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Unemployment levels and the cost of living increases have increased in the last quarter, placing further hardship on families and individuals. Employers can help by identifying and supporting those in need, as well as signposting staff to the right places for help and information. For those who find themselves in need, their first port of call could be the BOSS Business Supplies Charity. Someone may require a…

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The UK has seen a reduction in the inflation rate in the last quarter and this has been reflected by the Bank of England base interest rate being maintained in September at 5.25%. This brings a welcome break to those who don’t have a fixed rate mortgage and dread any potential increase in monthly housing costs. Those in rented accommodation have also felt the effects of previously…

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When a cancer diagnosis is given, it’s not just dealing with the physical and emotional distress, there’s often a financial toll that also has to be faced, and when Katrina went on sick leave and was then made redundant, there were many unexpected bills that needed to be paid. Katrina started working for WH Smith when she was 17, following in her mum’s footsteps.  When she went…

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The BOSS Business Supplies Charity has announced that the guest speaker at its second annual Patrons’ Dinner on Thursday 8th February 2024 at Stationers’ Hall in London will be comedian and comedy writer Jo Caulfield. Whether you’ve seen her on TV shows such as Have I Got News For You, The John Bishop Show or Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, heard her on the radio on Just a…

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We are currently experiencing the biggest change in the workplace since the Industrial Revolution. The changes in jobs, the lockdowns and the increase in hybrid and home working have meant that many workplace teams have been split apart. New employees that weren’t part of the original “team” have been inducted remotely in many cases, leading to some people being affected by the emotional, physical and mental stresses…

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Following the recent Spring budget, there have been some changes that could help families who are struggling with the cost of living. These money saving tips, start with the cost of energy and how families can find help to heat their homes and reduce their energy bills. Going back to work after having a baby can be tricky, especially if you don`t have a family member who can…

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Have you heard about our Future Fund Grants? These are available to help fund your training and development. This could help you re-train for a new role, upskill for career progression, or learn a new skill for your personal development. But don`t just take our word for it: see what others have to say about how easy it is to apply and what they’ve gained from the…

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There are more people living in single-person households in the UK than ever before and without someone to share the bills with it can be quite a struggle to keep up with your expenses. Add to that the recent rise in the cost of living and it can be very difficult not to slip into debt. 58-year-old Barbara lives near Edinburgh and had worked for various business…

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Following its record-breaking fundraising event earlier this month, the BOSS Business Supplies Charity has announced a change of venue for its next annual Charity Day. Next year’s Charity Day will be held on 19th June 2024 at Carden Park in Cheshire. BOSS Charity Chair, Martin Wilde, commented “We have enjoyed several years of good golf and good weather in Lincolnshire, but it is now time for us…

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The BOSS Business Supplies Charity’s annual Charity Day last week raised a record-breaking £17,200 to help provide financial assistance to those from our industry who are in need. Overall, more than 100 golfers and spa attendees enjoyed a day out in the sunshine – and indoors at the spa – at the Belton Woods resort in Grantham, coming together in the evening for a buffet dinner and…

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