Wages and productivity on the rise, new data reveals

Posted in Blog, SME on February 22, 2018

New figures published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) this week have revealed that UK productivity has increased sharply in the last two quarters, …

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Businesses at “considerable risk” by not planning for future

Posted in Blog on February 21, 2018

Just four in 10 family business owners have any form of succession planning in place, according to a new study.

Anyone who registered an LPA within the last four years could be entitled to a fee refund

Posted in Blog on February 20, 2018

British adults who have registered a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) at some point within the last four years could be entitled to a partial refund on …

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Spring statement will contain ‘no tax changes or spending increases’, Treasury confirms

Posted in Blog on February 19, 2018

A spokesperson on behalf of the Treasury has confirmed that next month’s Spring Statement will be limited to updated economic forecasts only and will …

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RSA explores idea of Universal Basic Income

Posted in Blog on February 16, 2018

The Royal Society of Arts (RSA) has published proposals exploring the idea of a Universal Basic Income.

Two in five SMEs expecting growth in next few months

Posted in Blog, SME on February 15, 2018

A new report suggests that almost two fifths (39 per cent) of UK small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are anticipating strong growth over the next …

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Automatic enrolment hits magic 1 million milestone

Posted in Blog on February 14, 2018

More than one million employers have now enrolled their workers into a workplace pension scheme, The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has revealed.

Bank of England warns of impending interest rate increases

Posted in Blog, Interest Rates on February 13, 2018

In recent days, the Bank of England (BoE) has warned that it intends to increase interest rates “sooner and faster” than previously expected over the …

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The GDPR is just around the corner – is your business prepared?

Posted in Blog on February 12, 2018

Important changes to data protection legislation which could see non-compliant businesses handed hefty fines will be phased in later this year.

Government targets unpaid internships in employment reforms

Posted in Blog, SME on February 9, 2018

The Government will crackdown on unpaid internships as part of its radical overhaul of modern working practices.