20 Great Books to Gift and Get This Christmas, as Recommended by Pound Gates

Stuck for a Christmas gift idea, or want some great new reading material to enjoy yourself? The team at Pound Gates are sharing their top 20 reading picks enjoyed during lockdown. You can buy all of these books on Amazon and links are provided for each book. This could be …

Driving abroad should there be a no-deal or ‘Hard’ Brexit

Green Cards Whilst negotiations between the UK and EU continue there currently remains the possibility of a no-deal or ‘hard’ Brexit. In such a scenario there would be the automatic annulment of many agreements and mutually compatible laws which were designed to facilitate the movement of goods and people between …

Pound Gates donates £4,500 to local charities

Pound Gates has donated £4,500 to local charities through its Acorn Fund, a partnership with Suffolk Community Foundation (SCF). The three charities to receive grants, include: Suffolk Cruse Bereavement Care, Selig (Suffolk) Trust, and St Augustine’s Church in Ipswich. The charities were selected from a number of causes put forward …

Returning to Work

Now that the majority of the country has been in lockdown for a number of weeks, we are starting to see the number of new cases of Covid-19 fall. While the government has indicated that some form of social distancing is likely to remain in place until a vaccine is …

FAQ: What’s the difference between labour-only and bona-fide subcontractors?

Knowing the difference between labour-only and bona-fide subcontractors can help protect your business from costly and damaging risks, including fines, penalties and large-scale claims. The defining characteristics of labour-only subcontractors are as follows: They work under your supervision and direction They use your materials, kit, equipment and tools They must …