Chinese New Year 2020 – the year of Rat

Chinese New year 2020 – the year of Rat. This year, the first day of Chinese New Year celebration would be on 25 January 2020. There would be a major celebration of the Chinese New Year in London at the famous landmark at Trafalgar Square.

What is your Chinese Zodiac animal sign?

There are 12 animals in the Chinese zodiac and the animal zodiac sign rotate every 12 years. For example, if you were born in year 1976, and you gave birth to a baby in year 2000. Your baby would be a dragon baby.

Generally, the year you were born determined which animal zodiac sign you are.

Zodiac Animal Year of birth
Rat1900, 1912, 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020
Ox1901, 1913, 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, 2021
Tiger1902, 1914, 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010, 2022
Rabbit1903, 1915, 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011, 2023
Dragon1904, 1916, 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012, 2024
Snake1905, 1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013, 2025
Horse1906, 1918, 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014, 2026
Goat1907, 1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015, 2027
Monkey1908, 1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016, 2028
Rooster1909, 1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017, 2029
Dog1910, 1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018, 2030
Pig1911, 1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019, 2031

Personality trait based on your Chinese Zodiac sign

According to, these are your personality traits based on your Chinese zodiac sign. We list the good traits here.

Zodiac Animal Personality traits
RatIntelligent, charming, quick-witted, practical, ambitious, and good at economizing as well as social activities.
OxHard-working, honest, creative, ambitious, cautious, patient and handle things steadily.
TigerFriendly, brave, competitive, charming and endowed with good luck and authority.
Rabbitkind-hearted, friendly, intelligent, cautious, skilful, gentle, quick and live long.
DragonPowerful, kind-hearted, successful, innovative, brave, healthy courageous and enterprising.
SnakeWise, discreet, agile, attractive and full of sympathy.
HorseClever, active, energetic, quick-witted, fashionable, agile, popular among others and have the ability to persuade others.
GoatPolite, mild-mannered, shy, imaginative, determined and have good taste.
MonkeyWise, intelligent, confident, charismatic, loyal, inventive and have leadership.
RoosterBeautiful, kind-hearted, hard-working, courageous, independent, humorous and honest.
DogHonest, friendly, faithful, loyal, smart, straightforward, venerable and have a strong sense of responsibility.
PigHappy, easygoing, honest, trusting, educated, sincere and brave.

Compatibility – Best match also published the best match, lively pair and worst match of the 12 animal signs with each other. We would like to list the best match here.

Zodiac Animal Best match
RatOx, Dragon, Monkey
OxRat, Snake, Rooster
TigerHorse, Dog, Pig
RabbitGoat, Dog, Pig
DragonRat, Monkey, Rooster
SnakeOx, Rooster, Monkey
HorseTiger, Goat, Dog
GoatRabbit, Horse, Pig
MonkeyRat, Dragon, Snake
RoosterOx, Dragon, Snake
DogTiger, Rabbit, Horse
PigGoat, Rabbit, Tiger

Chinese New Year 2020 best wishes

We wish this Chinese New Year 2020, the year of Rat would bring you great fortune and abundance of wealth.

Disqualified company directors register

Companies House maintain a disqualified company directors register. Anyone can search the register.

You may use the disqualified company directors register to check on the length of disqualification order imposed on the person. If you know the person has been disqualified as company director previously and yet you cannot find his/her name listed there. It is likely that his/her disqualification order has expired. Companies House automatically removes the individuals’ details once the disqualification order expired. And, Companies House updates the database weekly. Contact Companies House if you have any questions.

The register publishes the following information about a company director.

  1. The director name with the surname in capital letters.
  2. Address
  3. Date of birth
  4. Nationality
  5. last known registered address
  6. The length of disqualification imposed as a company director including the start and the end dates.
  7. If the director has more than one disqualification, it will show here too.
  8. The reasons he/she was disqualified from being a company director. For example, Company Directors Disqualification Act 1986 (Section 6): Duty of court to disqualify unfit directors of insolvent companies.
  9. The company names associated with his/her disqualification.
  10. Lastly, you will also see if the disqualified director has permission from the court to act as a company director.

The Insolvency Service

The Insolvency Service department publishes director disqualification outcomes online. The conduct of the director which lead to his/her disqualification is published here. This information is available for public inspection 3 months from the date of publication thereafter it will be removed.

