Author: Sophie Tyler

Self-assessment: Less than a month to go

HM Revenue and Customs are reminding tax payers that they have just a couple of weeks to pay their self-assessment tax return.

SMEs need support to manage National Living Wage hike

The FSB has responded to the announcement that the minimum wage rates will increase in April 2020.

IPSE welcomes Queen’s Speech business promises

The Queen’s Speech announced broadband legislation that would ‘support the roll out of gigabit-capable broadband across the UK to achieve nationwide coverage as soon as possible’.

Only half of businesses actively seek and welcome disabled candidates

As many as 80% of UK businesses believe that they ‘could do more’ to attract disabled jobseekers.

Youngest generations more likely to take unapproved leave at Christmas

One in seven businesses confirmed greater levels of unapproved absence at Christmas, with some of the most creative reasons given by employees including: ‘eating too much Christmas pudding’ and ‘thinking they had the week off after the Christmas party’.

Loan charge tax return demand ‘unhelpful’, says LITRG

LITRG: “The delay in publishing the review findings, although inevitable given the general election, is causing additional uncertainty for those in the loan charge settlement process.”

Employment among people with disabilities rising

REC: ‘The employment gap falling over the last six years is good news. It shows that employers are moving from good intentions to making a tangible difference on the disability and wider inclusion agenda.’

Diversity and inclusion a priority for many jobseekers

Professionals who look for diversity and inclusion commitment most are those who work in business and professional services (67%), banking (67%) and education (63%).