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Number of ‘early bird’ taxpayers on the up
Isabella Vasilescu
By: Isabella Vasilescu

Number of ‘early bird’ taxpayers on the up

HMRC: ‘You don’t need to wait for the January rush to send us your tax return. More and more people are getting theirs out of the way early’.

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Over half of women say their pension isn’t enough to be financially independent
Sophie Lewis
By: Sophie Lewis

Over half of women say their pension isn’t enough to be financially independent

Working Wise: ‘Women are more likely to have ongoing caring responsibilities that mean they will reduce their hours, work-part time or require flexible working and it is these necessities that are causing women to reduce or even stop their pension payments’.

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Commute costs deterring workers from returning to the office full-time
Jaime Thorpe
By: Jaime Thorpe

Commute costs deterring workers from returning to the office full-time

Emburse: ‘Given the sharp increase in the cost of living, businesses should consider how they can support staff by reducing the financial burden of attending the office in-person’.

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CIPD’s Festival of Work returns in June
Isabella Vasilescu
By: Isabella Vasilescu

CIPD’s Festival of Work returns in June

CIPD: ‘With the pandemic accelerating new ways of working it’s important to come together so we can share and understand the challenges organisations are facing, as well as solutions to help build better work and working lives for all.’

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UK loses 149 million working days to sickness
Sophie Lewis
By: Sophie Lewis

UK loses 149 million working days to sickness

FSB: ‘Allowing small community businesses to recover sick pay costs will give them that much more space to invest, recruit and retain staff, spurring our economic recovery from the grass roots up’.

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Many small business owners suffer mental health decline due to pandemic
Jaime Thorpe
By: Jaime Thorpe

Many small business owners suffer mental health decline due to pandemic

FSB: ‘Whether it’s the migrant entrepreneur suffering post-traumatic stress or the thousands of business owners who feel isolated and hopeless because of late payment, policymakers should reflect on the challenges faced by entrepreneurs during this Mental Health Awareness week’.

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Nearly half of employers believe they’ve made a bad hire in the last 12 months
Isabella Vasilescu
By: Isabella Vasilescu

Nearly half of employers believe they’ve made a bad hire in the last 12 months

‘Making a bad hire can have serious implications, as the time and expense taken to recruit and onboard a new employee can feel like wasted time and effort when it doesn’t work out’.

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Hybrid working can help to increase productivity
Sophie Lewis
By: Sophie Lewis

Hybrid working can help to increase productivity

CIPD: ‘Everyone should have the chance to benefit from more choice about when, where and how they work. This can lead to increased wellbeing and engagement, and enhanced performance, all of which can lead to the productivity gains many employers are reporting’.

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