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Four-step guide for businesses to adapt workforce to ‘new normal’
Jaime Thorpe
By: Jaime Thorpe

Four-step guide for businesses to adapt workforce to ‘new normal’

Guidant Global: ‘By exploring and investing in the areas we’ve recommended, organisational workforce planning can and should improve for most businesses’.

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UK shoppers urged to take part in Shop Local Week
Jaime Thorpe
By: Jaime Thorpe

UK shoppers urged to take part in Shop Local Week

Shop Local Week (10th to 16th August) is part of the government’s Enjoy Summer Safely campaign, encouraging people to safely get back to the way of life they have missed.

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SMEs need further help as furlough rules change
Sophie Lewis
By: Sophie Lewis

SMEs need further help as furlough rules change

FSB: ‘Giving firms £1,000 for every employee they bring back from furlough is welcome, but Job Retention Bonus funds won’t manifest until next year – jobs are being lost today’.

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Confidence grows for family run businesses
Jaime Thorpe
By: Jaime Thorpe

Confidence grows for family run businesses

Although Covid-19 is still having an impact on family businesses, directors are far more optimistic and the outlook is far better than expected at the start of the crisis.

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Hiring in London on the up as lockdown eases
Sophie Tyler
By: Sophie Tyler

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’.

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Government announces new £20 million funding to help SMEs
Sophie Lewis
By: Sophie Lewis

Government announces new £20 million funding to help SMEs

Simon Clarke MP: “Businesses will be able to use these new grants to pay for the expertise, equipment and technology they need to adapt, recover and rebuild’.

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A new working era predicted as employers are given the green light
Jaime Thorpe
By: Jaime Thorpe

A new working era predicted as employers are given the green light

Hays: ‘The health and safety of staff needs to remain the top priority when reopening offices and initially this ought to happen on a voluntary basis’.

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HMRC urged to thoroughly pilot Making Tax Digital
Sophie Tyler
By: Sophie Tyler

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’.

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