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Published by The Grapevine Magazine, 2019-07-08 04:28:46

The Grapevine Halifax Issue 141 July/August 2019

It's summer time! This issue is bursting with the latest updates about local family-friendly summer events like Halifax Show and the fun Jigsaw Festival and Overgate Hospice's Colour Run, plus handy business ads for your every need!

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Issue 141 Jul/Aug ‘19

Your community magazine - connecting
local people to local businesses

Focus on Halifax Agricultural Show

Community Events throughout the Summer

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Editor’s Note:

Welcome to the Summer edition which is a

joint mag for July/August.Lots going on

locally in both our community pages and

also throughout the mag including Halifax

Show and Jigsaw Festival, Overgate’s Colour

Run is on this month – still time to sign up

and have a fun family day whilst helping

Calderdale’s only adult hospice. Enjoy your

Summer – whatever you have planned and

we’ll see you on the other side – in


Love the Grapevine Mag Team


Now taking bookings for Sept ‘19 onwards,

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Brain games do not improve ‘brain
health’ but playing Bridge does

Global Council on Brain Health recommends that people incorporate mentally engaging activities into
their lifestyles, as they can help people to maintain their thinking skills as they age

A new report by world-leading or gardening. It is important younger you start challenging
experts says the evidence for the however to participate in yourself with mentally stimulating
long-term brain health benefits mentally-stimulating activities activities, the better your brain
of what most people consider that include social engagement function will be as you age.”
“brain games” is currently weak which Bridge also provides. You could start to learn to play
to non-existent. Age UK’s Chief Scientist James Bridge here in Brighouse. There is
If people play a “brain game,” Goodwin says: “Many people a thriving Bridge Club that would
they may get better at that think that all thinking skills welcome you.
game, but this does not improve decline with age, and we know Improve your Brain Health, learn
people’s everyday thinking there is certainly a lot of fear to play Bridge.
abilities. around this happening”. Joe Brook
The good news is that the “But decline is not inevitable, Chair Brighouse Bridge Club
evidence suggests that other and there are plenty of activities If you are interested in learning
mentally engaging activities can such as Bridge that we could start to play Bridge, contact,
help keep our brains sharp as today that can provide benefits Brighouse Bridge Club
we age. These include playing for brain health.
Bridge, learning a language, “Even though it’s never too late
playing with the grandchildren to learn something new,  the

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Halifax Agricultural Show

10th August will be the 73rd show

Halifax Agricultural Show is one
of the biggest, best and most
respected family days out in
West Yorkshire – and this year
will be the 73rd show, to be held
on Saturday 10th August 2019.
The event showcases a wide
variety of the best of traditional
and modern classes and
entertainment, which attracts
families from all over Yorkshire.
It has been described as an
event that manages to retain
the heritage of traditional
Yorkshire county and
agricultural shows,
whilst embracing the
whole family including
children, grandparents and
family pets.
2018 was another great
family day out with
thousands of exhibits in
hundreds of classes and
competitions – including,

horses, sheep, dogs, rabbits,
cows, goats, poultry, mice,
cavies, vintage vehicles,
horticulture, produce and
The crowds were entertained
across the showground and
wowed in the main ring - and
2019 promises to be even
better than ever, with even
more things for everyone to

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This year visitors can save 20% if they
buy an queue-jump ticket online in
advance. Visit
uk for latest details.
Finally, Did You Know: In 1939, two
months before the country went to
war, Halifax hosted the touring Great
Yorkshire Show before it moved to its
permanent showground in 1951.

