5 Reasons why Health and Safety is Vital to SMEs…

Workplace accidents can, unfortunately, happen across every industry and in every organisation. Last year, work-related illness and injury cost UK businesses over £15 billion with 28.3 million working days lost to work-related ill-health. For small businesses, the cost of health and safety incidents can severely impact the success, profit and resources of the organisation. However, 39% of SMEs say that health and safety ‘just feels like paperwork’. So, how can SMEs realise the benefits and importance of health and safety within their organisation?
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The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme explained…

We are certain that most business owners who heard the Chancellor’s announcement on Friday breathed a sigh of relief. He announced an unprecedented and comprehensive list of measures to support firms both large and small…
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Cybersecurity at home and the potential threats businesses need to consider when employees work from home…

On the 12th March, the UK Government announced that the UK moved into the ‘Delay’ phase of the current Pandemic outbreak. Much of this plan relies on the ability of organisations to allow its workforce to work remotely…
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What you need to consider when asking employees to work from home…

For years we have heard that, with advances in technology, working from home would become the norm. Now, this feels more relevant than ever. This is going to be an enormous change for many people as the routines of commuting and socialising disappear…
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Five reasons why it pays to have difficult conversations with employees…

People deal with stress differently. Some will confront it and try to overcome it immediately; others prefer to step away and avoid it altogether. It’s an instinct created by an acute stress response known as “fight or flight”.
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Is workplace surveillance right for your business?

There is a crucial element of trust in an employer-employee relationship. For example, you trust the employee to come to work and complete the tasks you have set for them to the required standard. Whilst they trust that you will treat them fairly and pay them correctly…
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What happens if I can’t pay my VAT bill on time?

We can all wax lyrical about the need to budget for VAT and not treat the VAT we collect as our own, but sometimes business isn’t that straightforward. Things happen and, on occasions, it simply might not be possible to pay across the VAT when it falls due, which is normally the 10th working day of the month after the return is submitted…
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Reviewing your pension contributions…

As you approach retirement, you probably want to know when you can afford to stop working. Having worked hard throughout your career you deserve to enjoy your retirement without having to worry about your finances. It may be worth reviewing your pension contributions to make sure you are taking advantage of the incentives offered by the government and your employer…
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