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As more organisations look to a variety of ways to stay connected, there has been an increase over the years in demand for dark fibre and how it can benefit businesses moving forward. In April 2017, the Government introduced a five-year holiday period on business rates for new fibre optic broadband infrastructure (FTTP). And, as a result of Covid-19, this break was extended for another year until 1st April 2023. So, what do business leaders have to consider, and how do they claim rates relief before the deadline? We questioned Phil Ray, Director of business rates at Altus Group, to provide this guidance…
With workplace stress levels currently at an all-time high for many people in the UK, we encourage everyone to take a breather for this month’s guest blog as we hear from Sue Skelton. Having qualified as a nurse in 1983, she knows all too well about the physical and mental pressures that the human body is asked to cope with. And she’s also extremely interested in the therapeutic benefits of yoga, which now sees her work with people from all walks of life – including the Trenches team – via weekly online sessions.