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Lifestyle & Leisure

Calderdale Charities Aid Child Refugees
in Northern France

Two partner charities based in Brighouse, Focus4Hope
and the Town Hall Foundation, have visited child refugees
in camps in Northern France to provide urgent care and
medicine after a surge of support from the local community.
Focus4Hope are a community group who work predominantly
with the homeless, elderly and isolated in West Yorkshire. They
regularly host outreach in the centre of Leeds feeding the
homeless, as well as hosting events for the elderly. The Town
Hall Foundation is the non-profit run by private dental practice
Town Hall Dental, which seeks to provide oral health education
and emergency dental care for those who cannot afford it. Both
organisations regularly work together in Yorkshire, and previously
visited Calais in France in February.
Thanks to donations and fundraising from the local community,
including many local businesses (with special thanks to Sleigh
& Story and Lattitude 7 for their very kind donations), both
groups were able to visit camps across Northern France helping
refugees forced from their home countries. The refugee crisis in
France made headline news in 2016 when the‘Calais Jungle’was
dismantled by French authorities. Despite this, several thousand
refugees still live in the forests and camps around Northern France,
surviving on the support of charities and volunteers in the area.
While many refugees are from Syria, a number of those in the
area are fleeing war and persecution in other countries including
Afghanistan, Iran, Eritrea, Sudan and other African countries.
Both groups were assisted by refugee crisis charity Care4Calais,
working predominantly with women and their children, some as
young as five.
Louise Reed, Founder of Focus4Hope commented“Since our last trip
in February we’ve been overwhelmed by support and donations,
and a huge number of those donations have made their way down
to the people who need them most in the camps in France. We’ve
been able to provide clothing and essential supplies for children as
young as four or five years old, thanks to the tremendous generosity
of the people of Calderdale and West Yorkshire.”
Rachel Dilley, Head of the Town Hall Foundation, added“We know
that dental care is a high priority here in France, and some of these
children have already been living in the camps for several years. It’s
a dream come true to use our skills to help these people suffering
through what we can only imagine.”

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The 2019 Best of Brighouse Awards have Together we can tackle some of the
now ended, and we would like to extend pressing issues such as homelessness,
our thanks to everybody who took part in poverty and isolation and make
making our first year a resounding success. Brighouse a better place for everybody.

Brighouse is a vibrant, up-and-coming It’s now time for us to take all of your
town, and the stories we heard from all feedback and advice, and begin
of our nominees, both businesses and planning for the next event. Thank you
members of the community, makes us again, and congratulations to all of our
confident that Brighouse will continue winners and nominees.
to flourish, and we are proud of the place
we call home. James Howard and Rachel Dilley
Thanks to your support through
sponsorships, ticket sales and donations,
you have raised thousands of pounds for
amazing local causes, all of which will
be reinvested back in to the local area.


Lattitude 7 Claire Slack (St Joseph’s School) WINNER : Abzorb

Czerwik Fine Wines Jessica Reed Quick Slide Windows & Doors
& Cheeses
CHARITY OF THE YEAR Matt Farrar (Millers Bar) ROKT
Brodstock & Mollie Fitzpatrick
(Yorkshire Payments) SPECIAL RECOGNITION
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A short walk around
Bailiff Bridge

By Chris Helme

This old postcard image of Bailiff Bridge went
through the postal system seventy-three years ago,
and what a lot of changes have taken place during
those years.

The road is dominated on the right-hand side, firstly
with the original building that T.F.Firth’s moved into
in 1867. This was an old worsted mill that Thomas
Freeman Firth and his business partner John Willans
bought at an auction in Halifax.

