Author: Jaime Thorpe

Many SMEs relying on Energy Bills Relief to survive

FSB: ‘It’d be a real shame and great loss to our economy if those who managed to get through the pandemic and this tough winter with government support end up closing their businesses because relief ends too sharply in April’.

Budget lacking in wealth-creation for SMEs

FSB: ‘While tackling inflation is essential, so are measures to create conditions for prosperity, growth and support enterprise’.

One in three employees just getting by financially

Aviva: ‘The relationship between debt and mental health is long established, but in these challenging times, employers need to be closely attuned to their employees’ financial wellbeing, signposting help for those who need it but are unsure of where to find it’.

Calls for HMRC to provide help with hybrid and distance working tax management

CIOT: ‘We would encourage HMRC to provide more tailored guidance for employers and employees on hybrid and distance working so that they can more readily understand their tax and social security position, particularly where cross-border working is involved’.

Autumn Statement shows government making it harder for self-employed, says IPSE

IPSE: ‘After the financial damage of the pandemic, exclusion from support, the changes to IR35 taxation, the recent tax hike on dividends and the impending corporation tax hike, this latest attack is further salt in the wound for anyone working through their own company’.

SMEs hoping for government help in Autumn Statement

FSB: ‘The Chancellor and Prime Minister must include measures to kickstart the economy, and get it growing again, to stem the loss of small businesses, and give them an operating environment that will allow them to get through a tough winter, and then flourish in the spring’.

Self-assessment reminder to declare Covid-19 payments

HMRC: ‘We want to help customers get their tax returns right, first time’.

Businesses need to do more to support women through menopause

One in 10 women who worked during the menopause say that they have left a job due to their symptoms.