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UK job ads more likely to mention pet-friendly perks than parental leave policies
Jaime Thorpe
By: Jaime Thorpe

UK job ads more likely to mention pet-friendly perks than parental leave policies

Of those surveyed, 60% worry that asking about parental leave policies in an interview might give the interviewer a reason not to choose them for the job.

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Firms risk losing business if they demonstrate poor data security practices
Sophie Tyler
By: Sophie Tyler

Firms risk losing business if they demonstrate poor data security practices

There has been a marked increase in cyberattack attempts on businesses as criminals try to exploit organisations that are now operating remotely.

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Self-employed warned that Covid-19 grant is taxable
Sophie Lewis
By: Sophie Lewis

Self-employed warned that Covid-19 grant is taxable

Grants made to the self-employed and partners in trading businesses under the SEISS scheme are likely to be included in claimants’ 2020/21 self-assessment tax returns

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Firms reminded to reinstate VAT direct debit to avoid penalty
Jaime Thorpe
By: Jaime Thorpe

Firms reminded to reinstate VAT direct debit to avoid penalty

HMRC recommends that new direct debit mandates be set up at least three working days before submitting a VAT return in order to ensure the amount is taken in time.

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FSB outlines recommendations to Chancellor as many firms face reopening costs
Sophie Tyler
By: Sophie Tyler

FSB outlines recommendations to Chancellor as many firms face reopening costs

FSB: ‘The fundamental question facing small businesses today is: can I open in a way that’s both commercially viable and safe?’.

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New government code provides support to shops and local firms
Sophie Lewis
By: Sophie Lewis

New government code provides support to shops and local firms

The suspension of the forfeiture of evictions will come as a relief in particular to pubs, cafes and restaurants after the hospitality sector called upon the government for action in this area.

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Businesses remain confident despite pandemic
Jaime Thorpe
By: Jaime Thorpe

Businesses remain confident despite pandemic

A recent study has revealed a high degree of confidence and optimism despite the challenges of the current crisis.

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Workplace communication at concerningly low levels
Sophie Tyler
By: Sophie Tyler

Workplace communication at concerningly low levels

A third of employees reveal that they currently have contact with their manager less than once a week.

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