The business soon began to grow and by 1905 The tall building in the distance is what some
the company had purchased the old Toll House, readers may recall was Bulmer and Lumb mill
which dated back to the 1820s when the road was premises. These buildings were demolished in the
laid out and the toll house erected. By the mid- summer of 1979 and replaced with low level light
1870s tolls had ceased and the toll house was no industrial units.
longer required. Once Firth’s had bought it they The telephone box has long since been removed
demolished it and built Clifton Mills on the site. and the low building next to it was the village public
Some readers will recall that the works entrance conveniences. When they were closed in council
was through an archway into the works yard. If you cutbacks it became a hairdressing business, it is
were late this is when you came into contact with now owned by Nicola Hart with her successful
the time office staff, who could either send you gentleman’s hairdressers. Next door, is Dixon and
home again and you would lose a full half a day’s Franks carpet shop. Whilst having been there a few
pay or just dock you the lost time through your years and now also have one of the light industrial
lateness. This usually meant that those who were units on the old Bulmer and Lumb site. It is a very
in charge of the time office were not everyone’s successful local business.
favourites. The row of houses and now two businesses after the
Moving further along to the new part of the carpet shop will have a postal address of Bradford
mill which is apparent from the lighter coloured Road. However, originally it was known as Bridge
stonework. It was at this point where Wyke Old Terrace, with the street name above the archway
Lane originally joined Bradford Road. But the new leading through to Victoria Road.
building work caused it to be diverted, to where it We end this short walk at the corner of Co-operative
is now on the top side of the old St Aidan’s Mission Buildings where the Bailiff Bridge Co-op was opened
Church. in 1876. Whilst it is many years since the old co-op
The old St Aidan’s was built c1880 and for a number closed it is now the home of Bailiff Bridge post office
of years was used as the village school. Herbert and a successful convenience store.
Percy Jackson, the celebrated Coley woodcarver
created a wooden board which has sixteen names Chris Helme – Local Nostalgia Magazine
of Bailiff Bridge men who lost their lives in the First Chris has launched a new, local nostalgia
World War. This was moved to St Matthew’s Church magazine. The 5th edition is out now. You can
Lightcliffe c1980. Having been used as a yarn store find his advert on page 7
by Firth’s for many years after it closed, it is now
used for commercial purposes by a private company.

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Bridge Wills

Personable – Experienced - Professional

Bridge Wills was established it is owned (countries) and who is to inherit the
in 2003 and is based in Halifax assets and when (children under 18 cannot directly
covering all of Yorkshire. We are inherit)?
regulated under the Institute of
Professional Will Writers (IPW). It is quite easy to ‘trip up’ on any one of these
Anyone can look at the Institute’s subjects and effect the rest of the Will document.
website and look up past reviews
of Bridge Wills. ( You must also make decisions yourself for a Will
uk). and not be influenced by others. The same goes for
Lasting Power of Attorney Forms. To make either
All IPW members must have document you must have Mental Capacity, so
Professional Indemnity Insurance consider these documents sooner rather than later.
cover of a minimum of £2
million. In order to ensure that If you have concerns on Care Costs for yourself or
the IPW standards remain high, for relatives then making the right Will could save
it’s mandatory that Bridge Wills thousands of pounds in Care fees. Who will manage
comply with the IPW Code of your affairs if you cannot manage your own affairs
Practice which is approved by (i.e. lack of capacity to make decisions)? Consider
the Chartered Trading Standards Lasting Power of Attorney Forms, to appoint persons
Institute under its Consumer you trust to help manage your affairs.
Codes Approval Scheme (see
logo below). Geoff offers a; FREE INITIAL MEETING IN THE
Geoff Petherbridge of Bridge Wills had worked T: 07976 27198
(until his retirement in 2016) as an Independent
Financial Advisor for just over 40 years and back in
2003 Geoff added to his services advice on Wills and
Powers of Attorney. With his extensive experience in
financial planning this couples very well for clients
with added advice on Wills, Trusts, Inheritance Tax,
Long Term Care and Lasting Powers of Attorney

Most clients I find want to retain their assets for as
long as they can and then make sure those assets
pass down the family bloodline ‘at the right time
and in the right way’. Geoff will listen to any client’s
requests when making a Will or considering Lasting
Powers of Attorney Forms, and then offer the
various options for a client to move forward.

