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Is your firm paying the apprenticeship levy?

Claim it back through training!
It has been over two years since the UK government announced it would introduce the Apprenticeship Levy, and as of April 2017 it has now come into effect. If you are a business with a wage bill of over £3m per annum (including bonuses and pension contributions), then you will now be paying into a central pot that is to be invested in apprenticeship schemes.  ..

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Insights Discovery at Capital City Training & Consulting

The success of any business is based on the performance of its people. Capital City Training and Consulting (CCTC) is delighted to be able to offer Insights Discovery profiling. Insights provides people development programmes that help companies all over the world get the very best from their people. CCTC help people to perform at their highest level by improving their understanding of themselves. People can then easily adapt and connect with others, which leads to workplaces where innovation, creativity and productivity thrive. ..

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My portfolio: you win some you lose some

Last time I blogged I talked about my top down approach to asset allocation and how I used the Salty Dog data www.saltydoginvestor.com.  What should your investment horizon be? The Salty approach seems to promote churning. Buy when performing, sell when not, then reinvest. I would like to emphasise that I don’t “actively trade”, I am a long-term investor. My approach is aimed at being low cost and low maintenance: I don’t churn my portfolio a lot, that increases costs and I don’t want to be active on even a monthly basis, I’m too busy and unless there is a major world event, my view isn’t going to change that quickly. That makes me a longer horizon investor. Some assets I own I bought in 2012 and 2013. ..

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