect with them — even if they listened after the fact. If you ever want to hide yourself from the audience, you can do that by tapping the “…”. Download the source fileRoom creators will have the ability to download the audio so they can edit it and use it wherever they want — as a podcast, a clip on YouTube, an Instagram story, a TikTok video, an embed in their article or newsletter, or anywhere else. The replay will also be discoverable within Clubhouse — from club pages, speakers’ profiles (unless they choose to hide it), search (starting next week), and more. Total Attendee CountA final thing that we’re excited about with Replays is the rollout of Total Attendee Count. You know what’s almost as much fun as saying you had 20 or 200 or 2,000 people in a room at the same time? Being able to share that 20,000 people joined your room over the course of the day! Beginning today, room creators will be able to see (and share) cumulative counts of all the people who came through a room. It’s the first of many new analytics features that we’ll be adding for room creators in the months ahead. Replays will start going live today on iOS and Android. In the meantime, you may already see a few Replays out in the wild. A special thanks to all the amazing Clubhouse creators who helped us test the feature! That’s it for now! As always, thank you for being part of Clubhouse! 🙏🏽

iOS – Tues, 11/2

Hi all — Happy Tuesday! 👋 Say नमस्ते, Bonjour, こんにちは, Olá, and HELLO… to our new icon, Anirudh Deshmukh!As the new month begins, it’s time for us to say a huge thank you to the current face of the Clubhouse community — Mandiie Martinez. And we are excited to welcome Anirudh Deshmukh from Mumbai, India as our newest app icon for November! Anirudh is an architect turned singer, songwriter, composer, and more, and hosts an incredibly popular nightly show from his club “Anirudh”. Welcome Anirudh! That’s it for now. As always, thank you for being part of Clubhouse! 🙏🏽

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Meghan Markle Says “Toxic” Tabloids Should Come With a Warning Label – I agree with her – All Main Stream Media is toxic & overly negative, and should come with a warning ⚠️

Meghan Markle Says “Toxic” Tabloids Should Come With a Warning Label – E! Online
— Read on www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.eonline.com/amp/news/1309082/meghan-markle-says-toxic-tabloids-should-come-with-a-warning-label-like-cigarettes

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Cardiff Landscapers – A K R Landscapes – https://landscaperscardiff.uk

Cardiff Landscapers – A K R Landscapes
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Clubhouse Update / Clubhouse News

Wed, Oct 27

Hi all!

Today we have a little big feature that we are so excited to share with you…📌🔗

Introducing Pinned Links!

Pinned Links allow you to pin a link to the top of your room. If you’re the room moderator, just tap the “…” menu in the upper right, then tap “Pin a Link.” Any moderator can change or remove the link anytime. We suspect that people will use Pinned Links in all sorts of fun ways — like playing games, running polls, and sharing links to YouTube videos.

Just as importantly, we’re excited to see Pinned Links help room creators drive people to subscribe to their Substack, download their podcast, read their book, go see them at The Laugh Factory, discover their new single, buy their product, or support their Patreon or GoFundMe page.

You can learn more on our Pinned Links blog post, or just start a room and try it out! We can’t wait to see how you use it.That’s it for now. As always, thank you for being part of Clubhouse! 🙏🏽

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The 7 critical company values that matter for 2021, 2022, 2023 and beyond…

There are 7 critical company values that matter in 2021, 2022 and beyond.

2020 was a year like no other, at least in our lifetimes.

The global economy was brought to its knees as businesses were forced to closed or make lots of changes, supply chains saw major disruptions and stay-at-home orders and lockdowns were issued everywhere.

In times like these, the companies that survive and/or even thrive amongst the chaos, are the companies whose foundations and cultures are positive and strong, with resilience built into their very ethos, structures and cultures!

So let’s take a look into the seven levels of organisational consciousness which can be incorporated into company culture during a pandemic or additional global crisis of that magnitude.

Level One: Survival

This the most basic of company values or level of organisational consciousness. It is at the bottom of the consciousness ladder but that doesn’t mean that this level isn’t necessary; in fact, far from it!

In a pandemic, survival is critical, and companies must implement strategies which help the organisation to be stable financially and create shareholder value despite the ongoing chaos.

Level Two: Relationships

Particularly during a pandemic, companies need to foster a culture in which employees and clients feel loyal to the organisation since it takes care of their needs.

For example, the company can offer paid sick leave/enhanced medical insurance to those taken ill and the firm can also renegotiate payment terms with its customers who are struggling to meet their commitments due to the effects of the pandemic.

A company’s biggest assets are its people (both employees and customers), and aiming to create strong relationships with these people will almost guarantee the survival and success of the company.

Level Three: Self-Esteem

The next value up the ladder is self-esteem. Organisations seeking to navigate the challenges presented by the ongoing pandemic need to establish structures and procedures that bring order to the organisation and make it possible for performance to improve.