I would suggest to anyone considering making
a Will don’t think that it is as easy as it sounds
because you have to consider what assets you own
(house, cash, business, 2nd properties) who owns
it (single person, married couple, partners), where

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Get in touch for your free, no obligation first meeting.
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Puzzles Galore! Lifestyle & Leisure

Find the “missing piece” for your perfect Bank Holiday weekend

Puzzles galore will fill St. Martin’s Church, in school Play sessions offering a creative and
Brighouse over the late August Bank Holiday imaginative approach to Christian nurture, a
weekend for the seventh annual Charity Jigsaw Weekday church for children and adults involving
Festival. creativity, celebration and hospitality and several
Over 1,200 puzzles, comprising over 850,000 Holiday Clubs and Activity Events each year.
individual pieces, have been donated and assembled
by many willing people from the local community email:
with some family groups having assembled over 70 Alan Sparks: 07860 868714
puzzles. During the festival, a display of up to 200
made-up jigsaws and up to 200 boxed jigsaws of
various makes, types and sizes will fill the body of
St. Martin’s Church and as soon as an assembled
puzzle is sold, another will replace it. There will be
puzzles for all tastes - children’s puzzles, traditional
country scenes, 3D, double-sided, murder mystery,
crossword, impossipuzzles, wasgij and mirror image.
Entry will be £2, which includes a £1 discount
voucher towards the purchase of a puzzle at the
Festival. If you retain your Programme you can
return as many times as you wish without paying
Another reason for making a second and
subsequent visit will be to enjoy the selection of
delicious food to be served by the St. Martin’s
Hospitality Team at the “Missing Piece Café”,
including morning coffee with bacon butties,
lunches, fabulous Yorkshire Breakfasts and Cream
Teas. There will be Crafts, a Raffle, a Tombola and a
Golden Jigsaw Competition paying cash prizes.
The Jigsaw Festival will be from Friday 24th August
to Monday 27th August from 10am till 5pm, except
on Sunday it will open at 12noon.
Previous Festivals have raised over £52,000 for good
causes. The direct beneficiaries of the 2018 Festival
will be:
Together for Looked-after Children
TLC’s mission is to enhance the life chances and
enable the educational success of Calderdale’s
Children in Care.
Yorkshire Children’s Trust
YCT helps children and their families in West
Yorkshire cope with the emotional and financial
strain of life-changing illnesses.
St. Martin’s mission to children in the community
Includes After-school Clubs, a Pre-school Group,

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New Kia e-Niro 2019 first-drive review

By Tim Barnes-Clay, Motoring journalist – tweeting grille and 17-inch
@carwriteups alloys. The rear
Test-drive location: Seoul, South Korea of the Kia wears a
Check out the new Kia e-Niro. The Korean modified trim to
automaker has ushered this car into the automotive complement the
arena in the hope of putting to rest the reservations nose, too, helping
of electric-car naysayers. to provide a more
The cynics tend to think that vehicles without slippery shape.
combustion engines don’t have the range or the Inside, the car
performance of ‘regular’ cars – and they always is like other
slam the price. Well, after having a first drive of the Kia Niros. The dashboard is bland yet functional,
e-Niro in South Korea I’m pleased to report that Kia there’s an ultra-modern infotainment system, and
will probably turn these disbelievers into believers. importantly, there’s space for five-up. The most
Why? Well, the e-Niro is more credible than obvious difference, though, is within the centre
any electric car to date, including Hyundai’s console. The usual gear selector has been replaced
mechanically related Kona Electric. While the two with a rotary dial. This little change in details unfurls
vehicles have similar powertrains and platforms, some additional storage room, too. 
the Kia houses its ingenious technology in a more The e-Niro’s 451-litre boot is larger than the
traditionally-designed and more down-to-earth ubiquitous Nissan Qashqai’s, but it’s less than the
bundle. 510-litres in the Seat Ateca. Mind you, it’s still a
The pure-electric e-Niro looks almost the same as good size, and you can store the charging cables
its plug-in and hybrid bedfellows, although there under the load floor.
are some restrained alterations. Look intently, and At the time of writing, there’s just one trim level
you’ll spot the sleeker front bumper, a fared-in to select – and it’s called the First Edition. Okay,
it’s not very original, but who cares when you get
a car as well kitted-out as this? The e-Niro in this

guise comes with a reversing
camera, heated leather
seats, lane keep assist and
forward collision warning.
The Kia doesn’t possess LED
headlights, though – and
that’s a shame.
So, yes, the e-Niro is all very
orthodox; that is until you
examine the powertrain. The
Kia gets a 204ps motor that
propels the front wheels.
This, as well as the 64kWh
battery pack, is used in
Hyundai’s Kona Electric.
However, unlike the Kona, a
136ps, 39kWh variant won’t
be sold in the UK.

