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The BOSS Business Supplies Charity last week celebrated and thanked its Patrons at a sparkling Patrons’ Dinner at Stationers’ Hall in London. With over 100 Patrons and guests in attendance, the Charity reported on a successful year in 2023 and thanked its growing ranks of Patrons and supporters who had made it happen. Highlight of the evening was guest speaker, comedian Jo Caulfield, who entertained and impressed…

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There’s good news as we head into 2024, with mortgage interest rates anticipated to reduce towards the middle of the year. Rates have now fallen below 6%, so homeowners who may want to buy or re-mortgage will now have more cost-effective options available to them. For more information read here. The National Minimum Wage is set to increase by 9.8% in April for over 21s. This will…

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The BOSS Business Supplies Charity has announced two new Patrons for 2024. CTS Wholesale has become our new Corporate Patron. The Midlands-based, family-owned company is coming up to 30 years of supplying trade only customers across the UK, Ireland and Europe, offering  a core range of stationery and hardware products. It claims to be the leading print consumables expert offering the broadest range of aftermarket toners, drums…

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The BOSS Business Supplies Charity completed a very successful year by raising a record-breaking £17,600 at the BOSS Awards last night. £12,000 of this came from the two winners of the grand auction prize – a seven night stay at a stunning villa in the Caribbean paradise of St. Lucia, kindly donated by Prima Voca Ltd, who deliver skills-based and regulatory compliant training to mental wellbeing first…

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Graeme Chapman MBE is a legend in the UK business supplies industry and a former Chair of the BOSS Business Supplies Charity. Throughout the course of his long and successful career, he has won many awards, plaudits and friends – while picking up a lot of stories and anecdotes on the way. Graeme’s recently published memoir, By Thumb to the Lowest Point on Earth, is drawn from…

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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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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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