Author: Sophie Lewis

Majority of employers believe pensions should be invested responsibly

Aviva: ‘Employers and employees say that climate change is an important consideration when investing into a pension’.

Changes to al fresco dining licences made permanent

Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: ‘We want to see bustling town centres across the country and that’s why the changes we made to licensing rules will become permanent’.

Calls for all tax advisers and accountants to be properly qualified

AAT: ‘If the government is genuinely concerned about consumer protection and raising standards in the tax advice market, then it needs to compel tax advisers and accountants to join one of the many relevant accountancy or tax professional bodies’.

Government extends Recovery Loan Scheme

Chancellor of the Exchequer: ‘The Recovery Loan Scheme has supported thousands of businesses over the past year and this extension will ensure they continue to access the finance they need to navigate the months ahead’.

Government’s Help to Grow: Digital scheme expanded

FSB: ‘We encourage small businesses to consider how best they can use this scheme, which will have real benefits for the way they conduct business’.

Numbers drop for education job applications

APSCo: ‘Now is certainly a challenging time for hiring in the education sector, which has been badly affected by both talent shortages and the pandemic’.

SMEs want more support now to reach their responsible business goals

AAT: ‘It’s clear that the government needs to take a step back and examine how support for SMEs could be improved by reforming the tax system to include incentives for these longer-term aims, as well as providing more direct relief’.

UK employers are unsure whether hybrid working will stay

CIPD: ‘Developing effective hybrid working arrangements can help employers attract and retain a more diverse workforce while enhancing employee wellbeing, work-life balance and productivity’.