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The motor’s power output boosts the Kia Motoring
e-Niro’s athleticism well above the current plug-
in and hybrid Niro models. What’s more, once FAST FACTS
the substantial surge of torque is taken into
consideration, the car feels livelier than many Fast Facts (e-Niro First Edition 64kWh)
‘warm’ family-hatchbacks. There’s even enough Max speed: 104 mph
grunt to get a squeal from the front tyres, as I found 0-62 mph: 7.5 seconds
out when putting my foot down to escape Seoul’s Range: 282 miles
traffic. Engine layout: Single electric motor
There are a couple of paddles behind the e-Niro’s Max. power (PS): 204
steering wheel to regulate the force of brake CO2: 0 g/km
regeneration. And, while you can’t drive the Kia Price: £32,995 (after Govt grant)
with one pedal as you can in Nissan’s Leaf, the trio
of levels allows you to make the most of the e-Niro’s
What about the all-important range then? Well,
Kia claims that the e-Niro can manage 282 miles on
one charge. More impressively, the official figure is
higher when driving around town. That means many
e-Niro drivers will only need to charge up once a
week - at the most.
Granted, the topping up process isn’t as
straightforward as a quick fill up at the pumps, but
connect the Kia to a 100kW quick charger and less
than an hour later (54 minutes) you’ll have charged
the battery pack from next to nothing to 80 per
cent. That’s enough energy for the e-Niro to cover
between 226 and nearly 300 miles, depending on
how you drive it. 
So, how much does this new all-electric car cost?
Well, at £32,995 (after the £3,500 Government
grant), the Kia e-Niro will only set you back around
£1000 or so more than the flagship Nissan Qashqai.
There are very few drawbacks with this e-Niro. Okay,
it can understeer a bit due to the weighty battery-
pack, but then this pack gives the Kia a low centre
of gravity. So, no, there really aren’t any significant
gripes from me.
At the end of the day, the all-new e-Niro is a no-
nonsense five-door family crossover that makes
electric car ownership more appealing than ever.
Pros ‘n’ Cons
Efficiency √
Kit √
Space √
Price √
Mild understeer X

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47 Grains

Mouth watering recipe from 47 Grains 

Venison Scotch Egg Beetroot Wellington
– Fry at 180 for 7 mins. – Bake 25 mins at 180.
Venison Sausage Meat, Soft Boiled
Egg, Season (Flour, Egg, Panko Crumb), Cook Red beetroot, Wilted Gren
Parma Ham Crisp. Spinach, Salt & Pepper, Rolled in Puff
Pastry (Oil Washed – like an egg wash)
Sweet Chilli Jam – Slow cook on a Beetroot Puree – Boil Beetroot, peel,
constant simmer and stir. Red Bell blitz to desired consistency, season.
Pepper, Red Chilli, Sugar Jam.



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If you spot a true ‘black’
bird then it will be the male
of the species. The females
tend to be brown, often with
spots and streaks on their
breasts. They are one of the
most common UK birds with
a bright orange beak and

They can be seen in gardens
all year round and have quite
a distinctive song, being one
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Best of the bunch...


Walk down any street in late summer and you to September. Personally, though, I prefer the larger
are likely to see a buddleia, or butterfly bush types in vivid colours including ‘Black Knight’, which
as it is known because it attracts butterflies, has dark purple blooms and ‘Royal Red’, with its
with its cone-shaped flowers in shades of purple-red blooms. Hard prune the shrubs in March,
purple, magenta and white. All too often this cutting back last year’s growth to within 2in of the
shrub looks gaunt and twiggy, with flowers old wood.
appearing at the top of tall, bare branches. This
may be because of insufficient pruning, but in
fact buddleias are really easy to grow in any
reasonable garden soil which is well drained.
The most popular variety, B. davidii, grows
to 2.4m (8ft) or more and looks good at the
back of a border, while for those with smaller
gardens, Thompson & Morgan has brought out
the dwarf B. Buzz, billed as the world’s first
patio variety, which will sit in a large pot and
produce the same attractive blooms through

Things to do this summer...

