Author: Jaime Thorpe
FSB: ‘If the government wants firms to take preparatory action over the next few months, it needs to help them to do so. Business minds are, understandably, still very much focussed on coronavirus’.
IPSE: ‘If the government wants to avoid the country slumping further into recession, it must not squeeze this struggling and vital sector with unjust tax hikes’.
FSB: “The green shoots of the economy are visible, but we cannot see these and become complacent, for some firms it will take many months and potentially years to fully recover from this crisis.”
For those who are unable to make a claim, HMRC have said that it will direct them to guidance setting out the conditions to help them understand why they are ineligible.
Guidant Global: ‘By exploring and investing in the areas we’ve recommended, organisational workforce planning can and should improve for most businesses’.
Shop Local Week (10th to 16th August) is part of the government’s Enjoy Summer Safely campaign, encouraging people to safely get back to the way of life they have missed.
Although Covid-19 is still having an impact on family businesses, directors are far more optimistic and the outlook is far better than expected at the start of the crisis.
Hays: ‘The health and safety of staff needs to remain the top priority when reopening offices and initially this ought to happen on a voluntary basis’.