The Authority updates the database weekly.

Non-director bankruptcy

For individual who was not a company director but declared bankrupt, please search the Individual Insolvency Register. For cases within the last 3 months, search the Bankruptcy and debt relief restrictions outcomes.

New year resolution 2020 wellbeing

New year resolution 2020 wellbeing plays an important part in achieving your 2020 goals. We have a few tested new year resolution 2020 wellbeing ideas to share with you.

Tip 1: Don’t go to bed angry

We are humans. We interact with people and this sometimes may cause conflicts between us. For example, we may step on other people’s toes, not deliberately or said the wrong thing or forgot things or hate things.

For example, you delegate your staff to deliver your company’s confirmation statement while you are away. She forgot. Consequently, your company was dissolved by Companies House. In this circumstance, you have a good reason to be angry with your staff.

To resolve this, you can make an application with Companies House to restore your company and this can take weeks to complete depending on how fast you can produce the required paperwork for Companies House.

How long are you going to stay angry with your staff for this trouble she caused you?

The reality is your anger stays in your head and with you when you focus on the trouble. This affects your mood and to some extent, it will influence your decision. For example, your anger may lead you to sack your staff immediately. Your business operation may suffer especially if there is no one else can take over her responsibility immediately.

It is best not to make any decisions while you are still angry.

One of the accountants at Concise have the habit of don’t go to bed angry. Bedtime is her cut off point to throw her anger out of the window. She sleeps like a baby at night and she wakes up with a peaceful mind.

How does she, don’t go to bed angry?

She makes a decision every morning that she would forgive no matter what and at night before she closes her eyes to sleep, she lets go everything that bothered her for the day. The next morning, she woke up fresh and her mind shifts to focus on how to fix the situation rather than the trouble. She said her day is more productive.

She also said if she is to handle the dissolved company situation, she would focus on what paperwork required to restore the company and how long the restoration process takes and who will be responsible for overseeing the assignment. On the same note, she would speak with the staff concerned and may give her another chance and an opportunity to be involved in the restoration process so that she can learn how to fix her mistake too.

Tip 2: Worry no more

Worry no more about what might happen in the future. This is not an easy thing to do especially when you do not like the potential consequences that come from the situation such as it may take away everything you have, you worked hard for and your bright future.

When you have a habit of worrying, you would tend to worry about just anything – the small thing and the big thing. This habit will exhaust you quickly.

A business owner noticed that her business website’s SSL certificate has expired and her website visitors dropped sharply. Previously, she was told the system was configured to automatically renew the SSL certificate. She noticed this event on Saturday afternoon. She sent a quick email to the web developer about it. Usually, she gets a reply within the hour even weekend but not this time.

Two important questions to ask yourself when you worry

  1. What is the worst going to happen?
  2. Can you handle the consequences?

These questions would help you to mentally assess the worst-case scenario. When you know the worst-case scenario from a situation, and you know you can handle it, this gives you the confidence to make a good decision to move forward, to resolve the issue of what is under your control.

For this business owner, her answer to the first question was visitors numbers would drop sharply until the SSL is sorted.

Her answers for the second question were the developer may ignore her email and she has to find another developer to do it and the site continues to be insecure for a couple of days or a week or more thus visitors number continue to drop.

To cut the long story short, she can handle the consequences. The next day, the developer replied with a suggestion that she has to find an alternative to configure the automatic SSL renewal. This was one of her expected response. No big deal.

Subsequently, she decided to look it up on the internet to see how easy is it to configure an SSL certificate. Just to get an idea. She read some configuration documents published by the hosting company.

Trial and errors here and there. She spent a good whole afternoon about 6 hours Studying the technical instructions on SSL certificate renewal configuration. Somehow, she managed to configure the automatic SSL renewal for her site successfully.

She said having a worry no more mindset allows her to be patiently read and absorb the information she read. In her mind, knowing what is the worst going to happen? encourage her to try and whatever’s she learns would be gain and whatever she does the outcome cannot be worst than what it is.

Thinking back, she shall thank the developer not able to re-configure the SSL renewal because he has made her a smarter person and she now knows how to do it herself. Should he helped her, she would not have learnt the new skill.

All the best

We hope the above new year resolution 2020 wellbeing tips would help you to maintain healthy emotional wellbeing in the year 2020. Ultimately, Bring more courage and peace to your business life and personal life.