Layer honeysuckle, wisteria and new growth of dahlias by tying Treat infestations of greenfly with
passion flower by bending the them in to existing stakes. a soap-based spray. Dig out or
shoots down to the ground, spot-treat individual weeds like
slitting the stem, dusting with Check plants for clematis wilt. dandelions.
rooting powder and burying the Cut back the wilted shoots to Feed tomatoes weekly
stem in the soil, securing it with a healthy tissue. This may mean throughout the summer with a
large stone. pruning below the soil surface. high potash tomato fertiliser.
Propagate tender Pick courgettes before they
perennials from cuttings, become marrows. Pick your
including argyranthemums, bean and pea pods as they
osteospermum, fuchsia, mature, to stop them becoming
pelargonium and felicia. Apply tough and stringy later in the
mulches of compost over the soil summer.
to suppress weeds and retain
moisture. Raise biennials and perennials
Keep an eye out for rose suckers by sowing now, in pots or in a
and remove them from below nursery bed, for planting out
ground level. Tie in long shoots in the autumn. Pinch out the
of new growth of wisteria to tips of trailing plants in hanging
continue its framework. Support baskets to make them bush out.
Deadhead every few days.

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Financial advice - feel like a gamble?
How we lFooink aafntecr iyaoulramdonveiyce –feel like a gamble?

Financial advice giant Openwork have
surveyed consumers and found that 43%
do not know how to access financial advice
(June 2019). Is this because people really
don’t know how to access financial advice,
or is it because people don’t see the value
and wonder how a financial adviser can make
them money?

People are certainly finding it harder to save,

with under half of British households putting

money aside in savings (Financial Inclusion

Commission). With saving money being either

unpopular or just too difficult to do, there

is a need for the financial services sector to

recognise this trend and give people access Brighter input:
to good, clear, simple advice which secures the best
How we

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had been resolved to Jim’s satisfaction would we
through them.
Scenario 1: Jim owns 50% of the
He needs a new mortgage deal and feels that he should probably review hi
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of a will. The will would reflect both the personal growth relies upon having a diversified portfolio of
and business arrangements set up as part of Jim’s assets.
financial plan.
• As independent advisers we would ensure
Scenario 2: Peter has recently received a lump sum that the administration costs associated with
inheritance from his Grandma. He already has a the investment are competitive and that the
pension in place and is happy with the contributions performance of the funds within that investment
he is making. What he would really like is to invest demonstrate competitiveness within the market.
the money wisely so that he can access it further (E.g. By saving just 2% on a £150,000 investment
down the line. He has never used financial advice could save more than £45,000 over 10 years.)
but decides to see what they have to offer:
• We would arrange a service plan with Peter to
Brighter input: make sure his investment stays on track, in line with
his financial goals. This would mean that we would
• We would get an understanding of Peter’s always be available to give him advice as-well as
personal and financial situation and would then help making sure that his investment stays on track.
him develop a set of financial goals which help him
achieve what he wants to do. • We would help Peter make the right decisions in
terms of drawing the funds (tax relief etc) when the
• We would explain the difference between time comes.
investments and savings. The former is for the long
term, the latter for the here and now. • We would be there for Peter!

