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The Procrastination Station
Welcome to The Procrastination Station Newsletter.
The newsletter designed to let you take five rest and regenerate.
November 2015
This month's Procrastination Station brings you:

Advice on registering for VAT with Watson Buckle. To register or not to register VAT is the question... hey, hey... what? It wasn't that bad.
Risk assessment tips from Craven Safety Services. Careful now...
Business startup advice from Rupert Shires Business Enterprise Fund.
Get stuck in with Viking Industrial and look at using 3M VHB Adhesive Tape.
And finally we round up with a quick testimonial for The West & North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce.

So VAT is the question

I often find taxes difficult to understand. And with there being so many of them to think about it gets even more confusing. Luckily Mark at Watson Buckle takes a moment out to explain about VAT registration.

So what's the Risk?

As a video production business we are constantly having to carry out a risk assessment when going to a location. Now if you are luck then you only need to do one a year. If you can't remember how then let Liz from Craven Safety Services remind you.

Business Startup Advice
We all started somewhere and it is nice to see that there are people and organisations that can and will help. In this video Rupert from BEFund talks to us about how you or someone you know can kick-start their business.
The Second Most Important Thing...
When it comes to adhesives, tapes and abrasives then there is no-one more experienced in giving the best advice in their useage than Viking Industrial. In this video Craig shows us the second most important thing about 3M VHB tape.
Working with The Chamber
Recently The West & North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce went to the Heathrow Northern Business Summit and were lucky enough to get a minute with Sundeep Sangha who is the Head of Economic Development at Heathrow. Let's see what she had to say.
So thats enough procrastinating for this month. Get back to work and remember every day's a school day.
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Who's Advice do you Trust and Value

The latest in our regular series of business "Pulse" research projects investigated what business owners feel about advisers and who they really trust?

Fellow Business Owners are the single-most trusted advisors (31%) and Business Coaches (24%) are the second-most trusted advisors for business owners (24%). A combined, 55% of the 305 business owners we surveyed rated Business Coaches and Fellow Business Owners as their first or second-most trusted advisor. The only other category receiving a double-digit rating was Family Member at 18%.

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Coniston Taster Day

Hi Everyone,

We have 20 places booked on the Coniston Taster Day on 26th February. There are 17 confirmed, they are;

Jane Capstick
Andy Proctor - Hunters est agents
Nick Sands - Belgrave Financial
Matthew Kay - Clayton Holmes Nesbitt
Chris Cooper - Alan Northrop
Gary Salisbury - Graphic Architectural
Chris Jones - CWJ media
Andy Hartley - The Alternative Board
Liz Preston - Craven health and safety services
Mark Wilcox - Watson Buckle Chartered Accountants
Rebecca Roberts - Broughton Hall
Adrian Burns - Believe Communications
Mel - Viking Industrial
Paula Twist - Urban Living Property management
Carl Middleton - Cougar Printing
Joe Walsall-Scott - Windle Bowker Accountants
Alex Kelly - Insurance brokers Bingley

There are 3 more places available on first come, first served. So please let me know ASAP if you'd like to come. Its a friday afternoon and will be an all day event.

A reminder - this is completely free! Thanks Jane http://www.theconistonhotel.com/corporate/

0.5 per cent third quarter growth means UK economy is slowing

According to the most recent information from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), economic growth for the UK was at a rate of 0.5 per cent for the period from July to September.

The majority of financial analysts had predicted that growth for the quarter would be 0.6 per cent, and the figure also means that growth has declined by 0.2 per cent from the second quarter of the year.

Partly due to economic problems across the world, including the market in China, the fall in growth rate is also due to a major decline in the construction sector, which fell by 2.2 per cent and a 0.3 per cent fall in manufacturing output.

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