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This page brings you the latest updates from our Benefit Partners, as well as exclusive 'BCFA Guide to...' series, covering the topics of top social media platforms and many more key areas

Last week, stories of ‘exploding’ glass topped tables hit the tabloids. The coverage obviously caused consternation for consumers owning or considering buying such items.

While some employers may provide bereavement leave as part of their company policy, the law currently only offers the right to take the time necessary to deal with the emergency and plan the funeral arrangements.
You’ll no doubt have heard someone utter with a weary sigh, “it’s health and safety gone mad.” And you might find yourself agreeing with it at times, too. Especially if it feels like you’re putting in too much effort on legislation that has seemingly little value to your business.
Spam is an unsolicited, irrelevant email, sent to a bulk list of people. It is an email, also known as unsolicited bulk email, junk mail or unsolicited commercial email. Spam is the practice of sending unwanted email messages. Spam emails are easily triggered, and you may be sending the simplest of emails, but get caught out with the ‘spam filter’.

With a hung parliament in the making, Britain is cast into an unpredictable two-year negotiation period. With prominent Brexit questions being raised, it’s never been more important to consider your foreign exchange needs and how you can protect your funds from further volatility.

Rising costs is a bug bare for most of us, increasing utility bills and overhead costs can put a halt to business growth and can even jeopardise it's future. Managing cost-reduction properly is a time-consuming role and unfortunately many SME's do no have enough resource to do it efficiently.

Instagram is the most popular Social Media platform used for sharing photographs and videos from a smartphone. With over 14 million active monthly users in the UK, and an average of 95 million photos and videos shared per day.

Facebook, founded in 2004, is the world’s largest social media platform with over a billion daily active users (February 2017). It is a free website, allowing users to create profiles, upload photos and videos, send messages and keep in touch with family and friends.

According to the HSE, last year 144 employees were killed at work and 1.3 million people suffered from a work-related illness.

Twitter is a free social networking platform, with over 500 million users and 1.3 million new sign-ups a day. The platform allows members to post ‘Tweets’; a message you post which is broadcasted to followers.

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