Author: Jaime Thorpe

FSB calling for transition vouchers as UK-EU negotiations resume

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’.

Tax hike unfair to the unsupported self-employed

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’.

UK economy shows green shoots as more people return to high street

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.”

Second SEISS claim now available for application

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.

Four-step guide for businesses to adapt workforce to ‘new normal’

Guidant Global: ‘By exploring and investing in the areas we’ve recommended, organisational workforce planning can and should improve for most businesses’.

UK shoppers urged to take part in Shop Local Week

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.

Confidence grows for family run businesses

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.

A new working era predicted as employers are given the green light

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’.