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Break down

With the credit crunch in full swing most readers are no doubt thinking of cutting back when it comes to their holidays. So if you’re looking for a break in tune with our newly modest world, you could be in for a treat.

Worth Abbey in Sussex is offering weekend breaks for those who like their fun on the serious side.

Run by Friar Luke Jolly – Jolly by name but clearly not by nature – the break features 6.20am starts and silent mealtimes. Mole thinks he’ll stick with his budget weekend at Butlins.


Paymentshield admits paying some ARs direct

Brokers are making headway in their battle to reclaim outstanding commission from networks, as Paymentshield has admitted it is paying some appointed representatives directly.

The goalposts are shifting for mortgage brokers

Since Christmas we have seen the departure of at least five of the BDMs who used to visit us. Some of them have already been replaced with BDMs who have been asked to cover wider areas and take on more accounts.


Under the radar – Fit for Work and sickness absence

Earlier this month we sat in on a presentation delivered by the Fit for Work service, and this session did highlight one small but important change to the offering that we must admit had slipped under our radar. The Sickness Absence Review published in 2010 suggested that the Independent Assessment Service (now branded Fit for Work) should have three access points; referral by […]


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