Making Redundancies

If you are in the unfortunate position of making redundancies, we do not envy you.

Emotions can run high, and things may get heated, it is not a nice process for anyone to have to go through and can be tough on all concerned: The employer who must make the decision and the employee that is on the receiving end of that decision.

Get professional advice from a solicitor

If you are an employer who must start making redundancies, we suggest getting expert advice from a solicitor that specialises in redundancies and settlement agreements.

A good solicitor will be able to help and guide you through the redundancy process, and ensure you have a process in place that is well thought out and executed correctly. Ensuring all your employees are treated the same and fairly must be paramount to any redundancy plan.

Many are facing redundancy at the moment

In the current climate, many people are unfortunately facing redundancy at the moment. If you are sadly one of these people your employer should have a consultation with you about this before actually serving you your redundancy. All options should be explored between you and your employer, if these are not you could have a claim that may need to be explored.

If your employer is making redundancies, you should be entitled to certain things, these include Time to find a new job, a notice period, and redundancy pay. Your employer may ask you to sign a settlement agreement, once this agreement is signed no further claims can be made against them.

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A good solicitor should be able to give you professional and clear advice on being treated fairly during the process of redundancies.


Accountants West Midlands

Accountants West Midlands can make your businesses finances run so much smoother. If you try to manage all your accounting legal obligations yourself, it is easy to get into a mess and behind of payments. Having a dedicated external accountant can help with many tasks, some that may fall low down on your list of priorities as you are busy running other aspects of the business.

Services that West Midlands Accountants can provide:

  • Registering the company with all the relevant tax departments – VAT, Corporation Tax, PAYE, etc
  • Running company payroll
  • Bookkeeping Assistance
  • Dealing with company-related legal correspondence (Companies House, HMRC)
  • Advice for Tax planning
  • Dividend administration
  • Providing professional references

Limited Company Accountants in the West Midlands understand the legal requirements for HMRC that companies must submit and are far more equipped to deal with tax queries and the preparation of year-end accounts due to this. They can save you valuable time and money, with no need to continue worrying about the business finances, as you can rest assured, they are in capable hands with a limited company accountant.

They usually can offer different packages depending on the level of service you require. For example, a full accounting role taking care of everything, or supporting an internal accounts team, and guiding them in what should be completed. They also usually offer discounts on accounting software such as Xero and Receipt Bank to make tracking payments far easier.


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Ergonomic Office Desks

Having an office job means sitting down for an extended period. Sitting down all the time can have a negative impact on your body. An ergonomic office desk and chair is for anyone who works at a desk, whether you are a freelancer working from home or as part of a team in an office.

A large portion of your day will be spent sat in this chair, so it makes sense to buy the best you can afford within your budget. Chairs with a guarantee may cost more but they are generally built to last and worth the extra money. A chair which lasts years is going to be cheaper in the long run than replacing one every year.

Ergonomic Desk Chairs

Finding an ergonomic desk chair which fits you correctly and offers good support is vital for a desk-based job.

As well as a decent ergonomic office chair taking frequent breaks, stretching and generally taking time away from the computer can all help with solving common posture issues.

If you can, go to a store and try out the chair you wish to buy to see if it feels right for you. This will help you in the decision-making process and make sure you don’t spend money unnecessarily.

The ergonomic furniture you sit on is only part of the workstation you will be sat at. A desk is also needed to complete your workstation. As with chairs, there are many choices when it comes to desks including standing desks and height-adjustable desks.

Ergonomic Office Desks


When buying a new computer there are many things to consider, first ask yourself what you need a computer for, the main functionality of your computer will dictate what type of computer you need.

Do you want it just to browse the web or go on social media or do you need it to do your office work or play games or even use it to create music or video, all of this will determine which computer will work best for you?

Would you want a laptop or a desktop? Laptops are portable, great for students/ office work, but they are not great for gaming and sometimes you have to think of if the battery life will be sufficient for your work needs.

Desktops are usually more powerful than laptops, but are more expensive and take up more space.

Choices among computers can be confusing as there are so many out there, so choosing one is hard. You can always ask a computer specialist for advice on which computer will best suit your needs.

You can find some new desktop computers that are almost as small as laptops nowadays as you can also find laptops that are nearly as powerful as a typical desktop computer.

Dell is among one of the best computer brands to buy, Inspiron is Dell’s mass-market line of laptops, desktops and all in one computer, there are high performance and gaming systems called the XPS line, All in one computer include Inspiron, 3000,5000 and the 7000 series. There is also the higher-end XPS systems and also chrome books.


Install CCTV

When considering to install a new CCTV system, there are many questions you may need to ask or take into consideration.

We provide you with the answers to the two most frequently asked questions which may help you gather all the information you require before installing your new CCTV system.

Do I need permission to install CCTV?        

This is probably one of the most frequently asked questions when installing CCTV. Generally speaking, depending on your reason for installing CCTV and where you are installing it, you do not need permission.

Businesses, public organisations and commercial organisations, do need to adhere to the data protection act when installing CCTV. The business should state the following points:

    • Let the information commissioner’s office know about the installation of your CCTV system and provide them with the contact details for the person responsible.
    • Ensure that the CCTV system that you are installing produces clear images.
    • Make sure that members of the public are aware that CCTV cameras are present and are recording. We believe that the easiest way to do this is by displaying clear signs.
    • Do NOT record a conversation between members of the public.
    • You MUST storage the footage from the CCTV cameras securely and destroy it after the appropriate period of time.
    • Supply footage to those they have filmed upon their request within 40 days of receiving the request and for a maximum charge of £10.
    • Carry out regular maintenance work to ensure that it is in good working order.

How much does it cost to install CCTV?

There is not a specific cost to install CCTV. The cost will depend on your requirements and therefore, the number of cameras you need and what footage you need to receive from these cameras.

If you require any further information before installing your CCTV system, please do not hesitate to contact us.