For example, a streamlined travel policy that spells out which specific safety measures employees need to take and how they can get help quickly in case of emergency may bump up productivity among employees whose roles require them to travel frequently. Avoid confusion and unnecessary bureaucracy at all costs.

Level Four: Transformation

This core value facilitates improvement and innovation among employees. A company culture which encourages adaptability as well as continuous improvement encourages an environment where employees can participate in decision making. When employees are given a voice, their loyalty and engagement shoot up, and the organisation is the net winner.

Level Five: Internal Cohesion

During a pandemic, companies need to focus on shared values and an inspiring vision which can bring together the motivations of every team member, with those of the organisation. When everyone is pulling in the same direction (as opposed to each team only caring about what happens in their team or department), performance, creativity, integrity and commitment can really increase exponentially, with a compound effective.

This can be the best position to take when facing a pandemic or any major crisis!

Level Six: Making a Difference

This penultimate value entails building mutually beneficial alliances with other entities or groups as well as with the community.

For example, the company culture can enable the creation of opportunities to support local hospitals or soup kitchens using a fraction of the profits earned by the company.

The company can also nurture alliances with other organisations in which each firm is a client of the other’s products or services, and all parties contribute to the community.

As the organisation commits to a bigger purpose, internal cohesion will deepen.

Level Seven: Service

This is the highest value that an organisation can have, especially during a pandemic. At this level, everyone in the organisation recognises that they are part of everything around them. They therefore strive to make a positive contribution towards creating a better planet and humanity in general.

In a pandemic, the importance of this value in a company culture is all too apparent; who will buy your products if everyone is sick or dies and yet you have the capacity to prevent or minimise the impact of the pandemic?

Companies that survive and even thrive, tend to operate at this level of consciousness, and it no longer matters who is at the helm. The system lives and breathes service, so there is no choice but for everyone to go along with it!

As you rebuild your company after the shocks of 2020 and a significant part of 2021, or as you seek a fresh start in a new company, take a close look at how you can apply the seven values above in the culture of your company.

These aspects of a company culture will not only ensure you breeze through the pandemic, but you will be on your way to building a lasting legacy!

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Budget 2021, Shops, restaurants and bars and gyms have been given a financial boost in the Budget…

Budget 2021 News:

Shops, restaurants and bars and gyms in England which have been badly hit by the Covid-19 pandemic have been given a financial boost in the Budget.

Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced a temporary 50% cut in their business rates, up to a maximum of £110,000.

In addition, he has scrapped 2022’s planned annual increase in rates for all firms for the second year in a row.

The hospitality industry welcomed the move, although it added “the devil will be in the detail”.

Business rates are charged on commercial premises based on the value of the property and the level is set by central government, rather than councils. They are devolved across the UK’s nations.

The Treasury only decides business rates in England, but the UK government also allocates funding to Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland through a formula.

This could allow the devolved nations to mirror the changes in England or, alternatively, keep their current business rates and spend the money elsewhere.

Bricks and mortar firms have long complained that they are at an unfair disadvantage compared with online retailers, which do not have to pay business rates. They want to see an online sales tax being applied.

In his Budget speech, Mr Sunak said that in the 2022-23 tax year, pubs, music venues, cinemas, restaurants, hotels, theatres and gyms would be able to claim a discount on their bills of 50%, up to a maximum of £110,000. He said that was a tax cut worth almost £1.7bn.

In conjunction with the existing Small Business Rates Relief, the chancellor said the move meant more than 90% of all retail, hospitality and leisure businesses would see a discount of at least 50%.

Business rates in the retail and leisure sectors have already been reduced during the present financial year following the rates holiday during the pandemic.

Economy set to hit pre-Covid level at end of year

Eight ways the Budget affects you and your money

Taxes cut on sparkling wine and draught beer

The Treasury has been carrying out a wider review of business rates.

In his Budget speech, Mr Sunak confirmed they would be retained and reformed. “We on this side of the House are clear that reckless, unfunded promises to abolish a tax which raises £25bn every year are completely irresponsible.”

However, he said the system would be made “fairer and timelier with more frequent revaluations every three years”. beginning in 2023.

In addition, from 2023, all firms, not just in retail and hospitality, would be able to make improvements to their property without having to pay extra business rates for 12 months.

The reforms also include a new relief for firms that invest in green technologies, such as solar panels and heat pumps.

‘Incredibly fragile’

UK Hospitality chief executive Kate Nicholls: “We have been lobbying hard for significant reform of the outdated business rates system and therefore very much welcome the chancellor’s move today to extend the 50% business rates relief for the hospitality and leisure sector for the next financial year.

“The devil will be in the detail, though, so we look forward to learning to what extent it will benefit businesses.”

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Ms Nicholls also said announcements simplifying, and in some cases cutting, alcohol duties were “great news” for pubs, bars and restaurants and “will benefit all”.

However, she added: “Positive as these announcements are, hospitality remains incredibly fragile, facing myriad critical issues. Rising utility bills, wage bills and food and drink prices have resulted in 13% inflationary costs that businesses are having to absorb at the same time as they navigate severe supply chain issues and chronic staff shortages.

