Author: Sophie Lewis

Firms with slow hiring processes exacerbating recruitment challenges

Sterling: ‘Employers continue to report difficulties with recruiting the right people. But our data suggests that this issue is being exacerbated by lengthy and complex hiring processes’.

More needs to be done on apprenticeship reform

REC: ‘We hope this announcement today is not the finished article on reform of the Apprenticeship system and in particular the Apprenticeship Levy. Today’s announcement does nothing to help temporary workers which are such a crucial part of the UK jobs market’.

New HMRC SMS helpline launched

HMRC: ‘Redirecting these sorts of queries to online services should help customers find the answer more quickly’.

New legislation helps taxpayers to stay in control of repayments

HMRC: ‘Taxpayers deserve better – we want to make sure they are better protected before choosing to enter into an agreement with a repayment agent’.

Millions of taxpayers yet to submit self-assessment tax return

LITRG: ‘There is still time to avoid a fine if you are one of the millions of people who still need to complete and submit a tax return for 2021/22’.

Workers looking for better pay and benefits

Robert Half: ‘It’s clear that candidates are very aware that they hold the power. Employers are going to need to seriously rethink their attraction and retention strategies to contend with the changing wants and needs of today’s workforce without breaking the bank’.

Less than a month until tax return deadline

HMRC: ‘There is less than one month for customers to submit their tax returns and my message to those yet to start is: don’t delay, do it online’.

Majority of firms are paid late

Chaser: ‘Almost 9 out of 10 businesses are paid late with over a quarter admitting to struggling to keep on top of their accounts receivable tasks every month’.