Author: Sophie Lewis

Trained finance professionals are a great resource for SMEs

AAT: ‘For many people today, the cost-of-living crisis represents the biggest financial challenge they have faced in their lives. A vital resource for anyone in these situations, is financial literacy’.

Less than a hundred days until self-assessment is due

HMRC: ‘There’s still time to complete your tax return, to budget and look into the range of payment options if you need to’

Most offices not designed to support mental wellbeing

Unispace: ‘The link between office design and mental wellbeing is often overlooked, but the fact that almost half of the workforce felt that their mental health improved while working from home, highlights that too many workplaces do not meet the needs of the people that use them’.

Self-employed sector left disappointed after IR35 U-turn

IPSE: “We know that the government is well aware of the problems caused by this damaging legislation – the previous Chancellor said so at the mini-budget and the Prime Minister made it clear during her leadership campaign. Despite this, it has today taken the spineless decision to row back on its promise to repeal the reforms’.

Business confidence finally stabilises

Lloyds Bank: ‘It is encouraging to see business confidence stabilising after a three-month decline’.

Calls for action on unregulated accountants

AAT: ‘AAT is not suggesting that all unregulated accountants are incompetent or unprofessional. But we are saying that there is a problem guaranteeing consumers a consistent service’.

Four-day week trial has generally positive results so far

4 Day Week Global: ‘The organisations in the United Kingdom pilot are contributing real-time data and knowledge that are worth their weight in gold’.

Energy support for businesses welcomed

FSB: ‘This is a substantial move and will likely be of considerable help to small firms which have been crying out for months for measures to limit the pain caused by spiralling energy prices’.