Author: Sophie Lewis

Nearly half of SME employees leave because of stress and frustrations in the work place

A new report ‘Causes and implications of workplace stress in SMEs’ revealed the extent and causes of stress for staff working for smaller sized businesses.

HMRC reveal most ridiculous late tax return excuses

HMRC has revealed some of the most bizarre excuses taxpayers have given for not paying their self-assessment on time.

PM’s deal as bad as ‘no deal’, say the UK’s self-employed

Latest IPSE research shows that the majority of self-employed workers believe the PM’s Brexit withdrawal agreement will have a negative impact on their businesses – almost as much as a ‘no deal’.

More than 10,000 tax returns filed over Christmas

Despite it usually being the time for recharging the batteries and relaxing, there were many self-employed people spending the festive period filing their self-assessment.

Small businesses still held back by poor broadband

Poor broadband and mobile coverage are still continuing to hold small businesses back, particularly in rural areas.

Over half of workers will check work emails over the festive period

Catching up with friends and family, watching Christmas films and eating your own bodyweight in turkey is usually how people use their time during the festive period, however over half of workers are planning to check their emails over the holidays.

Report calls for clamp down on late payment culture

A group of MPs have compiled a report calling for a clamp down on widespread poor payment culture that hits both SMEs and contractors.

Public sector to face up to 7 more years of skills shortages

The Recruitment and Employment Confederation’s whitepaper has recommended key priorities for the public sector to work on in order to develop a ‘high-calibre and agile workforce’ by 2025.