“Given this toxic cocktail, it is imperative the government go further to support businesses in our sector.”

She said the best way to do that would be to keep the current lower rate of 12.5% VAT on hospitality.

“The chancellor has been bold and radical with alcohol duty – we urge him to adopt the same approach when implementing root and branch reform of business rates, to ensure industries share the burden equally.”

Elsewhere, the director general of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), Shevaun Haviland, said the chancellor had listened to the BCC’s “long-standing calls for changes to the business rates system and this will be good news for many firms”.

“It will provide much-needed relief for businesses across the country, giving many firms renewed confidence to invest and grow.”

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CBI director general Tony Danker said the chancellor had made “real strides in making the system more palatable for businesses in the shorter term. More frequent valuations, wider reliefs and improving the incentives for firms to decarbonise their premises is what firms have been calling for”.

However, he added that the “hard truth” was that “the government missed the opportunity to truly reform a business rates system that diminishes Britain’s high streets and factories”.

Julian Bird, chief executive of Society of London Theatre and UK Theatre, welcomed the move, saying it would “provide venue operators with the cushion of a lower cost base as they reopen and develop an audience post-pandemic.

“The 100% improvement relief for business rates, providing 12 months relief from higher bills for occupiers where eligible improvements to an existing property increase the rateable value, from 2023 will encourage innovation and enhancement of our theatre buildings,” he added.

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A Squid Game Advent Calendar exists and here’s where you can buy it

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Anthony Joshua could be forced to vacate world title if he beats Oleksandr Usyk in rematch and fights Tyson Fury

ANTHONY JOSHUA could be forced to vacate one of the world title belts if he beats Oleksandr Usyk. The Watford boxer suffered his second defeat as a …

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What is Plan B – Covid in the UK?

AS Covid infection cases continue to rise, Britain could resort to its Plan B. The Plan B which would see the return of face coverings, work from …

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Virgin Media customers to get 13 kids TV channels for FREE during half term

MILLIONS of parents are to be given a half term boost as Virgin Media plans to unlock 13 premium kids TV channels. Peppa Pig and Spongebob …

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Jet2 issues holiday warning to all passengers with flight bookings

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Trump to launch new social media platform TRUTH Social – BBC News

Former US President Donald Trump has announced plans to launch a new social media network, called TRUTH Social.
He said the platform would “stand up to the tyranny of big tech”, accusing them of silencing opposing voices in the US.
Social media played a pivotal role in Mr Trump’s bid for the White House and was his favourite means of communication as president.
But Mr Trump was banned from Twitter and suspended from Facebook after his supporters stormed the US Capitol.
Social media firms were under pressure throughout Mr Trump’s presidency to ban him, with his posts criticised as insulting, inflammatory or peddling outright falsehoods.
Last year Twitter and Facebook began deleting some of his posts or labelling them as misleading, such as one in which he said Covid was “less lethal” than the flu.
They took the decision to ban or suspend Mr Trump after the January riots, which followed a speech in which he made baseless claims of electoral fraud.
Responding to the riots, Mr Trump called those at the Capitol “patriots” and showed no sign of accepting the result of the election, prompting Twitter and Facebook to rule that it was too risky to allow him to continue to use their sites.
‘Your favourite president has been silenced’
Since then he and his advisers have hinted that they were planning to create a rival social media site.
Earlier this year, he launched From the Desk of Donald J Trump, which was often referred to as a blog.
The website was permanently shut down less than a month after it launched after attracting only a fraction of the audience he would have expected through established sites.
His senior aide Jason Miller said it was “just auxiliary to the broader efforts we have and are working on”.
An early version of his latest venture, TRUTH Social, will be open to invited guests next month, and will have a “nationwide rollout” within the first three months of 2022, according to a statement by Trump Media & Technology Group (TMTG).
“We live in a world where the Taliban has a huge presence on Twitter, yet your favourite American President has been silenced,” wrote Mr Trump.
“Everyone asks me why doesn’t someone stand up to Big Tech? Well, we will be soon!” he added.

Donald Trump’s team is making a big deal of this. Yet there’s no indication that the new company has a working platform yet. The new site is just a registration page.
He wants to create a platform that rivals Twitter or Facebook, but that simply won’t happen.
By its very nature the platform is overtly politicised. It is not going to be a talking shop of ideas like Twitter, or a place the whole family is on like Facebook.
What it could be is a more successful version of other ‘free speech’ social media platforms like Parler or Gab.
Donald Trump clearly wants his megaphone back. He thinks this might be his ticket. But if he’s really going to be heard, he needs the Big Tech platforms to let him back on – and that’s not going to happen anytime soon.

— Read on www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-58990330

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Facebook planning to rebrand the company with name change

Facebook reportedly planning to rebrand the company with name change | Science & Tech News |

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Facebook reportedly planning to rebrand the company with name change | Science & Tech News |

Facebook reportedly planning to rebrand the company with name change | Science & Tech News |

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