Office Christmas Parties are Back in Fashion

.....but without all the trimmings!

Office Christmas parties are back - but on a budget as firms seek to celebrate in tighter times.

Three quarters of businesses plan a celebration this year compared with just over half last year, a poll of human resources managers show. Event companies report a 15 to 25 percent increase in...

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Rail Investment Set To Boost UK Events

UK cities set to benefit from £8bn worth of investment in rail improements announced by the government recently

The event industry in Liverpool, manchester and London will benefit the most. Lines in the North West, from manchester to liverpool, and Manchester to Blackpool are going to be electrified. Londons Crossrail and Thameslink upgrades have also been allocated funds.

The cash, set aside by Transport...

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Uncertain Future

Visit Britain, Visit England and COI face uncertain future in government review

The government could axe or significantly change at least six major quangos that have a direct impact on the event industry, according to a leaked report.

Visit Britain and Visit England's futures are 'still to be decided' and English Heritage, home of many event venues, is set to be merged with...

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Tax Relief & Christmas Parties

A guide to tax relief against employee Christmas Parties

NOTE: Please consult a Tax Professional for full details

Most companies do not realise that the cost of a staff party or other annual entertainment is allowed as a deduction for tax purposes. Also as long as the criteria below are followed, there will be no taxable benefit charged to employees:

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Food Is The Way To The Heart....

Food quality is the most influential factor when purchasing corporate hospitality, according to a survey of buyers conducted by Keith Prowse Hospitality.

The survey among 111 of Keith Prowse's key clients found that 98 per cent rated the quality of the food as important or very important when making decisions on corporate hospitality. The location of hospitality facilities was found to be the next most influential factor (96 per cent), followed...

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