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financial and personal peace of mind, outweigh this
initial outlay.

ouseholds putting money
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ognise this trend and give
returns for clients.

costly or too complicated
to insure yourself or your
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Gold Rabbit

Creating awareness….generating demand

Gold Rabbit are a team of experienced creative brochures, digital resources, posters, leaflets, email
professionals led by Kate Adamson and Carl templates, video, photography and more. We focus
Campbell, based in West Yorkshire who have a on helping our clients improve their messaging
passion for graphic design and design-led marketing. and connect better with their customers, and
We know from experience that well-designed visual we continually monitor key targets to ensure our
marketing has the power to help businesses and marketing is as effective as possible.
organisations create brand awareness, increase
engagement, and expand and attract new Our marketing campaigns focus on key objectives
customers. agreed with our clients. These objectives usually
correspond to:
Our Mission at Gold Rabbit is to help our clients • Creating Awareness
become more successful by engaging and • Generating Demand
connecting better with their customers through • Driving Conversions
quality, creative visual marketing and graphic design
support. Are you looking for a company that can deliver cost-
effective and engaging graphic design and marketing
We’re experienced in managing marketing for your business? Are you in need of quality
campaigns and designing a range of print and marketing materials to help launch a new product
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Business Owner
Finance Q & A’s

By Debbie Story, Sleigh & Story, Brighouse

Q. If I take my staff away overnight for an off-site You may have to pay the higher rates even if you
daytime business meeting and evening social intend to live in the property you’re buying (and
function, will the costs be tax deductible for regardless of whether or not you already own a
corporation tax purposes?  residential property). 

A. The costs will be allowable for the company, but If you sell or give away your previous main home
a benefit-in-kind will arise on the social aspect of within 3 years of buying your new home you can
the trip. It may be possible to obtain HMRC approval apply for a refund of the higher SDLT rate part of
that the benefit falls within the exemption for your Stamp Duty bill.
annual parties and similar functions costing no more From 29 October 2018 onwards, a refund must be
than £150 per attendee. claimed within 12 months of either the:
You may wish to consider structuring the event to - sale of the previous main residence
take advantage of a wide-ranging and generous - filing date of the SDLT return relating to the new
tax exemption for work-related training. The term residence, whichever comes later.
‘work-related training’ covers any training course Q. I have been running my own business since 1
or other activity designed to impart, instil, improve September 2018 and now wish to complete my
or reinforce any knowledge or skills or personal 2018/19 tax return. I have not incurred any capital
qualities which is, or is likely to be useful to the expenditure and my turnover is less than the
employee in performing the duties of any ‘relevant current VAT registration limit. Should I use 5 April
employments’ or which will qualify or better as my accounting year-end? 
qualify the employee to undertake any relevant A. One advantage of a 5 April year-end is that no
employment or such charitable or voluntary ‘overlap’ profits will be created. Broadly, overlap
activities which could be undertaken in connection profits are bought about by being taxed twice in
with the ‘relevant employment’. the first two years of trading. You would get relief
It may be possible to sandwich the evening ‘social’ for this overlap, but potentially this won’t be until
event between actual training, with the evening a much later stage (for example if you change your
event designed to be motivational (or achieve some accounting date, or if you cease to trade).
other betterment purpose), but great care is needed One advantage of a 30 April year-end is that tax is
here to ensure the costs qualify. paid later. So, for a 30 April 2019 year-end, tax will
Q. I am in the process of purchasing a new house become due for payment on 31 January 2021, and
that I will use as my main residence. I will sell my the tax on profits earned between 1 May 2019 and
current main residence as soon as I buy the new 30 April 2020 will be payable by 31 January 2022.
house. I also own several other rental properties If the business had a 31 March 2020 year-end, the
but I have never lived in any of them. Will I have tax on profits earned between 1 April 2019 and 31
to pay the higher rate stamp duty land tax (SDLT) March 2020 would become payable until 31 January
charge on my new house?  2021.
A. The basic rule is that the higher SDLT rates apply Sleigh & Story Ltd, Thornhill Brigg Mills,
when you buy a residential property (or a part of Thornhill Beck Lane, Brighouse HD6 4AH.
one) for £40,000 or more, if: You can follow Sleigh & Story on Facebook,
- it will not be the only residential property worth or Twitter @sleighandstory.
£40,000 or more that you own (or part own)
anywhere in the world; The information contained in this article is of a general
- you have not sold or given away your previous nature and you are advised to obtain specific professional
main home; advice before you take any action.
- no one else has a lease on it which has more than
21 years left to run.

