A recent report from property firm JLL suggests around 30% of all office space will be consumed flexibly by 2030, as the need for a fixed office space declines. This is one of many recent reports, developed on the back of the “world’s biggest working from home experiment”, which have prompted rumours about the death of the office. Lockdown […]Read More
On Thursday 24 September Chancellor Rishi Sunak gave details of his Winter Economy Plan which he hopes will protect jobs and support businesses over the next few months. In his speech to parliament, he covered the following main points: [NEW] Job Support Scheme replacing ‘Furloughing’ The existing furlough job support scheme ends on 31 October. […]Read More
While we currently remain in unprecedented and testing times, some restrictions are now being lifted, which impacts how businesses manage staffing resources. Businesses are starting to reopen and beginning to look at their post-corona business strategies. One of the key elements of forward planning for the remainder of the year is staff resources. Maybe you […]Read More
Half (50%) of employees say that they would leave an organisation that did not praise or thank them enough according to a recent survey of 900 SMEs (between 10 and 49 members of staff). A further 61% would rather work for a business that had a culture where staff were praised and thanked regularly for […]Read More
Approximately 65% of our clients are family-owned and run. As we have been in business as long as we have – that means we are working now with third and fourth generation businesses. We know, more than most, the challenges that come with working with family members. In this post I hope to discuss some […]Read More
The Lloyds Bank UK Business Digital Index gives some serious evidence to the importance of small businesses prioritising digital skills. In this post Shelley Rostlund, Digital Consultant at Harbour 32 gives you some headlines on what this report highlights for you. This was a long report to work through, but it was an incredible insight […]Read More
At the end of April 2017, the new Tax-Free Childcare scheme was launched by the Government. In this blog, I explain what the scheme is, who’s eligible and what this means for employers. What’s new? The government has started inviting parents to apply for Tax-Free Childcare beginning with parents of the youngest children and parents […]Read More
There is a lot of information flying around at the moment about auto-enrolment and the deadlines coming up for businesses to heed.
While large companies have been doing auto enrolment for a while – now it is starting to become a reality for their smaller brethren!
I have to admit that even the best written guides are daunting. A small employer has enough on his or her plate without having to try and get their head around what they have to do. Even worse if they don’t do it they can be penalised!Read More
The SSP Percentage Threshold Scheme is being abolished at the end of this tax year (5 April 2014). This scheme allows an employer to recover SSP if, in a tax month, the total SSP paid to employees is more than 13% of the employer’s and employees’ National Insurance contributions in the same month. The Scheme is generally used by smaller employers and/or those employers with a high proportion of employees off on sick leave.Read More
Can I take on somebody to do work for me on a self-employed basis? My boss has asked me to become self-employed, is this legitimate?
These are questions that I have been asked frequently by clients in my time in practice…Read More