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Sick pay rules could leave key workers at a disadvantage
Sophie Tyler
By: Sophie Tyler

Sick pay rules could leave key workers at a disadvantage

As part of a six-step plan, the REC is calling on the government to ensure no one is left behind by funding Statutory Sick Pay support for every worker.

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£134 million investment for green businesses
Sophie Lewis
By: Sophie Lewis

£134 million investment for green businesses

The investment forms part of the government’s commitment to support the UK’s entrepreneurs and start-ups to scale up their innovations.

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Employers urged not to let lockdown impact IR35 preparations
Jaime Thorpe
By: Jaime Thorpe

Employers urged not to let lockdown impact IR35 preparations

Despite a second lockdown, there are several ‘business as usual’ activities that need to be maintained – such as preparations for the private sector IR35 reform.

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Three-quarters of workers would quit their job because of poor management
Sophie Tyler
By: Sophie Tyler

Three-quarters of workers would quit their job because of poor management

Twenty-four per cent of UK professionals said their manager lacked empathy, good communication and honesty.

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Remote working exposing SMEs to cyber attacks
Sophie Tyler
By: Sophie Tyler

Remote working exposing SMEs to cyber attacks

With Covid restrictions and less people on the high street, the run up to Christmas will see a jump in eCommerce purchasing which is already being targeted by cyber-criminals.

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SMEs call for action as self-employed numbers shrink
Sophie Lewis
By: Sophie Lewis

SMEs call for action as self-employed numbers shrink

FSB: ‘Our self-employed community was fundamental to our recovery from the last recession. If we want it to play that same role again, policymakers must do more to support it’.

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Calls for firms to be more strategic with recruiting diverse candidates
Jaime Thorpe
By: Jaime Thorpe

Calls for firms to be more strategic with recruiting diverse candidates

CIPD: ‘The findings of this report suggest that improvements in workforce diversity have happened by accident rather than design’.

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Business Secretary encourages firms to sign up for transition period webinars
Sophie Tyler
By: Sophie Tyler

Business Secretary encourages firms to sign up for transition period webinars

When the transition period ends on 31st December 2020, the vast majority of the required actions will need to be completed regardless of the outcome of our negotiations with the EU.

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