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Over half of UK workers want booze-free work events
Jaime Thorpe
By: Jaime Thorpe

Over half of UK workers want booze-free work events

As many as 60% of workers now want their employers to choose booze-free locations for their work events.

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Government investing almost £1million in transport tech start-ups
Sophie Tyler
By: Sophie Tyler

Government investing almost £1million in transport tech start-ups

Now in its 10th round of funding, the government has provided £4.6 million via this grant over the past five years to more than 140 technology and innovation projects.

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SME funding available for life sciences sector
Sophie Lewis
By: Sophie Lewis

SME funding available for life sciences sector

Smaller sized businesses can apply for a share of £1.5 million to prepare for, or run, studies that collect data to back their innovative medical technologies.

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More parents need flexibility in the workplace
Jaime Thorpe
By: Jaime Thorpe

More parents need flexibility in the workplace

The survey comes amid pressure in Parliament for flexible working to be made a day one right and for all new jobs to be advertised as being open to flexibility where possible.

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Majority of recruitment firms fear implications of no-deal Brexit
Sophie Tyler
By: Sophie Tyler

Majority of recruitment firms fear implications of no-deal Brexit

When professional recruitment firms were asked if they expect a no-deal Brexit to have an immediate impact on access to talent, over half (58%) said ‘yes’.

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APSCo offer new debt recovery toolkit
Sophie Lewis
By: Sophie Lewis

APSCo offer new debt recovery toolkit

The Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo) - in conjunction with backdoor hire and fee dispute expert, introPROTECT - has launched a new debt recovery toolkit.

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Government must get behind pension solutions for self-employed
Jaime Thorpe
By: Jaime Thorpe

Government must get behind pension solutions for self-employed

Pensions Awareness Day highlights the fact that over half of self-employed workers do not have a pension.

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HMRC delays VAT reverse charge
Sophie Tyler
By: Sophie Tyler

HMRC delays VAT reverse charge

A domestic reverse charge means the UK customer who gets supplies of construction services must account for the VAT due on these supplies on their VAT return rather than the UK supplier.

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