Author Archives: Clare Louise

Six ways to save on HGV insurance

The insurance on your Heavy Goods Vehicle can be a great expense, especially if you own a large fleet. But even if you just own one, it’s an area where you can still make valuable savings. Read on as we offer six top tips for saving money on the insurance costs for your HGVs. Image Credit 1. Raising the excess ...

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The BOE base rate is rising – what is the effect in the rental sector?

Over the last ten months the Bank of England base rate has increased from 0.25% to 0.75%. This shows an increase of 300% and yet, the cost of fixed-rate mortgages has barely changed. Image Credit How the BOE base rate affects the rental sector In the past, lender margins were around 4%, and additional arrangement fees of around 3% were ...

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How to waterproof a garage

If you want to use your garage as living space, or protect stored items from getting damp, waterproofing your garage makes good sense. But, how do you go about it? Image Credit Use tanking slurry One of the easiest and most cost-effective ways to waterproof a garage is to use tanking slurry. According to DIY Doctor tanking is the formation ...

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Can I get a loan if declared bankrupt?

Being declared bankrupt can feel pretty scary. Whatever the reason for your poor financial situation, don’t panic – thousands of Australians experience bankruptcy every year and it’s certainly more common than you’d think. Often when you’ve been declared bankrupt, you may need to get a loan to help you through tough financial times. Applying for a loan when bankrupt won’t ...

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How do container removals interstate work?

When you move interstate with all of your belongings, there can be a lot of stuff that needs to be packed up. This generally won’t all fit in the back of the car. That’s where shipping containers come in handy! They’re great for moving large amounts of furniture and household goods safely interstate, so you don’t have to deal with ...

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Is Business Coaching Actually Useful?

Whether your business is heading in the right direction, or you’re currently going through a bit of a slump, the advice and support of an experienced business coach can help your business achieve sustainable growth. While not everyone is comfortable with the idea of bringing in a third-party to help, a business coach can really do wonders and help you ...

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Creating a wildlife haven in a small garden

You might think you need a ton of space to attract wildlife to your garden but think again. There are plenty of easy and cheap ways to welcome a whole host of wildlife to your back yard, whether it’s butterflies or birds. Here are some ways to create a wildlife haven in your garden: Construct a hotel for insects Not ...

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Pondering predictions of the weather

I was sat in my living room the other day having just contacted Boiler Repair Gloucestercompany http://www.hprservicesltd.com/gloucester-boilers/boiler-repair-gloucester/ to get them to come and find out why my boiler has been making some very strange noises over the last few days when I started wondering about the weather. How do meteorologists predict what the weather is going to be over the ...

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Which Sector Has the Best-Paid Manufacturing Jobs?

While the papers nowadays are often full of doom and gloom stories linked to the fallout from Brexit, there was some good news recently for the manufacturing sector, which has seen strong growth in the last year – something reflected in average salaries £3,500 above the national average. Image Credit The news came from a report, UK Manufacturing: 2018/19, produced ...

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So many fabrics to choose from

For a few years I have enjoyed making items of clothing for myself. They are often basic in their design. My particular favourite is a circular skirt pattern I created that can be easily sew in an afternoon. I have made a few of this skirt using lots of different patterned material. One of the parts of sewing for myself ...

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