Worst excuses for not filling out a tax return: 2020 update

Submitted by Dean on 9 January, 2020 - 12:20 with 0 comment

It’s that time of year again. No, not the end of dry January, but the yearly update from HMRC on the worst excuses they received from people who failed to submit their tax return on time.

We’ll leave you to make up your mind as to which, if any, are genuine:

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Kennels and Catteries – what can go wrong?

Submitted by Dean on 9 January, 2020 - 12:14 with 0 comment

Sharon Tidnam thought that the world had gone barking mad when she was ordered by the court to reduce the noise of the dogs in her care at Low Farm in Topcroft.

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The boycott Black Friday movement

Submitted by Dean on 16 December, 2019 - 14:56 with 0 comment

Now that the dust has settled on this year’s Black Friday and Cyber Monday, has the retail event had its day?

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How much does the UK spend over Christmas?

Submitted by Dean on 16 December, 2019 - 14:40 with 0 comment

Deloitte’s Christmas Survey conducted in 2018 found that UK customers spend an average of £567 over Christmas, over 42% more than the European average of £400.

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When the customer isn’t always right

Submitted by Dean on 16 December, 2019 - 14:25 with 0 comment

While you’re getting your business up off the ground, the idea of turning away business may seem ludicrous.

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The property insurance industry is leading the way in drone adoption

Submitted by Dean on 16 December, 2019 - 14:16 with 0 comment

Property inspections take valuable time and can be risky for the people involved. The insurance industry is embracing drones as a low-risk, technically sophisticated alternative. Are drones coming to the skies near you?

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How to win back online shoppers

Submitted by Dean on 12 December, 2019 - 12:33 with 0 comment

It’s a scenario familiar to consumers and shop-owners alike. A customer browses your in-store selection of, say, TVs, before price-checking the Amazon app and ordering the same model online.

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The rise of the boutique gym

Submitted by Dean on 5 December, 2019 - 13:05 with 0 comment

The UK wellness and fitness market is set to grow from £17.bn in 2010 to £22.8bn in 2020. As the sector continues to grow, new entrants and existing fitness chains alike are having to diversify their offering to give customers something different and stand them apart from the crowd.

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WELCOME ABOARD QLJ!

Submitted by Dean on 3 December, 2019 - 15:13 with 0 comment

Following the acquisition of Quentin L Jones Insurance Services we are delighted to have our new colleagues on board and welcome them into the Watkin Davies business.

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Winter-proof your warehouse

Submitted by Dean on 1 December, 2019 - 12:42 with 0 comment

Whether a warehouse forms just part of your retail operation or storage and distribution is the core of your business, plummeting temperatures can cause warehouse chaos.

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About Us

Watkin Davies Insurance Consultants are one of Wales’ largest Independent Insurance Brokers, established in 1978 by Roger Watkins. Since this time we have become one of the leading Commercial and Personal Insurance Brokers in the region and the trusted insurance advisor to hundreds of Welsh and UK businesses and individuals.

Head Office

15 & 19 Penlline Road
Cardiff, CF14 2AA
029 2062 6226
Opening Hours
Mon-Fri: 9am to 5.30pm
Sat: 9am to 1pm
Sun: Closed

Official Insurance Partner of the FAW Trust

Official Insurance Partner of the WSA

Member of British Insurance Brokers Association