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Help for north east businesses

Local businesses are being encouraged to take advantage of the free help and advice on offer in the region from HM Revenue & Customs.

HMRC Business Support Teams are holding a series of workshops across the North East to support new and small businesses and help them get to grips with the requirements of setting up and running a business.

The workshops cover various subjects and provide the opportunity to speak, in confidence, to HMRC’s experienced Business Advisers, and are being held throughout October.


TMB appoints director of mortgage operations

The Mortgage Business, the specialist and packager focussed lender, has appointed Kevin Wood as director of mortgage operations.Wood has been working with HBOS for 16 years and was head of legal products and responsible for the launch of online conveyancing within the group.He brings in depth knowledge of the intermediary mortgage market and a wealth […]

Don’t call my customer, call me

Calls from lenders trying to cross-sell insurance intimidate borrowers, undermine advisers’ relationships with their clients and show what lenders really think of us, says Sue Read

Messy neighbours can scupper house sales

Yorkshire Bank says a messy neighbour can greatly influence the selling of a house. A survey by the bank finds one in three people would be put off buying a property if the house next door looked in a state of disrepair or had an overgrown garden. A further one in five would turn their […]

Construction activity builds

Construction activity continues to rise, with the private housing sector seeing the largest increase, a survey from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors says.


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