Latest from BLT


Do we need privacy in lockdown? by Catriona Cookson

I’m working my way through the topics and tips from Jon Bailey – @SloopJontyB , the ex Royal Navy chap who spent a lot of time in submarines, and this week it’s privacy.

I’d never really thought much about privacy during this lockdown phase until I read this from Jon … Read More

Retirement planning post lockdown….by Liz Watt

We meticulously plan so many aspects of our lives. It starts at an early age – what do I want to be when I grow up? Then there is the planning that marks the transition from school to University or further education; the thought and effort that goes into career planning; the detail that is involved in organising the ‘big ticket’ events in life – birthdays and celebrations, holidays; what we’ll do when lockdown finally ends? Read More

The Women in Indirect Tax Networking Group goes virtual! By Liz Watt

The Women in Indirect Tax networking group goes virtual! We had our first Zoom networking group meeting at the beginning of April and it was a great success! The topic – Self Care Tips and Tools for Troubled Times – delivered by Sarah Maguire, was the perfect antidote to all that we are currently facing, providing us all with some much needed respite. Just taking the time out to reflect and follow Sarah’s meditations and breathing exercises felt very restorative. And of course it was lovely to see the group and connect! Read More

How can we help?

At BLT we have spent a lot of time over the past couple of weeks, as we have contemplated the massive impact of coronavirus on our business, thinking : What can we do to help? We aren’t Doctors or nurses, or medical workers of any form. We aren’t food producers, delivery drivers, or any type of key worker. However, our business ethos has always been to add value to the recruitment service we provide, so this got us thinking –  maybe we can use some of our skills and experience to help the community we usually recruit for during these difficult times? Read More

Welcome news for NHS suppliers….. by Emma Wade

The government has announced that ventilators, coronavirus testing kits and protective clothing arriving from outside the EU are no longer subject to Customs Duty or Import VAT.  This has a number of benefits, it will speed things up, reducing red tape to get vital equipment through to the front line.  It also removes barriers for companies wanting to donate supplies to the NHS.  The import price of these items is also reduced. Read More

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