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Consumer Champion

Consumer Champion – the man who helps you resolve your consumer complaints!

BEATING THE BLOCKERS you can complain about broken see if they can exploit this new
There’s nothing more frustrating or wonky games through the information.
than when businesses put retailer for free under the
obstacles in your way to put you Consumer Rights Act. You can Fraud of this type is usually
off making a complaint. also beat the terrible online obvious (the fraudster changes
One of the most common complaints systems by tweeting your address first then goes on
problems I hear about from the developers to shame them a spending spree), so they often
Resolver’s users is when into refunding you. just agree to refund the money
businesses that don’t accept Data misuse. I used a dinosaur rather than fully investigate.
complaints by email, making you emoji the other day when But you can ask them to give
write in, try to call or go through sending a WhatsApp message. you all the information they
a faceless online complaint A few hours later, Google is have about how the fraudster
system. advertising dinosaur emoji ties. made contact so you can take
Loads of us simply give up So is this a coincidence or is there the matter further. As for the
and walk away frustrated. something more sinister going firm responsible for breaching
I’m determined to tackle this on? your data, watch the news and
so watch this space! Just to The big disruptor companies like if you hear of a firm you’ve
complicate things, there are new Facebook and Google are under done business with being
and emerging services we use onslaught about what they’re compromised, make a formal
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heard). can be hard to prove. So go to the or dispute resolution scheme if
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The (mis)sale of in-app/game nothing worse than being make your voice heard, let me
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Cloud 9 Windows
Service with A Smile!

It’s been a crazy few months for I honestly feel that during the I get a huge amount of business
Cloud 9 Windows. The company good times a minority perhaps from family and friends of people
which specialises in repairing didn’t focus on customer care I’ve done work for, which just goes
windows which are steamed up, as much as they should have to show how much a little bit of
broken or damaged by replacing done. We make sure we turn up effort is appreciated.’
the panes – not the frames has when we say we will, do the job
grown rapidly as homeowners the customer requires and leave So, if your windows are steamed
take advantage of their services. their house as clean as a whistle. up, broken or damaged give
I often get comments back from Paul a call for a free quotation
Managing Director Paul customers on how they really on 0800 328 8213 and he’ll be
McGeechan feels that it’s all about didn’t expect that sort of service happy to help!
service. ‘Our product is simple. which, in a way, is very sad for the
If your double glazing is misted service industry as a whole.’
up, we can replace the glass at
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window, in any type of frame, and locally and Paul is finding that his
with a new 5 year guarantee. But approach is a major factor in his
it’s not just about saving people success. ‘The truth is that it’s not
money, although that obviously just personal satisfaction that I
helps. Many tradespeople have get from doing a good job but also
struggled since last year and it makes good business sense.


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EST. 1989

Kitchens | Bedrooms | En-suites

• Family run business celebrating 30 successful years
Thank you Mark and Lesley and all at • Studio located in Mirfield
Town Kitchens. We absolutely love our
new kitchen and what a transformation.
From start to finish your expert advice and
brilliant work has been exceptional. More
than highly recommended. Thank you again.
Debbie Green – Mirfield

Mark has just completed our fabulous new • Supply and fit or supply only available
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company we could trust to take care of not only • Home consultations & Free design service
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and decoration. All completed within a few • Very competitively priced
weeks and all done to a great standard. What • We will BEAT any genuine like for like quotation
made Mark (and Lesley) stand apart from the
rest of the companies we contacted was the 50% OFF SELECTED KITCHENS AND
attention to detail when it came to BEDROOMS THROUGHOUT JULY
planning our layout and choosing the
design. We would highly recommend TERMS AND CONDITIONS APPLY
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01484 443057 After the White Gate pub & Whiteleys Garden Centre, take your
first left at the top of the hill, and the second drive on the
Townberry House, right.
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