Author: Sophie Tyler

HMRC urged to reconsider large business compliance obligation

An example of an uncertain tax treatment is where a business believes that HMRC may not agree with their interpretation of the legislation, case law or guidance.

Government puts a stop to Lloyds ‘bundling’ business accounts with Bounce Back Loans

‘Bundling’ is where a bank requires small business customers to open a business current account (BCA) with them when applying for a loan.

Employers urged to provide training for managers to support staff with drug and alcohol issues

The report highlights the need for employers to take a preventative and proactive approach to drug and alcohol misuse.

Women and younger workers found to be most impacted by lockdown loneliness

Totaljobs: ‘We will spend around a quarter of our adult lives at work, and so knowing that we are surrounded by people who we can trust and whose company we enjoy can only have a positive impact on our wellbeing’.

Unemployment figures remain stable, but the challenge is now longer-term, says REC

Vacancies are showing increases in the latest period, driven by SMEs, some of which are reporting taking on additional staff to meet Covid-19 guidelines.

Hiring in London on the up as lockdown eases

APSCo: ‘June signalled significant change for the capital’s businesses. With lockdown measures gradually being eased, it’s encouraging to see hiring creep up’.

HMRC urged to thoroughly pilot Making Tax Digital

LITRG: ‘It is important that those who require assistance to transact digitally and individuals who are digitally excluded continue to have their needs met’.

AdvisorLink launched to support recruitment businesses

APSCo: ‘Our members regularly ask us for recommendations relating to professional business advisors, executive coaches and NEDs in order to help them move their business to the next stage’.